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SE1 Direct 681: Christmas fairs and other local events

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 681

Monday 25 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 }

* Revealed: the new face of The Old Vic
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* Queen visits the Shard and Southwark Cathedral
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* Borough High Street: calls for better pedestrian crossings
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* Dozens 'Reclaim Vauxhall' a week after homophobic attack
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* Eight years in jail for New Kent Road rapist
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* Shell Centre redevelopment public inquiry gets under way
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* Are foxes chewing through car brake lines?
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* Southwark Playhouse celebrates 20th birthday
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* Boris delays Eileen House decision for a month
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* Duke of Edinburgh opens Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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* New Year fireworks to remain at London Eye for 3 years
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* Sainsbury's Local opens in Blackfriars Road
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* Southwark Lib Dems pledge free public wifi
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* Incense sticks blamed for fire on Tabard Gardens Estate
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* Charles Dickens and St Jude's schools join  'gold club'
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* Dozens join 'Lorries for Savvy Cyclists' event
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* App helps police track down smartphones stolen from pubs
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* Tube ticket office closures 'a step too far'
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* Actionplus calls on churches to host HIV testing clinics
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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 27 November
9pm on BBC Four
Fly-on-the-wall documentary about life at Southwark

Wednesday 27 November
5pm-7pm  at Robens Suite, 29th Floor, Guy's Hospital,  Great
Maze Pond
King's Health Partners is building an innovative new Cancer
Centre at Guy's Hospital which will allow the hospital to
provide the majority of ambulatory cancer services in state
of the art facilities. Patients and the local community have
helped design different aspects of the building, from the
way that care is organised to improved facilities, and to
support world class research into new treatments. An art
strategy has been developed to support the healing
environment. The centre will open in autumn 2016. If you are
interested in finding out more about the new Cancer Centre
at Guy's Hospital, come along to a drop-in event to meet the
project team, staff from building contractors Laing
O'Rourke, the artists selected to design the visuals and
patients who have been involved through the user reference
groups. If you have any specific requirements regarding
access or require additional assistance please email
[email protected] 
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Wednesday 27 November
6pm-8pm  at Leake Street; free
Third year Digital Photography students at London South Bank
University are holding an exhibition and fundraising event.
Throughout the month of November the students will be
collecting donations and thoughts on what 'Home Is...'
alongside instant portraits that will be used during the
event in an interactive display. Also exhibited will be
photographs that explore the spaces individuals inhabit and
leave behind when they have no place to call home. The
students will be out on the streets of London taking instant
portraits, and collecting donations, that will be exchanged
for an invitation to the exhibition where guests are then
encouraged to take home their portrait at the end of the
exhibition. The students invite you to come to this unique
street art space and show your support for the thousands of
people sleeping rough in London each year. The event will
support The Bermondsey Project in Willow Walk SE1.
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Wednesday 27 November
7pm-10pm  at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church Square
A showcase for local talents. Come and see stalls with all
types of crafts for sale: paintings, drawings, jewellery,
fabrics, rugs, bags, scarves, Christmas decorations, plants,
children's clothes, knitting, crochet, cards, books and much
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Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December
11am-11pm at Cathedral Square,  Montague Close; free
Four-day celebration of Georgian culture, food and wine.
This free festival includes performances from a polyphonic
choir, a pop-up Georgian restaurant and wine bar and stalls
selling Georgian produce and crafts. 
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Thursday 28 November
6.30pm at Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street;
free with museum ticket
A fascinating talk by local historian Stephen Humphrey
revealing the story of the Bermondsey leather industry.
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Friday 29 November
7pm at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; free;
book on 020 7091 9650
William Hunt constructs a giant mobile that supports the
weight of five performers suspended in the air. The
performers can move with great freedom, leaping
acrobatically, controlled by a weight passed between them,
but their success depends on whether they choose to
cooperate with, or antagonise, each other. William Hunt's
performance is part of Fort-Da, curated by Ali MacGilp.
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Saturday 30 November
12pm-5pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
A seasonal market involving local artists and designers
selling high quality handmade gifts including children’s
clothes, toys, greeting cards, jewellery, jam, chutneys,
decorations and homemade cakes. Proceeds will support the
nearby London Christian School.
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Saturday 30 November
12pm-3pm  at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin
Street; free
Festivities include winter refreshments, gifts and
activities for all ages. Get involved in a craft workshop,
listen to stories, visit the science corner, play games and
of course meet Father Christmas. Christmas trees will be on
sale and available to order. Stalls include gifts and wares
from local designers and food producers, parents, and
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Saturday 30 November
1pm-4pm  at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road;
There will be fun and games for all the family and all the
usual favourites: tombola, toy stall, books, cakes, Father
Christmas's grotto and many other stalls. The cathedral
would welcome donations of toys, new toiletries, china,
glass, books, CDs, DVDs & bottles for the tombola (no
jumble, electrical goods or old clothes).`
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Sunday 1 December
11.30am-3.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
With beautiful handmade gifts, tasty treats, fun family
activities, live music and performances all under one roof,
there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained at the
2013 Winter Fair.
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Sunday 1 December
10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £3
Artists' and makers' fair showcasing all things sustainable,
eco-friendly and home-grown. Stalls of festive foods and
flowers, photography and jewellery, ceramics and textiles.
Vauxhall City Farm will bring some of their animals to the
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Admin Assistant (maternity), South Bank Employers' Group
* Warehouse Assistant, Ripping Image Ltd
* Marketing Officer Better Bankside
* Sales Executive, Stella Coffee and Tea
* Office Administrator, Vauxhall One
* Nanny share available on Monday and Tuesday


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{ 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 }

* Pedestrian crossing Tower Bridge Road / Abbey Street
* Doggie day care in SE1
* Stop signs in SE1.
* What are the 'air horn' sounds coming from SE1
* Sainsbury on Blackfriars Road
* Devon Mansions storage room
* Nicholas Lyndhurst filming on Long Lane
* Digging up Newington Causeway - 11:45pm
* Missing in Action: reliable No.1 bus service
* Christmas Day lunch
* The 'peripheralisation' of low-income Lambeth communities
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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


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