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SE1 Direct 529: New Year Fireworks & Twelfth Night revelry

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 529

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Wednesday 29 December 2010                    ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Try Creative Hatha Yoga at London Bridge
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* 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


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

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* Don't ban cycling on the South Bank, says Boris
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* Simon Hughes MP takes on unpaid Government role
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* Boris rules out pedestrian crossing at Tower Bridge Road
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* 4 years in jail for forger 'caught red-handed' at Elephant
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* 50,000 windfall for Waterloo Action Centre
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* Bedlam's Backyard explored by Morley College tutors
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* Papa John's Pizza vetoed by Bermondsey councillors
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* The 36 top SE1 news stories of 2010
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* Last chance to claim a free 5 voucher @ Borough Market
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{ Advert: Try Creative Hatha Yoga at London Bridge }

Naomi is running a yoga class suitable for all levels on
Tuesday evenings from 7.40pm to 8.40pm at The Basement 
Studio, 8-18 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG.

Beginners are welcome so why not give Creative Hatha Yoga a
try this new year?

The class costs 10 and is run on a weekly, drop-in basis
with no need to pay membership fees or to commit to a
course. Classes  start on 11th January 2011.

Space is limited so please email [email protected] 
at least 24 hours in advance to book. 


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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'.

Thursday 30 December - 11am to 5pm
Friday 31 December - 10am to 3pm
Saturday 1 January - closed

Friday 31 December
7pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
An early evening New Year's Eve Watchnight service held
prior to the South Bank fireworks display at midnight.
Info & map:

Friday 31 December
11.30pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Midnight Mass in thanks for God's gifts during the past year
and to pray for his blessings on the coming year.
Info & map:

Friday 31 December
midnight at London Eye; free
"There is something exhilarating and primal about the
flashing lights and noisy explosions of a fireworks display,
especially on New Year's Eve," says Boris Johnson. "With our
dazzling display we want to capture the dynamism, colour and
energy that are the hallmarks of our great city. "Some tough
decisions have had to be taken this year, but as we go into
2011, let's look forward to future growth and successes
ahead, embracing the opportunities of the coming year with
confidence and optimism."
Info & map:

New Year's Eve road closures and parking restrictions

Saturday 1 to Monday 4 January
Sat 2pm & 5pm; Sun & Mon 4pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New
Globe Walk; 5-30
Four special performances from the world-renowned Gabrieli
Consort & Players in an uplifting musical celebration of the
New Year. Winter Wassail alludes to the ancient custom of
coming together to drink from the wassail bowl at the turn
of the year. Gabrieli Consort & Players will present an
entertaining programme of seasonal pieces inspired by words
from Shakespeare, Hardy and Chaucer, to evoke medieval,
Elizabethan and Victorian eras. Experienced Globe actor
Peter Hamilton Dyer will join Gabrieli to perform the
selection of readings. Popular and energetic, this
family-friendly programme will be presented in two concise
half hour acts, giving plenty of room for 'wassailing' over
mulled wine and hot food in the break.
Info & map:

Monday 3 January
1pm (time TBC) at Bankside Pier,  Bankside; free
An annual seasonal celebration held in the Bankside area. It
is a celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient seasonal
customs with contemporary festivity. It is free, accessible
to all and happens whatever the weather. To herald the
celebration, the extraordinary Holly Man, the Winter guise
of the Green Man from pagan myths and folklore, decked in
fantastic green garb and evergreen foliage, appears from the
River Thames brought by the Thames Cutter, Master Shipbroker
(boat subject to weather!).
Info & map:

Saturday 8 January
7pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; 10 (conc
8) from 020 7367 7331 or email
[email protected]
A performance by award-winning actor James Hyland of his
adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the
'Little Dorrit' Church. Told from the perspective of
Scrooge's deceased business partner, this highly praised
theatrical adaptation promises thrills, chills and
excitement aplenty for all age groups. In aid of Southwark's
homeless persons charities ROBES and The Manna Centre.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Administrator to assist Premises Manager, Waterloo

Details at

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* New office space in London Bridge available for letting

Details at

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }  

* Anansi: An African Fairy Tale at Southwark Playhouse
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* Access to tube via new Blackfriars Thameslink station
* Water! Strange happenings on Burrell Street
* Yoga for Mothers and Babies
* SoBo - a change of ownership?
* Bear Lane
* Dance classes in Borough area - information wanted
* Cardinal Cap Alley

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space needed
* Office or desk space wanted



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