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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 757

Monday 11 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 }

* Labour's Neil Coyle defeats Simon Hughes in Bermondsey
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* Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall's Labour MP
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* Labour's Helen Dennis wins Chaucer ward by-election
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* Blackfriars Road: upside down house to be demolished
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* Finds from Dickens Square dig on show at Museum of London
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* Lambeth Palace Garden: Archbishop extends public access
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* Rail worker commended for restraining knife-wielding man
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* Victory Day: 70th anniversary at Soviet War Memorial
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* Blackfriars Circus: new name for Barratt development
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* Peal of bells at Southwark Cathedral for VE Day
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* Bouncers charged after death of Adam Hird
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* £22 million plan to remove Waterloo's IMAX roundabout
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* World's media descend on SE1 to cover election
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* Lambeth to seek Garden Bridge guarantee from Mayor
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* Blue Fin Building up for sale - but Time Inc UK will stay
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* The Fort to be demolished 'to keep squatters out'
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* Shard hotel opens £10,000-a-night suite
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* 10-storey tower could be built at Fellmonger's Path
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 12 May
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members £1
Lecture by Gustav Milne. A Southwark & Lambeth
Archaeological Society event.
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Wednesday 13 May
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £3 (conc £1.50); reservations
[email protected]
W.B. Yeats was one of the twentieth century's key poets. He
spent some very formative years in London. Yeats authority
Niall McDevitt will guide you through a side of Yeats you
may not be familiar with.
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Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 May
 at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Theme: Architecture from around the world
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Thursday 14 May
7pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St
Thomas Street; £8 from
A talk in the dark atmosphere of the Old Operating Theatre
on the gruesome profession of the Resurrectionists, the men
who supplied the dissecting rooms of London from the graves
of the city. A Museums at Night event.
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Friday 15 May
10.30am (coffee & cake from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; adults £10; children free
Classical music for babies & toddlers with local mother and
professional musician Miaomiao Yu.
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Friday 15 May
7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre,
108 Stamford Street; £5
Meet local people and make new friends as you watch films on
the big screen at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre.
Tickets are just £5 and include wine, soft drinks and
snacks. Friday 15 May One of Germany's foremost filmmakers
and multiple award- winning Director, Doris Dorrie,
reconfirms her exceptional talent with this tender,
emotionally intense and profoundly moving story of marital
love. German film with English subtitles.
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Saturday 16 May
11am; £10 (conc £8); book via [email protected] by 9am
on the day
Join Ken Titmouse for a walk with old maps exploring beyond
the South Bank. Among streets with topographical names the
walk follows the now buried River Neckinger to where it
joins the Thames. Ken will trace how familiar buildings had
different identities, what it was like before the railway
arrived and what happened when everyone’s favourite bridge
broke. Along the way you will encounter Eleanor Coade, Emma
Cons and the Gold Refiner of Meymott Street.
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Saturday 16 May
River Thames 11.30am-4.30pm (boats expected at Tower of
London approx 4.30pm)
A number of traditional rowing cutters, including the royal
row barge Gloriana, will be rowed from Hampton Court Palace
to the Tower of London. During the Tudor Pull the Gloriana
is accompanied by traditional oar powered watermen's cutters
belonging to the livery companies of the City of London
dressed in their full company regalia, the Royal Shallop The
Jubilant, the Watermen's Shallop Lady Mayoress and by other
craft from rowing clubs who preserve the sport of fixed seat
rowing on the River Thames. The event promotes the use of
the River Thames and commemorates the events of 1256 when
Queen Eleanor's royal barge sank under the old London Bridge
with the loss of one of her courtiers.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Property search co-ordinator, The Goodlife Centre
* 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


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Dockhead Fire Station "Refurb"
* Southwark Council Election Results?
* Waterloo Station Breakfast
* Simon Hughes defeat
* Crossing near Old Kent Road library

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Business Premises Signage - Recommended Manufacturers
* Handyman Required

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