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SE1 Direct 656: Your Monday morning briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 656

Tuesday 3 June 2013                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co - Accountancy Made Easy for Architects
* 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 }

* 'Queen' unveils Coronation Capsule at London Eye
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* Sainsbury's to open opposite Tesco in Great Suffolk St
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* King's College London plans Borough High Street hotel
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* Round-Britain rowing race starts at Tower Bridge
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* London Bridge Station roof to be rebuilt in Aberystwyth
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* Lib Dems' anger over Simon Hughes gay marriage abstention
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* Six fire engines at McLaren House blaze
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* Flying sheep at London Bridge + peat bog in Potters Fields
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* DVD burner seized from video shop donated to Bede House
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* Men jailed for armed robbery at Queen Elizabeth St shop
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* 'Eco dry cleaning' shop opens in Tower Bridge Road
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* Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe
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{ Advert: Elan & Co - Accountancy Made Easy for Architects }

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Elan and Co have experience of working with Architects and
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We can help you save money by providing you with a
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{ What's on this week }

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
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 June
7.30pm at Doggett's, 1 Blackfriars Bridge; 7
Charity comedy night in aid of Ellie's Fund which offers
creative therapies, workshops, projects and courses for
young people with mental health difficulties. Jason John
Whitehead is headlining the show and he will be supported by
ten of the best up-and-coming stand-up comics on the London
scene: Jarred Keane, Steven Peter Hardy, Josh Jameson, Steve
Ellis, Shaine Sherlock, Daryl Perry, Elizabeth Scott, Kirsty
Ellinor, Phil Mann, ManBuyCow, Francis Foster and The
Polytechnique Redbricks.
Info & map:

Wednesday 5 June
6.30pm-9pm  at The Scoop at More London; free
Want to learn how to swing dance or do the Lindy Hop to the
sound of show tunes of the 1930s and 40s? Join Ronnie
Scott's Rejects and the London Swing Dance Society for the
opening night of the More London Free Festival for great
live music and dancing the night away. No experience or
partner required, just turn up and enjoy the fun.
Info & map:

Wednesday 5 June
7pm-11pm  at Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street; 7 from
Cllr Neil Coyle has organised a comedy fundraiser for the
Evelina Children's Hospital. Featuring Shazia Mirza, Tiffany
Stevenson and Ian Stone. Compere: Tiernan Douieb Music from
Brian Damage & Krysstal.
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Thursday 6 June
8am-10am  at Brigade, 139 Tooley Street
Join Team London Bridge for its first quarterly Responsible
Business networking breakfast hosted by Brigade. The
discussion will be around the impact of volunteering; on the
individual, the business and the wider community. Breakfast
will be provided. Michael Westenbrink from Brigade will talk
about the restaurant's partnership with the Beyond Food
Foundation, Kourtney Harper from the Guy Fox History Project
will speak about the impact of volunteering on the local
community and the benefit to the local charity and Poorvi
Patel from Business In The Community will discuss direct and
indirect business benefits and the benefits to the
individual. Please reserve your space by emailing
[email protected]
Info & map:

Thursday 6 June
6pm-8pm  at Azurro, 35 Tooley Street; RSVP
[email protected]
Did you decide to get more involved in your local community
this year? Have you done anything about it yet? If not, this
free event could be for you. Team London Bridge has selected
local charities that support a variety of causes, from young
people, to mental health, hospital patients and the elderly.
They need you and your skills, for an hour, a day, or
longer. Maybe you can help design a website, read over their
business plan, join in with a team challenge, or something
else. You will get 10-15 minutes to sit with each charity in
a small group. You will be able to find out what the
charities do and whether you would like to work with them on
any of their existing opportunities. You might be able to
offer them some time, some of your skills or maybe even do
some fundraising for them. The evening will finish with
general networking so you can follow up on any interesting
possibilities. Each participant will be provided with
background info about the charities, places to make notes
and follow-up information after the event. Drinks and pizza
will be served. Info & map:

Thursday 6 June
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Musicians from Guildhall School of Music & Drama's jazz
department perform Blood on the Floor by Mark-Anthony
Info & map:

Thursday 6 June
6.30pm-9pm  at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Riverside; free
 Watch the professionals and learn the Brazilian Zouk from
Kleber C. Saude, founder of Brazilian Social Dance which
performed at the London Olympics 2012. This fun, free
evening will teach you how to dance the beautiful and
sensual Brazilian Zouk, the dance that evolved from the
famous Lambada and which is now enjoyed in over 50 countries
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Friday 7 June
10am-4pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way
Discover some less well known green spaces in SE1 and spend
the day enjoying some fresh air and getting your hands dirty
with Bankside Open Spaces Trust at this Team London Bridge
event for Volunteers Week. The day starts at 10am at Red
Cross Garden with a short introduction to BOST's work. Jobs
will include working on one of BOST's newest projects, the
Marlborough Playground, including some painting, others will
head to Webber Row to sow mini meadows, and Waterloo
Millennium Green for planting, painting, and getting the
space looking tip top for summer. A sandwich lunch and
drinks will be provided. Places are limited so please email
[email protected] to book.
Info & map:

Friday 7 June
7pm at Studio 180, 180 Lambeth Road; free; booking essential
Artists, poets, musicians, actors and writers present their
work for feedback, networking and discourse.
Info & map:

Friday 7 June
6.30pm-9pm  at The Scoop at More London; free
The Movement Factory is a young dance company founded by
Leanne Pero rooted in the Southwark community. From dance
academies, to Zumba workshops and mobile dance workshops for
schools, colleges and youth provision The Movement Factory
provides the one-stop-shop for dance development. They'll
get you moving like never before teaching and showcasing
pieces inspired by different urban dance styles, including
Popping, Locking and Waacking plus old and new style hip-hop
- easy to learn and open to all! 
Info & map:

Friday 7 to Saturday 22 June
Thu-Sun 11am-5pm at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames
From once being known affectionately as London's Larder,
through dereliction to desirability, the history of Shad
Thames has been an ever evolving story. The area has always
been firmly on the map. From the early 19th Century, the now
picturesque setting of Shad Thames was the centre of the
world's biggest industrial port. To today, when people flock
to this part of London to see the many delights its windy
cobbles hold close. Thanks to its illustrious trading
history, the streets of Shad Thames house the largest
warehouse complex in London, retaining such characteristic
features as suspended bridges and winches. It was from here
that all of London's tea, coffee and spices were loaded and
offloaded from boats travelling along the Thames. Many of
the warehouses still retain the names of the spices they
stored, and it is fitting that the exhibition is held in
Anise Gallery, itself a former spice warehouse. The 1980s
and 90s brought regeneration as developers and designers
breathed architectural life back into the area. Converted
warehouses, the Design Museum, China Wharf, The Circle, The
David Mellor Building and the numerous projects undertaken
by Sir Terence Conran all contributed to Shad Thames being
reinvented as one of the most unique districts in London,
highly sought after as a place to live, work, eat and drink.
This exhibition is a celebration of the wonder of Shad
Thames, captured by those who best know its history and
secrets, the locals. The photographs on display have been
selected from an array of submissions resulting from a
competition that was set up by the Shad Thames Residents'
Association and reflect, in each individual's eye, The
Spirit of Shad Thames.
Info & map:

Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 June
11am-6pm at Make Space Studios,  Newnham Terrace; free
This colourful site next to Waterloo Station is now the
creative home of more than 70 artists who will be throwing
open their doors to the public for a weekend of art, music,
film and food.
Info & map:

Sunday 9 June
10am-4pm  at Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street;
Tickets for participating gardens 12 on the day or 10 in
The Blue Fin garden is situated on the 10th floor of an
award-winning building with panoramic views over London and
the river. It has been designed as a contemporary space for
employees to both relax and eat. The planting is simple and
striking and complements the harder lines of the building by
incorporating curves with architectural foliage and flowers.
The garden was designed by Mathew Bell, who continues to
look after the garden and its plants. During the summer
months, the space is well used by staff working in the
building for lunch breaks, coffee breaks and meetings. Other
uses for this unique space are external functions, weddings
and also filming. The small collection of six grape vines is
listed in the UK Vineyards Guide 2010.
Info & map:

Sunday 9 June
11am-4pm  at Merrick Square and Trinity Church Square,
Trinity Street; Tickets for participating gardens 12 on the
day or 10 in advance
Trinity Newington Residents' Assocation (TNRA) is once again
taking part for one day in Open Garden Squares Weekend. From
12.30pm in Merrick Square there will be a beer tent, Pimm's
bar, refreshments, stalls, music and entertainment. In
Trinity Church Square there will be yoga in the morning and
croquet in the afternoon. 
Info & map:


{ June edition of 'in SE1' }

The June issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is out
now. Pick up a copy at the usual locations or download the
PDF version here:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Parent-friendly job opportunity, Tommy's
* Receptionist, Groundwork London
* Senior Quantity Surveyor / Estimator, Macai Projects
* TMO Manager, Styles House TMO
* Events Co-ordinator, The JoJo Entertainment Co. Ltd


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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 }

* Trav-O-lator
* "Bermondsey High Street"
* Big Lunch 2013
* Oblix - has anyone been?
* Breakfast on a Sunday Morning
* New shop on Horselydown Lane
* Cutting back trees

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space needed with parking, small kitchen and toilet


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