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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 720

Tuesday 26 August 2014                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Singing lessons
* 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 }

* Competition: win a pair of film tickets at BFI Southbank 
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* London Bridge Station part-closed till next Monday
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* 25 years on: Marchioness disaster victims remembered
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* Cross Bones: preparations begin for temporary garden
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* Calls for plaque at site of Remembrance 'poppy factory'
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* Borough and Bermondsey distraction burglars jailed
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* Waterloo Green: BOST invites debate on rubbish problem
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* Illegal gambling: tourists warned not to get involved
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* Homeless Londoners perform on Young Vic stage
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* Waterloo kids to get crash course in property industry
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* Lord Mayor of London visits City's Bermondsey academy
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* Post Office opens design lab in London Road
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* David Cameron visits Coin Street
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* E&C trader pleads guilty to selling fake phone accessories
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{ Advert: Singing lessons }

Hello we are MPAPS!

The best place for adult learning in town. We provide
singing lessons for shower enthusiasts & run monthly
workshops all over the world. 

Come sing with us! [email protected]


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Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 26 August
2pm; all welcome; assemble at 1.45pm in  Abbey Street near
Bermondsey Square
The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil Chopra will unveil a
commemorative paving stone in Abbey Street (north of
Bermondsey Square and south of St Mary Magdalen Churchyard)
in honour of Bermondsey-born Fred Holmes. The event will be
attended by the deputy lieutenant Jenny Bianco, senior
officers of the armed forces including Col Hugh Bodington,
Chief of Staff London District, other dignitaries, and
members of Frederick Holmes' family. The act of remembrance
and the dedication will be led by Revd Kevin Bell CF
Assistant Chaplain General HQ LONDIST and Chaplain to the
Household Division. The stone will be placed in the pavement
near the site of the Abbey Street house where Holmes was
born in 1891. Holmes earned the Victoria Cross on 26 August
1914 for two acts of bravery during the Battle of Le Cateau.
He received the VC at Buckingham Palace on 13 January 1915
and was driven through the streets of Bermondsey as a hero
and presented with a purse of gold by the borough council.
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Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 August
Sessions at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm at London
Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House, 94A Southwark Bridge
Road; free; booking essential 020 8555 1200 x39894
[email protected]
London Fire Brigade Museum will be opening its doors for a
week of fire safety activities, ideal for children under 10
years. Come and learn about the importance of home fire
safety and then have a chance to explore the museum.
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Wednesday 27 August
7pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St
Thomas Street; 6.50 (conc 5); booking essential 020 7188
Henry VIII is one of England's most recognised monarchs. We
are fascinated by his wives, his palaces and his
battleships. But how did Henry's health shape the course of
his life? What turned him from a young, athletic prince into
an overweight tyrant? Join award-winning pathologist Dr Suzy
Lishman to explore how disease affected Henry and those
around him and how different things might have been if
modern medicine had been available.
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Wednesday 27 August
3pm-5pm  at Four Corners Cafe, 12 Lower Marsh; free (email
[email protected] to book)
In partnership with local architectural practices, Waterloo
Quarter BID runs a Design Surgery which offers free advice
from local architects, in a relaxed environment on an
informal basis. A fantastic opportunity for some free advice
on reorganising your office, business or home. Even simple
advice such as which way doors should hang, on changing the
layout of offices or the position of your till can make all
the difference to making the most of your space.
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Wednesday 27 August
5.30pm-6.30pm at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Do you like gardening or would like to learn how to grow
food? Are you interested in spending more time outside and
meeting other local people? With Bankside Open Spaces Trust,
Coin Street Community Builders has been working with local
people to create a new growing space in Bernie Spain
Gardens. The group has already planted herbs, strawberries,
bay and rosemary and some mini wild flower meadows. Carrots,
radish and pak choi seeds have been sowed. Now there is
another bed to plant up. The sessions are free and all
equipment, plants and seeds are provided. Everyone is
welcome, all ages, all abilities.
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Friday 29 August
12 noon-2pm & 5pm-7pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street;
Miniature interactive puppetry where Spanish anarchy meets
the Bard. Free open-air event presented by the National
Theatre in the space outside the Unicorn Theatre.
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Friday 29 August
1pm at Mint Street Park, Southwark Bridge Road; free
Joli Vyann's acrobatic comedy about the highs and lows of
falling in and out of love.  A National Theatre Watch this
Space event.
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Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August
10am-9pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
Food, drink, music and children's entertainment.  Confirmed
traders include Bish Bash Bangers (from Germany) The Cheeky
Indian (India) Mama's Jerk Chicken (Caribbean) Quinto Quarto
(Italian) and Azafran (Spanish) There will be a number of
bars serving soft and alcoholic drinks from around the globe
including Frontier Lager, Cornish Orchard Cider, Harry
Brompton's Alcoholic Ice Tea, Hiver Beer and others. There
are also stalls selling arts and crafts and a 'kids corner'
including a bouncy castle, face painting and much more.
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Friday 29 August
5pm-11pm  at The Paperworks, 48-50 Newington Causeway
Second of four street food markets to be held at The
Paperworks in Newington Causeway, featuring a dozen food
stalls, live music, London beers and cocktails.
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Saturday 30 August
10am-12 noon & 1pm-3pm at Lower Marsh; free
Created by Laitrum Teatre: miniture interactive puppetry
where Spanish anarchy meets the Bard. A National Theatre
Watch this Space event.
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Sunday 31 August
10.30am-1pm  at River foreshore, Gabriel's Wharf,  Upper
Ground; free
Volunteers are invited to give the River Thames a final
sweep for unsightly litter to coincide with the kick off of
Totally Thames. People of all ages and abilities can join
Thames21 on the shore to enjoy a unique perspective of the
London and learn more about the river. People can help out
as little or as much as they like, with full equipment,
supervision and support provided. Please wear old clothes
and sturdy footware that you do not mind getting dirty, and
which are suitable for the weather conditions.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Full time nanny needed (term time only)
* Old Vic New Voices Intern, Old Vic Theatre
* Project Developer Peckham Kitchen
* Campaigns Officer - Trade, World Development Movement
* Parks Development Manager, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Commis chef, Urban Kitchen
* Administrative Assistant, White Water Group 
* Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Vauxhall One
* Fundraising and supporter engagement officer


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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 }

* Terry's Bar - Borough High Street
* Cross Bones Gates and Garden
* Chaucer Police/Public  Ward Panel Meetings
* Empty commercial spaces
* KVCars - Tower Bridge Road
* Think Apartments

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Accountant needed


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