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SE1 Direct 660: Waterloo Festival, Pimms in the Park & more

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 660

Monday 1 July 2013                            ISSN 1750-0656

We're pleased to be supporting the Waterloo Festival which
continues on Monday and Tuesday this week.


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

* Southwark marks Armed Forces Day with parade and ceremony
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* "No evidence" that E&C regeneration will work - academic
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* Elephant & Castle roundabout could be removed, says Mayor
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* Garden Bridge: "significant interest" from sponsors
  ... but public will pay for planning costs
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* The Co-operative Food to open in Lower Marsh
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* Bicycles outnumber cars on Thames bridges
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* Siemens to build trains for Thameslink rail route
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* Record-breaking rowers reach Tower Bridge & collect £100k
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* Communities minister visits Leathermarket JMB
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* Councillors claim fire station closure is property-driven
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* Green wall created next to Borough's Wheatsheaf pub
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* 'Pollution glue' could be stuck to roads at Elephant
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* Old Kent Road barman who raped colleague jailed for 5 yrs
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{ Advert: Autumn Language Classes 2013 }

French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese

A series of language courses will be running from September
2013 for ten weeks and will be held on Tuesdays 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  will range from £130 for returning students to
£160 for new students.

Please contact [email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Monday 1 July
Meet 11am at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £5 from
A forgotten area of London? Developments sprung up along the
Surrey Road as soon as Blackfriars Bridge was built – who
moved in? But is Blackfriars north or south of the river?
Who were the hatters of Hatfields and why have there been
four Blackfriars railway stations?
Info & map:

Monday 1 July
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £12 (conc
£8) from
In a programme of readings from poems, plays, letters and
blogs, National Theatre actors reflect the new reality of
warfare. "The warring nations are engaged, not only
soldiers, but men, women and children. The fronts are
everywhere. The trenches are dug in the towns and streets.
The front lines run through the factories." When Churchill
said this, in 1940, he was anticipating the unfamiliar
horrors to come. Seventy years on, the community is often at
the heart of a war zone, and the hallmarks of earlier
conflicts - battlegrounds, massed lines of soldiers, even
uniforms - are almost a thing of the past. Compiled and
directed by Jonathan Humphreys.
Info & map:

Tuesday 2 July
3.30pm-8pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
From fashion design, sound engineering and street dance
through to poetry, public speaking and maths, Morley has
something for everyone. Come along to this open day and find
out more about what the college can offer you. Meet the
tutors and get advice and guidance about courses. Have a
look around the college and view the facilities, including
art & design and recording studios, plus the library and
refectory. You can enrol on the day for selected courses,
though it will not be possible to sign up for courses that
require an audition or assessment prior to enrolling, such
as those leading to an accredited qualification, e.g.
English, Maths, ESOL, Access, City & Guilds, etc.
Info & map:

Tuesday 2 July
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Earlier this year, the Waterloo Festival invited composers
aged between 18 and 35 to submit a musical score to
accompany a short film that was commissioned by the festival
and shot in Waterloo. There were two categories - (1)
clarinet quintet; and (2) electronic (where at least one
instrument is synthesised). The top scores - including the
winning entry from each category - will be performed live
alongside the film with members of Southbank Sinfonia
performing those in category 1. The evening will also see
the final of the Waterloo's Got Talent competition.
Info & map:

Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 July
10am-5pm at Lower Marsh,  Lower Marsh; £8
Live art and theatre will collide in StampCollective’s
Fantasy Cafe. Diners will meet at Emma Cons Gardens and play
an interactive game in order to discover Fantasy Cafe's
secret location in Lower Marsh. At Fantasy Cafe the meals
are surreal, memories are on the menu, and the diner is at
the heart of the performance. 
Info & map:

Thursday 4 July
5.30pm-7.30pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Join the Friends of Archbishop's Park for a free tour of the
park with wine, nibbles and networking. Find out about local
history, park projects, volunteering as a gardener or having
a community stall and taking part in the activities for
SummerFest on 16 August. Come along to find out the theme
for this year's festival. Please contact Abigail Tripp 07588
502615 email [email protected]
Info & map:

Thursday 4 July
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
In the last rush hour concert before the summer holiday,
Simon Over and the Southbank Sinfonia preview some of the
works they will take to this year's Anghiari Festival.
Programme includes work by Bellini, Rossini, Mozart, Puccini
and Verdi.
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Friday 5 July
12pm-3pm  at South Bank Observation Point, near Gabriel's
Wharf, Upper Ground
Some of the UK's most prominent female scientists will take
to their soapboxes to bring science to the public for a day
of live discussion and dynamic debate. Those who have been
invited to speak at Soapbox Science come from a range of
academic areas, from microbiology through to Psychology and
archaeological science. The speakers will be looking to
inspire a new generation of children, excited about science
thanks to the Brian Cox effect. The debates will be fun and
interactive, without any of the PowerPoint presentations or
technical jargon getting in the way. Families will be
invited to take part in live experiments beside the River
Thames, and learn in a fun way.
Info & map:

Saturday 6 July
10am-6pm  at London College of Communication,  Elephant &
Castle; free; booking essential
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a
family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and
resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
It's a place where people show what they are making, and
share what they are learning.
Info & map:

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 July
Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley
Street; free
Munch Street Food returns to Potters Fields Park with
another two-day food festival. There will be big screens
showing the Wimbledon Finals live from Centre Court.
Info & map:

Saturday 6 July
12pm-3pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street
Friars Primary School PTFA annual summer fair. Live music,
Starbucks refreshments, food, home made cakes, games,
raffle, tombola and more. .
Info & map:

Saturday 6 July
12.30pm-2pm at Jubilee Gardens,  Belvedere Road; free
Annual International Brigade Memorial Trust commemoration
for the Spanish Civil War republican volunteers from Britain
and Ireland. Music, speeches and wreath-laying. The memorial
has been in Jubilee Gardens since 1985. Speakers include
Rodney Bickerstaffe and Mick Whelan; music from Grace
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Saturday 6 July
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £12 (conc
£10; children £3)
Massed choirs conducted by Crispin Lewis. Featuring the
Luton Choral Society, Thurrock Choral Society, Welwyn Garden
City Chorus, The Newstead Singers and The Bexley Choir with
the Chiltern Sinfonia.
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Monday 8 July
6.15pm-7.30pm  at CitizenM London Bankside, 20 Lavington
This month the group is reading Peter Hoeg's atmospheric and
poetic Scandinavian detective story Miss Smilla's Feeling
for Snow. The group is supported by the John Harvard Library
which provides copies of each month's title on free loan.
Ask at the library reception quoting 'the Book Club'.
Everyone welcome. More details from Robert Moore on
[email protected]
Info & map:


{ July issue of 'in SE1' }

The July issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is now
on its way to all the usual locations. You can also download
the PDF version at 


{ Local job vacancies }

* Maintenance Officer, Mulberry Housing Co-Operative
* Accounting / Admin Support, BridgeOne Telecom Ltd
* Concierge/Maintenance, 100 Westminster Bridge Road
* Hairdressing Apprenticeship, The Stress Exchange
* Data Entry (knowledge of SAGE 50), Kynisi Courier Systems


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Modern shared Office Space to Let


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tower Bridge openings - reform needed?
* Milk Machine
* Police cordon on Avon Place
* What should be in our updated forum rules?
* Bermondsey Spa
* Hutong at the Shard
* Southwark Playhouse
* New Development/Manna Centre
* SE1 social housing subsidy and coalition
* Anyone know a good free function room in a pub?
* Union Street "exceptional says it all"
* Eye tests

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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