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SE1 Direct 643: Film Club, Climate Week and Potato Day

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 643

Monday 4 March 2013                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Alexander Technique - run like the Kenyans
* What's on this week
* March issue of 'in SE1'
* 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 }

* Remains of Roman Southwark found at London Bridge Station
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* SE1 window-breaker has struck more than 70 times
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* Tower Bridge Road payday loan shop approved by inspector
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* Tanner Street aquaponic urban farm seeks funds
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* South Bank and Bankside in neighbourhood planning turf war
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* King's Reach Tower renamed South Bank Tower
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* London Dungeon opens in new County Hall home
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* TfL considering 20 mph limit at Elephant & Castle - Boris
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* Albert Embankment fire HQ development: inquiry begins
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* Tower Subway below Thames 'not worth listing'
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* London College of Communication plans 80 million revamp
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* Met commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe at Lambeth Bridge
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* Delfina restaurant to relaunch as Tanner & Co
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* 'Class A drugs' found in Grange Road: cops appeal for info
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* Southwark Fire Station closure "crazy" says council leader
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* Fairtrade Warrior strides across Potters Fields Park
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* Pope - "We will miss Benedict," says Southwark Archbishop
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{ Advert }

The Alexander Technique - run like the Kenyans

What have the Kenyan runners got that we haven't? Maybe it's
something natural, something we were born with, that they've
still got but we've lost.

After all, we all knew how to run when we were younger: if
you want to see good, natural running in this country watch
girls before they reach their teens, before they've become
aware of their bodies.  Boys lose it sooner because they
start to run in a way that they think looks, or feels,
"cool" or "tough".

How can we get it back? There are eight pages on "how to
run" in a book on running I recently browsed, but nowhere
does it say to just run the way nature intended you.  And I
bet the Kenyans don't have to read it. 

The Alexander Technique gives us back the effortless,
economic running we had when we were young. 

"The Alexander Technique makes running far easier."  Tarquin
Cooper in the Daily Telegraph.

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

South Bank Alexander Technique Centre
27 Blackfriars Rd SE1

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Monday 4 March
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
This 1966 comedy-drama starring Michael Caine is shown to
celebrate his career and 80th birthday. This stunning drama,
both funny and challenging, covers tough issues including
back street abortion. Also starring Shelley Winters,
Millicent Martin and Jane Asher. Membership is open to those
living in Southwark and Lambeth. To join, email
[email protected] or call 020 7401 5176.
Info & map:

Tuesday 5 March
1pm-8pm at the Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, off Renfrew
Road, SE11
Find out about two local Heritage Lottery funded projects,
The Cinema Museum's  'Picture Palaces' and Coin Street
Community Builders' 'Waterloo Sights and  Sounds'. Discover
where Charlie Chaplin lived and learnt his trade with museum
curator Anna, listen to oral history interviews about the
local area, record an interview, learn how to put a
'heritage'  radio show together, research the museum
collection with founder Ronald, learn about London's
archives with  Chris from University College London, help
create  heritage walks and maps with museum designer Andrew
and local historian Chris, get to grips with 'History Pin'
and other online resources plus. Finally, just sit and
sketch and chat to people over tea and cake. . Book your
place (only 40 available) with  [email protected]
or phone 020 7840 2200. 

Wednesday 6 March
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. 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:

Wednesday 6 March
10.30am-4pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
More than 20 animals from Surrey Docks Farm will be at
Potters Fields Park all day. Learn about sustainable food
sourcing and agriculture in an urban environment as part of
Team London Bridge's Climate Week programme.
Info & map:

Thursday 7 March
12pm-3pm at Gibbon's Rent,  Gibbons Rents; free
Have any materials hanging around which must have some use
but you can't quite figure out what? Bring along your scrap
materials for an up-cycling afternoon making bird boxes, bat
boxes and bug hotels with the Putting Down Roots team. Part
of Team London Bridge's series of Climate Week events.
Info & map:

Thursday 7 March
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia presents a free concert including
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and
orchestra and Beethoven's Symphony No.8.
Info & map:

Friday 8 March
11am; 3 suggested donation; email [email protected]
or call 020 7021 1600  to book
A look at some of the most notable women from Waterloo and
the surrounding area, in celebration of International
Women's Day. The walk will include women in the hospital,
Chaucer's women, working women, royal woman and criminals,
and Dickens's women. Part of the Waterloo Sights and Sounds
local history project.
Info & map:

Friday 8 March
11am-9pm  at More London Riverside,  Tooley Street; free
More London is hosting a low-carbon festival in support of
Climate Week. Come and take part in the day's festivities at
More London Riverside. Programme includes an item swap
(11am-3pm) where you can bring things such as DVDs, clothes
or books to swap, a market with stalls serving low-carbon
food (11am-7pm), ending with a free film in The Scoop at
More London (7pm) powered by 20 stationary cyclists - you
can even have a go and help power the projector.
Info & map:

Friday 8 March
12pm-2pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; 1 (free to Buzz card holders)
For one lunchtime only, bring your high-quality nearly new
clothes, books, DVDs and knick knacks to swap at the
Bankside Emporium. Pick up a bargain (free stuff!), refresh
your wardrobe, find a new read or do some re-gifting.
Friends of the Mini Mints will be selling cupcakes and The
Goodlife Centre will be running upholstering and upcycling
workshops. A Climate Week event.
Info & map:

Friday 8 March
2pm-7pm  at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth
Road; free
Free event organised by the Forum for Equalities and Human
Rights in Southwark. The afternoon will be opened by Cllr
Richard Livingstone and the programme includes presentations
by the Feminist Library, a short film, talk by local author
Precious Williams, live music, buffet and much more.
Info & map:

Friday 8 March
7pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 15 (conc 8);
children free; bookings [email protected]
Project:Opera presents Mozart's Requiem, performed by a
small choir with piano accompaniment, played and conducted
by Angela Pascale. 50 per cent of profits from the event
will be donated to The Big Issue Foundation.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 March
10am-1pm  at Lower Marsh; 5; to book email
[email protected]
Do you wonder why your photos look like everyone else's? Do
you want to learn how to take better photos? Join
photographer Anthony Epes for this 3 hour photo class and
walk where you will get the lowdown on how to instantly
improve your photos. Anthony will focus on helping you
develop your skills of composition; showing you how to
compose original and interesting photographs.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 March
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; 20p
Bargains galore.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 March
11am at ; 10 (conc 8)  email [email protected] to book
Ken Titmuss leads a walk with old maps exploring the streets
behind the South Bank. Looking up you will see an unusual
way the anti-slavery campaign was commemorated and just
round the corner a fragment of the Necropolis Railway, as
well as their office in Westminster Bridge Road. Along the
way the walk will celebrate the work of Emma Cons, encounter
the gold refiner of Cross Street and follow a lost river.
And you will discover the secret life of everyone's
favourite London bridge.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 March
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; normal
museum charges apply
Pennards Plants will be in residence with 80 plus varieties
of seed potatoes for sale by the single tuber with some
unusual and rare varieties . Advice on choice of varieties
will be available and cultural help too. The museum will
also have Heritage and Heirloom seeds for sale, onion sets,
shallots, rhubarb, fruit trees and some other surprises.
There will be potato printing for children with printed tea
towels to take away with you. The Garden Cafe will serve a
"potato-friendly" menu on the day.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 March
Meet 11am (please arrive 10.45am) outside the Cuming Museum,
151 Walworth Road; 8 (conc 7) no advance booking
Local history is brought vividly to life by writer and
performer John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries
and Secret Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough. This walk
traces Chaplin's early life - visiting the sites of local
music halls, some of his childhood lodgings, including the
old Lambeth workhouse, his birthplace and the church where
his parents were married.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 March
12pm-4pm  at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free
A book and story swap, with creative bookmark-making and
more, as part of the London Children's Bookswap. Bring a
book and swap it for a new one.
Info & map:

Monday 11 March
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Learn about Linden Homes's proposed development on
Blackfriars Road. Plus updates on the Blackfriars Road
public realm project and the Bankside Neighbourhood Plan.
Info & map:


{ March 2013 issue of 'in SE1' }

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


{ Local job vacancies }

* Support Worker, Headway SELNWK
* Occasional driver/carer


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space available in Walworth SE17
* Office space available in SE1, Listening Books


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* What you can see from the Shard
* The future of Tabard Park - having our say
* Missing cat?
* BBC Newsnight Southwark councillor allegations
* Does anyone on SE1 own a boat?
* Burnt out mail van
* Piano tuner

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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