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SE1 Direct 586: Your Monday morning news & events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 586

Monday 30 January 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: etc.venues Avonmouth House
* 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 }

* Watchdog: 'major concern' about Bricklayers Arms care home
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* Prince of Wales visits Waterloo's Lower Marsh Market
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* Historic Abbey Street railway bridge to be spruced up
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* Video: Air Ambulance lands on Southwark Bridge
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* Fire boss Brian Coleman slams "irresponsible" councillors
  for vetoing riverside luxury flats development
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* 'Book bin' installed at Waterloo recycling point
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* Cyclist deaths in Southwark: "the carnage has to end"
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* Community councils: is Labour 'punishing' voters in SE1?
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* South Bank locals invited to comment on Shell Centre plans
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* Tablet computers installed in London Eye capsules
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* Royal Oak receives 'Greater London Pub of the Year' award
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* Bermondsey's young 'eco-warriors' in deputation to council
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* 2 for 1 ticket offer - Pippin at Menier Chocolate Factory
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{ Advert: etc.venues Avonmouth House }

A dedicated training, meeting and conference venue in SE1!

* Purpose built training and conference facility situated 
  very close to Borough, Elephant & Castle and Waterloo
* Popular with both private and public sector clients
* Flexible pricing options
* Great room configurations - ensuring syndicate rooms are 
  easily located next to main suites.
* Fancy a FREE lunch at Avonmouth House?

Contact us now for a coffee, a tour and for further
information on current offers and promotions!

Sophie Rigby
Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London SE1 6NX
Call: 020 7940 7380

Get your ad here:

{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 1 to Thursday 2 February
Wed 3pm-6pm; Thu 11am-2pm & 6pm-8.30pm (workshops Wed 6.30pm
& Thu 3pm) at Shell Centre,  York Road
Local residents, businesses and visitors are invited to an
open exhibition and workshop, to help establish the approach
for the masterplan of the Shell Centre site. Drop in to see
the exhibition or to attend one of the workshops call 0800
285 1580 or email 	[email protected]
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 February
7pm-9pm  at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square
A social and networking evening for Southwark's lesbian,
gay, bisexual and trans community. For further information
contact [email protected]
Info & map:

Every Friday
2pm at Archbishop's Park, Carlisle Lane
Join the group at 2pm every Friday in the park. Find them
behind the green door of the male changing room, planning
the planting or look out for the yellow high viz vests. The
group is are working on several areas of the park planting
herbs, flowers, trees and growing food. The group is free
and open to all. Any children must be accompanied at all
times. Contact Abigail Tripp 07588 502615 or email
[email protected]

Friday 3 February
6.45pm-8pm  at East Room, Tate Modern,  Bankside; free; to
book a  ticket call 020 7887 8888
This talk about The South London Black Music Archive, Tate
Local's partnership project with Peckham Space, will be
chaired by Paul Goodwin, independent curator on Black
Urbanism. Peckham Space commissioned artist Barby Asante
will be discussing key themes that inform her work including
black music within the broader context of collaborative
practice. The South London Black Music Archive is the result
of six months work between Asante and youth project Leaders
of Tomorrow resulting in a limited edition vinyl artwork
which will be available at this talk. The exhibition is
showing at Peckham Space until 24 March 2012. Panel members
include Vallin Miller from Leaders of Tomorrow; Wozzy
Brooster from Midi Music at the Albany and Emily Druiff,
director of Peckham Space.
Info & map:

Saturday 4 February
1pm-3pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Local musician and storyteller Kate Portal will lead a
family workshop exploring connections between food, stories
and communication. The session will run as part of the
regular Coin Street Saturday Stay n Play session. For
families with children 0-8 years old. 
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Saturday 4 February
2.45pm-4pm  at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church Square; 6
(children 4) from
This 75-minute creative:space event is a unique, fun and
interactive music concert 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 sjazz-funk
band Bad Ass Brass. 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!
Info & map:

Saturday 4 February
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; 18 from 020
7766 1100
The Choir of Royal Holloway - directed by Rupert Gough - has
received wide critical praise for its recordings of music
from the Baltic region. A programme of some of the most
uplifting and beautiful sacred and secular pieces by Eastern
European composers and John Tavener.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Housekeeper, Coin Street Community Builders
* Evening Assistant, London Centre of Contemporary Music
* Upholstery Tutor, The Goodlife Centre
* Hospitality Workshop Assistant


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Tower Bridge - Flexible Office Space Available
* Brand new office space available for letting.


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Family-friendly places to eat near Tower Bridge Road
* In an ideal world, where in SE1 would you live?
* The Thames foreshore
* The sliver of moon on its journey behind the Shard...
* Beormund Community Centre gym
* Westminster Bridge - card tricksters blocking the pavement
* Kitten found outside the Marigold on Bermondsey Street
* James Bond filming on Union Street
* Mugging on Bermondsey Street
* Filming on Bermondsey Street
* Looking for small audition space in London
* Any late night bars with music
* Thorburn Square Conservation Society
* Lost Links Sweetie bracelet / 22 Jan - Tooley Street

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Storage space wanted in Waterloo area
* Small office rental


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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