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SE1 Direct 677: your weekly events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 677

Tuesday 29 October 2013                       ISSN 1750-0656


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

* Squatters move in as council houses sold for £2.9m
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* SE1 storm damage in pictures
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* Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit National Theatre
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* Pedestrian hit by bus in London Road
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* Sports minister visits Hatfields football pitches
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* Bankside Neighbourhood Plan: an interview with Tim Wood
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* £5m to bring Waterloo International back into use
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* Green flag raised at Archbishop's Park
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* Work starts on 50-storey skyscraper at One Blackfriars
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* Locals invited to 'own a bit of the London Eye'
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* Vince Cable visits Bermondsey to launch housing report
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* Hydrogen-powered 'farm' installed outside Design Museum
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{ Advert: Language Classes in SE1  }

New sessions Starting January 2014
See website for details
French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese

A series of language courses will be running from January
for ten weeks and will be held  on Tuesdays  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 }

Tuesday 29 October
12pm-4pm  at Central Hall, St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster
Bridge Road
Exhibition of plans for a memorial to Mary Seacole to be
installed in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital. A
quarter-size maquette of the final piece will be on display.
Info & map:

Wednesday 30 October
11.30am-4.30pm  at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street; free
Join Royal Watercolour Society artists for a day of painting
people. Paint a portrait of your parents, sisters, brothers
and friends. What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Paint a self-portrait or a family portrait. Paint a single
figure or try painting a crowd. Come along and join us in a
day of people watching and painting people. Painting People
is part of the Campaign for Drawing's Big Draw 2013 and the
Family Arts Festival. It is a free, drop-in event for all
the family. All materials supplied, no need to book - just
turn up
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Friday 1 November
Veneration from 5.30pm; Mass 6pm; Veneration 7pm-9.30pm at
St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them in welcoming
St Anthony of Padua on the occasion of the 750th anniversary
of the discovery of St Anthony’s relics by St Bonaventure.
St Anthony will be visiting you in the form two precious
relics from his basilica in Padua, Italy. The relics will be
accompanied by three friars from the Messenger of Saint
Anthony in Padua and the Greyfriars of Great Britain and
Ireland. Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark,
will celebrate the 6pm Mass
Info & map:

Saturday 2 November
12pm at Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street; free
with museum ticket
Meet in the Fashion & Textile Museum foyer to join local
historian Stephen Humphrey on a heritage walk around
Bermondsey Street looking at the area's historic links to
the leather and wool trades as well as hat manufacture and
glue production.
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Sunday 3 November
Cars leave Hyde Park between 7am and 8.30am and cross
Westminster Bridge soon afterwards at Westminster Bridge;
See 500+ veteran cars - up to 117 years old - pass through
the streets of North Lambeth. A celebration of the
Emancipation Run held in 1896. Thirty vehicles travelled the
60-miles from London to Brighton to mark the passing into
law of the Light Locomotives Act which raised the speed
limit from 4mph to 14mph and did away with the requirement
for a person to walk in front of a vehicle waving a red flag
to warn other road users. The first reenactment was in 1927
and the LBVCR has been held every year except during World
War II and in 1947 due to fuel rationing. Route crosses
Westminster Bridge then via Westminster Bridge Road and
Kennington Road.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Data Entry, Kynis Courier Systems
* Accountant (Property Management)


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Space and Office Space - short term and long term


Why not advertise your office space here? Only £9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tesco, The Cut, SE1
* Pumpkins
* Recycling Baylis Road
* Premier food and wine on The Cut?
* "Superfast" broadband - Fibre providers and availability
* Buses going too fast
* New council homes: An open letter to residents from the
Lib Dems
* Keys found
* 'Most expensive' council homes go under the hammer
* Police Sirens
* Baker and Barista Cafe at St George's Circus
* The Arc, Tower Bridge - promo video
* Removal of social housing from Albert Embankment
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office cleaner wanted


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