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SE1 Direct 585: One Blackfriars; E&C planning; South Bank Forum

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 585

Monday 23 January 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Three-for-two offer at South Bank Alexander Centre
* 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 }

* Community council cuts 'politically motivated' claims MP
Boro & Bankside joins Walworth; Bermondsey with Rotherhithe
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* Boris told: hurry up with Tower Bridge Road crossing
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* Royal Mail Mandela Way: short-term parking bays approved
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* 2 for 1 ticket offer - Pippin at Menier Chocolate Factory
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* City Hall seeks developer for Elephant & Castle tower
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* "Inadequate" Southwark College to merge with Lewisham
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* Very Revd Andrew Nunn installed as Dean of Southwark
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* Waterloo secondary 'free school': more details announced
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* Bakerloo line southern extension 'not a priority' for TfL
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* Watch the Olympics at Potters Fields Park 
  ... but leave your vuvuzela and handcuffs at home
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* Council objects to Shad Thames Pumping Station proposals
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* Simon Hughes joins 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists' event
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* Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas visits Lambeth Palace
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* Review: King John at the Union Theatre
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{ Advert }

Three-for-two offer at South Bank Alexander Technique Centre

The Alexander Technique: improve how you
* move
* perform
* look
* feel.

The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for
self-improvement and self-help.  Anyone can benefit.

"I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my work.
Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and
relaxed. You must get an Alexander teacher to show it to
you."  - John Cleese

We currently have a New Year three-for-two offer: pay for
two Alexander Technique sessions and get three throughout
January and February.  For more information contact us at:

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

Get your ad here:

{ What's on this week }

Monday 23 January
5pm-8pm at London Nautical School, 61 Stamford Street
The One Blackfriars development site has recently been
acquired by St George, part of the Berkeley Group. The new
owners are seeking to refine the consented development
proposals. The alterations will not change the external
appearance but will be to the internal use of the buildings.
The proposed hotel will be relocated to the Rennie Street
building and the main tower will be completely residential.
Find out more and meet the architects at this public
exhibition. The proposed alterations include the removal of
the sky deck viewing gallery which had been intended for the
top of the tower.
Info & map:

Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 January
council officers on duty at exhibition 11am-1pm at Elephant
& Castle Shopping Centre
Southwark Council is consulting on its draft planning policy
for the Elephant & Castle - come and have your say at this
Info & map:

Wednesday 25 January
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Find out about Southwark Council's draft planning policy for
Elephant & Castle. Will there be knock-on effects for
Waterloo?  Plus a chance to learn about Southbank Mosaics
ideas for Jubilee Gardens.
Info & map:

Wednesday 25 January
7pm (informal session from 6pm) at Walworth Academy,
Shorncliffe Road
Southwark's next Council Assembly (a meeting of the
borough's 63 councillors) will include a themed debate on
the environment. Come to the assembly at 6pm for the
hour-long informal session before the main meeting. This
will include promotion of various environmental messages.
Listen to councillors debating the theme during the main
meeting from 7pm. The SE1 website will tweet updates at
@councilassembly on the night.
Info & map:

Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 January
7pm at Edric Theatre, London South Bank University, 103
Borough Road; 8 (conc 5) from [email protected]
With the Olympics around the corner, Drama and Theatre
Studies students at London South Bank University have got
Greek fever and are presenting an innovative new production
of the ancient Greek text Antigone. The play, based on
Antigone by Sophocles, is an age-old story of power, loyalty
and love, and is the result of the hard work of a team of 40
LSBU drama and theatre studies students. It will be directed
by professional director Rebecca Manson-Jones.
Info & map:

Thursday 26 January
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia with Alessio Bax (piano); Simon Over
   Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture
   Beethoven Symphony No.1
   Mozart Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K491 
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and experience the fresh
sound of Britain's leading orchestral academy for young
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Thursday 26 January
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Regular meeting for residents of the South Bank and Waterloo
convened by Kate Hoey MP and Simon Hughes MP.
* Hear an update on rough sleepers and street drinkers from
the agencies involved. 
* Shell Centre: Braeburn Estates will introduce their
approach to the development and how they will seek local
* Jude Kelly will talk about Southbank Centre's Festival of
the World planned for summer 2012. 
* Hear about the Imperial War Museum's redevelopment plans
which will transform the museum for 2014.
Plus updates on other local issues and the chance to raise
topics from the floor.
Info & map:

Friday 27 January
10am-12pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road;
registration advisable: [email protected] or 020
7525 7303
Southwark Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day with a
programme of music, poetry, testimony, and film.
Refreshments from 10am and the main programme will begin at
10.30am. Holocaust survivor Vera Schaufeld will recall her
experience on one of the Kindertransports that saw over
10,000 Jewish children saved from Nazi persecution and taken
to safety in the United Kingdom. Several Southwark secondary
schools will take part, including a specially-commissioned
reflection in dance  by students of Notre Dame RC Girls'
School. The indoor programme will be followed by a
wreath-laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and
Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.
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Friday 27 January

Friday 27 January
6.30pm at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; free
Members of the public will be invited to contribute to Shane
Waltener's exhibition by weaving and adding to the works.
This special late opening of the exhibition is part of South
London Art Map's Last Friday events.
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Saturday 28 January
10.30am-4.30pm at Crossway Church, 100 New Kent Road
Live or work at the Elephant & Castle? The Elephant Amenity
Network invites you to a neighbourhood planning day with
speakers and workshops to identify and collate elements of a
future neighbourhood plan for the area. Refreshments and
lunch provided. Contact [email protected] to
register or just turn up for all or part of the day.
Info & map:

Sunday 29 January
2pm; 8; email [email protected] to book
Ken Titmuss leads a walk with old maps round the one-time
leather-making capital of the world. See buildings that
remind us of that and the most unlikely drinking fountain
you are likely to encounter.
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Monday 30 January
11am-1pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
10; email [email protected] to book
During the two-hour event, which will be recorded and
broadcast at a later date on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line Up
programme, Claire Martin OBE will interview the revered
artist about his celebrated 70-year career as an
international jazz singer. An expert panel made up of some
of the most respected names in British jazz, including Dame
Cleo Laine, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter Churchill,
will be on hand to discuss Murphy's work, methods and career
highlights. Murphy will also be giving a special performance
of a selection of songs from his incredible repertoire,
accompanied by jazz pianist George Mesterhazy, and will be
sharing some of his top tips for budding jazz singers.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Evening Assistant, London Centre of Contemporary Music
* Upholstery Tutor, The Goodlife Centre
* Hospitality Workshop Assistant
* Personal Assistant, Perfectly Attired


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Tower Bridge - Flexible Office Space Available
* Counselling/Therapy Room, South Bank Alexander Centre
* Brand new office space available for letting.


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Harper Road: who is it named after?
* Another piece of SE1 history destroyed!
* The Cut: goodbye Livebait - hello Byron Hamburgers
* Two-way traffic proposal in St George's Road
* Illuminated billboards coming to a street near you
* Free Sunday films at White Cube Bermondsey
* SE1 Marathoners - Running Buddies
* Mugging in Great Dover Street
* Dog walker wanted for Woolfson & Tay shop dog Matzo
* Community Council mergers - good or bad idea?
* London Bridge or Bermondsey/Canada Water safety?
* Baa baa black sheep have you any wool?
* Muna's Grill - new kebab shop in Borough High Street
* Woman hit by sheet of wood on Stoney Street - witnesses?
* Anyone know a reputable handyman?
* Feng Sushi - poor service
* London Bridge Station in the morning rush hour
* Pick-pocketed on Tooley Street
* Bakerloo Line Extension: No Promises
* Elephant & Castle Supplementary Planning Document
* Morrisons on Walworth Road
* Looking for kids' birthday party caterer
* Piano teacher wanted
* Cell phone repairs
* Baby groups
* Bass guitar lessons wanted

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Storage space wanted in Waterloo area
* Small office rental


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