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SE1 Direct 649: St George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 649

Monday 15 April 2013                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Ground floor modern office space, London Bridge
* 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 }

* LeSoCo: new name for Southwark College
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* Boris spends extra 500k to save New Year fireworks
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* Campaign to save Union Theatre and rail arch businesses
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* Abbey Street shut for 3 months for bridge restoration
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* Borough Market opens public car park for shoppers
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* Sainsbury's Local reopens with reduced Sunday hours
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* Shard pays no business rates due to bureaucratic logjam
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* HMS Belfast opens new cafe-bar
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* Burglars steal artefacts from burnt-out Cuming Museum
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* Southwark hoists Millwall flag at Tooley Street HQ
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* 5 million funding boost for Tate Modern extension
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* Pensioner "could have been killed" by falling hoarding
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* Thatcher and SE1
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* Rockingham Estate food store fined for hygiene breaches
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* Selco opens Old Kent Road builders' merchants
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* Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr to leave National Theatre
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* Maggie Smith portrait was painted in Southwark studio
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* Farewell to North Lambeth Methodist minister
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* Young Spaniards hold protest on Millennium Bridge
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* Raymond Blanc visits food-growing project in Bermondsey
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{ Advert: Ground floor modern office space, London Bridge }

Available now

The offices are modern, very secure, and in a very trendy
part of town (in a mews just off Bermondsey Street), right
next door to the new White Cube Gallery. The space is
located less than 10 mins walk from London Bridge station
and famous Borough & Antiques market. Details about the
space are as follows:

At approx 808 square feet it can very comfortably
accommodate 10-12 people plus filing space, and is on the
ground floor. It is self contained with separate access,
very secure with door entry system, Intercom, CCTV and
roller shutters front & back. The office has air
conditioning for heating and cooling. There is CAT5,
telephone and broadband connections.

The space benefits from a very modern kitchen incl
dishwasher and fridge, and a shower room! Within the space
there are two meeting rooms, one which is used as an 8
seated boardroom, the other as a manager's office.

It is available now with flexible lease options. Priced at
25 per sq foot plus costs and vat. Call 020 7403 1500 or
e-mail [email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 17 April
12.30pm-4.30pm  at Oasis Hub Coffee House, Oasis Church
Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road
Browse and buy titles including fiction and non-fiction,
children's, art, philosophy, gardening, cookery and more.
Springboard for Children is a literacy charity based in
Waterloo. Springboard for Children work in socially and
economically disadvantaged areas alongside children who
struggle to read and write. All money raised will provide
essential one-to-one literacy support for children who are
in danger of being left behind in the education system.
Springboard's provision of one-to-one tuition and mentoring,
combined with whole school services, work together to help
children unlock and realise their true potential.
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 April
7.15pm-8.30pm  at Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road;
book at
Join Chris Grayling, Lord Chancellor and justice secretary,
at the Oasis People's Parliament for your chance to
contribute to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on
Transforming Youth Custody. The minister will present a
keynote speech on the Government's vision for Transforming
Youth Custody and will be joined by a panel of senior
officials from both the Ministry of Justice and Department
for Education. Chaired by Steve Chalke, founder and CEO of
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 April
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 39 Bear Lane; free; booking advised
Hosted by National Arts Council of Singapore as part of
their programme of events during London Book Fair 2013, this
event features some of Singapore's most prominent
contemporary authors and poets. Learn about Singapore
writing as Singaporean writers Alvin Pang, Colin Cheong,
Joshua Ip and publisher Edmund Wee speak on this panel about
the creative process, their ideal reader and the
complexities of the marketplace. How can Singaporean writing
reach a broader international readership? And in the first
place, does it really matter?
Info & map:

Thursday 18 April
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free concert with Southbank Sinfonia.
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Thursday 18 April
6.30pm-8pm  at Mint Street Adventure Playground,  Lant
The Building Exploratory has been appointed by Southwark
Council to work with local community to consider how the
building at Mint Street Adventure Playground could be
redeveloped. Session for parents, local residents and anyone
interested in the future of the building.
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Thursday 18 April
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street
Regular meeting for Waterloo and South Bank residents
convened by Convened by Kate Hoey MP, Simon Hughes MP and
councillors from Bishop's ward and Cathedrals ward. Hear
from Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark Council. Learn
about neighbourhood planning in South Bank and Bankside.
Find out about developments at Blackfriars Settlement.
Agenda includes an update on plans to transform Blackfriars
Road. Plus news of the Southbank Centre's Festival Wing
proposals from Jude Kelly and Alan Bishop.
Info & map:

Friday 19 April
7.15pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 5
Concert by the Gallery Singers.
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Friday 19 April
6pm-8.30pm  at British School of Osteopathy Clinic, 98-118
Southwark Bridge Road; RSVP [email protected] / 07786 296163
Private view of exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings
by Maggie Gilbert. 10 per cent of all sales will go to
support the work of the British School of Osteopathy's
community clinics which provided more than 5,000 treatments
free of charge in 2012. Exhibition continues till 31 May and
can be viewed by appointment.
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Saturday 20 April
at Stockwell Road YMCA
Please contact WCDG on 020 7633 9291 or [email protected]
for further information and to book a place.

Saturday 20 April
12pm-4.30pm; meet for registration from 11.30am outside
turbine hall entrance at Tate Modern, Bankside; free;
donations welcome
Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle for the Bermondsey walk,
a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to
encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art,
exercise, humour and history. This month's Largactyl Shuffle
explores Bermondsey in relation to the arts, mental health
and social history. The walk include talks about one of
Bermondsey's most famous characters, Dr Alred Salter, a
crusading MP who made it his mission to improve living
conditions in the area; and Jacob's Island, a once notorious
slum immortalised by Charles Dickens in his classic novel
Oliver Twist. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your own
water. Largactyl Shuffle walks are suitable for all levels
of walking and are accessible to wheelchair users and people
with disabilities. The walk leaders wear orange high-viz
vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if
you cannot find the walking group on the day.
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Sunday 21 April
Beware of road closures around Tower Bridge, Tooley Street
and Jamaica Road.

Sunday 21 April
9am-9pm  at Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street
Timed to coincide with the London Marathon, for this new
festival Potters Fields Park will be filled with traders
offering street food. The programme includes live
entertainment and will also raise awareness of world hunger
and food waste.
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Sunday 21 April
11am at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Patronal festival service in London's oldest St George
church. After the service and lunch, the Catalonian sardana
dance will be performed in the Tabard Street piazza at 2pm.
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Sunday 21 April
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Community event in the Green Market held in conjunction with
the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia. There will be
entertainment, demonstration kitchens and of course produce
and hot food celebrating England and Catalonia's shared
national saint - St George.
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Sunday 21 April
12pm-5pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free
An afternoon of free family events that inspired by
Prospero, Shakespeare's greatest magician. There will be
bubbling cauldrons, card trickery and magical masterclasses.
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Sunday 21 April
Passing SE1 on the Thames between 3pm and 4pm
A number of traditional rowing cutters, including the royal
row barge Gloriana, will be rowed from Hampton Court Palace
to the Tower of London. The vessels are expected to pass
Putney at about 3pm and reach the Tower of London for 4pm.
During the Tudor Pull the Gloriana is accompanied by
traditional oar powered watermen's cutters belonging to the
livery companies of the City of London dressed in their full
company regalia, the Royal Shallop The Jubilant, the
Watermen's Shallop Lady Mayoress and by other craft from
rowing clubs who preserve the sport of fixed seat rowing on
the River Thames. The event promotes the use of the River
Thames and commemorates the events of 1256 when Queen
Eleanor's royal barge sank under the old London Bridge with
the loss of one of her courtiers.
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Sunday 21 April
4pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 10 (conc 5)
Project:Opera presents opera arias and duets for soprano and
baritone, performed by Danae Eleni and Victor Sgarbi,
accompanied by Alex Beetschen on piano. 40 per cent of
profits from the event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Monday 22 April
7pm at Walworth Academy, Shorncliffe Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Faraday and
Newington wards.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part time gardener
* Payroll Administrator, Bear Space LLP
* Development Manager, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Office admin/manager, Really Healthy Ltd


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space for 2/3 people in modern shared studio


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* 113 Snowsfields
* Anyone venturing across the river on Wednesday?
* Good fish&chip shop?
* Rose Theatre receommendation
* New Kent Road Gun Shop
* Sainsbury's Borough High Street
* Use of former COI building in Hercules Road
* 40 Maltby Street
* Shops on Great Suffolk Street

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Shredder needed
* 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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