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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 728

Monday 20 October 2014                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Language classes at London Bridge
* 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 }

* Painting stolen from Royal Festival Hall: police appeal
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* Postboxes sealed up after keys go missing
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* Southwark Spine cycle route planned
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* Southwark policy to allow tall buildings in more places
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* Journalist, author & activist Michael Wolfers dies aged 76
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* Protesters target Blackfriars abortion clinic
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* Roman amphora conserved after 15 years at tube station 
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* St Thomas' Hospital to rename A&E department
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{ Advert }

Language classes at London Bridge, Barbican and Canary Wharf
in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese. 

New term starts January 2015

Contact [email protected]

The price is £140 for returning students and £170 for new

Students come from City firms including Norton Rose,
Addleshaw Goddards, Linklaters, PriceWaterhouseCoopers,
Simmons and Simmons, HSBC and the Bank of England.

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{ What's on this week }

Monday 20 October
10am-6pm  at Typo Cafe, London College of Communication,
Elephant & Castle
A day of pop up drawing for people who draw and people who
donít! Stop, look, and draw. Weíre so busy that sometimes we
donít look very carefully. Why not take 10 minutes or half
an hour to look, and do a little drawing. It might make you
see things differently. This is an opportunity to create
fast, fun drawings of the view from inside London College of
Communication. Student ambassadors will work with you to
select a view and draw what you see inside a removable frame
placed on the window in the Typo Cafe. Outside the college
there will be some unexpected items in the form of brightly
coloured, abstract shapes taken from famous paintings. Have
a wander around, find or alter a view, stick up your frame
and start drawing. Part of the Inside Out Festival
Info & map:

Monday 20 to Wednesday 29 October
Sun-Wed 7.30pm at Mad Hatter Hotel, 3-7 Stamford Street; £12
(conc £10) from - SE1
residents £5 (code SE1)
The interconnecting series of short plays is performed at
sites in and around the Blackfriars Mile (Blackfriars Bridge
to Elephant & Castle), starting at The Mad Hatter Hotel. The
plays are all inspired by real-life events set within their
natural surroundings. Working with local businesses and
residents, A Friend of a Friend Productions have collected
stories and anecdotes from the local community. These
locally inspired stories have been cultivated and
transformed into short plays with the support of
professional playwrights.
Info & map:

Tuesday 21 October
6.30pm-7.30pm  at Southwark Local History Library, 211
Borough High Street; free
A talk by heritage manager Judy Aitken and conservators from
Plowden and Smith focusing on objects from the Cuming Museum
collection and how they have been conserved and treated
after the fire in 2013. Every third Tuesday of the month at
Southwark Local History Library. Monthly talks in
partnership with the Cuming Museum exploring Southwark's
collections and local history. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 22 October
6.30pm at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk; Email
[email protected] to register
For the first time, Southwark Council is holding a Leader's
Public Question Time. The council is asking anyone who lives
or works, or is interested in Southwark to suggest a
question about their local council for the leader, Cllr
Peter John, to respond to. Broadcaster Jumoke Fashola will
chair the debate. Please register your interest in attending
as we expect this to be a very popular event. Questions can
be submitted by email or using the hashtag #askpeterjohn to
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Thursday 23 October
6pm-8pm  at 160 Tooley Street, 160 Tooley Street; free; to
book email [email protected] or call 020 7525
Southwark Council invites everyone to come and learn about
the military and civilian experiences of black British men
and women during the First World War 1914-1918. Black
Poppies, a talk based on Stephen Bourne's latest book, is
about the heritage of black people during the First World
War. It is a fascinating and hidden history, and uncovering
it will offer many people an exciting way into appreciating
the importance of heritage to our lives today. Stephen's
latest book, also called Black Poppies, is currently
available from History Press. The story is about heroines
and heroes, tragedies and triumphs, love and hate, journeys
across oceans and the start of a new multicultural society
here in the UK. A leading community historian, Stephen is
Southwark born and raised and is hugely committed to his
local community.
Info & map:

Thursday 23 October
7.45pm-9pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
free; no booking required
Morley Chamber Orchestra presents works by Cecil Coles,
Brahms and Peter Maxwell Davies. The Morley Chamber
Orchestra 2014-15 concert series begins with an adventurous
programme in which works from the 19th and 20th centuries
will frame the music of Cecil Coles, a Morley composer who
lost his life in the First World War.
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Friday 24 October
10am-7pm  at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Developers Derwent London are holding a public exhibition of
their plans to redevelop Wedge House in Blackfriars Road
with a new hotel and offices. Enquiries to
[email protected]
Info & map:

Friday 24 October
Parade 2.10pm Borough High Street; Service 3pm Southwark
Members and veterans of the Princess of Wales's Royal
Regiment will parade up Borough High Street from St George
the Martyr Church to Southwark Cathedral. The regiment
received the freedom of the London Borough of Southwark
earlier this year. At 3pm a service will be held in
Southwark Cathedral to commemorate the 10th anniversary of
operation TELIC IV in Iraq. It was during this operation
that Johnson Beharry earned the Victoria Cross.
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Friday 24 October
at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close; £45 from
Charity event in aid of the British Red Cross. Teams are
invited to put their taste buds to the test against a panel
of experts to see if they can figure out who is telling the
truth and who is bluffing! Both individual and team bookings
are welcomed. 
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Sunday 26 October
12 noon-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
This family festival of appley delights offers visitors the
chance to sample an array of apple varieties, along with
limited edition products such as preserves, breads and
juices. Apple Day celebrates the complete lifecycle of the
apple and apple growers as Borough Market traders will be on
hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things
apple. There will also be a chance to try your hand at
traditional games and entertainment including the famous
apple peeling competition, apple bobbing and morris dancing. 
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Sunday 26 October
Starts 12pm at Bankside Pier,  Bankside; free
October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held
annually in Southwark. Beginning on Bankside, by
Shakespeare's Globe, the event mixes ancient seasonal
customs and theatre with contemporary festivity, joining
with Borough Market's Apple Day event. This year The Lions
part are joined by The Fabularium to present the tale of The
Musicians of Bremen.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Finance Administrator, St John's Waterloo
* Community Connect Project Officer, Blackfriars Settlement
* Bookkeeper, Draper Residents Association


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Lost springer spaniel
* Security Dogs Outside The Beehive
* Monstrosity in Bermondsey Square
* Birthday party advice
* Reupholstery
* Work behind Masters Superfish
* Local magazines for Southwark
* Pure Gym - Bermondsey

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Architects Graphitheque Hanging Cabinets

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