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SE1 Direct 650: St George's Day and many more local events

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 650

Monday 22 April 2013                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: SE1 handyman
* 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 }

* Young traders double their money with E&C tote bags
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* Bard's birthday at the Globe: fun day and new-look foyer
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* Royal rowbarge Gloriana leads Thames Tudor Pull
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* St George's Day: human towers at Bankside & Borough Market
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* Waterloo planning policy approved by Lambeth cabinet
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* Thatcher's final journey: via the Elephant & Castle
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* Review: My Perfect Mind at the Young Vic 
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 22 April
11.30am-8.30pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough
High Street; free
The Dragon Cafe is held every Monday in the Crypt of St
George the Martyr church - but this week's programme for St
George's Eve is even more packed than usual: 12 noon:
Southwark's Great Dragon Quest - led by John Constable &
Katy Nicholls, a guided walk with clues to seek out the many
Dragons and St George's to be found in the locality. A
creative workshop will follow the adventure. 4.30pm: East
meets West Dragon Parade - 2 huge Dragons will meet and
dance around St George the Martyr Church to the sounds of
Samba by Bloco Maluco, plus Chinese musicians and dancers
from the Confucius Institute (London South Bank University).
5.30pm: Talk on Chinese Year of the Dragon (2012) and The
Year of the Snake (2013) by the Confucius Institute (LSBU).
6.30pm: Wooden Bucket Folk Band - fine music celebrating
English Folk traditions. 7pm: We Need to Talk About... St
George, The Dragon AND The Maiden - two talks with
discussion by England's expert on St George, Dr Sam Riches,
and Dragon Cafe Creative Director, Sarah & Thomas Tobias.
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Monday 22 April
6pm at Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre,  South Bank;
free; booking advised
NT Future is a £70 million redevelopment programme which
will transform the facilities the National offers audiences
and artists, enhance its relationship with the environment
around it and place education firmly at the heart of its
mission. This Platform is a chance to learn about the
redevelopment plans first-hand from the project's leaders:
Nick Starr (NT executive director), Lisa Burger (NT chief
operating officer) and Paddy Dillon (associate director,
Haworth Tompkins). The Platform is chaired by Paul
Gambaccini and is free but booking is advised.
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Monday 22 April
7pm at Walworth Academy,  Shorncliffe Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Faraday and
Newington wards. The theme is housing - take part in the
consultation on the future of council housing in Southwark
for the next 30 years. Agenda includes a presentation by the
borough police commander Ch Supt John Sutherland and an
update on the Walworth town hall fire. Councillors will also
approve this year's Cleaner Greener Safer funding
allocations. * See the agenda in full. 
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Tuesday 23 April
11am-5pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
A huge range of second hand books. 
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Tuesday 23 April
12 noon-2pm & 5pm-7pm at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
A new satellite market stall for Lower Marsh will be
unveiled in Waterloo on St George's Day. The structure is
being created by aberrant architecture and has been made
possible by Waterloo's Portas Pilot status. In designing the
stall, aberrant took inspiration from "A Caveatt For the
Citty Of London" - a 1598 work by Hugh Alley which includes
illustrations of London markets. The illustrations depict
totems showing the origins of the traders around them.
Lambeth's historical reputation as a magnet for unusual and
uninhibited market traders will also be reflected in the
design. The stall will be officially unveiled opposite the
Old Vic as part of a celebration of Englishness with
performances from noon until 2pm and from 5pm to 7pm. All
are invited. The line-up includes performances from The
Belles of London City, an all-female quartet of corseted
morris dancers, and fortune telling with Mystic Timberlina.
Once unveiled the stall will act as performance space,
signpost, market stall and office, and will be a regular
sight around Waterloo.
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Tuesday 23 April
4pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Arthur Smith unearths Richard III from the Leicester car
park where he lost his horse 600 years ago. He discovers
most of his problems were down to WOTRS - Wars of the Roses
Syndrome. With Rick Jones (lute) and Jane Jones (voice).
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Tuesday 23 April
5pm at Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road; free; donations
to NSPCC and Headlines charity
South American folk band INCA performs a charity concert at
the Cello Factory in Waterloo. Taking you on a musical
journey from Mexico and Venezuela, down the Andes through
Peru, Bolivia and Chile with haunting and evocative melodies
alongside exhilarating tunes for fiesta and celebration.
Experience a variety of colourful instruments including
armadillo shells, ethnic flutes, panpipes, guitars and a
huge array of Latin percussion. The band comprises some of
the UK's most sought-after and versatile musicians. All
virtuosos in their field and are the instrumentalists of
choice for film composers such as James Horner, John
Williams, Howard Shore and David Arnold. Their playing can
be heard on soundtracks including James Bond, Harry Potter
and Lord of the Rings.  The concert marks the close of
Indra's Net, a week-long art installation by visual artist
Susan Haire. 
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Wednesday 24 April
7.30am-10.30am  at Turbine Hall entrance, Tate Modern,
Bankside; free
Cyclists are invited to sit in a lorry cab and find out
where you need to be to be seen and keep safe. Plus an
opportunity to get your bike security marked by the
Metropolitan Police.
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Wednesday 24 April
1pm at 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street; £7.50
London-born pianist Alexander Soares performs work by Bach,
Liszt and Chopin.
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Wednesday 24 April
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 39 Bear Lane; free; booking advised
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessive colleague
in a hotel in South Kensington. Her name was Christine
Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but
that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.
The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocratic and his
wealthy Jewish wife, she would become one of Britain's most
daring and highly decorated secret agents. In this talk,
Clare Mulley shares the extraordinary story of this
charismatic and difficult woman, a woman who seemed to know
no fear and who exercised a mesmeric power over those who
knew her. 
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Wednesday 24 April
7.30pm upstairs at Fentiman Arms, 64 Fentiman Road; free
What was life like in Waterloo in the 1930s and 1940s? What
was an "airy"? How, where and when do you wash discreetly if
you do not have access to a bath? What qualifications are
required before you are allowed to take a neighbour's baby
out in its pram? These are just some of the topics covered
by Gwen Southgate in her fascinating memoir of growing up in
Waterloo in the 1930s: Coin Street Chronicles: London's
Vanished Old South Bank Area. 83-year-old Gwen returns to
South London to read extracts from her book at a special
event presented by The Vauxhall Society. She is joined by
Michael Bruce, whose acclaimed 1982 tape slide show A Story
of Waterloo blends archive material with interviews with
local residents. Excerpts from the slide show will be shown,
and the evening will conclude with a Q&A session with Gwen
and Michael.
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Thursday 25 April
11am-4pm  at AsCo Tenants Hall, Wessex House, 375 Old Kent
Money Savvy Southwark and Southwark Council are working with
partners to provide advice and support to residents who will
be affected by the coalition Government's welfare reforms.
Attend this welfare reform roadshow to find out about how
benefit changes will affect you and what you can do about
it. Almost everyone in Southwark of working age and claiming
benefits is likely to be affected in some way. Speak in
confidence to a range of advisors who can give you
information and support. Many agencies are taking part and
they can help you with finding work, understanding changes
and their effects, housing, transfers, managing your money
through tough financial times and much more.
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Thursday 25 April
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free unconducted concert by Southbank Sinfonia and the
principals of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Programme includes Overture from 'The Marriage of Figaro' by
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Thursday 25 April
6.30pm at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas' Hospital,
2 Lambeth Palace Road; £8; booking
[email protected] or 020 7620 0374
Dr Andrea Tanner has an interest in health having
participated in Mortality in the Metropolis Project and
founding the Historic Hospitals Admissions Registers Project
at Kingston University. Infectious diseases raged through
the streets of London in the nineteenth century. Before the
creation of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Fever Hospitals,
London's workhouses were the default caring institutions for
the unfortunate victims. The role of the New Poor Law
'Bastilles' in caring for the metropolitan infected patients
between 1834 and 1870 will be explored in this talk.
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Friday 26 & Sunday 28 April
Fri 7pm & Sun 3pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road;
£20 (conc £16) in advance from 020 7652 0070 or £24 (conc
£20) on the door
Midsummer Opera performs Jules Massenet's tragic masterpiece
accompanied by full symphony orchestra conducted by David
Roblou. Cast includes John Upperton (Werther) and Norma
Ritchie (Charlotte).
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Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April
at Tate Modern,  Bankside
Festival for young people in The Tanks and Turbine Hall at
Tate Modern. Hyperlink is a three day programme of
installations, performances and workshops by visual artists,
designers, gastronomists and musicians developed and
produced by and for young people. Hyperlink will feature
exciting performances by critically acclaimed musicians such
as Akala, George the Poet, Sway and Kano. In addition to
live music, there will be artist-run workshops,
installations and interactive artworks, one installation
will see the Turbine Hall transformed with a cascading
flotilla of handmade boats. Visitors can pop by for five
minutes, stay for a few hours or for both days, and there
will be special artist talks, food stalls and more.
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Saturday 27 April
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; entry 20p
Bric a brac, clothes, books. A Longfield Estate TRA event.
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Sunday 28 April
11am-1pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; £5
(child £3; family £12)
This family concert combines warm winds with the drama of
flamenco. Babies welcome, also grandparents, uncles and
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Sunday 28 April
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £5
Up to 20 specialist nurseries, selling a wide range of
fascinating and unusual plants, will fill the museum with
their wares. Exhibitors this year include Pennard Plants who
specialise in heritage & heirloom vegetable seeds and old
fashioned flower seeds as well as Nobottle Nursery, Beans
and Herbs, Herbal Haven and Pineview Plants plus many more.
Info & map:

Monday 29 April
7pm at Canada Water Library, SE16
Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey
Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards.
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* DVD Recorder
* Southwark Street security alert on Saturday
* Dog walker/sitter recommendations
* Power washing
* Water meters in council property
* Press stud replacement for purses
* Kickboxing
* Badminton court
* Handy man

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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* Looking for Commercial Space SE1
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