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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 756

Tuesday 5 May 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 }

* Listen: Saturday's Bermondsey hustings in full
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* Protection for Roman bath house under Pret a Manger
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* Interview: Neil Coyle, Labour candidate in Bermondsey
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* Interview: Simon Hughes, Lib Dem candidate in Bermondsey
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* South Bank Tower will have three £20 million penthouses
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* Garden Bridge drilling starts as judicial review looms
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* Ticino Bakery building in Bermondsey Street up for sale
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* Albert McKenzie VC: Tower Bridge Rd memorial takes shape
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* Joe Swift and Zandra Rhodes create pocket park in SE1
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* Interview: JP Floru, Conservative candidate in Bermondsey
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* Interview: William Lavin, Green Party candidate in BOS
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* Interview: Kingsley Abrams, TUSC candidate in Bermondsey
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* Tower Bridge turns pink to celebrate royal birth
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* Calls for safer crossing in Old Kent Road 'not justified'
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* Emma Rice to succeed Dominic Dromgoole at Globe theatre
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* Nurses hold protest outside St Thomas' Hospital
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* Kaplan to shut Borough High Street's Holborn College
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* Shell Centre controversy heads for Court of Appeal
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* Eric Ravilious and Morley College remembered at Dulwich
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* Preparations begin for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'
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* Giant chicken skeleton on show at Bermondsey school
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* Mass for Migrants at St George's Cathedral
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* St George's Day celebrated in Southwark
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* Review: Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 5 May
7.30pm at The Mug House, 1-3 Tooley Street; £3 on the door
or via
Jenny Collier (Laughing Horse New Act Winner 2014), Candy
Gigi (Malcolm Hardy Award Winner) Fern Brady (as seen on '8
Out of 10 Cats'), Amy Howerska (as seen on TV), Giada
Garofalo (Funny Women Finalist) & Aideen McQueen HOST: Oli
Info & map:

Wednesday 6 May
12pm-3pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; £4
(children free)
Lambeth Palace has the oldest continuously cultivated garden
in London, and it is now open to the public on the first
Wednesday of the month. Teas and coffee available. See the
historic 1556 fig tree bursting into growth, and the unusual
Tulip Tree in flower along with viburnums and roses coming
into bloom, late spring hyacinths and tulips.
Info & map:

Thursday 7 May
Polling stations open 7am to 10pm
From 10pm follow us on Twitter for
the latest news from the Bermondsey and Old Southwark and
Vauxhall counts - as well as the results of the Chaucer ward

Thursday 7 May
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free early evening concert with Southbank Sinfonia. The
electrifying Rebecca Miller returns with a programme that
spans from Beethoven's first symphonic steps to the
extravagances of night-time Los Angeles in Sunset Strip.
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Friday 8 May
3.30pm-5.30pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Free family event including maypole dancing, faceprinting,
crafts and more.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 May
11am at Soviet War Memorial, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
Join the Mayor of Southwark, other civic representatives and
diplomats from former Soviet republics at this Act of
Remembrance to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied
victory over the Nazis.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 May
11am-5pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Fair organised by a group of crafters and designers who have
come together to offer their products to the local
community. Traders will be offering trendy, stylish and
beautiful designs, home decor, crafts, fashion, photography,
jewellery, books, vintage, food and much more. Everything is
at affordable prices for these handmade products that are
not available on the high street.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 May
12pm-7pm  at 47/49 Tanner Street; free
A festival of radical publishing - from its independent
bookshops and publishers to its DIY-ers; the small press,
self-publishers, and zinesters.
Info & map:

Saturday 9 May
1pm-6pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Annual festival of Polish culture in the UK. London
residents and visitors are introduced to traditional and
contemporary Polish folk music, arts and tasty cuisine. This
family friendly festival includes a variety of attractions
for children and adults, including face painting, giant
bubble shows, Polish national dances and live music
including prominent Polish musicians.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 May
11am; £10 (conc £8); book via [email protected] by 9am
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring the
neighbourhood south of Southwark Street. The walk traces
where the young Charles Dickens lodged while his father was
in the Marshalsea and will find the outer wall of the prison
itself. Among many former industrial buildings, Ken will
locate what was originally St Saviourís Workhouse and
discover examples of Church Commissioners cottages. The walk
will explore how a secret garden came to be and celebrate
the achievement of Bella Burge.
Info & map:

Sunday 10 May
12.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Beating the Bounds takes place after the 11am Choral
Eucharist. This is a chance to reaffirm the boundaries of
the Cathedral Parish, by processing round them. Wear
comfortable shoes for walking on pavements, and clothing
suitable for the weather and please bring a packed lunch,
which will be consumed en route. Contact
[email protected] for more information.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Property search co-ordinator, The Goodlife Centre
* Waiter For Modern British Restaurant
* Project Facilitator, Creative Homes, London Bubble
* Freelance Management Consultants / Mentors / Coaches


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Fabulous office to let on the South Bank
* Lovely office to rent for 3 - 11


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tall buildings debate at LSBU
* Angry Ladies shutting down Southwark Street
* Newington Causeway - sound
* Hop Picking
* Nesting boxes in St Saviour's Dock
* 20 Blackfriars Road
* Mens Hairdresser near Island Cafe

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Business Premises Signage - Recommended Manufacturers
* Handyman Required

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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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