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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 695

Monday 3 March 2014                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Language classes at More London
* What's on this week
* March 2014 issue of 'in SE1' out now
* 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 }

* Mayor announces  safety improvements at 5 SE1 junctions
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* Tabard Gardens drug dealer jailed
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* Archbishop and cabinet minister visit Rockingham Estate
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* 'Criminalisation' of rough sleeping: protest at City Hall
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* Vauxhall IDAHO tree replanted on Albert Embankment
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* Reduced lift service at Elephant & Castle tube station
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* Shard viewing gallery welcomes its millionth visitor
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* Students celebrate Seven Ages of Shakespeare at the Globe
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* Medieval flagon on display at Borough pub
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* Shrek's swap coming to County Hall on the South Bank
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{ Advert }

French, Spanish, Italian and German, and Portuguese Classes 
New term starts in May

Language classes near London Bridge, Barbican and Moorgate
EC1 and SE1

Contact [email protected]

A series of language courses are running now near Barbican
London EC1 and near London Bridge London SE1.

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.

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Monday 3 March
10am-3pm  at St John's Churchyard, 175 Tower Bridge Road;
As part of Climate Week, Surrey Docks Farm will be bringing
their mobile farm to St John's Churchyard. 
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Monday 3 March
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
A rare showing of Peter Sellers' 1973 film. Referred to by
Sellers' biographer as a 'masterpiece', 'a cult oddity' and
his 'greatest performance', Sellers plays Sam, a street
musician who dreams of music hall stars and befriends two
slum children. Music credits include Lionel Bart and George
Martin (often referred to as the fifth Beatle). Today Nine
Elms - from Vauxhall to the revamped Battersea Power
Station, is one large development site that will include a
relocated US embassy and a Frank Gehry building. The film
provides a breathtaking insight into what the riverside
boroughs looked like 40 years ago. To join the Community
Film Club, email [email protected] or call 020
7401 5176. Membership is open to those living in Southwark
and Lambeth.
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 March
12pm-2pm  at Memorial Park, Guy's Hospital, off Great Maze
Pond; free
If you can't quite bring yourself to take that
slightly-too-small jumper to the charity shop but you're too
lazy for eBay then gather the clothes, books and DVDs you're
bored with and swap them for (nearly) new things at The Big
Swap. Not only will you be refreshing your wardrobe and
saving your old things from landfill, you'll be reducing the
use of new materials, picking up a bargain (free stuff!),
finding a new read or doing some re-gifting. The more you
bring to swap the more items you can pick up. Donations are
also welcome which will be passed on to local charity
Foundation 66. The swap will take place alongside the weekly
London Bridge Farmers' Market. Forster (49 Southwark Street)
will be accepting swap items between 9am and 6pm
Monday-Friday until Monday 4 March for anyone who'd like to
drop off swap items ahead of time. A Climate Week event.
Info & map:

Tuesday 4 March
12pm-2pm  at Jubilee Place, Borough Market
The relay race is open to a maximum of 25 teams from local
businesses, each team consisting of four members. Taking
part this year is American personality Adam Richman who will
be part of a team alongside Food Network chef Andy Bates.
Adam is in London promoting his new show 'Fandemonium'. The
winning team receives the Pancake Day Trophy to hold for a
year along with a full Borough Market Kitchen Kit. To sign
up your business needs to be either a Better Bankside
levy-paying partner or a Business Club member. Email
[email protected] Better Bankside suggests a £20
donation per team which will goes to Paintings in Hospitals,
a local charity that lends original works of art to
hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities.
Pancakes and pans are provided. 
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Tuesday 4 March
12.30pm-1.30pm  at The Scoop at More London
The Winter Olympics may have come to a close but local
theatre company London Bubble are keeping the sporting
spirit alive in More London this Shrove Tuesday. The race
aims to raise money by bringing together local organisations
to indulge in a batter based competition. The event is a
Team London Bridge and London Bubble Theatre initiative in
aid of LB+, a creative training programme for young people.
LB+ uses a theatre-based approach to raise aspirations and
build life skills. Bubble's award winning programme has seen
93 per cent of graduates go on to employment or further
education. Organisations in the SE1 area have been invited
to enter teams of 5 people to hunt, gather and flip their
way around More London in a unique event. A young person
from LB+ will join each team as part of the programme's aim
to develop an innovative model of corporate engagement.
Everyone is welcome to cheer on the teams. To find out more
about the event or to register a team for your company
please contact Lucy Bradshaw on 020 7237 4434.
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Wednesday 5 March
10am-12 noon & 2pm-4pm at Southwark Works, Unit 239,
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free
Southwark Works, the councilís own employment support
provider for local people, is holding a job fair as part of
National Apprenticeship Week. Between 10am and 12 noon the
focus will be on business, administration and customer
service opportunities and between 2-4pm the focus will be
for those looking to move into construction. A number of
firms including Network Rail, Costain and St George will be
on hand to offer advice and discuss opportunities with
potential apprentices. All are welcome. 
Info & map:

Thursday 6 March
6pm-7.30pm  at The Shipwrights Arms, 88 Tooley Street; free
Do you consider your work mates a pub quiz dream team? Why
not test your skills during Climate Week with an evening of
jokes, drinks and some green trivia? To book your place
email [email protected] Teams of 5 recommended.
Info & map:

Thursday 6 March
6.30pm (refreshments from 6pm) at 160 Tooley Street, 160
Tooley Street; free; booking advised 020 7525 4985 or
[email protected]
The Mayor of Southwark invites you to an evening of film and
discussion. "Divided by race - united in war and peace"
explores the relationship between Caribbean and English
World War Two service men and women against the backdrop of
war. During the Second World War black people from across
the British Empire enthusiastically joined the army, navy,
and Royal Air Force and played their part in fighting Nazi
Germany and its allies. In the air, at sea, and on land they
risked their lives, yet very little attention has been given
to the thousands of black service men and women who
supported the war effort. This hour-long film tries to set
that record straight by documenting the real life
experiences of 13 such unsung heroes. Join the Mayor of
Southwark, Cllr Abdul Mohamed, film maker Marc Wadsworth,
and some of the veterans featured for a free showing
followed by a panel and audience discussion.
Info & map:


{ March 2014 issue of 'in SE1' }

The March issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is
now on its way to all the usual locations. 
You can also download the PDF version at 


{ Local job vacancies }

* Projects Officer, Pembroke House
* EmploySE1 Assistant Co-ordinator


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Stunning 1st Floor Office SE1, Recoules Estates


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


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Intensive driving course
* Making a will
* Pubs in Area
* Replacement estate trees after the storm
* 5 a side football
* SE1 pickpockets
* Tower block next to Tate Modern (185 Park Street)

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office Needed - SE1


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