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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 383

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Monday 9 March 2008                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: VAT, Payroll and Bookkeeping
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies - 5 jobs this week
* 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:

* Solar panels at City Hall - are they worth the money?
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* Cabinet minister visits Joseph Lancaster Primary School
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* South Bank tower will "damage" National Theatre 
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* Motorcyclist fatally injured in Southwark Street collision
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{ Advert }

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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'.

Monday 10 March
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
1971 movie filmed in North Lambeth and directed by Waris
Hussein. With an introduction by local historian Stephen
Bourne. Filming locations include Kennington Road, Lambeth
Road and Hercules Road. Any extras from the film are
encouraged to attend! Membership of the Community Film Club
is primarily aimed at those living and working in Southwark
and Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) call 020 7401
5176, email [email protected] or join on the
Info & map:

Monday 10 March
7pm at Salmon Youth Centre, 19 Old Jamaica Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards. This
month's theme is young people. Find out more about
Bermondsey Youth Forum, Southwark Community Games, Southwark
Youth Council and the Youth Opportunity Fund. Plus the usual
updates from local police and community wardens - and your
chance to put questions to local councillors and council
Info & map:

Wednesday 12 March
7.30pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Spring concert by pupils of the Borough Music School which
offers musical tuition to local young people.
Info & map:

Thursday 13 March
7.45pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49
Borough High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
South East London Folklore Society. Familiar spirits were a
particularly British aspect of Witchcraft. Perhaps none was
so famous as 'Boye': the enormous white dog who accompanied
Prince Rupert on his campaigns from 1642-44. Seen as a
talisman, mascot, & victory bringer by the Royalists; and as
an agent of the Devil, a shape-changing, Lappish witch by
their Parliamentary foes: 'Boye' was equally celebrated and
derided in print, painting, & pamphlet over the course of
his short life. This talk will look at the rise and fall of
the 'Witch Dog' and the manner in which he continues to
capture the imagination and interest of modern day authors
and playwrights. 
Info & map:

Thursday 13 March
1pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road;
Linked to the current William Blake mosaics exhibition in
the Poetry Library, Futures Theatre Company join Southbank
Sinfonia and pupils from Friars and Archbishop Sumner
Primary Schools for a lively musical performance. 
Info & map:

Thursday 13 March
6.30am at Novotel London City South, 53-61 Southwark Bridge
Road; 10
BNI is a business referral organisation (with many thousands
of members) providing a structured, supportive, business
environment in which local business people can get together
to network, learn valuable new marketing skills and develop
the strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the
consequent generation of significant business for each
other. The local chapter - called enterpriseBNI - meets
every Thursday morning from 6.30am upstairs at The Market
Porter pub in Stoney Street. They are always happy to
welcome visitors and potential members, who will have an
opportunity to promote their businesses. On Thursday the
local chapter is holding a special visitors' day at the
Novotel London City South for prospective members to find
out more. Book your place via [email protected] 
Info & map:

Thursday 13 March
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Avoid the rush. Enjoy some great music and a glass of wine
in this free concert performed by some of Britain's
brightest young stars from the Southbank Sinfonia.
Britten Sinfonietta 
Reich Parallel Lines 
Jonathan Dove Figures in the Garden 
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 
Info & map:

Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 March
7.30pm (also Sat 3pm) at Lambeth Mission, 3-5 Lambeth Road;
6 (conc 3)
Local theatre group Inner City Players present Gilbert &
Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. 
Info & map:

Thursday 13 March
7.30pm at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk; free; tickets from
[email protected]
The London Irish Symphony Orchestra perform at City Hall as
guests of the Mayor to promote the work of Irish composer
Sean O'Riada. In a new arrangement of his music, former LISO
Principal Oboe Eimear Saunders will be appearing as a
soloist, with the chamber orchestra conducted by Nick
Info & map:

Friday 14 March
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street
The reading group will be discussing In The Company of
Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith. Refreshments will
be provided. 
Info & map:

Sunday 16 March
1.45pm at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road; 8.60, concs
6.25, children 5.25
There's excitement for the whole family at Film Funday. This
month's new film for younger audiences this month is the
eagerly awaited The Spiderwick Chronicles (US, 2008),
starring Freddie Highmore. Before the film there'll be a
range of 'Spiderwick Chronicles' themed interactive
workshops. Kids will have the chance to explore the super
natural and get dressed up as goblins and ghosts, create
their own storyboards and win prizes; all guaranteed to keep
them entertained. 
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Bookeeper, Elan & Co Chartered Certified Accountants
* Fundraiser, Futures Theatre Company
* Internship  Arts Administration, Futures Theatre Company
* Project Admin Assistant, architecture plb
* Director, Southwark Arts Forum

Full details at

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Lower Marsh gets a knitting shop!
* Mayor spends 0.5m to save 5k per annum
* Rainbow knell for New London Bridge House
* Little Miss Playdate ~ age 5!
* Southwark Street Closed Down - Friday rush hour
* Does anyone know of Kung fu in SE1?
* Rubbish collection in Southwark transformed?
* Blackfriars Medical Practice
* Southwark Council Service Charges
* Fabric shops in SE1
* New shop on Bermondsey Street - yep, it's an estate agent
* Waterbombs...and worse on Marshalsea Road
* South London photography project - Can you help?
* Waterloo Trilogy - proposed hotel
* Right to manage
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Financial support for ISO 9001 accreditation
* Need a good plumber?
* Retail space needed by local business



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