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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 705

Monday 12 May 2014                            ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co in Somerset House!
* 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 }

* Council candidates clash over affordable housing cash
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* Taxi drivers converge on the Shard for protest
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* Shangri-La hotel opens at The Shard
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* Konditor & Cook founder reveals cake recipes in new book
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* Are dogs being trained to fight in Tibetan Peace Garden?
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* Time capsule buried at One Blackfriars building site
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* Ukraine tensions overshadow Anglo-Russian Victory Day
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* Edible Bankside food growing project wins new backing
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* Waterloo Station revamp: Network Rail seeks contractor
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* Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition
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* Boris tries wheelchair rugby outside City Hall
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* Nick Clegg at Ministry of Sound for campaign launch
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{ Advert: Elan & Co in Somerset House! }

Elan and Co have opened a new office in Somerset house
Strand WC2N! Established in 1997, Elan & Co LLP is a
professional services firm of Chartered Certified
accountants, Tax Advisors and Business Consultants with its
head office located in London Bridge.

We pride ourselves on providing very sound business advice
in a very professional efficient, effective and friendly
manner with client attention only available in smaller

Our client base is varied and includes entertainers,
designers, media, arts, and performing arts, legal and
architectural practices for individuals, sole traders,
partnerships and corporates.

We can provide you with an outsourced your finance function.
This reduces costs, helps to free your time to concentrate
on your business and not your administration, and can be
beneficial if you want to grow or sell in the future. The
offering is flexible and tailored to your needs. 

We can help with advising on business start-ups, preparing
business plans, cash flow projections and raising capital or

We also host free seminars monthly for our clients in our
Somerset office on topics including book keeping, cash flow
management, and business planning and growth.

If you are looking for friendly professional accountants in
your local area than look no further! For a free 1 hour
consultation and no obligation quote or more information
contact us on 020 7118 4142, or e-mail at [email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Monday 12 May
10am-5pm  at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas'
Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road; free
The museum is celebrating Florence Nightingale's birthday by
offering free admission all day on Monday If you come
between 10am and 2pm, you can meet and have your photograph
taken with the 'real' Florence Nightingale...
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Monday 12 May
7pm-8.30pm  at Oasis Academy South Bank, 75 Westminster
Bridge Road
Hear from the candidates and ask them your questions as they
fight for your vote to be your next Lambeth local
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Tuesday 13 May
6pm-7.30pm; booking essential at
Debate organised by the group preparing a neighbourhood plan
for the South Bank and Waterloo.
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Wednesday 14 May
10am-2pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road; free
Launching new micro-volunteering sessions for local workers.
Spend half an hour in your lunch break gardening in
Waterloo's green oasis. Light refreshments provided.
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Thursday 15 May
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street;
The Mayor of Southwark hosts a unique half-day workshop on
personal and community transformation with best-selling
author Andy Cope. 'The Art of Being Brilliant' provides an
antidote to the fast-paced world that typifies modern life.
Using cutting edge research, Andy Cope will share some of
the 'secrets' of positive psychology, focussing on learning
new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain
personal and community 'brilliance'. Ultimately, the aim of
this highly entertaining and engaging workshop is to
rejuvenate and inspire, with the impact felt at home, at
work, and in the wider community. Andy Cope is a qualified
teacher, author and learning junkie. He is currently
studying happiness, flourishing, and positivity as part of a
PhD thesis. His research feeds into this workshop which has
been delivered to rave reviews all over the world. Andy is
also a best-selling author. He has written 'The Art of Being
Brilliant' and 'Being Brilliant', self-help books for
adults, as well as 'A Brilliant Life' and 'The Game of
Life', the UK's first positive psychology books for
teenagers. The Mayor is offering 100 free places for
Southwark residents in both the morning (10am to 1pm) and
afternoon (2pm to 5pm) sessions. To reserve your free place
on either workshop contact Daisy Coleman at Southwark
Council on 020 7525 4985 or [email protected]
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Thursday 15 May
10am-1pm  at Breast Cancer Care, 5-13 Great Suffolk Street;
free; booking essential 0845 077 1895 or
[email protected]
Leading support charity Breast Cancer Care is holding an
information session in South London for women affected by
breast cancer. This session offers the opportunity to hear
from Dr Terry Priestman, Oncologist and author of The Cancer
Survivorís Handbook. Participants will learn about how
decisions about treatment options for primary breast cancer
are made, the different breast cancer drugs available, the
potential benefits and also side effects and some possible
ways to manage them. These interactive sessions have an
informal atmosphere and will give participants the chance to
hear from an expert speaker and to ask questions about the
subject. There will also be the chance to meet other women
from the local area and find out more about the wide range
of support services offered by Breast Cancer Care.
Participants are welcome to bring friends or family members.
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Thursday 15 May
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Ian Ritchie (baritone) and Esther Cavett (piano) performing
a programme of music by Liszt, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Vaughan
Williams and R. Strauss. Followed by light refreshments.† 
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Thursday 15 May
7pm-10.30pm  at South Bank Riverside Walkway, The Queen's
Walk near Gabriel's Wharf, Upper Ground; £10
The world's first night market dedicated to discovering the
flavours of single malt whisky. The market will celebrate
the release of two new expressions from The Singleton:
Tailfire and Sunray. Guests will be treated to an exclusive
tasting of the whiskies alongside cocktails and food
specially designed to pair with these two new single malts. 
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Thursday 15 May
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia presents a programme of French chamber
music including works by Ravel and Francaix. 
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Thursday 15 May
6.30pm at Violet Room, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road
AGM of local youth charity. SE1 United is looking now for
new trustees or volunteers willing to share knowledge and
skills in business planning, fundraising, human resources
and law. If you have the above skills and are interested in
helping local young people, contact [email protected] 
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Friday 16 May
11am (meet at St George's Road entrance) at Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park; free
Join Ania Wiatr, Southwark's head gardener at Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park, and find out more about the horticultural
interest in the park as well as a brief history of this open
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Saturday 17 May
10am-3pm  at Lower Marsh,  Lower Marsh
South Bank and Waterloo Neighbours (SoWN) want to hear from
you. What do you love about our neighbourhood? What drives
you bonkers? The group drawing up a neighbourhood plan will
be at Lower Marsh Market on Saturday 17 May. Come and talk
about your three burning issues. This is a chance to get
involved in local planning. Visit SoWN's market stall to
find out how beighbourhood plans give you a voice in local
planning.† As well as 17 May, they will be at the market
on†31 May and 7 June from 10 to 3.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bicycle delivery rider, The Urban Kitchen
* Caretaker, Waterloo Action Centre
* Business and Community Assistant, Better Bankside
* Full-Time Cook, Old Kings Head
* Accounts Asst. / Admin Support, BridgeOne telecom Ltd


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tesco Express TBR and the things we take for granted
* Bermondsey Village Hall Church
* Local elections
* Queen's Arms Spa Road - closed for good?
* Sainsbury's refurb at Bermondsey Square
* Bermondsey Square events
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space for ad-hoc client meetings


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