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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 707

Wednesday 28 May 2014                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Language courses
* 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 }

* SE1 local election results 2014
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* New train operator named for upgraded Thameslink route
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* Bermondsey Farmers' Market seeks new traders
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* Matthew Warchus to succeed Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic
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* Bishop of Woolwich on 46-mile walk round three boroughs
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* Boris Johnson joins police road safety operation in SE1
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{ Advert }
French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese classes 

Contact [email protected] 

A series of language courses will be running from the end of
September in French, Spanish, Italian, German and
Portuguese. They will be held near Barbican, London Bridge
and Canary Wharf. 

Do look at the website 

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 }

Wednesday 28 May
7pm at 160 Tooley Street, 160 Tooley Street
Potters Fields Park Management are holding a public meeting
to get ideas on what local people would like to see at St
John's Churchyard. The park is bounded by Tooley Street,
Tower Bridge Road and Druid Street. Potters Fields Park
Management Trust is in discussions with Southwark Coun≠cil
about taking over the management responsibility of St John's
Churchyard, to run it as a community park. How would you
like to use your park? What should be the main usage of the
park? What improvements are needed? Please come along and
discuss some ideas and be involved in the decision making.
Refreshments will be provided.
Info & map:

Thursday 29 May
1pm or 6pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road;
free; booking essential [email protected] 
As part of London Tree Week, join a walkshop exploring the
Ice Age Tree Trail, in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. On
the walkshops, participants will debunk myths about trees
and make up a few of their own, while creating their own
field journal. It is a fun way of getting people more
attuned to the value of trees and the benefits they bring.
The Ice Age Tree Trail was a Millennium project put together
by Trees for Cities and now maintained by Southwark Council.
Paul Beney from Trees for Cities will be joining the
Info & map:

Thursday 29 May
6pm-8pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
A free, open-air performance in Red Cross Garden, ending at
the gates of Cross Bones Graveyard. Hosted by the 'Bard of
Southwark' John Constable, with singer-songwriter Nigel of
Bermondsey, poet John Smallshaw - and you. Bring a poem or
song inspired by Cross Bones burial ground or your
experience of Southwark. The performance begins at 6.30pm
prompt; please arrive 6pm to book a spot, or drop in any
time to enjoy the show. Age 16 and over. 
Info & map:

Thursday 29 May
7pm-9pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Join the Southwark LGBT Network for an evening with Reverend
Jide Macaulay, LGBT Minister from the House of the Rainbow
Fellowship to discuss church burn - the experience of
rejection by religious institutions and individuals when an
individual first identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or
trans - and how to find supportive spaces and communities in
which to celebrate faith and sexuality.
Info & map:

Friday 30 May
6.30pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; £10 from
A unique evening with Revd Mpho Tutu, daughter of Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, as she discusses The Book of Forgiving,
written jointly with her father. In the book, Desmond and
Mpho Tutu offer guidance from their own lives and all they
have witnessed along the four-fold path of forgiveness. The
Book of Forgiving is a personal and practical guide to
forgiveness and to creating a more united world by learning
to let go of resentment and realise that we can forgive and
still pursue justice.
Info & map:

Friday 30 May to Monday 2 June
Fri/Sat/Mon 10.30am-4pm at Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre; free
What can you bring? What do you need? Language? Bike
repairs? Sewing? Computer skills? Housing advice?
Photography? A project by artists Eva Sajovic and Rebecca
Davies in collaboration with LAWRS and supported by Tate
Modern. Across the three days (Friday, Saturday and Monday)
there will be a timetable of sessions where individuals
offer the skills they have which will be exchanged for
another skill across the weekend and as the project
Info & map:

Saturday 31 May
10am-10pm  at The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street; £10 per
hour from
A different play by William Shakespeare or Christopher
Marlowe will be read on the hour, every hour by professional
actors to raise funds for the project to excavate the
remaining portion of the Rose and create a new permanent
performance space above the site of Bankside's first
Info & map:

Sunday 1 June
11am-9pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Street food traders by the Thames
Info & map:

Sunday 1 June
2pm at St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road; free;
booking essential
Dr Clare Hickman will be leading a walk exploring the
historic green spaces in the Lambeth area as part of this
yearís Chelsea Fringe Festival. This tour will take in the
gardens of St Thomasís hospital, look at the role of
nineteenth century women such as Florence Nightingale and
Octavia Hill on urban spaces, explore the old Bethlem
hospital landscape, and consider urban planning and the
importance of public parks. Dr Hickman will talk about the
role that ideas of health and disease have played in the
development of our urban spaces. Meet at 2pm by the fountain
between Westminster Bridge and St Thomas' Hospital.
Info & map:

{ Local job vacancies }

* Estate/Office Administrator, The Walcot Foundation
* Events Academy Project Manager, Better Bankside
* Cleaner, Academy Costumes
* Flexible Part-Time Business Opportunity


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Ducklings in Southwark Park
* Video shop closed - Art Gallery to open
* Peter John's Leaders Statement 27th May
* Learn to Crochet
* New Bermondsey cocktail toilet bar on Tower Bridge road
* What used to be where Pizza Express is?
* Swimming pools
* Short-Lets in SE1: Debate
* Shaftesbury Court, Borough
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space for ad-hoc client meetings


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