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SE1 Direct 624: Your weekly news and events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 624

Monday 22 October 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co for VAT, Payroll and Bookkeeping
* 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 }

* We Was All One: new film to examine local life 40 years on
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* Artists re-imagine the hoarding at Bankside 'pocket park'
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* Millennium Bridge: daytime closures for inspection
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* Southwark Fire Station 'under threat of closure'
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* Lord Mayor's fireworks display cancelled
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* London Bridge Experience relaunches as The Crypts
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* Princess Royal opens David Idowu Peace Garden
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* Yvonne Powell named as principal of Walworth Academy
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* Eric Pickles joins Borough Market Apple Day celebrations
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* Top Southwark Labour politicians join TUC march
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* 381 bus route: TfL consults on changes at London Bridge
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* Shell Centre developers launch local procurement network
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* Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre: Sport England objects
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* Lollipop patrol to be introduced in St George's Road
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* IWM "one of the finest museums in the world" says PM
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* Nolias 11 jazz club opens in Stamford Street
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* Fire on roof of Magdalen Street block
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* SE1 United visits Earl of Normanton's country estate
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* Elections: Bermondsey & South Bank constituency proposed
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* British Heart Foundation seeks volunteers for SE1 shop
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* Hungerford Bridge graffiti vandal jailed for 16 months
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{ Advert: Elan & Co for VAT, Payroll and Bookkeeping }

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you of the burden, designed to save you time and effort and
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* VAT - Besides preparing your return and dealing with all
compliance issues we will ensure your business is using the
right VAT structure and paying over the least amount of VAT
to HMRC.
* PAYROLL - You will receive computer generated payslips and
we will handle all duties including PAYE, NI, sick pay etc
as well as completing any statutory forms.
* BOOKKEEPING - We offer flexible and cost effective
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offering advice and training on how to get the most from
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We can provide you with monthly management reports. Every
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loss and balance sheet looks like, leaving you free to run
your business and live your life.

We offer a comprehensive range of Accountancy and Tax
Services for fixed fees and contractor solutions. Why not
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Ph: 020 7403 1500, [email protected]
We are located near London Bridge, just off 156 Bermondsey

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{ What's on this week }

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
10.30am at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Come along to an informal local history discussion session.
This month's focus is on local writers including Charles
Dickens, Shakespeare and Somerset Maugham among others. 
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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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Wednesday 24 October
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza; £7 (conc £5); no
advance booking
Local history brought vividly to life by John Constable,
author of The Southwark Mysteries and Secret Bankside. When
Charles Dickens was only twelve, his father was imprisoned
for debt in the Marshalsea Prison, and the boy was found
lodgings in The Borough. This walk explores how this
childhood encounter with the Victorian underworld influenced
Dickens' entire life and work. Your guide, John Constable,
recites selections from the novels in their local settings.
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Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October
Thu 11am-9pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 10am-9pm at The Crypt, St
George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
The London Photo Festival aims to promote the sale and
appreciation of photographic art. The festival provides
amateur and semi-professional photographers with the
opportunity to exhibit their work, gain professional
feedback and to join a thriving community of photographers.
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Thursday 25 October
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza; £7 (conc £5); no
advance booking
John Constable performs selections from his epic work The
Southwark Mysteries as he guides us around the sites and
history that inspired it - The Tabard and Chaucer's
Canterbury Pilgrims, the Temple of Isis, Mary Overie, the
Liberty of the Clink, the Winchester Geese and Crossbones
burial ground - a journey into the secret history of
London's oldest Borough.
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Saturday 27 October
From 10am at Bermondsey Square; free
Third annual halloween event in Bermondsey Square. This
year's theme is Victoriana. From 10am Bermondsey Farmers'
Market stallholders will be dressed in full Victorian
costume. The Crow Theatre will weave through the square with
their creepy interactive take on that most infamous and evil
of Londoners: Jack the Ripper. You will never be able to
look at the Square in quite the same way again! As darkness
falls and spirits rise there will be a DJ playing suitably
spectral tunes followed by the now-traditional open-air
screening of a classic Halloween film arranged by Shortwave
Cinema. Other fearsome activities taking place for Boo! will
include spine chilling storytelling at 2pm about ghosts past
and present at Woolfson & Tay, a psychic to foretell your
future, and gruesome face painting. 
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Saturday 27 October
10.30am-5pm  at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb
Garret, 9a St Thomas Street; free
Following restoration, the Old Operating Theatre and Herb
Garret of the old St Thomas' Hospital opened on 27 October
1962, making the museum 50 years old on 27 October 2012. The
museum is offering free admission to celebrate. Surgical
demonstrations will take place on the hour, every hour from
11am to 4pm. Museum space is limited, so please book in
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Saturday 27 October
11am-3pm  at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn Square
Games for all ages - loads of fun for all the family!
Tombola and star-prize raffle And lots more...! Relax with
friends at the Falling Leaves Cafe - Home Made Eats! 
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Saturday 27 October
11am-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free; booking essential 020 7525 3415
Delve deep in to your Caribbean family history through
building and developing your family tree with genealogist
and family historian Sharon Tomlin. Join the session for
tips and tools to help you on your journey of discovery as
you gather information on your family history and understand
your family’s place in the community and in the history of
the Caribbean.
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Saturday 27 October
2.30pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; free; book
online or call 020 7407 9316
Literary London ghost stories inspired by Charles Dickens
with an eerie electro slant. Performed by local storyteller
Vanessa Woolf. Live soundtrack by Nigel of Bermondsey with
80s kit - a Moog, ring modulator and test oscillator.
Suitable for adults and children aged 5 and above. Supported
by Bermondsey Square Community Fund.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part-Time Admin Assistant, Fulcher Edwards
* Bar and waiting staff, The Laughing Gravy
* Part Time Admin Assistant, Lavish
* Ad hoc kitchen assistant - Long Lane SE1


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

Got a small office or desk space you're looking to rent out?
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Pony and trap
* Mountain bikers in SE1
* Injured fox
* Southwark Free School
* Turnips stall in Borough Market
* Fire in Tooley Street
* Discounted Community/Local Theatre Tickets
* The Britannia
* Shard Visitor Charge
* Incredible Edible?

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Tiny room with good Wi-Fi wanted



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