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SE1 Direct 661: Your Monday news and events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 661

Monday 8 July 2013                            ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Autumn Language Classes 2013
* 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 }

* Police investigate Borough rape allegation
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* Southwark Council CEO Eleanor Kelly goes back to the floor
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* St Modwen could sell Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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* One The Elephant: construction gets under way
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* Speedboat sinks near Millennium Bridge
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* Fireboat drama on the South Bank
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* Archbishop's Park gardening club seeks new members
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* PM and health secretary at Evelina for NHS 65th birthday
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* Lower Marsh becomes a Fantasy High Street
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* SE1 United seeks cyclists for London-Brighton challenge
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* Bankside Neighbourhood Forum launches summer of events
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* Durham to London bike ride in aid of RFH organ appeal
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* New play inspired by lupus patients at St Thomas' Hospital
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* £7 million boost for Science Gallery plans at Guy's
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* St Hugh's seeks ideas for community activities
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* Israeli shipping magnate gives £10m to Tate extension
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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 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]
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Tuesday 9 July
6.30pm-7.30pm  at Leathermarket JMB, 26 Leathermarket
Street; free
Pilot project in Grange Ward run by Southwark Cyclists and
funded by Community First. Two training sessions and three
local led rides to learn useful routes. Find out more at a
drop-in session on Tuesday evening. Participants must be
aged 18 or over and living/working in Grange Ward.
Info & map:

Wednesday 10 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 the
park’s heritage, a community cafe for the park, 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 name for the cafe.
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Wednesday 10 July
7pm at Walworth Academy,  Shorncliffe Road
Meeting of all 63 members of Southwark Council. The theme of
the meeting is welfare reform and councillors from all
political parties will be debating the impact of the
Government's controversial changes to the benefits system.
Follow @councilassembly on Twitter for live updates from the
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Thursday 11 July
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Regular meeting for Waterloo and South Bank residents
convened by Simon Hughes MP and Kate Hoey MP. South Bank
skateboarders and Jude Kelly of Southbank Centre will
present their points of view on the relocation  of the skate
park in the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft. Plus an update
on plans for the development of St John's Waterloo and the
latest on the transformation of Blackfriars Road.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 July
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Imagine being beautiful, rich, a Muse and having style too.
All that and a lifelong involvement with the occult arts.
The Marchesa Luisa Casati was just such a person and her
life was full of adventure, extravagance and magic. Often
copied - even today - but never equalled, La Casati inspired
European and British artists and yet all she created was one
memorable sentence. Come along and find out what it was.
Geraldine Beskin co-owns the Atlantis Bookshop, which, at 91
years old, is London's oldest independent occult bookshop.
Geraldine is an amateur historian who enjoys researching her
largely biographical talks, finding out about London past
and resenting what they have replaced it with.
Info & map:

Friday 12 July
8am-9am  at Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road
Oasis Academy South Bank is a new secondary school for
Waterloo, opening with 120 year 7 students in September.
Hear more about Oasis's plans for the school building and
community space at this public consultation meeting.
Info & map:

Friday 12 July
1.30pm at  Lower Marsh; free
Annual carnival procession along Lower Marsh. This year's
theme is farmyard animals
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Friday 12 July
7.30pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; £15
To the mark the 400th anniversary of the first Globe Theatre
burning down, sci-comedy trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd
return to Shakespeare's Globe for one night only with a
flame-fuelled fantasia. Taking as their inspiration the
story of the first Globe's fateful encounter between a canon
spark and fifteenth-century thatch, stand-up mathematician
Matt Parker (Things You Need To Know, BBC2), experiments-guy
Steve Mould (Britain's Brightest Street Scientist, BBC1) and
geek songstress Helen Arney (Infinite Monkey Cage, BBC Radio
4) unleash their hottest experiments, featuring: flame tube
fluteboxing, fire tornado, the Sun Song and how not to burn
down a wooden theatre (hopefully).
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Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 July
Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm at Hay's Galleria,  Tooley Street
Southwark Arts Forum presents a range of stalls featuring
the work of local fine artists and craft producers, as well
as performances by local musicians.
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Saturday 13 July
12.30pm-6pm  at Tabard Gardens,  Tabard Street; free
Annual festival of music, dance, poetry, comedy and food to
mark the anniversary of the murder of local teenager David
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Sunday 14 July
12 noon-10pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
For the 6th year, London's largest free Bastille Day
festival will celebrate France's national day with an
extravaganza of all things French. Celebrating French food
and culture, the festival will host a feast of culinary and
creative delights. Throughout the day and evening Borough
Market will be at the heart of the celebrations with great
food from their array of French traders, wandering
performers and a French themed demonstration kitchen. A fun
filled programme of activities including a traditional 14th
July Waiters' Race, Petanque, creative workshops, party
games, bi-lingual story telling, face painting and
gastronomic film screenings will ensure a memorable family
day out.
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Sunday 14 July
Start at Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High
Street; £10 per person to enter,  kids under 12 free
The annual Poppy Walk will start from the Legion HQ in
Borough and head off around the maze of London's historic
streets. As well as seeing some great sights (maybe some
familiar, some not so?) you will have a chance to find out
plenty of interesting facts, with questions to prod you
along the way – and with a prize for all the right answers!.
Come alone, with a friend, the family, or a whole gang – you
can race around trying to break the world record or stroll
along with time for lunch - your choice. Contact Rebecca
Pride for an entry form on 020 3207 2272 or
[email protected]
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Monday 15 July
7.30pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; £6 (conc
& Southwark residents £5) from 	020 7261 9565 or
[email protected]
This talk by David Saxby from Museum of London Archaeology
will give a glimpse of life at Bankside in the 16th and 17th
centuries. Bankside was not only famous for its
Shakespearean theatres, but it had a much more sordid past.
Even more popular than the theatres were the animal-baiting
arenas located either end of Bear Gardens. Recent
archaeological excavations have uncovered evidence of these
arenas including the last bear-baiting arena on Bankside,
Davies' bear-baiting arena (1662 to 1684). Combined with
documentary evidence this compelling talk will examine
Bankside's more illustrious past.
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{ 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 }

* Walworth Surplus Store
* Tesco Long Lane identification of food items....
* Question from America
* Chinese food
* Window Cleaner Scam
* Fireworks
* Window box flowers/plants
* Problems with EE mobile reception?
* Shad Thames Nightclub (Salernos)
* The Horse - Westminster Bridge Road
* Milk Machine

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Bookkeeping services


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