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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 759

Tuesday 27 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 }

* Archaeologists explore Nag's Head Inn & WWII shelter 
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* Southwark fire training centre shuts
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* Hundreds pack church for Garden Bridge protest meeting
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* Ofsted boost for London Nautical School in centenary year
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* Great Suffolk Street to host Open Streets event
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* St John's Waterloo beats parish bounds
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* Police appeal for missing man last seen in Weston St
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* St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile charity bike ride
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* Bankside Pier extension gets green light 
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* Southwark Civic Awards: record number of locals honoured
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* Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron's Lib Dem leadership bid
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* Old Kent Road venue has licence revoked after 'GBH'
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* talkSPORT owner expands Hatfields studios for new stations
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* Fire at London South Bank University
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* High Society at The Old Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 27 May
6.30pm-8pm doors open 6pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster
Bridge Road; 1p on the door
The summer series of Penny Lectures kicks off with the
Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds. The author of On
Guerrilla Gardening will delve into the secret world of
guerrilla gardening against the odds, transforming forgotten
patches of land into beautiful gardens. 
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Thursday 28 May
5.30pm at Tyger Cafe, Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane;
Tyger Cafe in Archbishop's Park is launching a new book
group, it's free to join, so come along to the first meeting
and help choose the first book. Bring your suggestions to
discuss and agree our first book. The group will meet
monthly at the cafe on the last Thursday of the month.
Contact Abs Tripp [email protected] or 07588 502615. 
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Thursday 28 May
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free early evening concert with Southbank Sinfonia. With his
Second Symphony, Brahms opened the creative flood gates. It
is a piece of pure joy, with lyrical melodies building
towards an athletically dazzling finale full of triumphant
brass and orchestral festivity.
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Friday 29 May
7pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
Join Poet Anna Robinson and publishers Stonewood Press for
the launch of The Night Library, Anna’s latest poetry
collection. Anna lives in Waterloo and has two published
collections of poetry. She was shortlisted for the Seamus
Heaney Poetry Centre Prize in 2011 She has a serious library
habit, having been both a librarian and library member for
many, many years. Join her and Friends for a fantastic
poetic night in the library. 
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Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May
Free guided walks across London, including several in SE1.

Saturday 30 May
11am-1pm at John Marshall Hall, Christ Church Southwark, 27
Blackfriars Road; 50p
New & nearly new items. Refreshments available. For more
information call 020 7928 4707 (8.30am-1pm weekdays) or
email [email protected] 
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Saturday 30 May
11am-4pm  at Great Suffolk Street; free
For one day only, Great Suffolk St will be closed to motor
traffic from Southwark St to Toulmin St so that adults and
children can safely play, walk, bike, run, shop, eat, or
just sit, listen to music and relax. 
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Saturday 30 May
5pm-8pm  at Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street; free
Event to celebrate Ugly Duck's time banking network, and to
show people more about the movement around non-monetarised
forms of exchange. It's open to everyone and Ugly Duck hopes
to recruit more local people into the volunteering (time
banking) scheme.
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Sunday 31 May
2pm-5.30pm  at Downings Roads Moorings,  Mill Street; £3.50
(child free)
Series of seven floating barge gardens connected by walkways
and bridges. Gardens have an eclectic range of plants for
year-round seasonal interest. Marine environment: suitable
shoes and care needed. Small children must be closely
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Temporary volunteer coordinator, SE5 Forum for Camberwell
* Upholstery tutor, The Goodlife Centre
* Bike Tour Guides, Tally Ho!
* Freelance Management Consultants / Mentors / Coaches


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Number 1 Bus
* Dead cat - Tabard Gardens
* Mint Street - Drinking / Rough Sleepers
* Guitar lessons for a keen teenager
* Wanted Electrican and Gas Safe Plumber
* Car clubs - pls share experiences
* Glasses found last week next to John Harvard Library
* Roadworks in Bermondsey Street
* The Cut/Blackfriars Road

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Business Premises Signage - Recommended Manufacturers
* Handyman Required

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