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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 717

Monday 4 August 2014                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Garrett Whitelock Estate Agents
* 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 }

* Cyclist killed in London Bridge collision
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* Bakerloo line extension: Boris publishes route map
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* Car ploughs into subway at Elephant & Castle
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* Bricklayers Arms £30 billion road tunnel proposal
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* Archbishop: Palace should be symbol of 'service and love'
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* Lord Prescott visits Willow Walk council homes site
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* 1,000th anniversary of destruction of London Bridge
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* Unilever man joins Guy's & St Thomas' NHS trust board
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* Appeal for information on missing man seen on Bankside
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* GBBO's Kimberley helps to judge Waterloo's best cake
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* Plans for 'safer lorries' for cyclists and pedestrians
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* Kids join giant Lego protest on South Bank
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* Borough Market begins local World War I commemorations
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* New appeal five years on from Carl Beatson Asiedu murder
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 4 August
Crossing Westminster Bridge approx 12.30pm & 4.30pm; static
display at IWM during afternoon
More than 40 Edwardian motor cars will set off from from
Royal Hospital Chelsea at 10am on a parade route via Chelsea
Embankment, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall and the
Cenotaph. The vehicles will then drive to Changing of the
Guard at Buckingham Palace. At 12.30pm the parade will
depart for the Imperial War Museum via Horseguards Road,
Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge. At the museum the
motor cars will be displayed around the circular driveway
whilst the participants visit the new First World War
galleries. At 4.30pm the parade will return to Chelsea via
Westminster Bridge.
Info & map:

Tuesday 5 August
10.30am-12 noon at Blue Anchor Library, Southwark Park Road
SE16; free
A talk by esteemed local historian Stephen Humphrey on the
Elephant & Castle. Signed copies of Stephen HumphreyÕs new
book on the history of Elephant & Castle will be available
to buy. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served.
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FREE for families with disabled children or children with
special educational needs. Every Wednesday in August, 12-2pm
on the football pitches in Archbishop's Park. Families can
try tricycles, tandems, go-karts and a veloplus where we the
wheelchair user sits at the front in their wheelchair and a
volunteer cycles them around. Contact Abs Tripp
[email protected] or 020 7346 8482.

Wednesday 6 to Sunday 31 August
Wed-Sun 6pm The Rhine Gold; 7pm The Valkyrie; 8.30pm
Siegfried; 9.30pm Twilight of the Gods at The Scoop at More
London,  More London Riverside; free
The Scoop's award-winning resident company Gods and Monsters
Theatre presents The Ring Cycle Plays. Devised by Phil
Willmott and Mervyn Millar, produced by Suzanna Rosenthal
and adapted from Richard Wagner's librettos by Lisa Kuma,
Wagner's celebrated adaptation of Viking myths, presented on
this occasion without the operatic scores, remains one of
the most powerful and influential tales of sword and sorcery
ever written, directly inspiring The Lord of the Rings and
many other fantasy and sci-fi classics. Join Gods and
Monsters Theatre as they bring an extraordinary story of
gods, giants, nymphs, dwarfs and human characters to life,
revealing how mortals and immortals fall under the spell of
a powerful ring, possession of which brings the chaos and
glory of absolute power. The story unfolds over four hours
interspersed with generous intervals and builds into an
unforgettable, family-friendly evening of mythical romance,
comedy and drama. Catch them on different nights or see them
all in one epic visit. This is a unique opportunity for
everyone, from opera buffs to fantasy fans alike, to gain
fresh insight into Wagner's extraordinary chronicle by
encountering The Ring Cycle operas performed as plays. 
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Wednesday 6 August
7pm at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
Come and discuss with the police and panel members your
safety and security issues and concerns in the Riverside
Ward (the area bordered by the Thames in the north, the
railway line in the south, Southwark Park Road in the east
and London Bridge in the west. Everyone very welcome; just
turn up. For more information contact Colin Hartridge-Price,
07795 093631 or [email protected] 
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Thursday 7 August
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Granby Place off Lower Marsh; free
Join Waterloo poet Anna Robinson for the launch of her new
poetry collection 'Into the Woods', which takes readers to
imaginary wild woodland in the centre of London. Hear from
the woodsman, the wild girl and the widow Mary as they try
to emerge from the present time into the Lambeth woods of
old. Author of My Mum went down the Lower Marsh , Anna is a
long-standing Waterloo resident and a fan of Lower Marsh.
The launch will take place in Granby Place, a little-used
public space accessible down an alley next to the Camel &
Artichoke pub at 121 Lower Marsh. The event will pilot the
space as a site for future events. All members of the
community – residents, workers and visitors alike - are
welcome to come to this launch event, which will include
free readings from Into the Woods, a book stall and
delicious tea and cakes from award-winning cake stall Raffo
& Ridgeway.
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Friday 8 August
12.30pm-2.30pm & 5pm-7pm at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
Created by Laitrum Teatre: miniture interactive puppetry
where Spanish anarchy meets the Bard.
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Saturday 9 August
1pm at Lower Marsh; free
Free open-air theatre. Eight characters lost in the city,
each carrying their own suitcase. Friends or foes? Guests or
intruders? Passers-by or immigrants? Naïve and curious, they
know nothing about our norms, our rules or our way of life.
As they explore our environment, we become an active
participant in the exchange and experimentation with these
visitors. (runs 45 mins). 
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Saturday 9 August
2pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Music by Grieg, Nystedt, Norwegian folk songs, Macmillan and
more. The Norwegian National Youth Choir gathers 40
dedicated singers between the age of 16 and 26, and from all
parts of Norway.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Hub Administrator, London Bubble Theatre
* Juice Making (in private home)
* Business and Community Manager, Better Bankside
* Financial Controller & Figureshead, Forster Communications
* Kitchen helper


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Basement office space off Bermondsey Street


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Good Chinese takeaway in Tower Bridge Road area
* Planning for people who live in Southwark now
* Cheap printing, small quantity, Elephant area?
* Meadow Row - why was it closed on Friday?
* Reliable electrician wanted
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

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


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