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SE1 Direct 590: What's on this week

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 590

Monday 27 February 2012                       ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Waterloo Conference 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 }

* Reader offer: 20% off at Wrap it Up! Borough High Street
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* South Bank Skylon could make a comeback - in Hereford
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* Lend Lease unveils final masterplan for Heygate Estate
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* 10-year-old Jonjo leads charity walk along SE1 riverside
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* Dramatic 'coat hanger crucifixion' at Southwark Cathedral
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* Armed robbery in Bartholomew Street: appeal for witnesses
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* 30-metre Canaletto Thames scene at the foot of the Shard
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* The Table: 6 months of hyper-local hyper-fresh produce
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* New Bankside link to tube as Blackfriars reopens
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* SE1 students win design prize for reinventing tiddlywinks
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* Vauxhall votes in favour of business improvement district
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* 1.5m anonymous gift to Globe's Jacobean theatre appeal
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* Bermondsey health heritage on show at Wellcome Collection
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* Guy's and St Thomas' moves closer to merger with King's
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* High Court injunction to keep ice cream vans at bay
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* Glaziers Hall team wins Better Bankside pancake race
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* BFI Library to open on the South Bank in June
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* 20% off food at lunchtime with Waterloo Bar & Kitchen
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 27 February
10am-12pm  at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Mint Street
Park,  Southwark Bridge Road
Mint Street toddler group is holding a bring and buy cake
sale for the SE1-based charity Bliss. Bliss supports
premature and tiny and poorly babies and their families.
There will also be music and plenty of play for the
children. Everyone welcome to bring a cake or sweet treat,
but it is not compulsory. 
Info & map:

Monday 27 February
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Meet your neighbours and find out more about Bankside
issues. This is an important meeting about the future of BRF
to discuss how it can continue to function without paid
staff and council funding. Could you volunteer to support
BRF? Plans for the One Blackfriars development will be on
display from 5pm.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 February
8am-10am  at Tower Bridge Tasting Rooms, The Draft House,
206-208 Tower Bridge Road; RSVP
[email protected]
The Mayor of London is hosting a series of short business
surgeries to help SMEs plan for the 2012 Olympic and
Paralympic Games period, ensuring that you can capture the
benefits of the Games whilst minimising the impact of any
potential disruptions. You are invited to attend the next
surgery, being held for SMEs located in the London Bridge
area. At the event there will be a welcome address by the
GLA City Operations Team, followed by the opportunity to
consult the experts on transport, security and public sector
procurement, amongst other topics. For details of how to
register, see here and here.
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Wednesday 29 February
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
developments in the Waterloo area. Hear from the developers
and help to shape the community's response. Note change of
date. Tonight: learn about plans for the corner of Waterloo
Road and Baylis Road (the Book Warehouse site).
Info & map:

Thursday 1 March
10.30am-12.30pm  at Gateway Centre, 66 Lancaster Street
An open morning celebrating World Book Day. Local author
Jake Arnott will be reading from his books and taking part
in a Q&A session Please bring along your favourite book to
join in! If you would like futher information please contact
Marie at reception on 020 7021 4400.
Info & map:

Thursday 1 March
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert with Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a
complimentary glass of wine while you listen.
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Bliss: Oboe Quintet 
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Thursday 1 March
7pm at Day Chapel, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; 8
(conc 5); advance tickets 020 7202 2152
Haydn: Sonata in C major no.58, Variations in F minor Bach:
Partita no.2 in C minor, Italian Concerto Mozart: Ah, vous
dirai-je maman Variations Orlando Gibbons: Lord of Salisbury
Francois Couperin: Les Barricades Mysterieuses
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Thursday 1 March
7.30pm at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road; free;
collection in aid of London Stroke Action Council
An evening of performances by local choirs, featuring Oasis
Community Choir Waterloo, the Take Note Chamber Choir and
Archbishop Sumner Community Choir.
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Sunday 4 & Monday 5 March
4pm-9pm each day at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, Bankside; to
take part or for further information contact
[email protected]
Tate Modern is offering local residents and workers the
opportunity to participate in workshops with the artist Tino
Sehgal, which will take place in the Turbine Hall out of the
normal museum opening hours. During these workshops, Sehgal
will explore ideas behind his practice with the group. The
workshop activities will include game-like conversational
and movement exercises, as well as the opportunity to
experiment and create your own exercises. Those of all ages
and experience are welcome, participation is free.
Refreshments will be provided. Sehgal is a British-born,
Berlin-based artist trained in economics and dance in
Germany whose work has been presented at ICA London, Tate
Modern, and recently in a major exhibition at the Guggenheim
Museum in New York. In his work Sehgal constructs situations
that defy the traditional context of museum and gallery
environments, focusing on the fleeting gestures and social
subtleties of lived experience rather than on material
objects. Relying exclusively on the human voice, bodily
movement, and social interaction, Sehgal's works
nevertheless fulfil the parameters of a traditional artwork:
they are presented continuously during the operating hours
of the museum, they can be bought and sold, and, by virtue
of being repeatable, they can persist over time. In 2012,
Sehgal will undertake the commission for the Unilever Series
in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
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Sunday 4 March
10.30am-4pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; normal
admission charges apply
The second Bonsai Day at the Garden Museum. The day will be
organised by The Bonsai Kai, Europe's oldest bonsai club.
The aim of the day is to share their knowledge and
enthusiasm for bonsai. There will be an exhibition of
members' trees and demonstrations of various bonsai
techniques. Additionally, there will be experts on hand to
provide a re-potting service. If you have a bonsai and are
unsure of what to do with it then please bring it along and
they will try to assist with advice and/or re-potting.
Visitors will have the chance to create a bonsai and take it
home for a nominal charge.
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Sunday 4 March
11am-4pm registration from 10.30am; last workshop begins
2.30pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Free day of workshops and activities for families to have
fun and learn together. Special guests include Family
Concerts, Pet Corner and Oasis Children's Venture. Workshops
and activities:
* Magic Show
* Origami Workshop
* Viva La Musica Concert
* Pet Corner
* Face Painting
* Indian Printmaking
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Marketing & Press Officer, South Bank Employers' Group
* Chef, Terry's Cafe
* Community Garden Educator, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Sessional Community Gardeners Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Female tradespeople, Home Jane


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Ground Floor Unit now available for letting


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Garage to rent?
* Summons non-payment council tax, but nothing owing!
* Laughing Gravy - Yum!
* Rupert Murdoch gives away cash in Potters Fields Park
* Run Forrest Cllr Peter John
* Webber Row bomb shelter - your memories
* Simon Hughes votes to keep NHS risk register secret
* Dentist
* Felling of Christ Church tree
* Junior athletics?
* Great support from local IT outfit
* Development corner of Weston Street/Leathermarket St
* Traffic enforcement. Southwark Park Road
* Who manages the E&C roundabout pedestrian areas

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Planning for Olympics disruption...
* Desk Space Wanted


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