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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 376

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Monday 21 January 2008                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do something life-changing in 2008!
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancy: Trainee Sushi Bar Manager, Tsuru
* Noticeboard: London Bridge Cycle Park Survey
* 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:

* M&S Simply Food coming to Bankside
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* Date set for South Bank skyscraper inquiry
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* Wind turbines return to Palestra
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* Louise Bourgeois's giant spider donated to Tate
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* Workshops for drivers who break Tower Bridge limit
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* Blackfriars media firm raises 2k for homelessness charity
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{ Advert: Do something life-changing in 2008! }

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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'.

Tuesday 22 January
7pm at Hankey Hall, Hankey Place
Come along to find out what's happening in Tabard Gardens
South and take part in the Tenants & Residents Association.
There's a planting project, a drama club, a pilates class &
plans for much more. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 23 January
4pm (note time!) at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area and campaigns for better
local facilities. Agenda includes a presentation on the
Mayor of London's Waterloo Opportunity Area Planning
Framework and how WCDG might respond with its own
community-led manifesto for Waterloo.
Info & map:

Wednesday 23 January to Wednesday 2 April
Wednesdays 4.30pm-6pm at Hankey Hall,  Hankey Place; 2 per
session or 15 for all 10 sessions
Drama club for 9 to 13-year-olds run by MakeBelieve Arts
providing creative and participatory drama experiences that
empower participants and increase self-esteem. Runs for 10
weeks with break for half term. Ends with performance for
families & friends on Wednesday 2 April. To book a place
ring Deirdre 07913 873861 or email: [email protected] 
Info & map:

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 January
 11am-5pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
La monnaie vivante (The Living Currency) is a two-day
exhibition that sets historical and more recent approaches
to the body as a focus of performance in the visual arts in
dialogue with the latest developments in contemporary dance.
This approach might be characterised as desire to
investigate choreography in a sculptural way as arrested
motion; a kind of degree zero of dance practice. For all
Info & map:

Saturday 26 January
12 noon-4pm at Lilian Baylis Technology School, 323
Kennington Lane
A 'marketplace' of information from many of the
organisations working in North Lambeth, including Waterloo.
There will be entertainment, health checks, children's
activities and much more including free lunch, theatre skits
and workshops for your ideas about making your area a better
place. Two small grants will be awarded to local
organisations by the audience on the day. Do come armed with
questions for your local councillors and other key community
representatives, as you'll have a chance to ask them on the
day. Find out more about what's going on in your area and
talk with your neighbours and with people from the council,
the Police, health and local community groups. The event is
part of Lambeth's new structure to replace the old North
Lambeth Area Committee.
Info & map:

Sunday 27 January
at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road; Arctic Tale 8.60 (conc
5.25; Polar Express 12 (conc 8) ; all Film Funday
workshops free
New monthly Sunday of film activity for all the family. BFI
Southbank will become a hive of activity with workshops,
film screenings and special offers at Benugo Bar & Kitchen.
Film Funday kicks off with a series of workshops; kids can
enjoy an array of activities from film-making and creating
their own storyboards, to face painting and fancy dress. The
fun follows with a special screening of the hotly awaited
film Arctic Tale (2006). A young polar bear cub and seal pup
set off together on a heart-warming but dangerous journey
where they confront predators and deal with the harsh
reality of the melting ice world that surrounds them. A BFI
IMAX treat, Polar Express also features as part of Film
Funday. From the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and
director Robert Zemeckis, it combines state of the art
animation with the magic of IMAX 3D. Film Funday continues
monthly throughout the year. 
Info & map:

Sunday 27 January
at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road
Throughout the day the London College of Music String
Ensemble will be playing short pieces.
Info & map:

Monday 28 January
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey. Agenda
includes the Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme for 2008 and
an update from local police and community wardens. Plus
presentations on parks and open spaces, neighbourhood waste
recycling and management and three local planning documents
for discussion. There is also an opportunity to put
questions to your councillors.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Trainee Sushi Bar Manager, Tsuru

Full details at

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


[ Noticeboard ]

* London Bridge Cycle Park Survey

Transport for London, Southwark Council and On Your Bike are
planning to open a cycle park under the arches at London
Bridge. Your views are wanted:


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Annie Get Your Gun at the Union Theatre
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* La Cage aux Folles at the Menier Chocolate Factory
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Large development for Tyers Gate behind Bermondsey St
* Double yellow lines
* Laptop repairs
* Malfunctioning cashpoint in SE1!  Free money!
* London Promenade project
* Post/Toast Office Cafe on Bermondsey Street
* Where is the Cobblers Nest?
* RATS in Guys / St Thomas' Hospital
* House on stilts at Tate Modern
* Saturday lunch
* Concrete floor painter
* Fiat 500 in the London Eye
* Exploded Buses on Newington Causeway
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Small cycle tour business needs space
* Food deliveries to offices



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