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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 738

Monday 29 December 2014                       ISSN 1750-0656

We would like to thank all our readers and advertisers for
their support during 2014 and wish you all a very Happy New


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* 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 }

* An A-Z of 2014 in SE1
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* Which were the most-read SE1 news stories in 2014?
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* Pedestrian killed in Lambeth High Street van collision
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* A Nativity scene with a difference at Southwark Cathedral
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* Review: Golem at the Young Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 29 December
12pm-6pm at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High
Street; free
A weekly open creative space for all - with an emphasis on
those going through mental illness and recovery - continues
during the Christmas holiday period. Today's programme
includes gardening, yoga and creative writing.
Info & map:

Wednesday 31 December
All tickets for the fireworks display have sold out.
There will be extensive road closures in SE1. 
Map here:

Sunday 4 January
2.15pm at Bankside Pier, Bankside; free
An annual seasonal celebration with The Lions part theatre
company. It is a celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient
seasonal customs with contemporary festivity. It is free,
accessible to all and happens whatever the weather. To
herald the celebration, the extraordinary Holly Man, the
Winter guise of the Green Man from pagan myths and folklore,
decked in fantastic green garb and evergreen foliage,
appears from the River Thames brought by the Thames Cutter,
Master Shipbroker (boat subject to weather!). With the
crowd, led by the Bankside Mummers, the Holly Man 'brings in
the green' and 'wassails' or toasts the people and the River
Thames - an old tradition encouraging good growth.
Shakespeare's Globe is wassailed in like fashion. The
Mummers then process to the Bankside Pier, and perform the
traditional 'freestyle' Folk Combat Play of St. George,
featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old 'Oss and
many others, dressed in their spectacular 'guizes'. The play
is full of wild verse and boisterous action, a time-honoured
part of the season recorded from the Crusades. Cakes
distributed at the end of the play have a bean and a pea
hidden in two of them. Those who find them are hailed King
and Queen for the day and crowned with ceremony. They then
lead the people through the streets to the George Inn in
Borough High Street for a fine warming up with Storytelling,
the Kissing Wishing Tree and more dancing. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part time Administrator with Grantmaking Trust


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 2-3 Desks to rent in SE1
* Desk Space available in leafy courtyard mews


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* New bar or restaurant @ Neo Bankside
* The Grange, 103 Grange Road
* Puppy Training
* Somewhere to get plastic cut
* Hopping down in Kent 1958-picture
* Cool cafe selling 'Ebola masks' for 50p

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Desk space wanted
* Office chairs needed
* Office space for local charity

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