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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 701

Monday 14 April 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 }

* James Braidwood statuette unveiled in Tooley Street
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* Pictures from local Palm Sunday processions
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* ASBO for Westminster Bridge cup and ball gamer
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* President of Ireland and Sabina Higgins visit City Hall
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* Racial abuse at London Bridge: police appeal for info
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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 14 April
Meet 6.45pm for 7pm at Tabard Street piazza; 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. In 1824 Charles
Dickens' father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea
Prison. On this walk explore Dickens' childhood encounters
with the Victorian underworld, visit the places which cast a
shadow over his entire life and inspired scenes in novels
from Little Dorrit to Oliver Twist.
Info & map:

Tuesday 15 April
10.30am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Ted Bowman died on 25 March after a lifetime of involvement
in Southwark politics and public life.
Info & map:

Wednesday 16 April
10am-4pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way
Want to find out more about volunteering? Want to help make
the area greener? Bankside Open Spaces Trust is holding a
volunteer taster day. Drop in any time between 10am and 4pm
and have free tea and cake in the garden and have a chat to
a member of staff about what opportunities are available.
There will be gardening and associated tasks throughout the
day for you to join in. Wear clothes you do not mind getting
dirty and flat shoes. There will be gardening tasks for all
abilities and fitness levels guided by experienced staff. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 16 April
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; 10 (children free)
Featuring Spanish flautist Saleta Suarez Ogando. 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 16 April
7pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; collection to cover expenses
Dr Amoret Whitaker talks about the history of forensic
entomology, how it can be used, some of the current research
and describes a few cases she has worked on.
Info & map:

Thursday 17 April
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
"By cellists, for cellists" - a programme of baroque music
performed by Rosemary Edwards, cello, and Mike Parker, harp.
Followed by light refreshments. 
Info & map:

Good Friday 18 April
11am at Waterloo Station; free
For the second year, members of South Bank churches will
gather on the concourse of Waterloo Station on Good Friday
at 11am to sing Amazing Grace and Lean On Me. They will also
be collecting non-perishable food items for the Waterloo
Info & map:

Saturday 19 April
11am at undisclosed,  ; 10 (conc 8); booking essential
[email protected]
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps across this
ancient neighburhood that celebrates the young Charles
Dickens, who lodged in the area when his father was in
Marshalsea debtors' prison. You will locate the prison wall
and trace where he lodged. Criss-crossed with grand railway
arches you will find signs of an industrial past, a secret
garden and Octavia Hill cottages. See how the workhouse
building was re-used more than once.
Info & map:

Easter Monday 21 April
12pm-5pm  at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free
Shakespeare's Globe opens its doors to celebrate William
Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a free, fun-packed party.
There will be plenty of party games and entertainment for
all the family, including a bouncy castle, close-up magic,
balloon twisting, Pass the Parcel, musical Roman statues on
the Globe stage, stilt walkers and Pin the Ruff on the Bard.
Jelly and ice cream will be served and everyone will get the
chance to try their hand at cake decorating. Eccentric
improvisational theatre company The School of Night will
return to perform Shakespeare-related rhapsodies, poetry and
drama on the Globe stage, using ideas suggested by the
audience. The box office will also be celebrating
Shakespeare's 450th birthday by offering yard tickets to all
Globe Theatre performances in April 2014 for 450 pence
(normally 5, subject to availability). This celebratory
offer is available now for bookings in person or over the
phone by quoting 'birthday offer'.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Carer
* Hairdresser, Little Marshans


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 1,2 or 3 desks at Jamaica Road, MGM London


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Eileen House demolition - noise
* Leroy Street incident on Friday
* 36 for Juniors to play football in our parks
* Tower Bridge Road: TfL announces 1.5 million makeover
* 141 Westminster Bridge Road
* Ministry of Sound Site

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Does your old IT equipment need a new home?


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