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SE1 Direct 684: Your weekly events digest

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 684

Monday 16 December 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 }

* Princess Royal opens Blackfriars Settlement's new centre
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* Ability Media Centre in Southwark Bridge Road shuts down
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* Albert Embankment: fire authority ditches Native Land
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* Guy's, St Thomas' & King's NHS merger: 'now not the time'
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* Imperial War Museum to transfer staff to security firm
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* Kuwait buys back More London for reported 1.7 billion
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* Hatfields to be pioneer for Lambeth's 'cooperative parks'
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* Giant cake for Chelsea Pensioners baked at LSBU
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* South Bank arts centree raise fears over licence clampdown
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* Pedestrian dies after Tower Bridge Road motorbike crash
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* Council shuts HQ for the day and gives cash to foodbank
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* Tristram Hunt visits Globe Academy
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* Two men charged with Chris Foster murder
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* Controversial lap dancing ad removed from Elephant
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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 late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 17 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Sing carols and traditional Christmas songs. A celebration
for the whole community.
Info & map:

Tuesday 17 December
1pm at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road
Grab a drink from the Hub Coffee House and sing along with
the Salvation Army brass band.
Info & map:

Tuesday 17 December
2pm-3pm meet 1.50pm at Young Vic, 66 The Cut; booking
essential on 020 7021 1600 or email
[email protected]
Join Waterloo Sights & Sounds for a tour of the Young Vic
theatre. Hear about the theatre's history and architecture,
and gain access to some of the non-public spaces inside. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 17 December
6.30pm at St Anne's,  Thorburn Square
Open Air Carols outside the Church.
Info & map:

Wednesday 18 December
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; 10 (children free)
It's a family fanfare! Introduce your family to the
Trumpets. Meet Piccolo, B-flat and Fanfare Trumpet. Discover
how their family and music has changed throughout the ages -
from Baroque to the modern day. 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:

Thursday 19 December
1.10pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
With the Portcullis Singers.
Info & map:

Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 December
7.30pm; matinee Sat 2.30pm at Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston
Street; 14 (conc 12)
Bermondsey-based am dram group the Quay Players bring their
annual pantomime to a bigger and better venue. All is not
well in panto land. The evil giant Blunderbore rules over Ye
Olde Bermondsey with an iron fist. Jack, Jill and the other
inhabitants of the village live in perpetual fear of what
will happen to them if they cannot pay their punitive taxes.
Jack and the Beanstalk stars a host of your favourte
pantomime characters, and the well-known show tunes and pop
songs will have you tapping your toes all the way up to
Christmas. Written for the Quay Players by West End writer
and director Ian McFarlane.
Info & map:

Thursday 19 December
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Thomas Humphreys (baritone) performs songs by Brahms and
Schumann. Followed by refreshments.
Info & map:

Friday 20 December
4pm at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road
Free classic Christmas film for families straight after
Info & map:

Friday 20 December
6pm-8pm  at Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral
Street; free
Enjoy a mix of traditional and modern carols aboard Golden
Hinde II, including complimentary mulled wine and mince
pies. Wrap up warm.
Info & map:

Sunday 22 December
3pm-11pm  at The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; 10 from
The biggest Latin carnival in the UK takes over the whole of
the Coronet Theatre in Elephant & Castle, the stronghold and
heart of the Latin American community in London, to present
a true Latin Christmas carnival event headlined by Puerto
Rican Salsa legend David Pabon 'El Angel de la Salsa' and
his 11-piece orchestra. A line up of UK Latin artists and a
lot of other events taking place throughout the day in the
Main Arena and the 3 floors upstairs, including 'El Pueblo
Got Talent' competition & free Latin dance classes and Salsa
& Bachata DJs in 2 additional rooms under the direction of
Ola Latina & Alcadanz, plus other areas with arts & crafts
stalls and Latin American food.
Info & map:

Sunday 22 December
6.30pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Info & map:

Sunday 22 & Monday 23 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Traditional pattern of Lessons and Carols with all the
readings from the King James Version of the Bible. No
tickets required. The service is repeated on Monday evening.
Info & map:

Sunday 22 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street
Service of Lessons and Carols for all the family, followed
by mince pies and mulled wine.
Info & map:

Sunday 22 December
7pm at The Three Stags, 67-69 Kennington Road
Join Oasis Church Waterloo for carols in the pub.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Bar/Waiting Staff, The Laughing Gravy


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Looking for office space (8 desks / office)


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Baker and Maker shop in Long Lane
* Weston Street 1910
* Creepy man in Stamford Street
* Heygate Estate's public art pyramid from Artangel
* Barclays Bike extension
* Self-storage near Elephant
* Coopers Natural Foods Closing
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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


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