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SE1 Direct 690: What's on this week

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 690

Monday 27 January 2014                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Language classes at More London
* 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 }

* New swimming pools at Castle centre put to the test
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* Put your bin out at the wrong time and face a 1,000 fine
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* New Saturday food market to launch in Lower Marsh
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* Garden Bridge: Boris doubles public funding to 60 million
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* Borough High Street: new crossings promised 'within year'
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* Pub, offices, homes and almshouses set for redevelopment
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* Boris: Bermondsey to Borough bus "difficult to justify"
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* Waterloo Bridge parking could be banned
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* Storm scatters building materials across Blackfriars Road
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* Pets at Home on Old Kent Road is searching for a pet star
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* Tate Modern's new turbine hall partnership with Hyundai
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* Westminster Bridge gambling: police use covert CCTV
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* TfL wants 'landmark' development at London Road depot
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* Fire Brigade Museum could move to Albert Embankment
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* Council "close to a decision" on neighbourhood plans
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* BOST and United St Saviour's named as 'Housing Heroes'
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* Blackfriars Station's solar bridge officially launched
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* RBS downsizes its Bankside offices
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* SE1 kids receive awards for air quality projects
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* New canopy of rebuilt London Bridge Station takes shape
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{ Advert }

French, Spanish, Italian, and German 
A few places left
Language classes near London Bridge, Barbican, and Moorgate.
EC1 and SE1

Contact [email protected]

A series of language courses will be running from Tuesday 28
January 2014 to Thursday April 3 for ten weeks. The Tuesday
classes will be held  near Barbican London EC1 and the
Thursday classes at More London (near London Bridge) London

Courses are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced
speakers of French, Spanish and Italian as well as beginner
and intermediate students of Portuguese and German.

The price is 130 for returning students and 160 for new

Students come from City firms including Norton Rose,
Addleshaw Goddards, Linklaters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the
Bank of England and Ernst and Young. -

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Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Monday 27 January
Refreshments at Amigo Hall, Lambeth Road 9.30am; indoor
event 10am; wreath-laying 11am at Soviet War Memorial,
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Abdul Mohamed, hosts one of
London's largest gatherings to remember the Holocaust and
genocides since. Speakers: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP (chair
of the Public Accounts Committee) and Susan Pollack,
Holocaust survivor. The event will be attended by civic and
diplomatic dignitaries and members of the public are most
welcome to attend. Please arrive before 10am for the indoor
ceremony at the Amigo Hall (St George's Cathedral, Lambeth
Road). After the speeches, the focus will move to Geraldine
Mary Harmsworth Park for wreath-laying at the Holocaust
memorial tree and Soviet War Memorial. 
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Monday 27 January
7pm on BBC Two
It's the sixth of the eight heats as three new designers
battle it out for a place in the quarter-final. This time
the amateurs are creating interiors for three beautiful
Georgian almshouses in Hopton Street, Bankside. They will
have 48 hours, 1000 and the help of a builder to turn three
sitting rooms into modern designs fit for the inhabitants of
these 250-year-old homes.

Tuesday 28 January
3pm-4pm  at Young Vic, 66 The Cut; free; booking essential
020 7021 1600, 07557740442 or [email protected]
Join Waterloo Sights & Sounds for a tour of the Young Vic
theatre. You'll hear about the theatre's history and
architecture, and gain access to some of the non-public
spaces inside.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 January
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 29 January
5.30pm-7.30pm  at Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge
Road; donations welcome (min 2)
People's Republic of Southwark is, throughout 2014, running
a series of fortnightly events, to create real - rather than
just virtual - spaces for learning from each other. The
events will take place every other Wednesday and will be a
mix of reading group meetings, film screenings and
discussions on a range of topics. The first event is a
screening of part 1 of the Artist Taxi Driver's film 'This
is not a recession, it's a robbery', in which he talks to a
variety of people, from MPs to radical activists, about
current issues.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 January
6pm at Morley Gallery, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free; booking essential 020 7021 1600, 07557 740442 or
[email protected]
A talk devoted to the conservation and repair of Georgian
buildings in Roupell Street. Stephen Bull specialises in the
conservation and repair of historic buildings.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 January
7pm (jobs fair from 5.30pm) at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55
Southwark Park Road SE16
Public meeting for residents of Grange, Riverside, South
Bermondsey, Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards. The
main meeting at 7pm is preceded by a jobs fair which opens
at 5.30pm featuring local employers, trainers and agencies
with jobs, skills and apprenticeships to offer. Exhibitors
include: Southwark Works, Southwark Council Apprenticeship
Scheme, Tate Modern, Bede House, Mace Group, Jobcentre, Team
London Bridge, Army recruitment, Prince's Trust and many
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Wednesday 29 January
7.30pm at Roots & Shoots,  Walnut Tree Walk; RSVP
[email protected]
Everyone who's interested in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
is invited to the AGM of the Friends group for this busy and
important open space. The agenda includes tributes to
Maureen Johnston.
Info & map:

Wednesday 29 January
7.45pm at Time & Talents, St Marychurch Street, SE16;
non-members 2
Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society talk by
Jennie Howells.
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Thursday 30 January
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Meet 2014's new Southbank Sinfonia orchestra in their very
first concert which also features pianist Alessio Bax.
Programme includes Rossini's Overture from The Barber of
Seville and Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'.
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Thursday 30 January
6.30pm at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk; register at
In early 2013, Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing
and Crime, visited every London borough to talk to Londoners
about the Mayor's draft Police and Crime Plan. A year on,
the Deputy Mayor and senior police officers are revisiting
each borough to talk about local policing, how they have
been putting the plan into practice and to answer questions.
The Southwark borough meeting is being held at City Hall.
Info & map:

Thursday 30 January
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 15-28 from
020 8378 5163
London Concertante Chamber Ensemble performs a programme of
works by Mozart, Pachelbel, Bach and Vivaldi.
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Saturday 1 February
1pm at St Saviour's and St Olave's School,  New Kent Road
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth,
Faraday and Newington wards. Agenda includes presentations
on the future of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and
the northern roundabout. Jeremy Leach of the Walworth
Society will also give a presentation on local heritage
buildings. Councillors will also be invited to comment on
the proposed boundaries for the South Bank and Waterloo
neighbourhood forum and plan.
Info & map:

Saturday 1 February
3pm-4.30pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside
Make someone's day by welcoming them to the gallery and
chatting to them about what's on. Volunteering at Tate is
fun, you'll spend time in a really great place and you'll
learn lots. It's easy to fit in to your life - just a few
hours a month. The gallery welcomes all enquiries, no matter
what your background or experience - and you don't need to
know about art! At the taster session the Tate team will
introduce you to the gallery and role of the Visitor Host
Volunteer - welcoming visitors to the gallery, based at the
gallery entrances. For more information about the visitor
Host role please contact volunteers manager Emma Burgess on
020 7401 5267 or email [email protected] To book a
place on a taster session please call volunteers
administrator Walney Virgilio on 020 7401 5215 or email
[email protected] Places are limited, but there will be
more tasters in future. Tate will reimburse your travel
costs up to the cost of a Zone 6 Travelcard.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Administrator, Fulcher Edwards
* Book-keeper, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Outreach Co-ordinator, Connect 
* Office Administrator, Insideout
* Restaurant Supervisor, Number 1 bar&restaurant
* Sous chef, Number 1 bar&restaurant
* Full Time General Manager, local cinema


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Spaces in Victorian Mews
* Smart modern open plan office, Stavedene Ltd


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Afternoon Preschooler Activities
* Costa Coffee on Walworth Road
* Dance classes for FUN
* Classes with kids
* Another piece of history to go...
* Team-Building
* Homes & Pub to be knocked down on Blackfriars Road
* Southwark (Non) Repairs
* Breakfast Club - Southwark Street
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Groundfloor workshop space needed
* Small office wanted SE1
* Small meeting room in SE1
* Refrigerated courier service


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