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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 735

Monday 8 December 2014                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Accounting made easy
* 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 }

* Garden Bridge: Westminster councillors vote 3-1 in favour
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* Boris Johnson tribute restaurant shuts down
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* 5 images of how London Bridge's streets could change
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* William Blake's Lambeth studio recreated in Oxford museum
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* Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition
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* Borough Market Christmas lights switched on
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* Travel and technology incubator to open at More London
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* Skills minister Nick Boles visits City of London Academy
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* Ronald McDonald House gets green light in Lambeth Road
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* Better Bankside BID wins third five-year term + expands
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{ Advert: Accounting made easy }

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and how your balance sheet looks - leaving you free to run
your business and live your life!

In addition we recommend that you take up one of our
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need to be supervised and trained. Our book-keepers would be
more efficient, have the technical capability and you will
be able to go paperless. If you hand over this role to us
you will save on cost, as the money spent on employing
some-one is more then using our book-keeper. You will save
on your human resources not having to re-employ and sort out

You will have up to date software, and one point of contact
for all your financial needs.

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{ What's on this week }

Monday 8 to Sunday 21 December
11am-7pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Riverside; free
25 chalets selling a diverse selection of gifts including
men's designer socks, handmade jewellery, bags, fashion
snoods, fair trade South American crafts, Alpaca wool
clothing and much more. There will also be stalls selling
food to take home and to eat at the market.
Info & map:

Tuesday 9 December
6pm-11pm  at The Bridge Lounge, 186 Tooley Street; booking
Local author R C Quinn's debut novel is a rollercoaster
revenge fantasy based on true events.
Info & map:

Tuesday 9 December
7pm-10pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street
Learn about Southwark Council's plans to re-landscape Nelson
Square Gardens.
Info & map:

Wednesday 10 December
5.30pm-7.30pm  at Hay's Galleria,  Tooley Street; free
Join Team London Bridge for an evening of delightful carols
with the children of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary
Schools in front of the Hay's Galleria Christmas tree. The
event will feature songs, snacks and activities brought to
you by local businesses, Team London Bridge and London
Bridge City.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 December
4pm-6pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Join Bankside Open Spaces Trust for music and mulled wine.
There will be children's craft activities and the official
opening of the new bandstand.
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Thursday 11 December
7.45pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) 250th anniversary concert,
to include Overture Le temple de la gloire and Suite from
Les Boreades. December's concert continues the Morley
tradition of performing some of the lesser-known music from
the Baroque period. Rameau is a key figure in this period of
music history, and although French Baroque music has
received increased attention in recent years his music is
still not performed as often as that of his German
contemporaries. He first came to fame as a music theorist
with the publication of his Treatise on Harmony in 1722. His
operas came later and established him as a revolutionary and
forward thinking composer. He had fallen out of fashion by
the end of the 18th century but has enjoyed a great revival
in interest in recent years. Le temple de la gloire is an
opera-ballet first performed in Versailles in 1745 while Les
Boreades is a late work that remained unperformed in
Rameau's lifetime.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 December
1pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free; booking
essential [email protected] or 020 7902
Shakespeare's Globe invites the whole borough of Southwark
to celebrate the festive season with A Concert for Winter.
The annual community concert from Globe Education is for all
who live, work or learn in Southwark. This year includes
performances from an older people's home, a nursery school
and a mental health charity, with participants ranging in
age from 3 to 93 all performing on the famous Globe stage.
Eight groups representing the diversity and variety that
Southwark has to offer will present their choice of music,
movement and spoken word, around this year's theme: Stories
of Southwark. Performances will be from Spa School, the
Dragon Cafe a creative social project, The Blackfriars
Nightingales choir from Blackfriars Settlement older
peoples' services, the Borough Market Choir, Sound Café at
Creative Therapies Project mental health service, Michael
Faraday Primary School, Charles Dickens Primary School,
Dulwich Wood Nursery School, and the POETree group from
CoolTan Arts, a mental health and arts charity. They will be
joined by staff and students from Shakespeare's Globe
forming the Globe Choir.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 December
7pm-7.30pm  at Bermondsey Square
Join staff and supporters of cancer charity Dimbleby Cancer
Care for a Christmas sing-along. The choir will entertain
you with Christmas classics for half an hour from 7pm before
making their way down Bermondsey Street to spread the
festive cheer and serenade guests at a variety of
restaurants along the road. The charity will be collecting
donations as they go and all the money raised will go
towards the charity's 'Care for the Future' appeal, which
aims to raise £500,000 over the next two years so that it
can continue and expand its work within the cancer
community. The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of
broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy's and St
Thomas' hospitals. Its aim is to provide practical and
psychological support to people living with cancer and to
their families and carers.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 December
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £3 (conc £1.50); reservations
[email protected]
Christmas. What is it for? What does it mean? How has it
changed? The last South East London Folklore Society event
of the year will look at the origins of Christmas,
traditions and customs and some fun stories and songs along
the way. 
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Friday 12 December
9.30am-7pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
Have you ever wanted to understand philosophy, tackle Thai
or master the DJ decks? Now is your chance to try something
new with a day of free taster sessions as part of the Morley
Morsels programme. All of the sessions last for an hour and
are designed for absolute beginners. 
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Friday 12 to Saturday 13 December
5pm-11pm at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut
The organisers of the Brixton Night Market are now holding
regular street food events in Emma Cons Gardens opposite The
Old Vic. The market is run by a Lambeth-based social
enterprise called Night Markets (UK) CIC.
Info & map:

Friday 12 December
3.30pm-5.30pm  at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin
Street; free
 Come and celebrate the winter season with a family fun
Frost Fair at Charles Dickens Primary School. All are
welcome and entrance is free. Festivities include winter
fare, gifts and activities for all ages. Get involved in a
craft workshop, listen to stories, visit the science corner,
play all manner of games, and of course meet Santa. Taste
home made cakes, have a glass of mulled wine, see demos of
sports and local children's activities, and perhaps win a
raffle prize.
Info & map:

Saturday 13 December
3pm-4.30pm  at Tower Bridge Road,  Tower Bridge Road; free
Come and get a free 5kg bag of road salt to treat your paths
and pavements during frosty weather, plus get cold weather
advice from the experts. Find the council truck in the
parking bays outside 105 Tower Bridge Road.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Customer Services Advisor, BPR Group Europe Ltd
* Part time Administrator with Grantmaking Trust


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Found yesterday in Henley Drive
* Motor bike Santas
* Empty homes
* Kids yoga
* Mature trees chopped down
* Red emulsion paint

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office chairs needed
* Office space for local charity
* Office space for 10 nr Waterloo/South Bank

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