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SE1 Direct 516: your essential weekly news & events round-up

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 516

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Monday 27 September 2010                      ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Alexander Technique at South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* 3 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


{ 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
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* Smoke and helicopters for mock collision on River Thames
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* Elephant & Castle Farmers' Market makes its debut
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* Petition against Druid St playground 'super sewer' plan
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* Tower Bridge bascules could be used as advert billboard
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* Tesco Express to open in Borough Road
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* Tanswell Estate: jail for man arrested with gun and drugs
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* Bermondsey skyscraper row prompts new consultation
  2nd chance to help shape next 15 years of SE1 development
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* Architecture Foundation launches Skyroom above Tooley St
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* Archbishop of Canterbury at Southwark's Cathedral School
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* Jubilee Gardens: latest on long-awaited park revamp
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* Guy's Hospital cancer centre: winning design chosen
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* Mosaic sign unveiled at Waterloo Action Centre
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* David Chipperfield picked for Elizabeth House development
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* Livingstone named as Labour mayoral candidate at Coin St
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* Taxi fire at Waterloo Station
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* Royal Festival Hall organ: fundraising appeal launched
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* International Peace Day with the Friends & Neighbours Club
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* 100 apprenticeships in 100 days
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{ Advert }

Alexander Technique at the South Bank Alexander Centre

Alexander Technique and Posture

The Alexander Technique teaches effortless movement and a
light and easy way of being upright. The lessons are
enjoyable and there are no exercises!

* The Alexander Technique gave Kevin Kline "about an inch
and a half of additional height."

* John Cleese says "I find The Alexander Technique very
helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. They
get to be light and relaxed."

If you want to find out more about the Alexander Technique
and how it can help you, contact us to arrange a free
20-minute introductory session.

South Bank Alexander Centre,
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
[email protected]

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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 27 to Wednesday 29 September
12 noon-7pm at Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street; free
Come to the LSE's annual ReLove Fair to benefit students,
businesses and the wider Bankside community. Reduce your
environmental impact (and the impact on your wallet!) by
acquiring reused items at a small fraction of retail prices
and donate your unwanted items instead of throwing them
Info & map:

Monday 27 September
6pm-9.30pm (main meeting 7pm) at Harris Academy Bermondsey,
55 Southwark Park Road
This event will be focused on the theme of employability,
training and skills development
Includes many of the useful support and training agencies
operating in the Bermondsey area, as well as some genuine
job vacancies. Opportunity to find out how the council are
encouraging employment in the area, what jobs and
apprenticeships are available and to tell us what residents
really want from their community council. Attendees will
include Building Contractors, St Giles Trust, Red Kite
Learning, Lewisham College, JobcentrePlus, BOSCO, Southwark
Youth Support, Armed Forces Recruitment, Southwark Works,
Springboard, and the Volunteer Centre, and more.
Local businesses and organisations have been invited.
Dress for Success - How to dress for interview on next to
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Wednesday 29 September
4pm-5pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Today's service of Choral Evensong will be broadcast live on
BBC Radio 3 (repeated at 4pm on Sunday 2 October). Members
of the congregation must be seated by 3.45pm.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces
with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite
the country. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Free
riverside open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of a
Info & map:

Thursday 30 September
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by MPs
Kate Hoey and Simon Hughes. Hear an update from Lambeth and
Southwark police representatives and the councils' community
safety cabinet members. Chris Eastern from
gives an update on the success of their summer youth
projects and gives details of new projects you can get
involved with. An opportunity for you to ask the chairs,
local councillors and speakers questions and update other
local residents on news and issues in the area.
Info & map:

Thursday 30 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Superb animation telling the tale of a grumpy old man and
plump little boy on their touching and exciting flight of
fancy. Free riverside open-air cinema. Turn up early to be
sure of a seat.
Info & map:

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Southbank
Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
On the first weekend of each month 40 selected Real Food
Festival producers come to the South Bank bringing Londoners
the opportunity to buy great quality, fresh produce and
ingredients at affordable prices, direct from the producer.
The local community will have a regular place to come and
buy seasonal, nutritionally-dense real food to take home and
cook with.
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Friday 1 October
12pm-4pm  at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free
For the first time, visitors will have access to the
breathtaking views of the city skyline from LSBU's newest
building K2, one of the greenest university teaching
facilities in the UK.
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Friday 1 October
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family,
Frances (Baby) falls in love with the camp's dancing
teacher. Starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Free
riverside open-air cinema. To celebrate the end of festival
The Scoop at More London has teamed up with members of the
cast and choreography team from the smash-hit musical Dirty
Dancing to present a fun Dirty Dancing Workshop from 6.30pm
to 7pm just before the film is screened on Friday 1st
October.  Learn how to dance like Baby and Johnny, win
tickets to the stage show and free Dirty Dancing lipgloss to
get you in the mood for the classic feel-good movie. 
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Monday 4 October
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside;
free to members
A dramatisation of the tensions that exist between first and
second generation West Indian immigrants in the Notting Hill
area of London. Genre: Drama, Director: Horace Ove,
Duration: 110 mins, Certificate: 15 Membership of the
Community Film Club is aimed at residents of Southwark and
Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) email
[email protected] or join at the door.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Dog walker wanted in Bermondsey
* Black male dancer, Siobhan Davies Dance
* Graduate Programme Assistant, Siobhan Davies Dance

Details at

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 1,510 sq ft of Contemporary Office Space To Let, HMC

Details at

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Design for Living at The Old Vic
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* Walworth Road - what's it like?
* Car crime on Leathermarket Street
* Elephant and Castle Farmers Market
* Ken - Any thoughts?
* 381 bus Canada Water to Waterloo
* Meditation session in SE1
* Hairdresser - Urban Bliss - Troy
* Topnotch vs. Cotton Fitness First
* Explanation for bus chaos earlier today?
* Streetcar - Computer says NO!
* The Shard - noise nuisance
* Is the Micromarket the new Starbucks?
* Cheap Barbers for the husband

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Business cards
* Single serviced office desk space


{ Noticeboard }

Siobhan Davies Dance is giving 12 youth dance groups from
South London the opportunity to take part in The Making
Space. The chosen youth dance leaders and their groups will
participate in workshops led by four professional
choreographers to find new ways of making and shaping dance
for performance. The workshops are aimed at committed youth
dance leaders with a group or company that meet on a regular
basis, who have a focus on performance and an interest in
choreography. Groups from all different dance backgrounds
and styles are welcome. All applications and enquiries
should be sent to Katherine Duhigg, Creative Projects
E: [email protected], T: 020 7091 9650


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