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SE1 Direct 499: What's on this week

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 499

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Tuesday 1 June 2010                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Custom Clothing - Visiting Tailoress Service
* What's on this week
* June issue of 'in SE1'
* 6 local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: North Lambeth Writers Project


{ 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:

* Simon Hughes bids for Lib Dem deputy leader job
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* Woolfson & Tay bookshop to open at Bermondsey Square
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* Boris Johnson teaches Latin at St Saviour's & St Olave's
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* Man jailed for rape of girl, 17, in Mint Street Park
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* 13-storey hotel proposed for Bankside's Bear Gardens
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* Southwark Bridge Road could have 20 mph speed limit
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* Historic maps and SE1 panorama at Museum of London
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* Police station calls for volunteers to help in the office
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* Archive photograph: Southwark cardboard box factory 1908
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* Prince of Wales at BFI IMAX for Arabia 3D premiere
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* 100+ children audition for Railway Children at Waterloo
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* Peter John joins local employment summit 
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* Barclays to sponsor TfL cycle hire and superhighways 
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* Redcross Way improvements unveiled
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* New Nelson Square residents' hall opened
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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 1 June
5.30pm-7.30pm  outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Second of Lambeth's monthly summer Dr Bike events in the
plaza outside KCL's James Clerk Maxwell Building. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 1 June
6.30pm-8.30pm  at London's Living Room, City Hall,  The
Queen's Walk; free; To reserve a place contact
[email protected] or 020 7027 8694
This discussion will explore people's experiences of travel
underground - how do we navigate this environment and what
technological and social tools do we employ to document and
represent this experience to others? The two discussions
will be chaired by David Rooney, curator of transport at the
Science Museum which will bring together exhibiting artists
Dryden Goodwin and John Gerrard with a carefully constructed
group of writers, historians and geographers to discuss
travel and time in the capital.
Info & map:

Tuesday 1 June
8.30pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; £7/£5
Newsflash! Award-winning improvisers The Maydays and an
ingenius musician create a totally improvised show from
local news stories chosen by you.
Info & map:

Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 June
Wed-Fri 6pm; Sat & Sun 2.30pm & 6pm at The Scoop,  More
London Riverside; free
Get ready for killer lines, killer crimes and some seriously
weird sisters as The Pantaloons theatre company return to
The Scoop with more of their own brand open-air Shakespeare
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Wednesday 2 June
7pm (light refreshments from 6.30pm) at Waterloo Action
Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free
The Association of Waterloo Groups is showing a film about
Waterloo's history. Originally made by Mike Bruce in the
1970s as a tape slide show, it has been adapted for current
technology with the help of Jack Thurston who made 'The
Lambeth Estate: A Village on a Street'. AWG is very grateful
to the London Eye for the grant which made this possible.
Info & map:

Wednesday 2 June
6pm-8pm  at Red Bull, 155-171 Tooley Street; free
Team London Bridge is supporting Heartbeat Communiversity
who work with the most vulnerable and at risk young people
(aged 16-19) in the local area, giving them 1:1 keyworking
support. Team London Bridge and Heartbeat Communiversity are
holding a Volunteers Week event to raise awareness of
Heartbeat Communiversity and its work, but more importantly
to give local employees and residents the opportunity to
find out more about volunteer keyworking and other local
opportunities such as web design, marketing assistance or
even financial planning. Places are limited so please
contact Gelila on 020 7407 4701 or via email
[email protected] to book your space. 
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Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 June
Wed-Sat 7pm; Sat 4pm at Theatre Local, Unit 215, Elephant &
Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant and Castle; £8 (conc £5)
Third in a season of plays presented in an empty shop unit
by the Royal Court Theatre. Helmand in the height of summer.
Gary, a British soldier, and Hafizullah, his Afghan
colleague, guard an injured young prisoner, Zia, found in
the heat of battle. Gary wants answers, Hafizullah just
wants to make it through the day and Zia thinks there has
been a big mistake. DC Moore's second play dissects the
politics of occupation, home and abroad. His first play
Alaska opened at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2007. He
won the inaugural Tom Erhardt Award for promising new
playwrights in 2008.
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Thursday 3 June
2pm-3pm  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road
Come and meet Guide Dog Nessie and her owner Anne. Find out
what it takes to be a guide dog. For all ages.
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Friday 4 June
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; £5 in advance;
£8.50 on the door
Indoor urbanisation galore, the museum sustainably turns
metropolis for the night. We CAN build it. Design your
dwelling and move in. Enjoy your city life with music,
pagent and entertainment to delight and city sights and
markets to explore. Be inspired by David Adjayeís Urban
Africa and Sustainable Futures and be transported far away
and/or a better way. Recycle, mend and make new jewellery
and accessories from old. Cut, sew and show off a new outfit
with only tee shirts to hand. Design your own trainers
courtesy of Puma to be made up and ready for collection at
the next Design Overtime.
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Friday 4 June
7.45pm at Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph Church,  Melior
Carina Crawford-Rolt, project organiser for Citizens for
Sanctuary, gives a talk to the London Newman Circle. The
talk and subsequent discussion will be followed by supper.
All are welcome.
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Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June
Sat 10.30am-4pm; Sun 10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth
Palace Road; Free with museum admission £6 (conc £5)
The museum will be given over to all things herbal, with
Pennard Plants in residence selling herb plants and seeds,
and the Herb Society giving workshops, herbal advice and
talks throughout the weekend. On Sunday Urban Bees will join
the festival, giving advice on urban beekeeping and
hopefully selling some local London honey. 
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Saturday 5 June
10am-6pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; Lecture
tickets £5 (conc £3)
70 years after the Battle of Britain, Dunkirk and the Blitz
have you ever wondered what part your ancestors played in
the momentous events of 1940? This Family History Day will
give you the opportunity to speak to a range of experts, as
well as attend special lectures offering advice on how to
find out more about your family. Visitors will also be able
to visit the new Explore History Centre, a
specially-designed public space where anyone can drop in for
free and uncover their past through searching the Imperial
War Museum's vast collections.
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Saturday 5 June
11.30am-2.30pm  at Garry Weston Library, Southwark
Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Southwark-based charity Working With Men is organising a
short course for men from South East London whose wives are
pregnant and who are therefore about to become fathers for
the first time.
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Saturday 5 June
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; £15
The London Song Festival was founded in 2007 by the pianist
Nigel Foster. It is dedicated to promoting the Song
repertoire, which continues to be under-valued and
unappreciated in the world of vocal music that is so
inevitably dominated by opera. Jonathan Sells - baritone
with Nigel Foster - piano 
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Sunday 6 June
Meet 11am in southern churchyard at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; £7
Local Blitz historian Neil Bright leads a fascinating and
informative three-hour walk through our historic borough
supported by eyewitness accounts. See the scars of war en
route. Finishing at the Imperial War Museum.
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Sunday 6 June
 at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
Thousands of people from all over the UK will be taking to
the streets of London to make a difference to the lives of
people affected by HIV and AIDS living in poverty by
participating in Europe's largest sponsored walk for HIV and
AIDS. Based in the heart of East London Crusaid was
initially set up as a direct response to the AIDS crisis in
the UK. To date, Crusaid is one of the UKís leading grant
makers providing financial support to 1 in 3 people living
in poverty affected by HIV and AIDS in the UK. The 10km
fundraising walk starts at Potters Fields Park next to Tower
Bridge and snakes through the sights of London. It's a fun
day out for families, friends, colleagues ñ everyone is
welcome to attend.
Info & map:


{ June edition of 'in SE1' }

The June edition of our monthly printed what's on guide hits
the streets today. You can also grab a PDF version at


{ Local job vacancies }

* Book Keeper / Accountant - Property Management
* Church Manager, Haddon Hall Baptist Church
* Team member, Terry's Cafe

Details at

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Office Unit to Let in Long Lane
* Brand new office space in London Bridge SE1 available

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Henry VIII at Shakespeare's Globe
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* Ditch at The Old Vic Tunnels
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* the politics of noise in Bermondsey Square
* Filming in Shad Thames
* Jose Pizarro leaves Tapas Brindisa
* Disgusting Millwall Fans
* Mail in SE1
* Does anybody know where i could buy ribbon?
* Latin lessons at St Saviour's and St Olave's
* Cross Bones. History Cold Case
* I want to rent a 3BR flat/apt in SE1
* City Walk - thoughts please?
* Prefabs Coming Down - Diversity Garden
* Fish (live & house-pet variety) shop?
* Strata - coloured lights
* Bright Green 41 St. Thomas Street
* Bermondsey Street roadworks
* Cleaner Required
* Document shredding
* Biagio @ Bankside licensing app - til 4am?
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Hunting for a Handyman
* Kiosk Lease - London Bridge Station
* Looking for storage space


{ Noticeboard }

The North Lambeth Writers Project is currently accepting
submissions for our debut web-based literary publication. We
are looking for short stories, poems, essays, novels and
other assortments of words about, set in, or inspired by our

The North Lambeth Writers Project is a community-based
literary organisation in the London borough of Lambeth. We
are dedicated to supporting and encouraging the literary
arts by providing a means for local writers to share their

The project provides a safe, welcoming, and accessible
outlet for creative and innovative writing while developing
a stronger presence for writers in the area. Above all else,
it aims to distribute the work of North Lambeth writers.

contributions should be sent to
[email protected]
for more information visit our website at


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