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SE1 Direct 468: Bardathon, Drawn to Bankside & Creepy Crawl

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 468

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Monday 26 October 2009                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Neck ache, lower back pain?
* What's on this week
* Reader offer: Free cocktail at Roast in Borough Market
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Local organisations forum with Better Bankside
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: Looking for a new leadership challenge


{ 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:
* National Theatre's 50m modernisation of South Bank home
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* Petition launched against 'gory scenes' at London Bridge
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* Duke of Edinburgh visits Topolski Century on South Bank
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* Boris rejects call to reinstate weekend City Hall access
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* Snowsfields Wellness opens new clinic
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* Lambeth army veteran receives badge at Westminster
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* Holby City star praises 'priceless' Guy's and St Thomas'
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{ Advert: Neck ache, lower back pain? }

We now have five specialist Sports and Deep tissue Massage
therapists plus Sports Physiotherapy.

The treatment centre is open 10am to 9pm Monday to Friday.

To make a booking at the Breathe studio at the Colombo
Centre call Adelle on 07966 44 3509

This month buy a course of five, 30 minute sports massage
treatments for just 100

For acupuncture at Colombo call Theresa on 07810 84 3594

Get your ad here:
> Now taking bookings for December 2009 onwards so be quick!

{ 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 26 October
7pm (Meet 6.45pm) outside John Harvard Library, 211 Borough
High Street; 7 (conc 5)
Go one step beyond the hocus pocus on this walk which takes
in haunted pubs, a Borough magician, a female gladiator,
Cross Bones Graveyard and the spookiest stretch of the
Thames. Led by John Constable, author of Secret Bankside:
Walks in the Outlaw Borough.
Info & map:

Tuesday 27 October to Sunday 1 November
Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sun 3pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park
Street; 10 (conc 8)
Macbeth directed by David Pearce. Shakespeare's dark, murky,
supernatural horror of the mind comes to the Rose during
Halloween and All Saint's Day. Here's the smell of blood
Info & map:

Tuesday 27 October
2pm-4pm  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road; free
For ages 6 to 11 to celebrate Black History Month.
Info & map:

Tuesday 27 October
10am-4pm  at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street; free;
booking essential
The day is an introduction to public speaking and presenting
and will provide a safe and supportive environment in which
to practice speaking. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 October
Organised by publisher DK this free art treasure trail
challenges Intrepid Treasure Trailers to explore London's
art galleries, discovering exciting artworks and picking up
clues along the way to complete a puzzle. Their reward is a
cool hands-on Art Masterclass Party where they will make a
giant collage for display in the Dali Universe on the South
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 October
1pm-3pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road; free
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is inviting the community to come
together for bulb planting at Waterloo Millennium Green. As
well as a chance to plant your spring bulb there will be
children's crafts and activities including making kites,
face painting and autumn leaf crafts. Special guest: Spikey
the hedgehog. Children will be able to see and find out
about hedgehogs. The Big Bulb Plant is an initiative from
the people behind The Big Lunch at The Eden Project and the
Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre.
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 October
6.30pm-9pm  at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; free;
booking essential [email protected]
One Eye Grey presents its latest phantom bike tour. This one
takes in plague pits, ghostly polar bears, spectral cats and
nobility. There are also well hung pirates and hanging
judges amongst the cast of Wapping tales and Thameside
shocks on this cycle ride around the docks and old canals of
Wapping. One Eye Grey is London's penny dreadful for the
21st century retelling old ghost stories and repackaging
folk demons for the modern metropolis. Sometimes they like
to take the stories off the page and back to the streets
they came from. Tour is free but must be booked and you must
bring your own bike. Part of the London Ghost Festival.
Info & map:

Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November
11am-8pm (Sun till 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road; free
Trick or treat... It's time for apple bobbing, pumpkins,
tasty slow-cooked casseroles and sweet indulgences. Come and
enjoy the Slow Food Market on the South Bank by Royal
Festival Hall where Halloween will be celebrated with
specially selected traders offering their best produce for
Halloween and the cooler months ahead.
Info & map:

Friday 30 to Saturday 31 October
Fri 12 noon to Sat 12 noon at The Scoop,  More London
Riverside; free
Bardathon is a 24 hour Shakespeare marathon featuring 15
popular plays and sonnets performed by over 40 professional
London-based actors. Five teams of actors have only 12 hours
prior to the event in which to rehearse and prepare three
plays each. With no set, few props or costumes, Bardathon
will rely on the magic of the language to capture the
imagination of the audience. Actors taking part are
sponsored by their local community. Money collected after
the event will go toward production costs for a
re-interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a new
play exploring the plight of black Germans during Hitler's
rise to power.
Info & map:

Friday 30 to Saturday 31 October
* Friday at Borough Market, the Hop Exchange, Bankside
Gallery, Menier Gallery and Southwark Cathedral.
* Saturday at Borough Market, the Hop Exchange, Cathedral
Square and Vinopolis.
Explore Bankside's boisterous past, blooming present and
boundless future. Discover your creative skills. Take the
Thames Path from medieval London to 21st century Bankside
led by expert drawers. Contribute to a giant model of
Bankside's famous landmarks peopled by local heroes. Create
fantastic inky feasts, Southwark silhouettes and vast
zoetropes. Enter a magical camera obscura or design sets for
the smallest theatre in town. Join sketching, painting,
animation and sculpture workshops with leading artists and
performers. Surprise yourself by what you can discover and
create in just one hour - or two days. All activities are
free and suitable for every age and ability.
Info & map:

Friday 30 October
7pm at Hay's Galleria,  Tooley Street; 15 deposit followed
by a pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of 100
This Halloween St John Ambulance is calling on adventurous
souls dressed in their scariest costumes to embark on a new
10k Creepy Crawl around the sinister landmarks of London to
raise money for the charity's life saving work. The first
ever Creepy Crawl will take place at dusk on Friday 30
October, the eve of Halloween, starting at atmospheric
London Bridge and winding its way around the capital's
historical sights, famed for their bloody past and ghostly
Info & map:

Saturday 31 October
11am & 2pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street;
suggested donation 5
Following the success of the guided tours of St Mary
Magdalen Church during the Bermondsey Street Festival, the
parish is proposing to offer regular tours on Saturdays on a
monthly basis. The first tours will be on Saturday 31
October at 11am and 2pm. If you are interested, please
e-mail [email protected] to book your
place. If there are no advance bookings at all, the church
will be closed (although you can take the chance that other
people will have booked if you just turn up on the day).
These tours will last about an hour, perhaps more, and
include the church ground floor and balcony, and the first
floor of the medieval tower, for a suggested donation of
about 5 per person. Photography is permitted. For those who
are fit and suitably attired, there will also be the
possibility (at the discretion of the guide) of a 30 minute
tour around the higher tower and the roof space, for an
additional donation. Numbers for the tower/roof are strictly
limited to three at a time due to the inherent dangers of
ladders, beams and plaster ceilings. The churchwarden is
happy to discuss other arrangements for parties if you
cannot manage these times.
Info & map:

Saturday 31 October
2pm-4pm  at St Matthew's-at-the-Elephant,  Meadow Row; 50p
Bargains for all
Info & map:

Sunday 1 November
Cars pass through Lambeth between 7am and 9am; free
See 500 veteran cars - up to 113 years old - pass through
the streets of North Lambeth. A celebration of the
Emancipation Run held in 1896. Thirty vehicles travelled the
60-miles from London to Brighton to mark the passing into
law of the Light Locomotives Act which raised the speed
limit from 4mph to 14mph and did away with the requirement
for a person to walk in front of a vehicle waving a red flag
to warn other road users. The first reenactment was in 1927
and the LBVCR has been held every year except during World
War II and in 1947 due to fuel rationing. Route crosses
Westminster Bridge then via Westminster Bridge Road and
Kennington Road.
Info & map:

Monday 2 November
7pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
Coin Street Chronicles is a tale of real-life drama set in
the 1930s and 1940s on the South Bank - now a cultural
showcase, but then a grimy, raucous underbelly of the city.
Among the books many colourful characters are big-hearted,
garrulous, chain-smoking Aunt-mum; yarn-spinning, practical
joker Grampa Benson; and Gwen Southgate's unsquelchable,
much-married, and perhaps bigamous, mother. The scene
changes during World War II, when evacuation from London at
the age of ten opens up wider horizons for Gwen Southgate
and her two younger brothers. The memoir ends as she,
finally, escapes the culture of poverty-after a determined
struggle spearheaded by her feisty mother. Don't miss Gwen,
over specially from America to launch the book.
Info & map:


{ Reader offer: Free cocktail at Roast in Borough Market }

At Roast, we think that charity begins at SE1. Therefore, we
are offering all workers and residents local to us, a
special treat at Roast in October and November 2009.

Simply call 0845 034 7300 and quote 'Local Offer' when you a
book a table in the bar for our weekday (Monday to Thursday)
Bar Brunch Menu and we will treat you and your guests to a
delicious seasonal cocktail on us!

Whether it's an express lunch, a lazy afternoon with your
laptop (we share our wi-fi!) or just a good excuse to eat
great British food, the Bar Brunch Menu will satisfy any
craving and appetite...


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Contemporary office/desk space, Tower Bridge Road, Dusted
* Desks in Borough High Street, Sue Hill Recruitment
* Desk Space on Southwark Street, SE1, Mattinson Partnership

Full details

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* How may on here shop down East Street Market?
* Millwall
* Saturday Music
* Spare parts for washing machine
* Looking for Studio/workspace
* London Bridge 'gory scenes' petition
* Westminster Bridge Roundabout South Side
* Sign up for health involvement updates
* Big Laugh, Big Screen @ Shortwave
* Arches nightclub
* Ghosts II
* 78 bus
* B&B near Bankside
* Local band/musician?
* Art thing on Webber Street?
* Noise in Shad Thames flats...
* SFHA Horizon shared ownership staircasing up
* BFI Funding

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


{ Local organisations forum with Better Bankside }

* Wanted: a Borough & Bankside correspondent

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for small retail unit to rent in London Bridge
* Is there demand for a local bookkeeping service?
* Office Space needed from December


{ Noticeboard }

Hi, I'm Abigail Tripp, a social enterprise business advisor
looking for a new leadership challenge. I am suited to a
trouble-shooter role where a third sector organisation needs
someone quickly to sort out a situation. I have excellent
critical and strategic analysis skills and thrive on
responsibility and making tough decisions. 

My experience is in leadership, marketing and communications
in community-led projects and developing community
buildings. Previous clients include Coin Street Community
Builders, Development Trusts Association, Southwark Arts
Forum and Vauxhall City Farm. I am a trustee of SE1 United
youth-led charity and treasurer of WaCoCo (Waterloo
Community Coalition).

If you know of an opportunity please let me know, Thanks.
Abigail Tripp 0779 247 1115 or
[email protected]


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