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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 456

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Monday 3 August 2009                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you need an accountant?
* What's on this week
* in SE1 - August 2009 issue out now
* 1 local job vacancy this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Zoe Wanamaker and Prisoners of Conscience
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Local organisations forum with Better Bankside
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

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your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
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* Val Shawcross is Bermondsey & Southwark Labour candidate
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* Kennington murder victim found stabbed in Baylis Road car
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* Squatter takes over Duke of Clarence at St George's Circus
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* Park Plaza cleaners 'paid below minimum wage'
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* Crockatt & Powell bookshop shuts down
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* Management changes at Borough Market
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* London Bridge Experience to pay compensation to Dungeon 
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* Joanna Lumley to campaign for Nepalese from Southwark 
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* EV and neighbours win Southwark In Bloom awards
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* SE1 arts bosses warn against cuts to Tate Modern extension
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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 3 August
1pm-4.30pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road;
Meet the owls, hawks and birds of prey.
Birds of Prey: 1pm-4.30pm
Free family activities: 2pm-4.30pm
Meet the birds of prey, make a bird feeder, wear a bird
mask, bird facepainting. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 August
Babies at 10am and Toddlers (around 24 months and above) at
10.50am at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove; 6 each
Caterpillar Music Rotherhithe and Dulwich has been running
weekly classes for more than 5 years. This August three
sessions are being held on Tuesdays at Bermondsey Village
Hall, bringing Caterpillar Music to SE1 for the first time.
Young children (aged 0-4) enjoy a weekly 40-minute session
of puppets, songs and actions, stories and fun Music making.
There is a different theme each week, for example The
Jungle, around which the songs and puppets are based. At
each class every child is given a percussion instrument and
puppet to use, even the youngest members (some babies are as
young as just 8 weeks). Jill Powell 020 7252 1178,
[email protected]
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 August
10.30am-12pm  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road;
For ages 3 to 16.
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 August
7.30pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; 15 from 020 7367 6715
Stories and memories from a long and distinguished acting
career. Candle-light and wine. In aid of the work of
Southwark Cathedral's Education Centre.
Info & map:

Wednesday 5 August
5.30pm-8.30pm  at Bar Blue, Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; free
Featuring: John Crawford - keyboard, Patrick Bettison - bass
and Mike Bradley - drums With her distinctive soulful and
bluesy approach to popular standards and lesser-known jazz
gems, British vocalist Zena James has received top press
reviews since the launch of her debut album Tell Me More
(Jazzizit Records) in 2007. 

Info & map:

Thursday 6 August
7pm-11pm  at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane, Tooley Street; 18
(conc 15)
Learn some of the dance steps from the 1940s while listening
to some of your favourite tunes on the Quarterdeck of this
historic battleship. The event will be led by Simon Selmon
and dance instruction will be given on the night by the
London Swing Dance Society. So bring along your dancing feet
and learn how to dance in style. 1940s outfits are welcome. 
Info & map:

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 August
10.30am-3.30pm each day, with a parents' session on Friday
3.30-4.30pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street; free
Both days are free and open to all children aged 5 to 11.
Children must be registered by a responsible adult, and
should bring a nut-free packed lunch.
Info & map:

Friday 7 August
6.30pm till dark (or the food runs out) at St Mary Magdalen
Churchyard, Bermondsey Street; free
Free barbecue in the churchyard - open to all.
Info & map:

Friday 7 August to Sunday 6 September
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside;
Free open-air theatre next to City Hall. Written by Phil
Willmott with lyrics by Kenny Wax and music by Geoff Menzer
based on the classic tale. Clamber aboard the mighty ship
Argo to join the heroic Prince Jason, plucky princess Medea,
Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the
greatest adventure story ever told! Our heroes must overcome
monsters, tricksters and tempests if they're to capture the
mythical goldenfleece they need to defeat Jason's evil uncle
and win back the kingdom. This ancient legend has enchanted
people of all ages inspiring 1950s Hollywood, modern game
designers and storytelling down the centuries. This brand
new version especially conceived for the Scoop at More
London injects a little brainiac science into the mix too to
keep modern kids intrigued and on their toes. Expect all the
knockabout comedy, toe-tapping songs, ingenious puppetry and
summer fun that make the Steam Industry's free family shows
an unmissable teatime treat in The Scoop.
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Friday 7 to Monday 10 August
7.30pm-10.30pm at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; 5
(conc 3); all four evenings 15; Sat & Sun 8
Fifth annual festival to celebrate English poetry and
London. A celebration in four evenings of English poetry and
poetry performances as well as live music. The poets in
residence are Aiko Harman, Bryan Oliver, Christian Ward,
Rebecca Atherton and Tony Fernandez. The festival welcomes
volunteers to work at the Festival. Enquiries should be sent
to [email protected] Poets can read at the
Festival and everyone is invited and welcome to join in.
There is no payment for reading. Poets, performers and
musicians and the volunteers do it for the love of the
craft. Published and well experienced poets can read.
Info & map:


{ in SE1 - August 2009 issue out now }

The August edition of our monthly printed what's on guide
will be appearing at all the usual distribution points over
the next few days. 

You can also download and print your own copy at


{ Local job vacancies }

* Horticulture Internship, Garden Museum

Full details at

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk spaces available in light, creative office
* Office space SE1, O&O Consultants
* Up to 4 desks available in Tooley Street
* Bermondsey Street desk space to let

Full details

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* 4.48 Psychosis at the Young Vic
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* As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe
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* Troilus & Cressida at Shakespeare's Globe
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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local groups

Prisoners of Conscience is a small charity based in Borough
High Street. Listen to Zoe Wanamaker's three minute appeal


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* South Bank Night Life photography
* Cycle polo at Union Street
* Shooting OKR
* Seeking a good NHS dentist
* New sign on Waterloo Bridge?
* Bookstores in SE1?
* Bankside Housing Office
* Good PC repairs near E&C
* Car Damaged on Street
* Great play at Southwark Playhouse
* African market in Lower Marsh
* Thameslink / Borough Market - is destruction necessary?
* Southwark Bridge Road Surface
* Lower Marsh
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Local organisations forum  with Better Bankside }

* Summer activities locally for an 11yr old Autistic boy
* Looking for hall to hire near London Bridge

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for 1 desk space in London Bridge area
* Office Space Needed Near Borough Market
* Looking for office space in SE1!
* Calling all healthcare workers: Complementary or not!


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