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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 352

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Monday 6 August 2007                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you need an accountant? 
* Competition: Win a limited edition South Bank canvas bag
* What's on this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside


[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
the news on a map:

* Tell Mayor and Chancellor we need tram, says regen boss
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* Grange Ward's Cllr Denise Capstick banned from driving
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* Two sentenced for Lynton Road murder
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* Man dies at Elephant & Castle building site
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* Architects chosen for Eveline Lowe Primary School
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* Sun shines for SE1 United sports day
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* New venues on Time Out shortlist
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* JOY opens in Southwark Street 
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* Marie Phillips launches book at Crockatt & Powell
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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

Wednesday 8 August to Sunday 9 September
Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside;
The Steam Industry presents the professional premiere of the
new kids' theatre version of this classic cartoon. Friends
and family of all ages will enjoy hits like The Bare
Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You as the Mancub Mowgli
calls on pals Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther to
escape Shere Khan the tiger and the outrageous monkey King
Louie. Once again the award-winning team collaborates with
National Theatre puppeteers to create an unforgettable 60
minute blend of comedy, song, dance and puppetry as they
bring a fresh look at your favourite Jungle Book characters
and songs.
Info & map:

Wednesday 8 August
10.30am-4.30pm  at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; 5 for
Lambeth/Southwark residents
Gaslight, the powerful story of a young woman
psychologically dominated by her husband, is currently
thrilling audiences at The Old Vic. Written by Patrick
Hamilton and directed by Peter Gill, it stars Kenneth
Cranham, Rosamund Pike and Andrew Woodall. While Jack
Manningham (Woodall) is out on the town, his wife Bella
(Pike) stays at home alone, believing she's losing her mind.
Mysterious footsteps are heard overhead and the living room
gaslights flicker up and down. Questions about Jack's true
identity are aroused following the unexpected arrival of
Detective Rough (Cranham). Residents of Lambeth and
Southwark can explore Victorian melodrama and culture in a
specially devised workshop. * Write your own thriller
casting yourself as the murderous villain * Become a
flawless host with a lesson in Victorian etiquette * Take to
the stage in your own melodrama Then enjoy a matinee
performance of Gaslight. Tickets must be collected from the
box office in person with proof of residence in
Info & map:

Friday 10 to Monday 13 August
From 6.30pm at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; 7 (conc
The London Poetry Festival grew out of Poet's Letter
Magazine Poetry Performance and Live Music Series that
started in March 2005 at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden.
Each evening's programme concludes with live music. 
Info & map:

Saturday 11 August
12.30pm-2pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Dom James and his Dixie Ticklers would like to provide the
first chapter in the development of jazz for you with an
atomic Dixieland explosion. Combining some of the brightest
young talent in the UK, with the oldest charts from New
Orleans archives, their goal is to entertain with skill and
Info & map:

Sunday 12 August
2pm-3pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Join Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the Army Cadet Force for
an outdoor ceremony to unveil a blue plaque voted for by the
residents of Southwark. Watch the parade of army cadets and
hear  speeches about the achievements of Octavia Hill. 
Info & map:

During this summer holiday kids (under 16s) can swim for
FREE at the Oasis Sports Centre 10am-2pm Monday to Friday
and at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm
Monday to Friday. For more details go to
To register your interest in Waterloo Swimming Club email
volunteer Abigail Tripp - [email protected] -
who is hoping to organise a family swimming outing soon to
Swiss Cottage.


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Holding Fire! at Shakespeare's Globe
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* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the BFI IMAX
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Where to buy kitchen appliances around SE1?
* Would any SE1rs like some free books?
* Domestic Cleaner
* New Kent Road cycle path - PLS USE IT!!!
* The Hidden Julep
* Watching rugby

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

* Seeking 3 desks in London Bridge office
* Guest house accommodation
* Office desk spaces available and storage space in SE1
* Seminar room for hire in Bermondsey Street


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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