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SE1 Direct 667: Your Monday morning news and events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 667

Monday 19 August 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 }

* Man in critical condition after Elephant & Castle assault
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* Dramatic fire in Rushworth Street: photos and video
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* Man stabbed at Elephant & Castle
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* Mini boating lake and paddling pool opened in Union Street
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* Lambeth accuses Westminster of 'choking' Waterloo economy
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* Westminster: SE1 skyscrapers will be 'irreparable scar'
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* Latin American flower festival comes to Elephant & Castle
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* Midwife's love of South Bank reflected in art installation
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* 2014 contest begins as Southwark Labour picks candidates
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* Demand for Waterloo Foodbank has doubled since April
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* Two engines removed from SE1 fire stations
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* Pearly King & Queen lead Lambeth Walk at SummerFest
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* SE1 man jailed for bike theft
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* Five Shard climbers cautioned for aggravated trespass
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* Waterloo & City line to run till 12.30am six days a week
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* Woman groped on train from Waterloo: police appeal
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* Trains could use Waterloo International platforms by 2019
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* UV monitor installed on roof of St Thomas' Hospital
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* West Side Story cast comes to Leake Street
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* London Bridge brothel shut down by housing association
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* Borough High Street: man arrested in connection with rape
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* Bankside & Waterloo Growing Grants: last chance to apply
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* Shell Centre demolition could start by end of year
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* Work starts on St Thomas' east wing recladding scheme
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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]

Please do look at my new website for further details.

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Monday 19 August
7pm-8.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Southwark Council is consulting on a new draft planning
document for the area along and around Blackfriars Road. The
Blackfriars Road Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will
build on existing policies in the Core Strategy and saved
Southwark Plan to provide a strategic framework and detailed
guidance to coordinate growth. The SPD will help to make
Blackfriars Road a destination where people want to live,
work and visit. Once adopted, the SPD will be an important
consideration when planning applications are decided in the
area. This workshop will give you an opportunity to hear
about the document and to discuss the issues that it covers.
Info & map:

Wednesday 21 August
11.30am-6pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
A pop-up caravan site with vintage style caterers and picnic
area. The micro-festival will give people a chance to unwind
by the river during their lunch break, with food stands and
busking duo 'Daughters of Davis', providing free
entertainment. At the centre of the pop-up caravan site will
be a state-of-the-art chrome 1950s-style Airstream 684
caravan, with a competition for picnickers to win a week
staying in the caravan, anywhere in England or Wales, on a
Caravan Club site of their choice. Two vintage catering
caravans will be selling a range of lunchtime favourites,
including fish finger sandwiches and Italian ice cream. Rugs
and benches will be provided. Visitors can bring their own
food, buy something on site, or simply sit back and enjoy
the view.
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Wednesday 7 August to Sunday 1 September
Wed-Sun 6pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Riverside; free
London's Free Open Air Theatre Season (previously known as
Steam Industry Free Theatre) presents The Thebans directed
by Phil Willmott; two fully staged productions inspired by
the ancient Greek city of Thebes. The early evening Prince
of Thebes show is aimed at a family audience and those
encountering Oedipus for the first time. The company's blend
of comedy, adventure, music and puppetry will introduce you
to the young Prince as he thwarts magical and mortal enemies
in his quest to lift an evil spell.
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Wednesday 7 August to Sunday 1 September
Wed-Sun 8pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Riverside; free
London's Free Open Air Theatre Season (previously known as
Steam Industry Free Theatre) presents The Thebans directed
by Phil Willmott; two fully staged productions inspired by
the ancient Greek city of Thebes. As twilight gathers around
More London, older audiences are invited to discover the
terrible fate of the adult Oedipus and his children in a
vivid new production combining masterpieces by Aeschylus and
Sophocles. Chronicling the downfall of the Theban Royal
family this epic story of a proud father and daughter
battling the gods for survival echoes down the centuries and
asks us to consider the role destiny plays in all our lives. 
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Wednesday 21 August
7pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street; 10 (conc
available) on the door
Boccherini: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 2 No2 
Shostakovich: Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op. 122 
Mendelssohn: Quartet No 2 in A min, Op. 13 
Refreshments served during interval.
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Sunday 25 August
Sessions at 10am & 11am at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park
Street; 3 (free to N Southwark & Bermondsey residents)
booking via [email protected] 
Part of the Rose's programme of family friendly morning
events specially linked to Key Stage 2 sections of the
education syllabus. Youngsters will be able to extend their
appreciation of both the rich and poor in Tudor /
Elizabethan times. The sessions will look at many aspects of
food and entertainment, the Elizabethan theatre, local
history and characters of the time. This month, come and
have fun learning the steps and patterns of dances mentioned
by Edward Alleyn and others danced at the time of the Rose.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Supported by United St Saviour's Charity.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* EmploySE1 Assistant Co-ordinator
* Sales & Events Promotion Manager, Borough Market Business
* Job Coach  The Autism [email protected], CareTrade
* Tutor  The Autism [email protected], CareTrade
* Employment Opportunities Coordinator, CareTrade
* Job Share Office Manager/PA, Mitchell Damon


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Sunday lunch recommendation - The Bridge House
* Costa Azul Tower Bridge Road
* Bats in SE1
* Incessant screaming - Rothsay Street area
* Dead Electronics? Disposal advice please!
* RTA New Kent Road
* TV Reception
* Titanic - Southwark Playhouse
* River/Rennie Court Sales
* Potters Fields on Friday
* Southwark's Cleaner, Greener, Safer grants
* Local Artists Exhibition in SE1
* Union Street closure
* Parker Building
* Guinness South Prostitutes
* Elizabeth House and Westminster
* No water on Dodson or Jerston estates
* Good Covers Band Recommendations
* Want to help with a Bermondsey Exhibition?
* Ed Miliband in Walworth
* Squatters moving in to Pedal It on Newington Causeway
* Closed pubs: NKR Crown & Anchor
* Mattress suppliers
* Perseids meteor shower over SE1
* Moving to Metro Central Heights... any up-to-date advice?
* Council inspectors order improvements at own staff canteen
* Nursery recommendation??
* The Grange Pub
* Removals

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office Refurbishment
* Electrician


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