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SE1 Direct 604: What's on this week

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 604

Wednesday 6 June 2012                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Beach fit course now launched for summer
* What's on this week
* June issue of 'in SE1'
* Local job vacancies -  2 this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

Our Jubilee roundup will be available soon at - watch this space.

* London Bridge Olympic queueing system tested for pageant
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* Southwark Cathedral's Diamond Jubilee window dedicated
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* Thames fuel spill as boat sinks at Festival Pier
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* River pageant flower arrangements created in Lower Marsh
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* Jubilee Gardens reopens just in time for crucial weekend 
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* Tower Bridge's new colour-changing lights switched on
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* King's College London takes Great Suffolk Street halls
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* Southwark Archbishop receives freedom of City of London
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* Wifi at every SE1 tube station before Olympics
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* Bermondsey vicar walks Jubilee line to save church
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* Oxo Tower Wharf decked out with handmade jubilee bunting
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* SE1 schoolgirl's Jubilee tribute to Queen unveiled
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* Hospital staff protest at Borough High Street Sainsbury's
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* London Eye features on Isle of Man Jubilee postage stamps
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* New escalators to Waterloo East Station now open
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* Chaucer ward cllr Claire Hickson joins Southwark cabinet
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{ Advert }

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Research shows a 20 minute Power Plate session is equivalent
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SE1 3QB 
020 7403 9988 

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{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The Grassroots Shakespeare Company brings its production of
the bard's bawdiest comedy to the amphitheatre next to City
Hall. Grassroots Shakespeare is returning to the original
practices of Elizabethan touring players with a heady mix of
professional actors with no director, no crew, gender-blind
casting, no 'fourth wall', using only cue scripts and a few
days' rehearsal.
Info & map:

Wednesday 6 June
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; free
The programme includes AGM, guest speaker Gok Wan and
entertainment from opera singer Andrew Ridal.
Info & map:

Thursday 7 June
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
An opportunity for all communities in Southwark to come
together to give thanks for the Queen's 60-year reign.
Princess Alexandra will be in attendance.
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Friday 8 June
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; adults £10 (children free) at the door
Enjoy the diamonds of British classical music - the glorious
Lark Ascending, Elgar's magnificent Nimrod, the delightful
Greensleeves and more favourites. A classical concert series
for babies and toddlers, performed by award winning
international artists (and local mums) Miaomiao Yu and
Philippa Mo. Studies show classical music can bring
tremendous benefits to young children, but the idea is
simply to bring adults and kids of all ages together for a
lively morning of exceptional music.
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Friday 8 June
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Funeral rites are performed prior to the burial of the
remains of those whose graves have been disturbed by the
building of the new Thameslink railway viaduct.
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Saturday 9 June
10am-12pm at Dockhead Fire Station, 8 Wolseley Street
Dockhead Fire Station is to be rebuilt under a private
finance initiative project - come and see the latest
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Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June
From 9am; weather permitting at Trinity Church Square,
Trinity Church Square
Outside 57 Trinity Church Square. Lots of secondhand books,
fiction and non-fiction, and CDs. Most items price 50p.
Stock changes every time. Proceeds in aid of Trinity
Newington Residents' Association funds
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Saturday 9 June
10.30am-4pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; usual
prices apply
Enjoy a herb-filled day with Pennards Plants, medical
herbalist Jackie Power, Heidi Herrmann and the Natural
Beekeeping Trust. Stalls plus activities for children.
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Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 June
11am-5pm at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Last in a series of four fun weekends for all the family.
Make mosaics, visit the craft table, make seed bombs and
join a storytelling session.
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Saturday 9 June
11am-1pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside
London Citizens launch their 100 Days of Peace campaign to
make the capital safer this summer. CitySafe is an
initiative to tackle crime and reconnect fractured
neighbourhoods. Teams of young people build relationships
with local shopkeepers and business owners to open their
premises as CitySafe Havens. These are places of safety for
people in immediate danger, whose staff have also pledged to
report 100 per cent of crime to the police. "CitySafe Havens
will save lives," says Grace Idowu, whose son David was
fatally injured on the Tabard Gardens Estate. "One phone
call to the police and my son might still be with us. "The
CitySafe sticker means someone will make that call. That is
all we are asking, that people look out for one another." At
11am Deputy Mayor of London Sir Edward Lister sends champion
runners to 19 borough rallies across London. Later Simon
Hughes MP, Tessa Jowell MP, Chief Inspector Rob Harper and
others are joined by celebrity artists including DJ
Abrantee, Ari and Mista Silva. Freestyle footballer Noel
Battle will lead local schools, colleges, charities and
faith communities to join hands around City Hall at 12.15pm
as the Met Police helicopter hovers overhead. Screen with
live footage from the Met helicopter as it visits other
sites across the capital. Balloons are released at the end
of the concert.
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Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June
212 London gardens are open this weekend; tickets are £9 in
advance or £12 on the day
Participating SE1 gardens include:
* [Sat & Sun] Garden Barge Square, Downings Roads Moorings
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* [Sat & Sun] Styles House, corner of Hatfields & The Cut
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* [Sat only] Tate Modern Community Garden
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* [Sun only] Merrick Square & Trinity Church Square
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Saturday 9 June
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £15, £12
(students £10) 
Wimbledon Choral Society presents traditional songs and
music arranged by contemporary composers celebrating love
and creation.
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Saturday 9 June
6pm-1am at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; £9 (conc £6)
Fundraising arts event in aid of Music 4 Children, a
Streatham-based charity dedicated to improving the lives of
underprivileged and orphaned children around the world.
Charity head Oz Bayldon said: "We are pleased to be part of
this great event, and one that will help us with continuing
the work we started in 2005, using music to educate, heal
and improve the lives of children." The night will include
performances from Orchestre du Mont-Plaisant, Haruna from No
Cars, Isolda, Jude Cowan Montague and David Goo. DJs include
DJ Will Spin and DJ Swoop. BBQ food and cupcakes will be
served all night.
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Sunday 10 June
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £8; booking
essential [email protected]
Neil Bright's guided walk looks at how this historic borough
and its citizens coped during several phases of the Blitz.
Southwark is steeped in evidence of the Blitz. This walk
looks at such evidence as bomb blasts at Guy’s Hospital and
Blackfriars Road. Hear of the horrors of Wardens’ Post 6 and
the Surrey Theatre and see a rare relic of the Blitz - an
Emergency Water Supply sign; plus much more. The walk is
supported with photos from the Blitz and personal stories.
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Sunday 10 June
3pm-dusk (music from 4pm) at Jubilee Gardens; free
Evoking the music of the 18th-century pleasure garden,
Charles Hazlewood presents a woodwind octet recreating the
'harmonie bands' that once provided the backdrop to any
hedonistic summer's afternoon in an 18th-century South Bank
pleasure garden.
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{ June issue of 'in SE1' }

The June edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. Pick up a copy at 75+ locations around the area or
download the PDF at


{ Local job vacancies }

* Part-Time Team Member, Woolfson & Tay
* Project Co-ordinator (Intergenerational), London Bubble


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Ground floor modern office space in London Bridge SE1


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Access to Thames Path/Shad Thames for pageant
* Crowds at London Bridge Station on Sunday
* Gardening services required
* City Walk Water Supply
* Looking for sports hall for hire
* Roadworks in Tanner St/Maltby St
* Campaigning for 35% Affordable Housing @ Elephant
* Annoying plane
* Tanner Street Park Tennis Court
* Pub/venue with large function room
* Zumba in SE1??
* Brigade restaurant good food with a social conscience
* The Bell Pub Webber Street
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Interviews with local entrepreneurs
* Interior designer suggestions please


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