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SE1 Direct 623: South Bank Forum, Apple Day, October Plenty

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 623

Monday 15 October 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Alexander Technique and staying youthful
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* 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 }

* One Blackfriars: green light for 50-storey luxury flats
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* Shard restaurants levy cover charge to deter sightseers
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* Lower Marsh Market: Waterloo Quarter takes over management
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* School pupils bring produce to Borough Market harvest sale
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* Mindapples tree appears in Southwark Cathedral churchyard
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* St Thomas' art projections to make the invisible visible
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* Former South Bank rough sleepers go for ride on London Eye
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* Octavia Hill remembered at Southwark Cathedral
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* London Assembly member calls for 20 mph limit at Elephant
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* MoS calls on Eric Pickles to block Eileen House demolition
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* LSBU vice-chancellor Martin Earwicker to retire
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* Temporary ticket office delivered to London Bridge Station
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{ Advert: The Alexander Technique and staying youthful }

At the end of their first Alexander Technique lesson most of
my clients agree they look five years younger.  Someone I
used to teach referred to her weekly Alexander lesson as her
"Alexander facelift."

What has changed?  The way in which we move reveals a lot
about age: as we get older we stiffen our bodies and
restrict our range of movement.

Also, as people get older their eyes tend to get smaller and
their faces get fixed.  Children have big eyes and alive,
elastic faces.  George Orwell said "At 50, everyone has the
face he deserves."

My colleague Elizabeth Walker was recently interviewed on
Woman's Hour because she was still working, teaching the
Alexander Technique at 97.  When I first met her she was 87
but looked 60.  She had a youthful twinkle in here eye and
she was upright  not with "shoulders back", "core
stability" good posture but with a lithe, poised body.

The Alexander Technique gives us back an effortless,
economic way of moving and being upright, and a light,
responsive face.

Too good to be true?  Contact us to arrange a free
introductory session.
020 7928 6378  or  [email protected]

South Bank Alexander Centre
27 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY

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{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 17 October
6pm-9pm  at Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road
An opportunity for parents and young people to learn about
the new Oasis Academy South Bank due to open in September
2013. There will be two sessions - 6pm-7pm and 7pm-8pm -
followed by a public consultation meeting from 8pm till 9pm.
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 October
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors planning
and development issues in Waterloo. Hear from the developers
and help to shape the community's response. Learn about
plans for a new development on Blackfriars Road and the
refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward
Gallery on the South Bank.
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 October
7pm (informal session from 6pm) at Walworth Academy,
Shorncliffe Road
Meeting of all 63 members of Southwark Council. The themed
debate will be on opportunities for young people in
Southwark, including youth employment. The evening starts
with an hour-long informal session from 6pm. Join the Mayor
of Southwark in celebrating the Olympic legacy and
achievements by young people. 
* Sporting displays by Team Southwark winners in the London
Youth Games 2012. 
* Meet some of the young writers behind Southwark's Olympic
Youth Poem. 
* Exhibition of Southwark's sporting heroes. 
* Various stalls promoting work and training opportunities
for young people. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 October
7pm at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road; free
A special musical performance commissioned for MERGE. Fiona
Banner in association with Viv Albertine, Steve Beresford,
James McArthur and a male voice choir, presents a new
musical re-arrangement of the hit pop song, Snoopy v The Red
Baron. Features live performance by Origamibiro and others.
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Thursday 18 October
12.30pm-1.30pm & 6.30pm-7.30pm at The Gold Caravan, Bankside
Mix, Canvey Street; free
Featuring members of The Snakes and Instant Flight this pop
up covers band will be rocking the caravan singing retro
classics from the 60s and 70s, featuring favourites from The
Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Doors, Dylan,
Pink Floyd and The Who. All the windows of the caravan will
be open wide to let the sounds from this musical happening
fill Canvey Street as if there a party inside. Enjoy the
musical atmosphere as you walk on by or linger a while to
look through any window onto an unexpected rock & roll
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Thursday 18 October
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Recital by David Fletcher (bass-baritone). Followed by light
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Thursday 18 October
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Regular meeting for South Bank residents hosted by MPs Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes together with local councillors.
Agenda includes discussion on street drinking, begging and
rough sleeping. Lambeth leader Cllr Steve Reed will set out
his vision for the 'cooperative council'. Find out about the
proposed closure of part of Upper Ground. Learn about the
vision and approach to refurbishing the Queen Elizabeth Hall
and Hayward Gallery. Plus the opportunity to raise issues
from the floor.
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Friday 19 October
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; adults 10 (children free) at the door
Baby goes to America in October. Explore the sounds of
America with violinist Claire Sterling and pianist Miaomiao
Yu. A new classical concert series for baby and you, from
the creator of the critically acclaimed Classics with my
Baby. Bach to Baby is brought to you by award-winning
concert pianist and local mum Miaomiao Yu. 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.
Suitable for both under 5s and under 95s. 
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Friday 19 October
10.30am at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Come along and join in with and listen to stories by the
ever-popular Sandra Agard. For under-5s.
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Friday 19 October
12.30pm-2.30pm  at The Gold Caravan, Bankside Mix,  Canvey
Street; free
Singer songwriter Anna Page will perform intimate sets in
the gold caravan for an audience of up to 6 people at a
time, showcasing her original music (up to 10 mins at a time
per audience). Anna Page is a singer and a song writer,
artist, and part-time burlesque model. As well as performing
her own songs live on TV, she has appeared in The White
Stripes and Mick Jagger videos as a dancer and actress. She
staged a one-woman exhibition on St Martins Lane entitled
"How The Universe Works: The Answer To Everything", for
which she was dubbed both "The Shining Child Of the
Revelation Revolution" (West End Extra) and a "glamorous art
terrorist" (12 Bar Club)
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Friday 19 October
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood
Centre, 108 Stamford Street; 4 including refreshments
A British coming-of-age comedy-drama. One boy must fight to
save his mother from the advances of a mystic and
simultaneously lure his eczema-strafed girlfriend in to the
bedroom, armed with only a wide vocabulary and near-total
self belief. 
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Saturday 20 October
10am-2pm  at Shepherd Hall, St Thomas' Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road; free
An event for visually impaired people who struggle with
everyday tasks such as reading, writing and watching the
television. The event will offer the chance for people to
try low vision aids and gadgets, as well as picking up
information from charities and other organisations. The
Royal London Society for Blind People will be running a
children's hour from 11am with games and sports on offer for
visually impaired children. The event, which will be opened
by Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes, is the sixth annual event of
its kind.
Info & map:

Saturday 20 October
12pm-7pm  at Bankside riverside walkway,  Bankside; free
Dom Prosser from Notting Hill Arts Club and No Quarter
programmes this afternoon of live music showcasing original
song writing and musical talent on an outdoor riverside
stage beside Millennium Bridge. Featuring Jonny P Taylor
(1200), Avert Francis (1240), John Bull & The Bandits
(1315), David J Alexander (1400), Ay Ducane (1500), Dominic
Hammond (1600), Oli Wennink (1700), Andrew Balkwill (1800). 
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Saturday 20 October
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 10 (conc
An evening of Russian music, including Rimsky-Korsakov's
famous Capriccio Espagnol and Shostakovich's debut symphony,
and the London Premiere of Anaphora, a new work by British
composer Bernard Hughes.
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Sunday 21 October
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
The cathedral congregation is joined by representatives of
other faiths as part of 'A Year of Service', a multi faith
celebration of God's creation during the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee year. Gifts of men's toiletries and food with a long
shelf-life are invited for the Manna Day Centre for homeless
people, and gifts of socks for the ROBES winter shelter
project. The Choral Eucharist is followed by a procession
and a short act of harvest worship in the Borough Market as
part of Apple Day.
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Sunday 21 October
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
This family celebration of the apple harvest offers visitors
young and old the chance to join the market's traders in the
celebration of the complete lifecycle of the apple and apple
growers. The market's traders will be on hand to share their
knowledge and enthusiasm and there will be plenty of
opportunity to sample a vast array of apple varieties.
Info & map:

Sunday 21 October
Starts 12pm at Bankside Pier, Bankside; free
October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held
annually in Southwark. Beginning on Bankside, by
Shakespeare's Globe, the event mixes ancient seasonal
customs and theatre with contemporary festivity, joining
with Borough Market's Apple Day event.
Info & map:

Sunday 21 October
11am-4pm registration from 10.30am; last workshop begins
2.30pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
An opportunity for families with children to come together
and have fun, learn and explore together. Workshops are
free, but donations of 1 or more are welcome.
Info & map:

Sunday 21 October
Starts 2pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; free
All are welcome on this free family-friendly Lambeth
Cyclists Neighbourhood Ride taking a couple of hours to
gently explore the Waterloo and Vauxhall area. The ride
starts at 2pm, with a free bike check just beforehand,
outside the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace. If you
email that you're coming before Thursday 18 October you'll
get a free bag of goodies from Barclays and free back-up
lights from Lambeth Council. To register just send an email
headed Oct 21 with the names of those coming along to
[email protected] . It's fine also to just turn up
on the day, but there's no guarantee you'll get the lights
etc. The ride will mainly be on quiet back streets and you
will see plenty of famous sights, from the Houses of
Parliament to the London Eye. There are also loads of quirky
facts and unusual places along the way. The ride will finish
at 4pm back at the Garden Museum.
Info & map:

Sunday 21 October
6.30pm at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road
The Welsh-language television series that inspired the BBC's
Songs of Praise programme is recording a show at the Borough
Welsh Chapel with organist John Edward Jones and conductor
Mike Williams. All welcome. The programme will be broadcast
on S4C.
Info & map:

Monday 22 October
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Learn about future plans for Blackfriars Road.
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Tuesday 23 October
7pm-10.30pm  at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Road; 20-35 from Southbank Centre box office
Award-winning entertainer Jo Brand and other top comedians
deliver an unmissable night of stand-up comedy to support
mental health services in South London. South London and
Maudsley (SLaM) provides the widest range of mental health
and substance misuse services in the UK. SLaM treats people
in South London and offers specialist services to people
from across the country. Confirmed acts to date include
Nina Conti, the ventriloquist, and stand-up comedians
Alistair Barrie, Robin Ince, Daniel Simonsen and Nick
Revell. The benefits of laughter are wide ranging, including
reducing stress, boosting the immune system and connecting
us with others. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Accountant, Bear Space LLP
* Ad hoc kitchen assistant - Long Lane SE1
* Coffee Packer / Driver, Monmouth Coffee Company


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Cupcakes!
* Cuts Cafe Now Open - Blackfriars Road / Stamford Street
* Southwark Bridge - Sunday
* The Rise, Lant Street
* C10/381 capacity and frequency
* Accident on New Kent Road 11/10
* Rubbish collection
* Children's Party Venue & Caterer
* Mobile mechanic SE1?
* Allergy support group
* Councillor calls for crack down on pubs on wheels

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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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