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SE1 Direct 617: Waterloo Food Festival & Thames Festival

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 617

Monday 3 September 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 - 4 opportunities this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Swiss Fan Zone opens for Paralympics
Read more at:

* Paralympic flame comes to Waterloo and Bermondsey
Read more at:


{ 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 an autumn three-for-two offer: pay for
two Alexander Technique sessions and get three throughout
September and October.  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 3 September
3.30pm-8pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
From fashion design, sound engineering and street dance
through to poetry, public speaking and maths, Morley has
something for everyone. Come along to the college's open
enrolment day and find out more about what Morley can offer
* Meet tutors and get advice and guidance about courses
* Tour the college and view its facilities, including art &
design and recording studios, plus library and refectory 
* Enrol on the day for courses that take your interest
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 September
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Bring your bike along to Lambeth Council's free Dr Bike
event in the piazza opposite BFI IMAX and get a free safety
check from an expert mechanic and lots of friendly advice on
cycling and cycle training.
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 September
6.30pm-9pm  at 160 Tooley Street, 160 Tooley Street
Southwark cabinet member for community safety Cllr Richard
Livingstone and Chief Inspector Jon Meager, head of
Southwark Police's community safety unit, will be talking
and answering questions on how the Borough is tackling hate
crime and protecting LGBT residents and visitors to the
Info & map:

Wednesday 5 September
7pm-9pm  at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; free
Clare Dimyon MBE talks about PRIDE, Solidarity, how Soviet
plumbing illustrates the lives of LGBT people and how she
kept her eye on the ball at Euro 2012 in support of LGBT
rights in Ukraine. Clare was appointed MBE "for services to
promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people in Central and Eastern Europe". A
Southwark LGBT Network Event.
Info & map:

Thursday 6 September
12pm-3pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
First event in this year's Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Chris Smith demonstrates simple dishes from produce
available at Greensmiths, Yogesh Datta from Bangalore cooks
Indian flavours and Richard Bell from The Three Stags
recreates a British classic.
Info & map:

Thursday 6 September
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
Enjoy street food and live music. Stalls from: Bangalore,
Cubana, Eden Caterers, Greensmiths, Jack's Lounge, Konditor
& Cook, Tas Restaurant and The Windmill. A  Waterloo Quarter
Food Festival event.
Info & map:

Thursday 6 September
5pm & 7.30pm at South Bank Riverside Walkway, The Queen's
Walk near Gabriel's Wharf ; free; RSVP with preferred time
to [email protected]
Heinz is creating a pop-up restaurant on the South Bank for
the launch of Heinz FIVE Beanz. Heinz has combined the taste
and textures of five different varieties of beans to create
Heinz FIVE Beanz. To celebrate, Heinz promises "fantastic
food all themed around childhood tea parties". 
Info & map:

Thursday 6 September
5.30pm-8pm Boules provided or bring your own at Maiden Lane
Square,  Maiden Lane; free
Bankside Bastille Festival organisers are launching free
boules in Bankside and the Borough for novices, part timers,
enthusiasts and aficionados to play this totally inclusive,
inter-generational, convivial pastime on a regular basis
with on-going guidance from devotees from the London
Petanque Association. Not exclusively a French passion, the
original Italian game Bocce is now a global phenomena and
since 1984 has been a Paralympic sport, with ParalympicsGB
wining Boules/Boccia gold in Bejing. For more information
about B & B Boules contact Kath Serkis
[email protected] 07530 949 014
Info & map:

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September
A packed weekend of events on the water, the foreshore and
the riverside between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge.
Including the spectacular night carnival and fireworks
display on Sunday night.
Map guide:

Saturday 8 September
10am-4pm at former Area Housing Office, 169 Long Lane
The opportunities for future improvement and development of
Long Lane have been set out in a consultation document to be
published this week by the Bermondsey Neighbourhood Forum,
the Neighbourhood Planning group for West Bermondsey and
Borough. The consultation document looks at the history,
environment, heritage and character of Long Lane and the
opportunities to improve and develop the area. In particular
it looks at 22 sites along the road  including derelict and
vacant plots - and also how to tackle traffic problems and
make the area better for pedestrians. Alongside the document
there will be a number of consultation events, starting with
a drop-in exhibition where people can come and talk to
members of the Bermondsey Neighbourhood Forum and give their
views about the future of Long Lane and various sites along
Info & map:

Saturday 8 September
12.30pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
In the presence of the Catholic Bishops of England and
Wales. The Dockhead Choir, widely acclaimed for their
performance at the Olympics opening ceremony, will  sing at
this Mass. On this occasion the choir and accompanying
orchestra will be directed by Dockhead's parish priest,
Canon Alan McLean. The choir will sing the first verse of
Jerusalem dressed in the same attire they wore at the
Olympic stadium. "It will be a slightly different version of
Jerusalem on this occasion to that sung at the opening
ceremony," said Canon McLean. "However, above all the young
people  and their parents  are both delighted and honoured
to be taking part in this special liturgy." The Dockhead
Choir is made up of 40 children and teenagers from the
choirs of the Most Holy Trinity Church, Dockhead, and St
William of York, Forest Hill.
Info & map:

Saturday 8 September
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; 20p
A Longfield TRA event.
Info & map:

Monday 10 September
6.15pm-7pm  at Cubana, 48 Lower Marsh; free; to reserve a
place email [email protected]
Sample Latin-inspired food, delicious fresh fruit smoothies
and Cubana's legendary Mojito made with premium Cuban rum.
Part of the  Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Info & map:

Monday 10 September
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
 Tom Cordell's feature length documentary that explores
London's recent architectural history. The film observes the
method and practise of the Modernist architects who rebuilt
London after World War Two. It shows how they revolutionised
life in the city in the wake of destruction from war and the
poor living conditions inherited from the Industrial
Revolution. This film is their story. Utopia London travels
through the recent history of the city where the film maker
grew up. He finds the architects who designed it and
reunites them with the buildings they created. These young
idealists were once united around a vision of using science
and art to create a city of equal citizens. Their
architecture fused William Morris with urban high-rise;
ancient parkland with concrete. Utopia London examines the,
social and political agendas of the time in which the city
was rebuilt. The story goes on to explore how the meaning of
these transformative buildings has been radically
manipulated over subsequent decades. Inspired by the
optimism of the past it poses the question; where do we go
from here and now? Membership of the Community Film Club is
primarily intended for residents of Southwark and Lambeth.
To join (it's free) email [email protected] or
call 020 7401 5176.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Blue Badge and Freedom Pass Officer, Southwark Council
* Reps, Davies Bakeries
* Upholstery tutor, The Goodlife Centre
* Customer Experience Officer, Southwark Council


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* London Bridge Pyramid Office Desk Space
* TO LET - 35 Westminster Bridge Road, Glenny LLP


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Southwark Service Charge Demands
* Unusual events at Rockingham Street
* Maltings Cafe has closed
* Rowing Clubs in Southwark
* Think Apartments
* Anyone for Boules?
* Picture Framing
* Training in the park?
* Early Morning bottle collection - Hatfields
* Railings removal
* Recent Graduate Available for Odd Jobs
* Millwall Memorabilia
* Misuse of parking bays -Leathermarket St
* Clothes rails for boot fair
* Moving to Great Dover Street
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* 2 person office wanted
* Small office near Blackfriars Road wanted
* Workshop space wanted for Druid Cycles
* One desk space wanted



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