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SE1 Direct 546: What's on this week, plus the latest news

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 546

Tuesday 26 April 2011                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Summer & Autumn Language Classes 2011
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies - 3 jobs this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Tower Bridge to get colour-changing lights for Olympics
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* London Bridge Station redevelopment plans announced
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* Bendy bus driver assaulted in Old Kent Road
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* Church Commissioners urged to 'repent' for sale of homes
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* What should be in the Bermondsey neighbourhood plan?
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* Four SE1 firms win Queen's Awards for Industry
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* Southwark man attacked on board train to Waterloo
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* David Dimbleby opens Guy's Hospital cancer day unit
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* South Bank's Dali Universe finds new home ... in Venice
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* Southwark College gets go-ahead for florist, cafe & salon
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{ Advert: Summer & Autumn Language Classes 2011  }

Thursday May 5th to Thursday July 7th

French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese

A series of lunchtime language courses will be running from
Thursday May 5th to until Thursday July 7th

The early morning classes will be near Moorgate. The
lunchtime and evening courses will be held in-house at More
London and are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced
speakers of French, Spanish and Italian. There are also
beginners and intermediate  in Portuguese and German.

If you would like to enrol please contact Susan at
[email protected] for further information.

Clients include students from Norton Rose, Linklaters,
Slaughter and May, Addleshaw Goddards, Herbert Smith & GLA.

How to advertise:
We're now taking bookings for 2012; this year's fully booked

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 26 April
5pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street; free
Calling all Scrabble enthusiasts. Come along with your
Scrabble board if you have one.
Info & map:

Thursday 28 April
11am-3pm  at Lower Marsh
Young entrepreneurs will be demonstrating their business
acumen to the whole community during a Youth Market in Lower
Marsh. The young businessmen and women will set up stalls as
part of a project run by the Waterloo-based Oasis Trust and
the Prince's Trust. The event aims to celebrate British
creativity a day before the Royal Wedding takes place.
Info & map:


Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun & Mon 12 noon-6pm at
Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
Street food is going through a revolution as the greasy
sausage merchants of yesterday are replaced by vendors of
cheap, fresh, well sourced and truly exciting food. The Real
Food Festival team has brought together the very best of
this new generation of authentic vendors to Southbank Centre
for the first Real Street Food Festival, creating a street
party with food fit for a future king. Taking place over the
weekend of the Royal Wedding, visitors will be able to
experience first hand a quirky line-up of specialist vendors
which will include traders sourced by the renowned Eat
Street Collective who are fast gaining a loyal following of
devotees, with popular favourites including Choc Star,
Healthy Yummies and Bhangra Burger. Also due to make a
return to the streets from their temporary base in a New
Cross pub is the Meatwagon whose legendary 24 day aged beef
burgers command legions of followers.
Info & map:

Saturday 30 April
10.30am-1.30pm at St Hugh's, Crosby Row; entry 60p inc drink
& cake
First in a series of four events at St Hugh's church just
off Crosby Row.
* New & nearly new clothes
* Arts & crafts
* Vintage
* Homewares
* Cakes, tea & coffee
* Jumble
* Children's activity corner
As the church prepares for redevelopment, the congregation
is raising funds to enable it to continue its community
activities in temporary venues during the demolition and
building work and to furnish its new space. The aim is to
create a genuine, exciting local community event. If you've
got something to sell - be it cards, cakes, jewellery, jam -
the organisers are keen to hear from you. A local sale, by
local people, with something for everyone in our community.
If you want to book a stall, check out the Google Group,
Facebook event, email [email protected] or call Zuzu on
07950 332433. For the first sale at least St Hugh's is
asking for 10 per cent of each stallholder's sales, rather
than paying a table/space fee upfront. This way no-one
should be out of pocket if their products do not sell, nor
if the attendence is lower than hoped. Donations of items
for sale on St Hugh's own stall are also very welcome.
Info & map:

Saturday 30 April
11am-late at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields
A wide range of local indie crafters, artists, designers and
makers to showcase and peddle their wares alongside a range
of UK made sustainable and vintage clothing and curiosities.
There will also be a charity clothing swap raising money for
Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal for the bargain price of a £2
donation. The bar will be open alongside the kitchen and a
cake and sweet treat stall. In partnership with
'Jabberwocky' there will be music and surprises throughout
the day popping up to entertain you, jogging into an evening
of the finest live music that money simply cannot buy! 5
bands will take over upstairs from 8pm including Tall
Stories and Road Agent. £5 entry, discounted with flyer.
Info & map:

Saturday 30 April
3pm at Festival Riverside,  Belvedere Road; free
Billy Bragg returns to the South Bank with The Big Busk
outside the Royal Festival Hall. Musicians of all ages and
abilities are welcome to participate in this afternoon of
mass music making. Bring along your instruments and join in
with Bragg's favourite songs. Go to to download the chord charts with
lyrics in advance.
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Sunday 1 May
Meet 11am in south churchyard at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; £8
This walk led by Neil Bright examines the City's great fire
raid of 29 December 1940 and other big raids of 1940/41.
Look at the evidence that still remains plus the walk is
supported by contemporary photos, eyewitness accounts and
one or two surprising tales. The walk finishes at
Blackfriars Bridge (north side).
Info & map:

Sunday 1 May
12 noon-4pm & 5pm-7pm outside Brookwood House,  Webber
Street; free
Family activities and workshops to celebrate four years of
the Brookwood Triangle garden.
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Monday 2 May
11am at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Workers, migrants and civic leaders from London and Essex
come to Southwark for a morning of reflection and
celebration. The 11am Mass is preceded by a procession of
representatives from London's diverse communities,
occupations and civic organisations. Concelebrants: Most
Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, Thomas McMahon,
Bishop of Brentwood and the auxiliary bishops from the
dioceses of Southwark, Westminster and Brentwood.
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Monday 2 May
Meet 2pm inside Southwark Cathedral (west end); London
Bridge; £4
From Gower and Chaucer through to Shakespeare and beyond,
Stephen de Winton leads a tour of the cathedral focusing on
Southwark's literary connections. Discover the church's
historic links with those who have given us a legacy of fine
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Tuesday 3 May
6pm at Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road SE16
Regular public meeting for residents of Grange, Riverside
and South Bermondsey wards. This meeting will focus on the
issues of most concern to local young people, and will
include members of the youth community council. Winner of
Fame Academy Bermondsey, Jack Holding has agreed to kick the
meeting off with a couple of his own songs. The police will
explain the changes in ASBO legislation and there will be
workshops asking “What can you do for your community?”
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Tuesday 3 May
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin Street
Regular meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer
wards. Meet your councillors, have your say and learn about
the work of local police officers and community wardens.
This meeting will have a focus on young people and youth
issues in Borough & Bankside. Agenda includes presentations
from Rockingham Estate Play Association and Blackfriars
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* New Business/Account Manager, Strudel Design
* Office Manager/PA, Local Dialogue
* Assistant Director, Waterloo Community Development Group

Details at

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Brand new office space in London Bridge, Elan & Co
* Small business offices available now, Southwark Studios

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

* Lost iPhone in/near Bermondsey Street
* Anyone else fed up with all the litter & want to take
* New London Bridge Station - is it good enough?
* New Thameslink Bridge over Borough High Street
* Flour Power City Bakery - price rises
* Novas Contemporary Urban Centre
* Loss of cycle lanes at Elephant & Castle
* Royal wedding day ideas
* Curry Den, Southwark Park Road
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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