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SE1 Direct 647: this week's local news and events

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 646

Monday 25 March 2013                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Summer Language Classes 2013
* What's on this week
* April 2013 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 }

* London Bridge Bus Station reopens after 3-month closure
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* Bishop of Southwark criticises Government's welfare reform
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* Massive fire at Walworth Town Hall - photos and video
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* Walworth town hall fire: taking stock + looking to future
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* Councillors clash over homes bought by foreign investors
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* Good Friday Pop Up Church on Waterloo Station concourse
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* Video - Boris busks at London Bridge Station
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* New council homes to be built in Bermondsey's Willow Walk
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* Southwark signs 'Safer Lorries for Safer Cycling' pledge
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* Bakerloo line extension "closer than ever"
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* Rough sleepers moved on from Waterloo subways
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* Camberwell war memorials rededicated at 160 Tooley Street
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* Simon Hughes celebrates 30 years in Parliament
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* Council shelves Old Kent Road bail hostel plan
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* Review: The Winslow Boy at The Old Vic
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{ Advert }

Summer Language Classes 2013: French, Spanish, Italian,
German, and Portuguese

A series of language courses will be running from Tuesday
May 14 to Thursday July 18th for ten weeks and will be held
at Chiswell Street near Moorgate and on Thursdays at More
London (near London Bridge). Courses are open to beginners,
intermediate and advanced speakers of French, Spanish and
Italian as well as beginners of Portuguese and German.The
price ranges from £120-£150. Please contact
[email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April
at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; Fri/Sat £5
day pass till 7pm; £15 (con £10) inc evening show; Sun £10
(conc £8) day pass
Siobhan Davies Dance opens its doors to welcome some of the
most exciting dance artists, choreographers and thinkers
from across Europe. Co-presented with Independent Dance,
what_now 2013 is a celebration of artists' resilience,
creativity and adaptability in the face of a changing
society. Siobhan Davies Studios will become a meeting point
for thought-provoking discussions, performances, and
installations which will take place in and around the spaces
of the building as well as via Skype from other countries.
Guests and performers include: Ivana MŁller, Jonathan
Burrows, Michael KliŽn, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot.
Info & map:

Saturday 6 April
7.30pm at 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street; £15
This concert by contemporary music ensemble Twenty21
celebrates the art of singing and instrumental melody. The
recital features guest artist Clarinettist, Eugene Jones who
will collaborate with Soprano, Judith Sheridan on two sets
of duets by Vaughan Williams and Jacob Gordon. Pianist Craig
Combs will join the duo to present Hirtenlied by Meyerbeer
and the amazing Mozart aria, "Parto, ma ben tu mio" from La
clemenza di Tito. The second half will sing with the
instrumental melodies of Dvorak's first piano trio in B
Info & map:

Sunday 7 April
Meet 11am by wooden cross in south churchyard at Southwark
Cathedral,  London Bridge; £9; booking essential
[email protected]
This walk led by Neil Bright looks at how this historic
borough and its citizens coped during several phases of the
Blitz. Southwark is steeped in evidence of the Blitz. Hear
of the horrors of Wardens' Post 6 and the Surrey Theatre and
see a rare relic of the Blitz - an Emergency Water Supply
sign - plus much more. The walk is supported with photos
from the Blitz and personal stories. This walk is of 2 hours
45 minutes duration and finishes at the Imperial War Museum.
Info & map:

Monday 8 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Four years in the making, Enrica Colusso's documentary is
centred around the Heygate Estate at Elephant & Castle. It
tells a complex but intimate story of urban and social
transformation, and asks: what kind of society are we
building? The director will introduce the film. Membership
is open to those living in Southwark and Lambeth. To join,
email [email protected] or call 020 7401 5176.
Info & map:


{ April 2013 issue of 'in SE1' }

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


{ Local job vacancies }

* Development Manager, Bankside Open Spaces Trust


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 2 floor office to let near Imperial War Museum
* Desk Space in London Bridge, up to 6 desks available


Why not advertise your office space here? Only £9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Simon Hughes turned right
* Shlide - helter-skelter on the Shard
* Old Pictures from the 50's - 60's
* Florist in Borough Market
* Union Street Businesses
* Alex Monroe
* Southwark College Plans
* Fruit and veg in SE1
* Illegal/dangerous motorcycle activity on Druid St
* Thai takeaways close to Shad Thames
* 49 Surrey Row
* The Red Bull Centre on Tooley Street
* Walworth Town Hall & Cuming Museum fire

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for Commercial Space SE1
* WANTED: 700 to 1,000 sq ft office space
* Office space needed for local human rights charity



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