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SE1 Direct 479: Give & Take Day, Family Concert & more

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 479

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Monday 11 January 2010                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Iyengar Yoga at Christ Church Blackfriars Road
* What's on this week
* January issue of 'in SE1'
* 2 local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: Community Partners at 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:

* Gordon Brown visits Stones End Day Centre in Southwark
Read more at:

* Seal swims into St Saviour's Dock on Sunday morning
Read more at:

* Pictures: Blessing the River Thames at London Bridge
Read more at:

* Lambeth Fire Station burglar jailed
Read more at:

* Boris starts enabling works for Tate Modern extension
Read more at:

* Boris: private developers must pay for Elephant tube stn
Read more at:

* Tsuru Japanese restaurant launches local delivery service
Read more at:


{ Advert }

Iyengar Yoga classes at Christ Church Blackfriars Road

Iyengar Yoga is based on the correct alignment of the body.
It helps to build stamina and flexibility.

When the body is correctly aligned then there is balance in
both the mind and the body.

Classes are open to beginners and it is an extremely
beneficial practice to those suffering with back, neck,
shoulder problems etc and also for many other medical

For more information check out my website

Get your ad here:
> Now taking bookings for 26 April 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 11 January
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
Frenzy (1972): London police are powerless to do anything
about the brutal serial killer, the Necktie murderer,
terrorising the city. Genre: Thriller. Director: Alfred
Hitchock. Duration: 116 minutes. Membership of the Community
Film Club is aimed at those living in Southwark and Lambeth.
To become a member (it's free) email
[email protected] or join at door.
Info & map:

Tuesday 12 January
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Chris Constable, Southwark Council's
archaeologist. A Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society
Info & map:

Tuesday 12 January
7pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Cathedral guide Guy Rowston gives an illustrated talk about
the priory from its Norman foundation to its surrender to
Henry VIII. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 13 January
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
John Harvard Library runs a Book Club in the evening for
those who can't attend the sessions during the day.
The evening group meets on the second Wednesday of each
month at 6.15pm in The Table cafe. You are not obliged to
buy food. It's just a meeting place. This month's book is
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt. The
library supplies the books so one doesn't have to buy the
Info & map:

Thursday 14 January
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Full of resolutions to eat more healthily this year? Want
some ideas on how to include more fruit in your diet?
Looking for ways to interest your kids in healthy eating?
Borough Market is hosting an event to answer all your
questions, and provide inspiration. Exploring the link
between diet and health, NHS Southwark's community outreach
team is joined by guest chefs Alex Laird and Zamil Ahmed, as
well as advisors from local GP surgeries, for a variety of
activities including cooking demonstrations, blind fruit
tasting, 'Five A Day' quizzes and lots more.
Info & map:

Thursday 14 January
7pm-8pm  at Bermondsey Central Hall, 256 Bermondsey Street
The section 106 agreement for the Jam Factory on Rothsay
Street provides 183,299 to deliver transport and public
realm improvements adjacent to the site. Find out about what
is proposed.
Info & map:

Friday 15 January
1pm-2pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
The monthly lunchtime book group at John Harvard Library has
resumed after the library's major refurbishment. It is an
opportunity to meet others and share favourite books. This
month's book is After Dark by Haruki Murakami. You don't
have to have read the book before coming along as there will
be many others who haven't read the book . There will also
be discussions about other books read by individuals.
Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.
Info & map:

Saturday 16 January
11am-3pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Lant Street;
If the festive season has left you with a cupboard full of
things you don't need, why not have a clear out and bring
them along to this free Give and Take Day where you can
exchange them for something you want. Unwanted presents, old
electrical goods, furniture, clothing or other items that
are in good condition can all be accepted. Give and Take
Days are organised throughout the year by Veolia
Environmental Services on behalf of Southwark Council. There
is no obligation to bring items in order to take items away.
It's free to give and free to take! Any leftovers at the end
of the day will be sent for recycling wherever possible.
Damaged or unusable items will not be accepted. Everything
is given away for free and no money can exchange hands. An
electrician will be on hand to test electrical appliances.
Info & map:

Sunday 17 January
10.30am-12.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; 6; children 3; family (2+2) 12
Music and dance for all the family. Blowing in the Wind: A
great family programme of music from your favourite wind
quintet -involving all the audience. Xpo-zure is back again
to entertain with their high velocity rhythm and a good few
moves for everyone to learn.
Info & map:


{ January issue of 'in SE1' }

The January edition of our monthly printed what's on guide
will soon be available at the usual 75+ locations. 

You can also grab the PDF version at


{ Local job vacancies }

* Administrator, RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution
* Senior Concierge, Strata SE1

Full details at

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Bargain 65 per week 1 to 10 desks

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

* SE1 choirs
* Brighton Buildings, Tower Bridge Road
* Dodgy cigarettes in Sainsburys
* Shard web cams
* More Muggings in SE1
* Priority Gritting?
* Childcare when schools are closed
* Bath Terrace
* Old churches
* Car wash
* Gritting on Tooley Street
* Renting out your Property for 2012 Olympics
* Circus tent on Bankside
* Recycling Christmas Trees
* Driving instructor needed
* New cafe in Elephant & Castle

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Desks for two or small office in SE1?
* Cleaner required Bermondsey Street 1-2 hours daily
* IT Network Engineer wanted for local business


{ Noticeboard }

Better Bankside's corporate social responsibility programme
is inviting applications for the position of Community
Partner. Community Partners will receive 3 years of funding
in the region of 4,000 per annum as well as the opportunity
to access in-kind support and expertise from the local
business community. There is the possibility of funding
being extended to 5 years, should an organisation put a
strong enough case forward for such an extension.
Go to

Interested in forming a group of women writers? No elitism,
just friendly supportive rapport and discussion.
I tried to get this off the ground last year but due to
illness had to place it on hold. Nevertheless better late
than never. Please mail me with your contact details and try
to make this happen in 2010: [email protected]


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