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SE1 Direct 655: Your weekly local news briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 655

Tuesday 28 May 2013                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Autumn Language Classes
* 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 }

* Jubilee Gardens to be extended across Hungerford Car Park
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* Barratt plans 30-storey tower at St George's Circus
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* Shell Centre redevelopment approved
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* Could one of these five be Bermondsey's next (Labour) MP?
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* New Southwark Mayor Abdul Mohamed swaps limo for bicycle
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*  Althea Smith ends year as Southwark's first citizen
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* Thomas Cure's descendant Hugo at Cure commemoration
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* Historic picture show launches London Bridge arches vision
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* Lucy Brown House: 25 years of Bankside sheltered housing
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* Serious assault on Albert Embankment: police appeal
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* Violent assault at Waterloo: police appeal for witnesses
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* Suspended sentence for "vicious assault" at Elephant tube
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* Rambert's dancers get preview of new South Bank HQ
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* River of Flowers launched at Elephant & Castle
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* Desmond Tutu draws a crowd to Greenwood Theatre
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*  Amanda Newton at Waterloo Netball club
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* SE1 schoolgirls take part in LSBU chemistry challenge
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* New Scotland Yard departments to relocate to Lambeth Road
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* Review: Tanzi Libre at Southwark Playhouse
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{ Advert: Autumn Language Classes 2013 }

A few places are left for current summer courses as well.

French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese

A series of language courses will be running from Tuesday
September 24th for ten weeks and on Thursdays starting
Thursday September 26.

The Tuesday classes will be held at Chiswell Street near
Moorgate and the Thursday classes will be held at More
London (near London Bridge). 

Courses are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced
speakers of French, Spanish and Italian as well as beginners
and intermediate students of Portuguese and German.

Please contact [email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 29 to Thursday 30 May
7pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
Matthew McVarish is a Scottish actor and writer, and also
the European Ambassador for Stop the Silence: Stop Child
Sexual Abuse, Inc. (Stop the Silence,, an
international organisation working on the prevention and
mitigation of child sexual abuse (CSA). Matthew is going to
undertake a 10,000 mile walk around 31 cities in the EU to
raise awareness about prevention and healing of CSA. He
leaves from London on Friday and before he sets off he will
be screening his original feature film, 'To Kill a Kelpie'
at the Bankside Community Space on two evenings.
Info & map:

Friday 31 May
12.30pm-1.30pm  at Skirt of the Black Mouth,  Sumner Street;
Borough Music School is a local charity that provides music
education for children. Join them for a special concert as
they perform some of their latest songs and lively music.
Info & map:

Friday 31 May
6.30pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; pay what you like (5
suggested); email [email protected] to book
Join artist Adam Walker on a tour of some of SE1 and SE11's
most exciting galleries as they stay open late as part of
the South London Art Map 'last Fridays' initiative. Meeting
at the Tate Project Space beside the riverside entrance of
Tate Modern, there'll be chance to explore the current
'Ruins in Reverse' exhibition in this often missed space for
contemporary works at Tate. The tour will take in a pop-up
exhibition at Ludgate House, [email protected]'s, Man&Eve in Lower
Marsh and Beaconsfield in Vauxhall. SLAM's art tours are all
led by practicing artists with an encyclopedic knowledge of
south London's galleries and quirks. 
Info & map:

Saturday 1 June
1pm-5pm  at ASC Gallery, Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road
Southwark Council has worked with partners to put together a
public exhibition which summarises all the different
projects being planned along Blackfriars Road. The
exhibition will include visuals for each of the projects and
a large ground floor plan showing how all the new schemes
will interact with the public realm along Blackfriars Road.
Info & map:

Monday 3 June
5.30pm-7.30pm  at Southbank Mosaics, St John's Crypt, 73
Waterloo Road
 Come and see the sculptures, mosaic seating and planters
Southbank Mosaics have made in St John's Gardens, working
with the St Mungo's project Putting Down Roots, who develop
and maintain the gardens to award-winning standards. There
will be an opportunity to see the new apiary and bee hives
and learn about the bee-friendly plants in the gardens. The
beekeeping project has been funded with a grant from
Groundwork UK's Western Riverside Environmental Fund. This
event is part of Chelsea Fringe. You will also be able to
see the sculptural seating and other artworks created by
Southbank Mosaics. Please gather at 5.30pm for welcoming
refreshments. Southbank Mosaics' AGM will take place from
6pm to 6.30pm, followed by a guided walk from 6.30pm until
7.30 pm, after which there will be wine and nibbles, and
singing provided by Kate Portal and members of St John's
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Market Assistant, Parma Ham and Mozzarella, Borough Market
* Development Manager, London Bubble
* Heritage Project Co-ordinator, Friends of Burgess Park
* Senior Quantity Surveyor / Estimator, Macai Projects
* TMO Manager, Styles House TMO


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk spaces on offer


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Neon lights - Eco Cleaners Tower Bridge Road
* Bella Pizza - Trinity Street
* Getting windows replaced - any local recommendations?
* The Mansion of the Gods
* London bicycle tour company
* Great Dover St / Swan St building
* SE1 energy bill npower
* Ella's with love Tower Bridge Road
* Blackfriars Road - public exhibition
* Do you know how the Mayor of Southwark is elected....
* A Question regarding Trinity Square
* Rockingham Street School - around 1901
* Fibre Internet Mill Street
* Tanner & Co
* Parking on the Old Kent Road

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space needed with parking, small kitchen and toilet


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