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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 739

Monday 5 January 2015                         ISSN 1750-0656


* 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 }

* Waterloo Road murder victim named as Menelaos Aligizakis
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* MP calls for Charlie Chaplin memorial at Elephant & Castle
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* Bermondsey Street warehouse to host street food market
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* Honours for chief nurse, Southbank Centre & IWM bosses
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* Victorian bandstand reinstated in Red Cross Garden
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* Cross Bones Graveyard: temporary garden gets green light
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* Hundreds of plants grown in recycled fruit juice drums
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* Boris: concern re tower impact on 'character of Bankside'
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* Waterloo Foodbank has busiest month ever
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* Roundheads march across Millennium Bridge
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* SE1 chocolate company is Social Enterprise of the Year
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{ What's on this week }

Thursday 8 January
7pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
The group is reading The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed
Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Johasson. New
members always welcome. Attending the group is free but
there is a small charge for refreshments (wine and crisps)
for those who want them. Copies of the book are available to
borrow from the library or Lambeth library card holders can
download an ebook for free.
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Thursday 8 January
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 3 (conc 1.50); reservations
[email protected]
A South East London Folklore Society event. Lewis Carroll,
creator of Alice in Wonderland, was fascinated by the
occult, magic and ghosts, and was a very early member of the
Society for Psychical Research. Biographer Jenny Woolf
delves into this tangled web of Victorian creepiness,
examines some of the weirder things that Carroll wrote and
read, considers possible medical reasons for the experiences
he might have had, and casts light on the endless battle
that raged in his own mind between religion, logic and the
world of the unreal.
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Friday 9 January
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Colombo Centre,  Colombo Street; Colombo
Centre members 4; non-members 6
Dinner and dance including three-course meal and drinks.
Tickets available from Colombo Centre reception.
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Saturday 10 January
Meet 12.30pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Lights! Camera! Action! You've seen the film and got the DVD
- now join CoolTan Arts CoolWalks on a free guided walk to
get up close and personal with the streets and buildings of
Borough and Bankside that many familiar films have used as
their backdrop. Start at John Harvard Library at 12:30pm and
finish at Tate Modern at 3pm. The walk is approximately 1.5
miles and participants are asked to wear sensible walking
footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
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Sunday 11 January
12.30pm at London Bridge
The clergy and congregations of Southwark Cathedral and the
church of St Magnus the Martyr, whose parish boundaries meet
on London Bridge, process to the centre for a short service.
This Thames tradition follows the Orthodox custom of hurling
a cross into water as a symbol of Christ's baptism which is
celebrated on the Sunday after the Epiphany. The annual
London Bridge event, which draws on ancient customs, was
established 11 years ago at the initiative of Fr Philip
Warner, parish priest at St Magnus.
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{ Local job vacancies }

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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 }

* Flat Iron Square
* Hostess Hot Tray
* Roof repair recommendations please.
* Charlie Chaplin memorial at Elephant & Castle
* Spinning Classes in SE1
* English/Spanish language Exchange
* Christmas tree collection
* Three card monte on Tower Bridge

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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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