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SE1 Direct 572: your Monday morning news & events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 572

Monday 24 October 2011                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Connecting London - IT Support
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* HMS Belfast celebrates 40 years in SE1 with 40-gun salute
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* Police seek 'Cinderella' attacker who left shoe on train
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* Southwark Street chemical spill drama
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* Elephant, Waterloo and Vauxhall top cycle collision league
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* Design Museum's Shad Thames banana warehouse up for sale
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* The Bell pub in Webber Street to be demolished for flats
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* Waterloo 'will be marginalised' in Bermondsey constituency
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* Hopton's Almshouses: local charity to take over
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* Southwark's new primary 'free school' reveals plans
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* Boris Johnson visits Jubilee Gardens for ceremony
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* Action group warns of 'heritage carnage' at London Bridge
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* Borough High Street roadworks were badly managed - Boris
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* Ewer Street student homes: public inquiry
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* Maltby Street wins Observer Food Monthly award
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* Sea Containers House hotel plans get the green light
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* South Bank Patrol service wins national security award
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* Design work by local pupils to be published by IPC Media
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* 20 local adults & kids create dance at The Scoop
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 24 October
11am-5pm  at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close; free
Embroidered cushions, quilts, bags and Christmas gifts on
show and on sale. Organised by Fine Cell Work, a social
enterprise training prisoners in paid, skilled needlework
undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster
hope, discipline and self-esteem. Libby Purves, Kaffe
Fassett and Lord Ramsbotham are patrons. 
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Monday 24 October
Meet 6.45pm for 7pm at Tabard Street piazza by St George the
Martyr; 7 (conc 5)
Last of a series of three guided walks with local writer
John Constable, author of 'The Southwark Mysteries' and
'Secret Bankside'. Haunted pubs, a Borough magician, a
female gladiator, Cross Bones Graveyard and the spookiest
stretch of the Thames.
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Wednesday 26 October
5.30pm-8.30pm  at Founders Arms, 52 Hopton Street; free;
RSVP to [email protected] with details of how many
people you are bringing
The Founders Arms is inviting its neighbours to a (very)
early Christmas celebration. Enjoy an evening of
complimentary mulled wine, nibbles and take home a Christmas
goody bag. A great opportunity to meet the neighbours and
get into the festive spirit.
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Wednesday 26 October
5.30pm-7pm  at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge
Road; free; RSVP to [email protected]
An exclusive chance to hear from the carbon manager of the
Tate galleries about the trials of embedding sustainability
into an organisation that requires very specific heat, light
and humidity conditions to function effectively. The evening
will be a fun opportunity to meet Bankside business
neighbours over a glass of wine and delicious tapas from La
Plaza. RSVP essential as places are limited. 
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Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October
10am-7pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr, Borough High
Street; free
The inaugural London Photo Festival aims to provide amateur,
enthusiast and semi-professional photographers with the
opportunity to exhibit and sell their work while also
gaining valuable professional feedback. The festival with a
private view on the Thursday evening. The exhibition will
then be open to the public during Friday and Saturday with a
networking evening for the photographic community on Friday
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Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October
Fri & Sat 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at
Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere Road; free
This celebration of the world of charcuterie brings together
a range of artisans, importers and enthusiasts. The best
British traditions (some near forgotten) are represented,
alongside new continentally styled offerings accompanied by
the very finest hams, sausages and terrines from Europe that
inspired them. Whilst the pig is undoubtedly the star of the
show, beef, lamb, venison, duck and other alternative meats
are also on the menu. Browse over three dozen stalls, and
buy to take home or feast on the spot. There is a packed
programme of free tastings and workshops in the event tent.
Run by different chefs each day, the pop-up restaurant
Intent2Eat offers annotated tasting platters showcasing
different regional traditions - all accompanied by a
well-chosen glass of wine - to enjoy at communal sheltered
tables. And don't miss Sunday's 'Dog of the Year' Show,
crowning the hottest operators on the street food scene.
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Friday 28 October
11.30am-4.30pm  at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street; free
Bring your children, parents, aunts and uncles, brothers and
sisters and draw each other with watercolour paints. Make a
self portrait, or do an instant makeover and reinvent
yourself as you would like to be. Create wacky monster
portraits. Come and have fun. All materials supplied and
inspiration provided by members of the Royal Watercolour
Society. Part of The Big Draw.
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Friday 28 October
5.30pm-8pm  at Flat Iron Square,  Union Street
To link with the last Friday series as part of the South
London Art Map, local music college the London Centre of
Contemporary Music has teamed up with Better Bankside and
the Island Cafe to bring you free live music on the last
Friday of the month. Emerging talent from the LCCM will be
performing live in The Island Cafe between 5.30pm and 8pm.
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Saturday 29 October
at Bermondsey Square; free
Bermondsey Farmers' Market will be open from 10am as usual
with apple juicing and apple bobbing. At 5.30pm there is an
open-air film screening of Casper the Friendly Ghost
followed at 8pm by Ghostbusters. Through out the day
Del'Aziz will be offering prizes for children in the best
fancy dress who dine there. In the evening, Del'Aziz will be
serving a special Halloween cocktail menu. The organisers
encourage everyone to dress up and enjoy the festivities in
the square which will be decorated with ghoulish balloons
and pumpkins.
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Saturday 29 October
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; 10 (conc 8)
Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante
defunte Sibelius - Valse Triste from Kuolema Tchaikovsky -
Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky -
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Leader: Michelle Wright Conductor:
Tom Hammond
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Sunday 30 October
11.45am-1pm & 2.45pm-4pm at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church
Square; 6 (child 4)
These 75-minute creative:space events are unique, fun and
interactive music concerts specifically designed for
disabled children and their families. The music will be
performed by the exceptionally talented pianist, Derek
Paravicini (who is blind and has severe learning
difficulties) and the Adriano Adewale Group. There will be
plenty of space for children (and adults!) to dance along to
the music, and percussion instruments will be handed out for
part of the event so that all the family can join in the
music-making. Alongside the music, exciting colouring
activities and crafts activities are provided for all the
family to enjoy!
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Sunday 30 October
2pm; 8; email [email protected] to book by 6pm on
Saturday 29 October
Walk with old maps led by Ken Titmuss. Take a walk beyond
the bridge and round the most perplexing railway station in
London that once upon a time had a platform for the dead.
Follow a trail of topographical street names, unremarkable
buildings with remarkable stories and call up the memory of
local worthies including Emma Cons, Eleanor Coade and the
Gold Refiner of Meymott Street. In the last 60 years the
riverside wharves have been transformed into the capital's
cultural quarter, yet the other three quarters of this
quintessentially London neighbourhood has a tale or two to
tell. As you turn into what was once Neptune Place will you
ever find the Half-penny Hatch?
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Office Manager/PA, Local Dialogue
* Carer for private individual

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Spooky SE1
* Bell Pub - demolition
* High Back Chair Needed Urgently
* Driving Lessons in SE1
* London Bridge redevelopment - Traffic mayhem to come
* Best pub quizzes in SE1
* Tabard Sq or Empire Sq?

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Seeking self contained office space for 2 + meeting room
* Looking for kitchen space to rent for new food business



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