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SE1 Direct 534: South Bank Forum & Classics for My Baby

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 534

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Monday 31 January 2011                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: A fantastic gift for your Valentine! 
* What's on this week
* February edition of 'in SE1'
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: Know someone in Southwark who deserves award?


{ 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:

* Waterloo cafe to be pioneer of Lambeth's 'Co-op Council'
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* Management shakeup for Royal Mail after huge disruption
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* Young woman sexually assaulted in Archbishop's Park
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* Cycle hire docking station to be built above tube station
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* Did you witness a fight outside Waterloo Station?
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* Squash courts at Elephant & Castle could be reprieved
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* Da Vinci's 23-hour licence confirmed after court hearing
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* Boris tells Thames Water to consider Butler's Wharf 
  foreshore for 'super sewer' works
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* Flat Iron Square gets the Bankside Urban Forest treatment
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{ Advert }

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the season of love, we are offering a course of 12 sessions
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How to advertise:
We're now taking bookings for 2012; this year's fully booked

{ 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 31 January
7.30pm on BBC One London
Cross Bones Graveyard in Redcross Way is featured on the
regional 'Inside Out' current affairs magazine tonight on
BBC One.

Tuesday 1 February
11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
Sculptor Julian Wild invites members of the public to assist
him with the construction of a large-scale tubular sculpture
within the foyer of Morley College. The installation will be
created from plastic plumbers' tubing which is safe and easy
to use. Julian has undertaken similar projects at both the
Victoria and Albert Museum and the Jerwood Sculpture Park
previously, and describes the process as "free flowing
drawing in space". Members of the public are welcome to drop
in to get involved or simply watch the structure take shape.
Info & map:

Thursday 3 February
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by MPs
Kate Hoey and Simon Hughes.
* Festival of Britain anniversary celebrations
* The future of St John's Waterloo
* Blackfriars Station update
* Meet the new chairman of Guy's and St Thomas'
Info & map:

Thursday 3 February
7pm (meet & greet from 6.30pm) at St George the Martyr,
Borough High Street
Regular meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer
wards. This meeting has a transport theme. There will be a
short presentation on the Southwark Transport Plan which is
currently out for consultation. This will be followed by a
number of 3-minute presentations from different speakers on
the benefits of various modes of getting around including
walking, car clubs, cycling, public transport, Barclays
Cycle Hire and so on. The evening will also include updates
from the Cathedrals and Chaucer police Safer Neighbourhood
Teams, community announcements and a public question time.
Info & map:

Thursday 3 February
7.30pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
The rally, which will have speakers and presentations from
Lambeth Save Our Services and Lambeth Right to Work - is to
show the anti-cuts work happening in Lambeth and build for
the TUC national demonstration on 26 March.
Info & map:

Friday 4 February
10.30am at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; 5
for adults, children come free 
Inaugural concert of a new classical series for babies
organised and performed by Miaomiao Yu, a local mum and
award-winning concert pianist. Top quality classical music
to entertain adults, while giving children the chance to
hear and explore live instruments up close. The usual
concert etiquette is suspended for these events: children
can wander, cry and feed as much as they want. Plans for
future concerts involve high calibre professional musicians,
so that the babes can get to experience the full range of
orchestral instruments. Keep your ticket from the concert
and you will get a 5 discount on tickets to the Saturday
night concert for adults. 
Info & map:

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 February
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Southbank
Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
The February Real Food Market at Southbank Centre comes just
in time for Valentine's Day. Get amorous with oysters,
treats from award-winning chocolatiers, workshops and much
more - come along and be inspired.
Info & map:

Saturday 5 February
7.30pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street; 10
(conc 8)
Award-winning concert pianist and local resident Miaomiao Yu
performs a programme of Fantasies by Mozart, Mendelssohn and
Info & map:

Sunday 6 February
Meet 11am in southern churchyard of Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; 7
Guided walk led by Neil Bright. Learn how this historic old
borough suffered and coped with the dark days of the Blitz.
Finishes outside the Imperial War Museum at approximately
Info & map:


{ February 2011 issue of 'in SE1' }

The February issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is
now available as a PDF from

Paper copies will be delivered to the usual 75+ locations
over the next few days.


{ Local job vacancies }

* Finance and Office Manager, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* PA w/ Sales, Initiative & Admin, Really Healthy Company
* Carer/general helper working for private individual

Details at

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 900 sq ft Office / Studio space in converted Warehouse
* 2 spare desks to rent with PR agency on Bermondsey Street
* Studio Space, objectif
* New office space in London Bridge available for letting

Details at

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

* Driving instructor recommendation wanted
* Drunks in John Harvard Library and local parks
* Great Dover St/Long Lane chemical spill
* Southwark Tube Cycle Dock
* Has The Bell pub Webber Street been turned into a squat?
* Confidence trickster operating in Shad Thames
* Appearance of Grange Road - could it be improved?
* Window cleaner recommendation
* Early coffee @ London Bridge

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Exhibition/drop-in session near or on Borough High Street
* 6 desk spaces required



{ Noticeboard }

Brief announcements and messages from local organisations

Know someone in Southwark who deserves an award?
Nominations for Civic Awards close 31 January.


Before sending us event information please see

Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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