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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 712

Monday 30 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 }

* Protests mount over King's College London job cuts
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* Home Office action against Welsh university at Elephant
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* Hercules House hotel could be expanded to 490 rooms
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* Countess of Wessex visits Borough High Street
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* Morley College reveals plans for campus 'renaissance'
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* The News Building: Murdoch renames the Baby Shard
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* World War II aircraft in Westminster flypast
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* Swiss Railway Clock installed at Borough Market
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* Tracey Emin raffles artwork in aid of Old Vic
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* Cutting from Lambeth Palace fig tree presented to Pope
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* Waterloo International: bridge built across 'orchestra
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* Two more men charged with Chris Foster murder
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* Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street
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* Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall
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{ Advert: Young London  The Right Way to Rent and Let }

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{ What's on this week }

Monday 30 June
10am-6pm  at Tower Bridge Exhibition,  Tower Bridge; 1.20
The Tower Bridge Exhibition is celebrating the 120th
anniversary of the official opening of the bridge by
admitting visitors to the high-level walkways for just
1.20. Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by
the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). The report of
the ceremony in The Times on 2 July 1894 said: "Under a
cloudless sky and as part of a pageant which delighted tens
of thousands of people, the new Tower-bridge, which deserves
to be reckoned among the greatest engineering triumphs of
the Victorian age, was declared open for traffic by land and
water by the Prince of Wales with every circumstance of pomp
and splendour." Each visitor taking advantage of the special
offer will receive a souvenir ticket which replicates the
design of the invitation to the 1894 opening ceremony and
can purchase a limited edition commemorative pin badge.
Adult admission normally costs 9.
Info & map:

Monday 30 June
1.10pm & 6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 5
(conc 4) from
A special reading of Tara Arts' new radio play about life in
the trenches with the Indian Army on the Western Front. Led
by creative leader Avin Shah, Subterranean Sepoys unearths
extraordinary historical stories to reveal a little known
side of a devastating period of history.
Info & map:

Monday 30 June
3.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 5 (conc 4)
Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter lead a timely reading of
poetry, letters and memoirs which bring to life the vast
array of experiences of men and women during the First World
War. Presented by National Theatre Platforms as part of the
Waterloo Festival 2014.
Info & map:

Wednesday 2 July
1.30pm-6.30pm  around Blackfriars Road; free
Blackfriars Road is being visited by a huge mechanical
elephant who will be roaming streets and green spaces in
search of food, friends and fun. Trunk Road is created and
produced by outdoor arts company Emergency Exit Arts as part
of Blackfriars Stories, an events programme commissioned by
Southwark Council. Everyone can join in the elephant's
adventures throughout the afternoon and discover hidden gems
along the back streets and squares in the area. The
elephant's visit kicks off with a Carnival Parade created
with Friars Primary School in Webber Street followed by a
series of garden parties in Peabody Square, Styles House and
Christ Church gardens. Enjoy the celebrations as the
elephant is welcomed by street entertainers and live music
with games, gardening, arts and crafts, strawberries and ice
cream. Some places you may find the Elephant (times may
vary) 1.30pm2.30pm: Friars Primary School Carnival of the
Animals from Webber Street via the Diversity Garden, King
James Street and Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street
3.30pm-4.30pm: Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, Garden
Party at with the Mad Hatters, for music and games.
4.45pm5.20pm: Discover Styles House gardens on Hatfields.
Tour of the award-winning gardens and fruit and veg plot.
5.30pm-6.30pm: Christ Church Southwark. Mammoth community
gardening event with Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Enjoy
willow sculptures and organic ice cream.
Info & map:

Thursday 3 July
5.30pm-7.30pm  at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester
House, 94A Southwark Bridge Road; 10 from
[email protected] 020 8555 1200 x. 39894
An illustrated lecture on the First and Second World Wars
which had a strong impact on the fire service in London.
This lecture will discuss how changes brought about during
periods of conflict created a lasting legacy long after
peace had been declared. The first part of the lecture will
focus on the First World War and how conscription affected
fire services and the devastation caused by munitions
factories. Part two will concentrate on the Second World War
and the effects of war on the home front. Discover why
Churchill thought firefighters 'were a grand lot and their
work must never be forgotten'. 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. The
talk will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to
visit the museum.
Info & map:

Thursday 3 July
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Launch of this year's Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Stallholders will include Alma de Cuba coffee, Cubana, The
Cabin, The Chunnel Bar, Eden Caterers, Greensmiths, Gourmet
Burger Kitchen, Jack's, The Ring, Konditor & Cook, Wahaca,
The Windmill, The King's Arms and Yo! Sushi.
Info & map:

Friday 4 July
Procession 1.30pm-2.15pm; free
Annual community carnival with procession (1.30pm-2.15pm)
from Lower Marsh to Waterloo Millennium Green via
Westminster Bridge Road, Baylis Road and the Tanswell
Estate. This year's theme is 'circus' and events include
live music, circus workshops and performances. Lambeth
Council leader Lib Peck and and Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey will
join in the festivities. At 2.30pm the National Theatre
presents Small Wonders  a performance for the whole family
- on the Millennium Green. From 3pm to 4pm workshops
continue on the green for all ages, and the fun carries on
into the evening for adults at Cubana and The Walrus on
Lower Marsh. See pictures from 2013.
Info & map:

Friday 4 July
3pm-5.30pm  at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin
Street; free
Crafts, food and drink, raffle, face painting and other
Info & map:

Saturday 5 July
11am-5pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road; free
Oasis Church Waterloo's annual fun day for the whole family.
With arts & crafts, stalls, food, drinks, inflatables and
games, and music & theatre (including many performances from
the National Theatre, local choirs, musicians, storytelling
and more).
Info & map:

Saturday 5 July
11am-4pm  at Lower Marsh Plaza; free
Social enterprise This is Rubbish presents an event designed
to highlight the scandal of food waste. The Exotic Excess
Cafe will include a 'help yourself' fruit bowl, 'place mat
pledges' and a 'menu of activism'. The place mat pledges 
with either community or personal pledges against food waste
- will be hung in the cafe on the This is Rubbish washing
line for all to see. Walkabout performers will be mingling
with shoppers along Lower Marsh - serving tropical fruit
jelly and chatting about food waste. From 2pm This is
Rubbish will perform a 'communal fruit salad toss for the
masses'. Members of the public are invited to take part and
trade in a 'place mat pledge' for some free fruit salad and
marvel at the glittering Exotic Excess tropical fruit
installations aimed at highlighting the tragedy of food
waste and excess.
Info & map:

Saturday 5 July
10.30am-5.30pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames
The museum celebrates 25 years in Shad Thames. Delicious BBQ
food provided by Mother Flipper burgers who will be setting
up by the river for the afternoon plus drinks and cake
available from the museum's caf. Free family-friendly
Memory Lane workshop exploring the museum's unwritten
history  party guests are encouraged to bring along any
Design Museum mementoes or photographs of Shad Thames. The
first 25 people through the museum's doors on Saturday
morning will receive a bag of special Design Museum goodies.
Visitors can also see the Designs of the Year and Daniel
Weil exhibitions for 8.80 (concessions available).
Info & map:

Saturday 5 July
12.30pm-2pm  at Jubilee Gardens,  Belvedere Road
Annual International Brigade Memorial Trust commemoration
for the Spanish Civil War republican volunteers from Britain
and Ireland. Music, speeches and wreath-laying. The memorial
has been in Jubilee Gardens since 1985.
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Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 July
12 noon-8pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
See the Wimbledon tennis finals on a big screen. More than
20 street food traders will be serving food and drink and
there will be activities for children.
Info & map:

Saturday 5 July
1.30pm-4pm  at Drawing Room, 12 Rich Estate, Crimscott
Street; free; booking recommended
Drop-in family workshop, led by artist Laura Eldret, to
imagine through talking and drawing what 'work-places' look
like today and what future 'workplaces' may look like. his
is a chance to be inspired and then have a go at the
'Sharpie' drawing techniques seen in the exhibition by
Aleksandra Mir.
Info & map:

Sunday 6 July
Starts at Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High
Street; 10 - register at
The Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Walk is a gentle
10km walk where participants search for clues en route and
test their knowledge of London. Setting out from the
Legion's HQ near London Bridge, participants will be
equipped with questions and a Poppy Walk T-shirt and sent on
a trail of London's historic streets. Everyone is welcome,
whether they will be walking solo with the dog, or as an
all-out team expedition. There is no minimum sponsorship,
but the legion encourages walkers to raise as much as they
can to raise funds for their work supporting the armed
forces community. 
Info & map:

Sunday 6 July
Starts 4pm at Cross Bones Graveyard,  Redcross Way; 5;
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Nigel Of Bermondsey leads a promenade from Borough through
Bermondsey to Rotherhithe with entertaining songs performed
at the locations where the events inspiring them occurred.
This promenade will take about 90 minutes and will finish at
the Angel public house in Rotherhithe.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Office Executive / Assistant / Administrator, Forster
* Youth & Community Worker, Southbank Mosaics CIC
* Business Support Consultant, Vauxhall One/Waterloo Quarter
* Part Time Sales Assistant, Waterloo Body Station


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* Studio space available, London Bubble


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tour de France
* Bermondsey Spa restaurant
* Octavia House (Union Street/Nelson Square)
* Looking for an interior designer
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office rental wanted - 1000 sq ft near London Bridge
* Room hire required
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