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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 745

Monday 16 February 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 }

* 'Boutique stores' on Bankside: 300m plans for Vinopolis
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* City to fight decision to ban council tenants from garden
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* Future of Bermondsey's Banksy in the balance
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* WWI centenary 2 coins given out in change at HMS Belfast 
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* Smiths of Smithfield to open in Southwark too
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* Man stabbed at Elephant & Castle
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* Southwark gives 500,000 to Old Vic theatre's 20m appeal
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* Aylesbury Estate rubble dumped in foyer of council HQ
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* Heart-shaped bike rack appears in Union Street
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* Sainsbury's Local opens at One Tower Bridge
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* Troubled college sells part of Waterloo campus for 14.5m
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* TfL seeks developer for Bricklayers Arms junction
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 16 February
7pm at The Horse & Stables, 122-124 Westminster Bridge Road;
Experimental singing/socialising event - a pub 'jam' session
but instead of playing folk music or jazz, people turn up to
sing a cappella masterpieces from the 16th century by
Palestrina, Victoria and others. No audition, no rehearsal,
no performance; just people in a pub making music. Anyone
who can read music and wants to take part should download
the sheet music from Facebook; anyone who can't read music
is still welcome to come along and listen.
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Tuesday 17 February
12.30pm-2pm at Jubilee Place, Borough Market, Winchester
Walk; free
Come and support members of the Bankside business community
as they show off their pancake-tossing skills at this annual
Charity Pancake Day Race. All proceeds raised will go to
support Paintings in Hospitals, a local charity that places
fine art in clinical settings. 
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Tuesday 17 February
12.30pm-1.30pm  at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Now in its third year, The Flipping Marvellous SE1 Charity
Pancake Race aims to raise money by bringing together local
organisations to indulge in a batter based competition. The
2015 race is the biggest yet, with an expanded course taking
in Hay's Galleria along with More London and Potters Fields
Park. The event is a More London and London Bubble Theatre
initiative in aid of Young Theatre Makers (YTM), a creative
training programme for young people. YTM uses a
theatre-based approach to raise aspirations and build life
skills. Bubble's award winning programme has seen 93 per
cent of graduates go on to employment or further education.
Organisations in the SE1 area have been invited to enter
teams of 4 people to hunt, gather and flip their way around
More London. A young person from YTM will lead each team as
part of the programme's aim to develop an innovative model
of corporate engagement.
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Tuesday 17 February
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Brunel did not just build the world, he invented it. And he
built it, he changed it, from south east London. Robert
Hulse, Director of Rotherhithe's Brunel Museum, will give a
free talk about the life and achievements of the great
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). Brunel is often thought
of as a Bristol man, but he always lived in London. His
first project aged 19 years was the Thames Tunnel, where he
worked with his father on what was dubbed 'the Eighth Wonder
of the World'.
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Thursday 19 February
1pm-1.45pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street;
Schubert: Schwanesgesang
Thomas Humphreys, baritone
Raya Kostova, piano
Followed by refreshments.
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Friday 20 February
2pm-3pm  at Foyles, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank; free
Join a trip to the deep, dark woods, where the Gruffalo will
be making a very special guest appearance in Foyles Royal
Festival Hall shop. Children of all ages are welcome to come
along and have their photo taken with the picture book
character. And the first twenty attendees will receive an
exclusive Gruffalo goody bag.
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Thursday 19 February
6pm-7pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free early evening concert with Southbank Sinfonia.
Charismatic Venezuelan conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa
celebrates the spirit of dance from around the world.
Piazzolla's Argentinian Tangazo builds to an edgy tango of
percussive and melodic flair while Romero fuses a lively
pajarillo  a Venezuelan dance  with a more formal fugue.
From Europe, Beethoven's Seventh was described by Wagner as
"the apotheosis of the dance", driven by relentless rhythms
and boundless energy.
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Friday 20 February
7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre,
108 Stamford Street; 5 including refreshments
Enjoy a selection of short films from the London Short Film
Festival and meet some of the filmmakers.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Chef de partie, The Ship
* Bench Joiner, M&D Joinery Ltd
* Event Coordinator/Administrator, JoJo Entertainment Co
* Visitors Officer, Southwark Cathedral


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 2 Desks to rent, Take Note
* Lovely office to rent for 3 - 11, Manse & Garret


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* A good hairdresser that doesn't charge a fortune
* Jam Factory homes now being sold exclusively in Hong Kong
* New Southwark Plan
* Freecycle alternatives?
* Should Community Councils be abolished?
* A hidden pottery gem

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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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