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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 710

Monday 16 June 2014                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Young London  The Right Way to Rent and Let
* 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 }

* Premier Inn hotel planned for Newington Causeway
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* Honours for Zandra Rhodes, David Lan and Philip Sturrock
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* Elephant Park: call for suggestions for new street names
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* Anti-rough-sleeper spikes removed from Southwark Br Rd
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* Maria Moruzzi celebrates 50 years at Borough Market
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* Boris Johnson tribute restaurant opens on South Bank
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* Bankside Quarter: new name for Blackfriars Rd development
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* Southwark Council to buy Waterloo Road hostel for homeless
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* Boris deputy: Shell Centre scheme will affect heritage
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* Rose Playhouse to benefit from Shakespeare in Love gala
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* Beating the bounds of Southwark Cathedral's parish
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* Southwark Civic Awards presented at Southwark Cathedral
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* First aid training centre opens in Borough High Street
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* Hospital chaplain arrested in Burma: MP calls for action
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* Southwark Lib Dems announce opposition spokespeople
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* Homes, shops and restaurants suffer power cut in The Cut
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* Former England footballer John Barnes at Southwark Tube
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* Farewell to Canon Bruce Saunders at Southwark Cathedral
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* Cllr Sunil Chopra becomes Mayor of Southwark
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* Catalan human tower outside City Hall
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{ Advert: Young London  The Right Way to Rent and Let }

Young London is the first port of call for thousands of
Londoners looking for a better way to rent or let.

At Young London we take an unusual approach.  
We reward our team based on your feedback, not commission,
so there's no hard sell, just plenty of sound advice.
Our lettings team will find the home that's right for you.

Some call it a new way of renting; we just know it's the
way to behave.  And we're not the only ones to think so
Young London has been crowned the UK's Best Lettings Agency,
for the second time.

Call 020 7531 7700 or visit
to experience renting as it should be.

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Monday 16 June
6pm-7.30pm (please arrive at 5.30pm) at Unit 326-328,
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free; to book, email
[email protected] or 020 7703 8923
Join local historian Stephen Humphrey who will introduce his
book Elephant and Castle: A History and talk about the
area's rich and fascinating history. From 3.30pm, there will
also be a display of photographs of Elephant & Castle and
Walworth from Southwark's Local History Library and archive,
and a chance to suggest ideas for the names of the streets,
blocks and open spaces on Elephant Park.
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Tuesday 17 June
12pm-8pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane
Ronald McDonald House Charities in partnership with Guy's &
St Thomas' Charity invite local residents to an exhibition
in a marquee in Archbishop's Park. The public consultation
is being held prior to a planning application being
submitted by Ronald McDonald House Charities  an
independent charity that provides free 'home away from home'
accommodation to families with sick children being treated
at Evelina London Children's Hospital. The Charity is
proposing to relocate and expand the existing 20-bedroom
Ronald McDonald House to 59 bedrooms, on a site within the
Lambeth Palace Conservation Area bordering Archbishop's
Park. This is in response to the increasing needs of
seriously ill children and their families who come to the
Evelina London Children's Hospital and the neo-natal
intensive care unit at & St Thomas' Hospital for specialist
medical treatment.
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Tuesday 17 June
6.30pm-7.30pm  at Southwark Local History Library, 211
Borough High Street; free
An illustrated talk by Judy Aitken using items from the
Cuming Museum collection. Discover the history of Walworth's
Victorian zoo. Walworth is not a place you'd usually think
of as home to exotic birds, acres of landscaped gardens,
erupting volcanoes or lions, tigers and giraffes. But over
180 years ago, not far from the Walworth Road, lay one of
London's very early public zoos. However, it was much more
than that. Come and discover the weird and wonderful
delights of the Surrey Zoological Gardens.
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Wednesday 18 June
12.30pm-2.30pm  at Rockingham Community Centre,  Falmouth
Road; book via [email protected] 020 7703 8923
An exhibition of the history of the Bangladeshi community in
the area, recorded in 2011 by local young people with Amader
Bhobishot. Enjoy a traditional lunch with the Bengali
Women's Group (1 donation - men welcome too)
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Wednesday 18 June
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors planning
and development issues in Waterloo. Hear from the developers
and help to shape the community's response.
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Wednesday 18 June
5.30pm-7.30pm; booking essential at
'Walkshop' organised by the group preparing a neighbourhood
plan for the South Bank and Waterloo. Mosaics, artists
studios on the site of the old necropolis railway station,
crop farms and guerilla gardening. Away from the riverside
much is happening in the South Bank. Our facilitator will
take the group to some less well known parts of the
neighbourhood to consider the spaces between buildings and
how they are appropriated, used, managed and maintained.
This hour long interactive walk will end in a debate. 
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Thursday 19 June
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
Emily Tidbury (soprano). Followed by refreshments.
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Thursday 19 June
2.30pm-3.30pm  at Southwark Local History Library, 211
Borough High Street; free
A free illustrated talk using slightly gruesome objects from
the Cuming Museum collection. Discover the fads and
treatments people used to keep healthy in the past.
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Thursday 19 June
7.30pm at Hotel Elephant Warehouse, rear of 40-42 Newington
Causeway; 5 on the door
Taz Alexander is an accomplished singer who has worked with
bands, producers as a musician, singer, writer and
collaborator. These include Sounds from the Ground and
Al-Pha-X among others. She is a former member of Sin , a
band who made 3 albums and was lauded in the folk and jazz
world and had a very successful career spanning 15 years.
She was a featured singer with Juno Reactor, whose work
crossed the boundaries of EDM, classical and cinematic
recordings and whose gigs are legendary. With both bands she
has recorded, toured around the world, headlined many
festivals including The London Jazz Festival, Fujirock and
Cambridge Folk Festival. She has contributed to soundtracks
for film including 'The Matrix Reloaded', 'Once Upon a Time
in Mexico' and 'Bunraku' With this new project she is giving
a voice to her own songs and arrangements: "a very exciting
process" that finally sees the light of day in this, her
first concert with her own band. 
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Friday 20 June
10am-7pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
free; booking recommended
Have you ever wanted to discover your singing voice, tackle
Thai or master the sun salutation? Morley Morsels offer a
chance to try something new with a day of free one-hour
taster sessions. Choose from a variety of options ranging
from Flamenco Dancing, Japanese Calligraphy and Hatha Yoga
through to Manicures, Samba Percussion and Excel for
Business. Suitable for over 18s only. For a full programme
of sessions available, including times, visit or call 020 7450 1889. It is
recommended that places are booked in advance via
[email protected] or 020 7450 1889. 
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Saturday 21 June
Sat 11.45pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free; donations
Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle on a 4.8-mile
psychogeographic journey to explore explore the city and its
hidden stories and wonder on the shortest night of the year.
The walk starts outside the turbine hall entrance of Tate
Modern at 11.45pm on Saturday night and ends at the Maudsley
Hospital in Camberwell at about 5am on Sunday. In many
cultures the summer solstice has traditionally been a night
for mystery and magic, when the forces of nature are at
their most powerful, and the boundaries between the physical
and spiritual world are at their thinnest. The walk will
examine London's famous night walkers and their
inspirations, the connection between city living and
anxiety, the 'mad' buildings of Southwark, and surrealist
art and artists. Last year's walk attracted 100+
participants and was a fun and enjoyable night for all. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Receptionist / shop assistant, Snowsfields Wellnesss
* Community Connection Project Officer, B'friars Settlement
* Office Executive / Assistant / Administrator, Forster
* Chief Executive, United St Saviour's Charity
* Estate/Office Administrator, The Walcot Foundation
* Cleaner, Academy Costumes


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Housing Office development - Long Lane
* Lost small green parrotlet SE11
* H10 hotel Waterloo Rd
* Where are Southwark's treasures?
* The Shard - Full Moon Reflection?
* Names for Heygate
* Power Cut - The Cut (Ironically)
* Annoying noise Blackfriars Rd
* 10-12 storey tower Guy St/Leathermarket Gardens
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Room hire enquiry
* Lots of spare box files and lever arch files
* Office space (3 desks) wanted
* Office space for ad-hoc client meetings


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