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SE1 Direct 680

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 680

Monday 18 November 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 }

* Tribeca Square: New Kent Road homes, cinema & supermarket
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* Sony rebrands Oxo Tower to promote PlayStation
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* Boris recommended to approve Eileen House tower at E&C
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* Southwark Fire Station could be turned into 'free school'
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* Ban HGVs during rush hour to protect cyclists - Peter John
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* Separating luxury flats from affordable homes in Lambeth
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* Councillor calls for action on helicopter noise nuisance
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* New petrol station vetoed by Southwark planners
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* Borough Market launches 'shop & drop' + minicab hire
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* Snowsfields School celebrates improved Ofsted rating
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* E&C regeneration boss Jon Abbott up for top planning award
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* Theo Paphitis launches Lib Dem plan for high streets
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* King's College maths free school to open at GP surgery
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* No more sheep on London Bridge, say PETA activists
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* Mastermind champion is foreman of Southwark's Court Leet
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* Simon Hughes makes Commons apology over donations
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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 }

Wednesday 20 November
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; £10 (children free)
Bach to Baby is brought to you by award-winning concert
pianist and local mum Miaomiao Yu. Studies show classical
music can bring tremendous benefits to young children, but
the idea is simply to bring adults and kids of all ages
together for a lively morning of music. Suitable for both
under 5s and under 95s
Info & map:

Wednesday 20 November
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
AGM and public meeting of the group that monitors planning
and development issues in Waterloo. Hear from the developers
and help to shape the community's response. Learn about
plans for the redevelopment of the LeSoCo campus in The Cut
and a giant new hotel at Hercules House near Lambeth North.
Info & map:

Thursday 21 November
12pm-7pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Learn more about plans for the proposed pedestrian bridge
between the South Bank and Victoria Embankment.
Info & map:

Thursday 21 November
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Sarah Maxwell (horn) and the Crystal Palace Quartet perform
works by Messiaen, Mozart and Glazunov. Followed by light
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Saturday 23 November
11am; £10 (conc £8); email [email protected] to book
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring the
neighbourhood with more topographical street names than
usual, reflecting its marshy past. Along the way you will
encounter the legacy of a Georgian scrap dealer, a theatre
whose temperance past gave us a popular adult education
institution and follow a lost river to where it joins the
Thames. Then there is the stop start story of London’s
favourite bridge and the railway station that just kept
expanding. As befits a locale where journeys begin and
continue, the walk ends at the Four Corners Cafe, a place
for nourishment and sharing stories.
Info & map:

Saturday 23 November
10am-4pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Learn more about plans for the proposed pedestrian bridge
between the South Bank and Victoria Embankment.
Info & map:

Sunday 24 November
3pm-7pm  at Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street; free;
register at
Youth charity vInspired hosts an eco fashion and music party
aimed at raising awareness of clothing landfill with young
Londoners. This free party is aimed at young people in
London who are bored with their wardrobes and want a fresh
update, but without the cost. vInspired is inviting anyone
with swapable clothes to come along to the event and take
home something that is new to them but unwanted by someone
else. DJs will be spinning tunes all afternoon and some of
London's rising fashion talent will be coming along to
customise outfits. There will also be scouts from a top
London model agency. The Car Boot Disco launches vInspired's
Get Trashed campaign to save over 10,000 clothes from
landfill before the end of the year. It will create a tribe
of young people dedicated to re-using, recycling and having
fun while looking good at the same time. Young people will
feel part of a movement, putting the issue of waste front of
mind – empowering them to run their own events and spread
the message via the Do Something channels, social media and
word-of-mouth. Guests are required to bring 2-5 items to
swap. These must be washed, of a good enough quality they'd
be happy to wear themselves. No swimwear, underwear or
jewellery will be accepted.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Sales Executive, Stella Coffee and Tea
* Office Administrator, Vauxhall One
* Nanny share available on Monday and Tuesday


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


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space for rent in Pullens Yard
* 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 }

* Where to buy mutton on the bone in SE1?
* Guy's Hospital Light Sculpture
* Rabot 1745
* Cycling in Central London
* Tribeca Square- at last!
* Left luggage at London Bridge?
* What happened to the Shangri-La Hotel?
* Carpenter/Joiner for external French doors
* Singing lessons
* Does anyone know who is feeding the foxes in Waterloo?
* Filming in Lant Street
* The Light Princess (at the National)    
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* You just can't get the staff these days!?


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