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SE1 Direct 639: South Bank Forum, Repair Cafe and more

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 639 

Monday 4 February 2013                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Alexander Technique for Musicians
* What's on this week
* February 2013 issue of 'in SE1'
* Reader offer: Clare The Hair at Cut and Clipper
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: London Marathon places available


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* 'Guerrilla grime busters' clean up Elephant subway
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* David Beckham backs Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe
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* Tooley Street 'ghost town' as London Dungeon shuts
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* Council to build new church for Crossway URC at Elephant
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* Boris Johnson opens The View from the Shard
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* Massive sixth-form college and student residence approved
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* National Theatre to open 'The Shed' temporary venue
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* 34k up for grabs for Grange ward community projects
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* St Mungo's opens Recovery College in Rushworth Street
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* Southwark Fire Station closure threat remains
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* Kate Hoey MP chairs debate on gun crime and knife crime
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* Finishing touches to refurbished Borough Market hall
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* Unprovoked assault at Elephant & Castle: police appeal
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* Waterloo to Battersea monorail suggested by Lib Dems
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* ITV buys South Bank HQ for 56 million
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{ Advert: The Alexander Technique for Musicians }

"I have the joy back in my performances and I notice this is
reflected in the faces of the audience"

It's all thanks to the Alexander Technique. F.M Alexander
was a passionate performer and his technique has given many
musicians enhancement to their skills.

So what is it that Alexander Technique adds in valuable star
quality that extra hours of practise and painstaking effort
just cannot compare with?

This technique teaches us to move and think in a more
productive way, enabling us to recognise and eliminate
inappropriate tensions and habits of moving that have
created uncomfortable, even painful, ways of being, on and
off stage.

However talented and industrious we are, it teaches us to
change our whole selves on a conscious level and this allows
the music to speak with a more natural clarity.

"People say I look and sound more vibrant."

The flow has an energetic dynamic, yet maintains beauty in
its stillness. This is where "stage presence" in the artist
is seductive for the audience who return for more. Wouldn't

Allow me to introduce this to you in a FREE 20-minute
introductory session.
Sheralyn Rennert MSTAT

07887 637975
[email protected]

27A Blackfriars Road, LONDON SE1 8NY

Get your ad here:

{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 6 February
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; adults 10; children free
Classical concert series for baby and you organised by
concert pianist and local mum Miaomiao Yu. Set your heart
aflutter with Schumann's Fantasiestuecke, "chase rainbows"
with the poet of the piano, Chopin; and weep at the doomed
love of Faure's Pellease et Melisande. Relax with your loved
ones as guest artist Tim Lowe bares his soul on the cello.
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.
Info & map:

Thursday 7 February
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
The first in a series of chamber performances. Southbank
Sinfonia players display their ability to shine in a more
intimate setting. 
Info & map:

Thursday 7 February
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street
Regular meeting for South Bank and Waterloo residents
convened by Simon Hughes MP and Kate Hoey MP with local
councillors. Agenda includes presentations by Lambeth and
Southwark police commanders on the current police and crime
plan consultation. Find out about Southbank Centre's
Festival of Neighbourhood to be held this summer - and the
plans for the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and
Hayward Gallery. Meet Carly Mitchell, principal of Oasis
Academy South Bank Find out about plans for Waterloo
Library. Give your feedback on this year's New Year's Eve
Info & map:

Please note that the meeting listed for Saturday 9 February
in our printed what's on guide has now been rescheduled for
Tuesday 26 February:

Sunday 10 February
11am-1pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; 5
(child 3; family 12)
This family concert combines a group of Dulwich young
musicians and Greek music and dance. Babies welcome, also
grandparents, uncles and aunts.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 February
2pm-5pm  at The Goodlife Centre, 122 Webber Street; free
Repair Cafe is a community project first developed in
Holland, which encourages people to repair, reuse and
recycle their possessions to reduce waste and reverse the
rise of a disposable culture. Londoners are encouraged to
bring in transportable broken household items to Repair Cafe
for assessment, and if deemed repairable by the organisers,
can start making their repairs in the Repair Cafe. DIY,
carpentry and electrical experts from The Goodlife Centre
will be on standby to advise and a selection of tools and
materials will be made available for use.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 February
6.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 10 (conc
Programme includes works by Bach, Major, Ives, Arvo Part and
Info & map:


{ February 2013 issue of 'in SE1' }

The February edition of our monthly printed what's on guide
is out now. PDF also available from


{ Reader offer }

Exclusive discount for readers during February 2013

Clare The Hair at Cut and Clipper
35 The Cut SE1 8LF - 07905 095583

Any SE1 readers who come into the salon during February to
see Clare The Hair will be given a 15 per cent discount to
celebrate the launch of her new late night opening on
Thursdays due to customer demand.

Clare styled hair for the recent  National Television Awards
2013 at the O2 Arena as Come Dine With Me was nominated for
best daytime show. 

Discounts apply to blow-dries, cuts, hair colouring or even
vintage hair rolls - male or female - and any time of the
day. Just quote 'London SE1'.


{ Local job vacancies }

* Communications Assistant, Coin Street Community Builders
* Office Administrators, London RIB Voyages
* Assistant Investigator, Southwark Council
* Cook, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Assistant Premises Manager, Waterloo Action Centre
* Office Manager, Southwark Council
* Occasional concierge work


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space available in Walworth SE17


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Old London Road photos at Castle Fish Bar
* Heygate phase 1 public access
* Southwark Blue Badge
* Who ARE all those guys who hang out in B&Q car park?
* Library Street Social Centre Collective
* Potters Fields / St Olave's graveyard
* Looking for a great amateur dramatic group
* Help Someone New To The Area
* Huge advertising hoarding, Borough High Street
* Devon Mansions TV Problems
* Zumba Classes
* Bells of SE1
* Vodafone signal petition
* Parking at Guy's Hospital
* Cobbler-Redcross Way (Cobblers Nest)
* Lost camera on Toulmin Street off Lant Street
* Fitness For Every Body's pavement signs
* Loud background noise: Around Southwark Police Station
* Looking for a good Pilates class

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Spare keyboard?



{ Noticeboard }

SE1-based national charity Oasis has places available in the
London Marathon:


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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