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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 693

Monday 17 February 2014                       ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Lift your mood with Personal Training for £19.50!
* 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 }

* No open platform on 'New Routemaster' buses south of river
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* Boris: Bakerloo line extension would cost £2 billion
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* Southwark Street shut after storm damage at RBS offices
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* Stamford Street tax enquiry office to close
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* Blackfriars Road: scrutiny committee to probe decision
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* Foyles bookshop opens at Waterloo Station
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* Countess of Wessex meets patients at St Thomas' Hospital
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* Southwark flies rainbow flag for LGBT History Month
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* Davina McCall's Edinburgh-London Sport Relief challenge
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* South Bank neighbourhood planning gets Lambeth approval
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* More tributes to Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett
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* Pets at Home opens Old Kent Road store
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* Three men charged over Old Kent Road kidnapping
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* Council reopens consultation on Bermondsey planning
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{ Advert: Lift your mood with Personal Training for £19.50 }

We are an Independent Fitness Studio located on Weston
Street SE1

Our small group/semi personal training sessions are in a
group of no more than 4 people. These sessions are 40
minutes in duration and depending on the time of day, you
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DonÕt feel like you have to find the other 3 people, we have
fabulous friendly clients already to keep you company!

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Our Boot Camp runs every 2 weeks/10 days with weekends off
6.40am until 7.30am. Every day is dedicated to a body part
along with intense cardio. Small numbers so you are watched

Ski fit classes still running!

Concentrate on your core and leg strength along with
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sure you look great for Apr¸s Ski

Fitness For Every Body, The Leathermarket, 108 Weston
020 7403 9988. [email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Monday 17 February
12pm-8.30pm at St George the Martyr Crypt, Borough High
Street; free
A weekly open creative space for all - with an emphasis on
those going through mental illness and recovery - returns
for a second year. Founded by the Mental Fight Club, the
Dragon Cafe first ran for 12 months from October 2012 with
support from the Maudsley Charity and the Big Lottery Fund.
Now the Monday programme will resume for another year in the
crypt of St George the Martyr Church with the backing of
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity. Open every Monday from 12 noon
to 8.30pm, the Dragon Cafe provides a safe, stimulating and
creative space for more than 200 people each week. The
programme includes art exhibitions, freshly prepared and
reasonably priced vegetarian food, a chill-out zone and
more. Daytime groups include writing, art, tai chi, boxing,
mindfulness, gardening, dancing and singing. Evening events
range from performances, creative talks and discussions, to
dancing and games nights.
Info & map:

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February
2pm-4pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
Drop in and join in making fashion accessories. Using art
materials and cardboard you will create fun a headbands,
hats, jewellery and personalised clothes hangers to take
home - inspired by the museum's exhibition, Fashion &
Gardens. Suitable for accompanied children aged 4-11+. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February
1pm-5pm at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn Square; register
via [email protected] or 07546 816544
Quay Players amateur dramatic group presents free half term
acting and singing workshops for young people aged 8-16.
Funded by Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council.
Info & map:

Tuesday 18 February
2.30pm-4pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Discover the kinds of toys and games children played with
when Dickens was a boy. Make some to take home. Suitable for
children aged 5 to 12. Part of 'Fact into Fiction: Happy
birthday Mr Dickens' - a programme of events organised by
the Cuming Museum and Southwark Local History Library.
Info & map:

Wednesday 19 February
7pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; free; donations welcome
Primatologist, bone geek and TV presenter Ben Garrod is the
first speaker at PubSci's new venue. Ben’s passion for bones
has allowed him to make a name for himself as a skilled
articulator of skeletons for universities and museums. His
current academic research is focussed on the rate of
evolutionary adaptation of primates introduced to islands,
in an attempt to understand how populations respond to
environmental change. Ben will also talk about his new BBC
TV series Secrets of Bones.
Info & map:

Thursday 20 February
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Antonia Cviic (soprano), Stephen Cviic (baritone) and Scilla
Stewart (piano) perform songs by Handel, Ireland, Gurney,
Quilter, Warlock, Schubert and Massenet. Followed by light
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Thursday 20 February
7pm at Nelson Square Gardens Tenants' & Residents' Hall, 61A
Rowland Hill House, Nelson Square
A lot is happening around the Blackfriars Road area. Come to
our meeting to stay informed and to decide on what local
residents can do about all the issues. We will discuss at
least the following: 1) Burrell Street proposed developments
2) Octavia House development update 3) Valentine Place
update 4) Southwark Council Cabinet Blackfriars Road SPD
Info & map:

Friday 21 February
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood
Centre, 108 Stamford Street; £4 (including snacks, wine and
soft drinks)
A selection of recent short films from the London Short Film
Festival and elsewhere including: Sea by Tony Hill, The Case
by Cecilia Stenbom, Swallow by Genevieve Bicknell, Frame by
Michal Sulima, Listen Hard by John Maloney and Act of Terror
by Gemma Atkinson and Fred Grace.
Info & map:

Saturday 22 February
1.30pm at Southwark Local History Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Join local musician and historian Nigel of Bermondsey on a
guided walk. Starting from John Harvard Library, the walk
will cover many of the sites familiar to Charles Dickens
when he lived in Southwark as a boy. It takes around 1 hour.
Suitable for families. Part of 'Fact into Fiction: Happy
birthday Mr Dickens' - a programme of events organised by
the Cuming Museum and Southwark Local History Library.
Info & map:

Monday 24 February
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
AGM of the group that represents residents in the Bankside
area and provides information and advice on development.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Community Park Educator, Friends of Nursery Row Park


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


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Smart modern open plan office, Stavedene Ltd


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


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Bermondsey Spa, The Exchange
* Framing of large pictures - recommendation needed
* Caricature needed
* Update on Blackfriars Road SPD
* Osteopath
* Free/cheap Performance & Rehearsal space
* Power cuts and service outages
* Resident Association Funding
* Are we at risk of flooding? (and if not why not?)
* Free function rooms wanted for book club

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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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