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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 723

Monday 15 September 2014                      ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Basement office space off Bermondsey Street
* 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 }

* Southwark Cathedral installs new canon and minor canons
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* Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip
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* Government backing for Thames 'super sewer'
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* RNIB objects to cut in Waterloo Station loudspeaker announcements
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* Southwark flies Scottish flag to support Better Together
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* Claret Coat for Doggett's Watermen's winner
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* Times and Sun publisher donates tablet computers to libraries
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* Boris urges councils to make the case for Bakerloo line extension
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* Premier Inn hotel planned for Borough High Street
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* Sainsbury's Local opens at Guy's Hospital
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* SE1 councillor starts advice surgery for Latin American community
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* South Bank bar installs division bell to summon MPs to vote
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* Southwark's free swimming could start with Fridays-only deal
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* Tories pick James Bellis as Vauxhall parliamentary candidate
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* Trinity House plans new residential development on Swan Street
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{ Advert }

Basement office space off Bermondsey Street 650 sqft +
available 31/8/14 with flexible lease terms

The offices are very secure, in a very trendy part of town
(just off 156 Bermondsey street) partly furnished with desks
and CAT5, telephone etc connections and approx 650+ square
feet, can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people and filing

The space is in the basement and very airy with a light
well, with separate and secure CCTV access. Must be seen at
only £1,400 + VAT per calendar month. Inclusive of all
bills. We offer flexible leases and the office is available
from 31 August 2014.

Short walk from London Bridge station and close to cafes,
restaurants and the famous Borough Market.

Contact Sema Ziler on 020 7403 1500 or e-mail
[email protected]

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for early 2015

{ What's on this week }

Monday 15 to Sunday 21 September
Pick up points open Monday-Friday 12pm-2pm, Saturday &
Sunday 10am-4pm; free
Think you know your SE1? City Hunt challenges you to explore
the rich culture of the Blackfriars area. Discover historic
and quirky secrets hidden in the streets between the bridge
and St George's Circus. Whether you fancy going up against
the clock at lunchtime with your colleagues, or making a day
of it with friends or family, you're in for a chance of
winning one of more than 10 prizes. City Hunt is part of
Blackfriars Stories, a programme of cultural events
celebrating life along the Blackfriars Mile.
Info & map:

Tuesday 16 September
2.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free;
booking essential [email protected] or  020 7926 6076
Join Len Reilly of Lambeth Archives for a guided walk of
approximately 1.5 miles circumnavigating Waterloo Station
and looking at the buildings and sites, including theatres,
windmills, circuses and concert halls that feature in the
area's rich history. Part of the month-long Lambeth Heritage
Info & map:

Tuesday 16 September
3pm-8pm  at Living Space, 1 Coral Street (Waterloo Road)
The trust planning the Garden Bridge across the Thames
between the South Bank and Temple Underground Station is
holding a drop-in exhibition. Members of the team will be
available to answer questions.
Info & map:

Tuesday 16 September
6.30pm-7.30pm  at Southwark Local History Library, 211
Borough High Street; free
A talk exploring the history efforts to combat ill health,
poverty and disease across the capital and closer to home.
The medical officer of health system safeguarded Londoners'
health for over 100 years. Now, thanks to the Wellcome
Library, their reports from the frontlines of the capital's
battle against ill-health, are available on-line. Ross
MacFarlane, Engagement Officer at the Wellcome, will discuss
the history of Southwark's medical officers of health while
Patricia Dark will link modern attempts to mobilse local
populations with historic efforts to combat poverty and
disease in Bermondsey and Peckham.
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 September
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; adults £10; children free
Classical music for babies & toddlers. Celebrating the
launch of a new season and the release of Bach to Baby's
debut CD, Miniatures, founder and pianist Miaomiao Yu
presents a special programme of her favourite pieces. Get a
tantalising taste of music from the disc including
nocturnes, dances, and miniatures by Bach, Mozart, Chopin
and others, all topped off with some favourite nursery
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Wednesday 17 September
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.
Info & map:

Wednesday 17 September
7pm at Silverlock Community Hall,  Warndon Street SE16
Meeting for residents of Meeting for Grange, Riverside,
South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey
wards. Theme: small businesses and regeneration. The agenda
includes an update on the work of the Tower Bridge Road
Alliance. The winners of the Bermondsey in Bloom competition
will be announced during the evening. Councillors will be
asked to comment on designs for Transport for London's
Quietway cycle route from Greenwich to Waterloo as it passes
through Bermondsey.
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Wednesday 17 September
7.30pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London Riverside;
Based on his autobiography of the same name this
biographical film is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela who was
born in a rural African village and became the first
democratically elected president of South Africa. Directed
by Justin Chadwick starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and
Naomie Harris as Winne Madikizela-Mandela. Take your seat
early as these free open-air screenings are very popular.
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Wednesday 17 September
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Event for cyclists hosted by Lambeth Council in the piazza
next to the BFI IMAX and St John's Waterloo. The Dr Bike
team can fix basic problems, adjust your bike and offer
advice on further action if required. In most cases the
police also attend these sessions to advise on security and
offer a security registration and marking service.
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Wednesday 17 September
10am-12pm  at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street; free
Enjoy the chance to meet the designers themselves at a
special late breakfast event across participating studios.
Discover a unique community of design boutiques and studios
offering a stunning range of contemporary design products,
with the opportunity to discuss the work with the people who
created it. Oxo Tower Wharf studios and retail units are
also open throughout London Design Festival.
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Thursday 18 September
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia's latest free after-work concert includes
works by Haydn, Martinu and Stravinsky. Julia Hantschel oboe
Rebecca Miller conductor
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Thursday 18 September
6pm-8pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; 1p
As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations Morley College
is reviving the Victorian 'Penny Lectures' which led to the
setting up of the college. The first is delivered by
Professor Jerry White. For most of us the very thought of
‘London at war’ means just one thing – the Blitz. That
extraordinary drama so dominates the idea of wartime London
that it is hard to imagine the city and its people affected
in any special way by the war of 1914-18. The truth is much
more interesting. From the moment war was declared at 11pm
on Tuesday 4 August 1914 London became the hub of an
ever-enlarging leviathan of total war. Londoners almost
without exception, were caught up body and soul in its maw.
In this Penny Lecture, Professor White explores how the war
utterly dominated the city’s life, changing everything – not
just for those four-and-a-quarter years of the most
destructive war that human history had ever witnessed but
for generations after. Even in the twenty-first century
Londoners still live with many of the consequences of the
First World War.
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Thursday 18 September
7.30pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London Riverside;
The possible sale of their homes to be replaced by a golf
course inspires a group of kids to go in search of treasure.
An 80s family adventure written by Steven Spielberg and
Chris Columbus, and directed by Richard Donner. Take your
seat early as these free open-air screenings are very
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Thursday 18 September to Sunday 19 October
Wed-Sun 12 noon-7pm at 88 Borough High Street, 88 Borough
High Street; free
British visual artist Peter William Holden combines art and
music with science via robotic engineering. For MERGE
Festival 2014, tap dancing robots will bring a disused
building to life with a symphony of rhythms activated by the
public at the control panel. Adventurous spectators can
reinvent the piece and create their own composition using
sixteen switches to trigger short sequences of sound and
movement. A second robotic installation is inspired by the
The Industrial Revolution. The motion of the machine
emphasises the relentless movement of progress as the
machine moves to its predetermined program, ignorant of its
environment and unwilling to stop if anything gets in its
way. Peter William Holden lives and works in Leipzig,
Germany. Holden is an installation artist influenced by
electronic subculture and street culture. His practice
focuses on the transformation of objects, utilising his
knowledge of applied mathematics. He makes kinetic
sculptures and movies, which have been presented at numerous
exhibitions and festivals around the world.
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Thursday 18 September
6.30pm at Melior Street Gardens,  Melior Street; £12.50 from
A celebration of local urban produce, all grown in London
Bridge-based allotments, after countless hours of care and
cultivation by the the Putting Down Roots (PDR) gardening
project team. PDR is run by homelessness charity St Mungo's
Broadway and supports people's recovery from homelessness by
providing opportunities to gain skills, qualifications and
to progress into paid work or volunteering.  Team London
Bridge, Putting Down Roots, The Table Cafe and Capital
Growth will come together for this annual al fresco
refection as part of Urban Food Fortnight, a feast of the
fabulous local produce being grown, produced and cooked on
our city's doorstep.
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Friday 19 September
3pm-6pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Now in its third year, the flower and vegetable show
promotes locally grown produce. Judging will start from 4pm.
There will be live music, homemade cakes and tea, craft
stalls and other things to see and do. Items for the
competition can be submitted on the day any time before 4pm.
Categories include: * Biggest SE1 vegetable of its kind *
Biggest SE1 sunflower * Best home produce entry i.e. quiche,
carrot cake, pakoras * Best SE1 vegetable and fruit display
in a bowl or basket * Best SE1 jam or chutney * Best
vegetable or fruit animal/sculpture * SE1 goes Exotic - home
grown fruit or veg display e.g. okra, melon, kiwi * A
seasonal SE1 grown floral display - judged for presentation
and variety * Miniature garden no bigger than a wheelbarrow
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Friday 19 September
7.30pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London Riverside;
Spielberg's 80s classic family adventure tells the story of
a little alien who is left behind on earth. E.T. soon finds
a friend in 10 year old Elliott who summons the courage to
help his alien friend find his way back home. Starring Henry
Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote. Take your seat
early as these free open-air screenings are very popular.
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Saturday 20 September
11am-late at Bermondsey Street,  Bermondsey Street; free
Annual festival in and around Bermondsey Street, now in its
eighth year. Stalls, music, performances, sport and much
more. New additions for 2014 include activities in
Leathermarket Gardens and a new dance stage.
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Saturday 20 September
4pm-10pm  at Bermondsey Square; free
The StockMKT returns to Bermondsey Square with street food,
drinks, bands, DJs and other stalls and traders.
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Saturday 20 September
11am-4pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; all activities
free with museum entry
A creative bonanza of a day which sees the whole museum
taken over with free design-inspired activities. Part of the
John Lewis 150th anniversary exhibition programme. Suitable
for ages 5 to 11.
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Saturday 20  & Sunday 21 September
Interesting buildings across London open their doors.
Some local highlights:
* Winchester House, Southwark Bridge Road
* City Hall (top floor now not normally open to public)
* LSBU Clarence Centre
* Former St Thomas' Church
* Perronet House, Elephant & Castle
* Morley College

Sunday 21 September
2pm-9.30pm  at Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street; free
Hurricane of Hearts is aiming to raise significant amount of
funds to help children with kidney disease. Line-up includes
Ruth Lorenzo, the Spanish representative at the 2014
Eurovision Song Contest.
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Sunday 21 September
2pm (meet 1.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza; £8 (+ booking
fee) in advance; £10 on day subject to availability
John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries and Secret
Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough brings history
vividly to life, transforming our perception of the oldest -
and wildest! - part of London. This walk explores the sites
of the Clink and Marshalsea prisons, The Tabard Inn, St Mary
Overie dock, Winchester Palace, Bankside's theatres,
bear-pits and 'stews', and Cross Bones, the outcasts' burial
ground. John leads us deep into the secret history of the
Outlaw Borough, weaving the stranger-than-fiction stories of
these sites with the poems they inspired. The walk offers a
fascinating insight into Bankside and Borough through the
eyes of a local writer.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Fundraising and supporter engagement officer
* Freelance Kitchen Team Lead, Dragon Cafe
* Ad Hoc Maintenance & Admin Officer, Balfour St Housing
* Assistant Administrator, Theatre Peckham
* Bookeeper/accountant, Managed Living Partnerships
* Secure part-time Sales assistant, Mail Boxes Etc


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Basement office space off Bermondsey Street


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