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SE1 Direct 622: Our pick of the week's events + latest news

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 622

Monday 8 October 2012                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Deep Tissue & Remedial Massage
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies - 2 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 }

* All-night queue of overseas students to be eliminated
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* Councillor calls for crackdown on 'pubs on wheels'
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* Boy killed in lorry collision named as Hichame Bouadimi
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* Police appeal after Old Kent Road shooting
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* 4G wireless broadband now available around Bankside area
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* Architects picked for Queen Elizabeth Hall/Hayward revamp
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* Crackdown on dangerous drivers & cyclists at key junction
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* St John Ambulance offers First Aid at Work training in SE1
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* International School Award for Charles Dickens School
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* Lambeth Giving Fund launched at Lambeth Palace reception
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* Cathedral to host charity sleepout in aid of night shelter
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* Tossed promises 'healthier eating' at Bankside Mix
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* Review: Fireface at the Young Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Until Wednesday 10 October
Daily 11am-6pm at South Bank Riverside Walkway, The Queen's
Walk near Gabriel's Wharf; free
Week-long cultural festival to showcase Malaysia's rich
culture. The event includes an array of cultural
performances and traditional music. There will be
craft-making demonstrations depicting the legacy of
Malaysia's traditional craftsmanship and sales of craft
products. Also featured will be a fashion show by Malaysian
models dressed in the Malaysian Batik and Songket textiles
featuring traditional and contemporary designs. Malaysian
artists will also attend, displaying artworks for sale at
affordable prices. Visitors will also have the opportunity
to try delicious Malaysian dishes in typical hawker fare and
join in traditional games.
Info & map:

Monday 8 October
2pm at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House, 94A
Southwark Bridge Road; 3; book via
[email protected] 020 7021 1600
Come and visit the London Fire Brigade Museum. Explore the
museum's fire station, once part of the original Southwark
fire station in the 1870s and home to a unique collection of
historical fire engines. Exhibitions include the Great Fire
of London, Victorian fire stations, the fire services during
the Second World War and the London Fire Brigade Today.
Info & map:

Monday 8 October
3pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
A service to mark the centenary of the death of Octavia
Hill, who was a social reformer and founder of the National
Trust. The Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn,
will lead the service and the preacher will be Canon Giles
Fraser, priest-in-charge of St Mary Newington at Elephant &
Castle. Octavia Hill's memorial service was held in the
cathedral in August 1912 and she is much associated with
Southwark, where she was involved in the provision of social
housing. The service will be attended by the Bishop of
Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun and the Mayor of
Southwark, Cllr Althea Smith. All are welcome.
Info & map:

Monday 8 October
5.30pm (refreshments from 5pm) at Museum of the Royal
Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street; free
Illustrated lecture by Dr Simon Chaplin, head of the
Wellcome Library. Previously Dr Chaplin was Director of
Museums and Special Collections at The Royal College of
Surgeons of England, where he managed the Hunterian Museum
and the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.
Info & map:

Monday 8 October
6pm-10pm  at The Old Vic Tunnels,  Leake Street; free
After hibernation over the Olympic period, Tony Heywood and
Alison Condie's subterranean garden installation will reopen
to reveal its fungal glory. 'The Majesty' is a
reconfiguration and re-imagining of a show garden from the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, evolving from its initial form as a
picturesque landscape portrait of the Dorset coast, into a
fungal landscape of the sublime within a spectacular
underground setting.
Info & map:

Tuesday 9 October
1pm-8pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
See the latest plans for the redevelopment of the site at
the corner of Waterloo Road and Baylis Road.
Info & map:

Tuesday 9 October
1pm-2pm  at Morley Gallery, Morley College, 61 Westminster
Bridge Road; free
A free lecture by Robyn Steward, a specialist trainer and
mentor to young people with autism. Robyn Steward is a
public speaker who runs her own business providing
consultancy and training on Autism. She has ten
disabilities, including a physical disability, visual
impairment, three specific learning difficulties and a form
of Autism (Asperger's Syndrome). An experienced and
inspirational speaker, Robyn travels to the USA on an annual
speaking tour, has spoken at the House of Commons, and will
have her first book published next year.
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Tuesday 9 to Sunday 21 October
Daily 1pm-9pm at The Old Vic Tunnels,  Leake Street; free;
booking essential
Lazarides Gallery and The Old Vic Tunnels join artistic
forces for the third and final time coinciding with this
year's Frieze Art Fair for a show inspired by the Bethlem
('Bedlam') Hospital which once stood just down the road.
Contributors include Vhils, Conor Harrington, Doug Foster,
Ian Francis, Kelsey Brookes, Karim Zeriahen, Klaus Weiskopf,
Lucy McLauchlan, Artists Anonymous, Michael Najjar, Till
Rabus, Jonathan Yeo and Antony Micallef.
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Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 October
Wed 12.30pm-1.30pm; Thu 7.30pm-8.30pm at The Gold Caravan,
Flat Iron Square,  Union Street
The award-winning poet and performer will read poems he
wrote after meetings with Bankside residents and builders
working on the Tate Modern development. The performances,
commissioned by MERGE, will take place in a tiny, vintage,
gold-painted caravan, possibly the smallest mobile
performance space in London. Ellams's style is influenced by
classic literature and hip-hop, as much by Keats as by
MosDef. Rooted in a love for rhythm and language, he crosses
18th century romanticism and traditional story telling with
contemporary diction, loose rhythm and rhyme. 
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Wednesday 10 October
7pm at Finnish Church, Albion Street SE16
Second meeting of the newly merged community council for
Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks,
Rotherhithe and Livesey wards. The meeting will be held at
the . Agenda includes updates on regeneration at London
Bridge, Canada Water and Bermondsey Spa.
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Wednesday 10 October
7pm at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road
Second meeting of the newly merged community council for
Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Faraday and Newington
wards. The theme is "supporting our local high streets" and
there will be a chance to contribute your comments and ideas
about East Street, Borough High Street, Walworth Road and
Tower Bridge Road. The council is also seeking your ideas
for the community infrastructure levy and community project
bank. A safer neighbourhoods team surgery will be held prior
to the meeting at 6.30pm.
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Tuesday 9 October
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members 1
Talk by Chris Constable, Southwark Council's in-house
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Wednesday 10 October
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; 5 from
Modern cities are increasingly depicted as vacant dystopian
spaces, is it time to bring people back into how we
photograph our cities? This panel will invite artists and
academics to discuss how their work engages with ideas about
people and the city and whether there is an increasing
divide between depictions of spaces and their inhabitants
Particpating artists are: Manuel Vazquez, David Kendall and
Simon Rowe, with further guests to be confirmed closer to
the event.
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Thursday 11 October
11am-1pm  at Jubilee Market, Borough Market
Pupils from 10 local schools will be selling seasonal
vegetables that they have grown and nurtured from seed. The
Harvest Sale is the culmination of a partnership between
Borough Market and School Food Matters, a charity whose
mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh,
sustainable food at school and understands where their food
comes from. The project kicked off back in May, when pupils
and teachers were given a masterclass by food writer and
horticulturalist Tom Moggach who showed them how to plant
and care for their seeds. Since then, pupils and teachers
alike have cared for their crops which include pumpkins,
squashes and even some beetroot. Now, as autumn arrives, the
vegetables, will be making their way to Borough Market.  The
money raised by the sale of the vegetables will go to
FareShare, an award winning charity which seeks to relieve
food poverty by rescuing good food that would otherwise go
to waste.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 October
6.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
The group is reading The Red House by Mark Haddon. The
library buys 15 copies of each title chosen. The titles
range from contemporary bestsellers, to award-winners and
the occasional classic. New members always welcome.
Attending the group is free but there is a small charge for
refreshments (wine and crisps) for those who want them.
Contact librarian Stephen Males on 020 7926 8751 for further
Info & map:

Thursday 11 October
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
 Gary Lachman will be giving a talk on the celebrated
occultist Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and her time as a
resident of London. Author of "Isis Unveiled" & co-founder
of the Theosophical Society, Madame Blavatsky is a hugely
influential figure in modern esoteric history. Gary Lachman
is an author of books on the meeting ground between
consciousness, culture, & the western inner tradition. His
new book "Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern
Spirituality" is published by Tarcher/Penguin.
Info & map:

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October
Fri & Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road
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Friday 12 October
3pm at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane, Tooley Street
12 October will mark the completion of a three-part project
on HMS Belfast, by its conservation team, to restore some of
its guns. As part of this completion, two rounds will be
fired at 3pm from the four-inch gun mount on the starboard
boat deck, one of the three guns to have been restored. 
Info & map:

Saturday 13 October
10am-1pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
See the latest plans for the redevelopment of the site at
the corner of Waterloo Road and Baylis Road.
Info & map:

Saturday 13 October
12pm-8pm  at Leake Street; free
Sandwiched between the free entry exhibition Bedlam and the
free entry mystical indoor garden The Majesty (8 & 13
October only), the market will take place in the Leake
Street tunnel and combines the best of the nation's
independent street food traders along with tantalising turns
from Covent Garden's street performers.
Info & map:

Saturday 13 October
12pm-8pm  at The Old Vic Tunnels,  Leake Street; free
After hibernation over the Olympic period, Tony Heywood and
Alison Condie's subterranean garden installation will reopen
to reveal its fungal glory. 'The Majesty' is a
reconfiguration and re-imagining of a show garden from the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, evolving from its initial form as a
picturesque landscape portrait of the Dorset coast, into a
fungal landscape of the sublime within a spectacular
underground setting.
Info & map:

Sunday 14 October
11am-4pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames
Free family workshops, tours and activities for children
aged 5-11. Family Day activities are included in the normal
admission price (10 for adults + 1 donation) and under-12s
get in for free.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Administration/Communications Internship, Vauxhall One
* Coffee Packer / Driver, Monmouth Coffee Company


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Warehouse - 55 Great Suffolk Street
* Secure storage for my bike
* SE1 Festival of Street Drinking
* Decorator / plasterer wanted
* Pedestrian road safety in SE1
* The 'Troc.'
* Southwark Council tree strategy consultation
* New development on Weston Street
* Hairdresser for children
* Students queuing thru the night in Borough
* Beware camera Guy Street
* Oven Repair SE1
* Removal companies
* New licence on Park Street?
* Advice on plants to grow on a dead tree
* How safe is Bermondsey?
* Comic Shops in SE1
* Community Activities in Elephant & Castle
* Noisy drunks in Bermondsey Street and Tanner Street Park

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Borough Market trader looking for an illustrator/designer
* Company looking for Office Share near London Bridge



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