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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 699

Monday 31 March 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 }

* Borough High Street war memorial rededicated: video & pics
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* Ted Bowman RIP - Borough Market, Coin St & Labour stalwart
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* Shrek's South Bank swamp: fears of 'unacceptable' crowds
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* Elephant & Castle: cycle campaigners slam TfL plans
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* 16-storey Southwark Street 'Flatiron Building' approved
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* Dickens Square to get 1.5 million revamp
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* Waterloo Festival launches film score competition
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* Blackfriars Road: councillor seeks reassurance for locals
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* Actress Lesley Sharp visits Globe Academy
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* MP trains as teaching assistant at SE1 primary school
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* NT's Shed could stay on South Bank for 3 more years
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* Earth Hour 2014 on the South Bank
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* Boris threat to overrule fire authority on former HQ sale
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* Boris wants artist to design lighting for Thames bridges
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* Shard is Londoners' second-favourite skyscraper
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* Waterloo skyscraper: High Court dismisses challenge
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* Labour pledges free swimming for Southwark residents
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* Third man charged with Chris Foster murder
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* Electoral reformers swap Thomas Hare for White Rabbit
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* Elephant's new Castle leisure centre 'topped out'
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* Dan Cruickshank visits Kirkaldy Testing Museum
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* Review: Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic
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* SE1 meat processing firm says UK must remain in the EU
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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.

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Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 1 April
6.30pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; free
Book launch for Houses of the Dead by Fawzia Kane. The first
outing from a new local press - Thamesis Publications - is a
guide to the Houses of the Dead lead by the mysterious
Surveyor. Illustrated by Kane's own black and white
photographs of ghost houses. Glass of wine and opportunity
to hear from the book and buy a signed copy.
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Wednesday 2 April
6.30pm at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Faraday and
Newington wards. Final community council meeting before the
local elections. The theme is 'Our changing community -
let's hear young people's voices'. Agenda includes Aylesbury
Estate regeneration and Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
consultation update. There will also be a chance to learn
about the Mapping the Elephant project. Councillors will
also be asked to comment on the proposed boundaries of the
Elephant & Walworth Neighbourhood Plan.
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Thursday 3 April
5.30pm-7.30pm  at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester
House, 94A Southwark Bridge Road; 10; book via
[email protected] 020 8555 1200 x 39894
A illustrated lecture on the story of the fire engine. The
lecture will be led by a museum expert in the grand setting
of Winchester House, residence of the first chief officer of
the London Fire Brigade (LFB), Captain Shaw, now home to the
LFB Museum. Refreshments and an opportunity to visit the
museum are included. This lecture is part of the museum's
Hot Topic series celebrating key events and important
figures from LFB's history.
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Thursday 3 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free early-evening concert with Southbank Sinfonia.
Programme includes Last Door of Light by Peter Maxwell
Davies and Mozart's Symphony No.40.
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Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April
Fri 12 noon-9.30pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at
Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere Road; free
More than two dozen street food traders set up outside the
Royal Festival Hall.
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Saturday 5 April
10am-1pm  at St Hugh's,  Crosby Row
A chance to visit Bermondsey's newest church and community
space. Children's face painting, prize raffle and cake
stall. To book a table call Iris on 07980 089785.
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Saturday 5 April
10am-3pm  at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church Square
Hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and also many and varied
bric-a-brac. Free entry. In aid of TNRA funds. Donations
welcome, on the day if possible. 
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Saturday 5 April
11am (please arrive 15 minutes before departure) at Tabard
Street piazza,  Tabard Street; 9 (conc 8); booking advised
Local history vividly brought to life on these guided walks
with writer-performer John Constable, author of The
Southwark Mysteries and Secret Bankside. This walk
commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First
World War. From Romans to Vikings... from Kentish Rebels to
the Blitz and beyond... visit sites scarred by war including
the Southwark Docks and London's Larder, the Tower, Roman
Walls, City gates, World War II craters, bomb sites, and
places of peace and reconciliation.
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Sunday 6 April
2pm (please arrive 15 minutes before departure) at Tabard
Street piazza,  Tabard Street; 9 (conc 8); booking advised
Local history vividly brought to life on these guided walks
with writer-performer John Constable, author of The
Southwark Mysteries and Secret Bankside. Exactly a thousand
years ago in 1014, King Olave of Norway dramatically
destroyed the old London Bridge; an event which gave rise to
the popular nursery rhyme. The later bridge, familiar to
Shakespeare, survived until Charles Dickens' time. On this
walk we'll explore the London Bridge environs, south and
then north, of the river that has shaped our history.
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Monday 7 April
7.30pm at The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street; 8 (conc 6)
from 020 7261 9565
Panel discussion chaired by Andrew Gurr. Leading
archaeologists consider the contribution that archaeology
has made over the past 25 years to our knowledge and
understanding of the playhouses and entertainment venues of
Elizabethan and Jacobean London. The panel is made up of the
four experts in theatre archaeology from Museum of London
Archaeology: Julian Bowsher, Heather Knight, Pat Miller and
David Saxby. Between them they have excavated the remains of
the Rose, Globe, Theatre and Curtain playhouses, as well as
contemporary animal baiting arenas. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Duty Manager - Lower Marsh Saturday Market


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 2000 foot studio available in Pullens Yard, DSDHA
* Flexible Deskspace Available near Bermondsey Street
* 1,2 or 3 desks at Jamaica Road, MGM London


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Laxon School
* Great Dover Street collision
* Moving to Ethnard Road, just off the OKR
* Are there elections soon?
* Dickens Square re-vamp
* Keys found
* Free swimming for Southwark residents
* Queen Elizabeth Street Tesco
* Coral Bay Cafe
* Free function space needed?
* Grange Yard/Grange Walk development
* New Name for Tribeca Square

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* B2B networking SE1


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