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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 761

Monday 8 June 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 }

* Oasis Farm Waterloo - new city farm in Royal Street
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* Boris Johnson guarantees Garden Bridge maintenance costs
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* After 250 years, Foxtons to replace Elephant & Castle pub 
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* Council: we'll work with locals to keep Foxtons out 
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* Tanner Street: Victorian tin box factory to be demolished
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* Southwark Spine bike route plan gets green light
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* Elephant a 'problem area' for sex crimes, says top cop
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* Lewisham Southwark College staff strike over job cuts
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 8 June
6pm at Dragon Cafe, The Crypt, St George the Martyr,
Borough High Street
Pindrop Theatre presents a tour of their new show which
addresses discrimination amongst those with mental health
problems Funded by the National Lottery through the Big
Lottery Fund. Pindrop Theatre has been working in Southwark
since September 2014 with a group who have experiences of
mental health problems to devise this show that is based on
the stories of individuals personal experiences of mental
health problems. Forum theatre is an interactive style of
theatre with a short play of around 15 mins followed by a
forum of around 45 mins during which the audience will be
invited to participate in the outcome of the story.
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Monday 8 June
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. Next
session is based on the universal theme of love Anyone who
can read music and wants to take part should download the
sheet music from the PDtP website; anyone who doesn't read
music is still welcome to come along and listen. 
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Tuesday 9 June
6pm-7.30pm  at St Philip's Church Hall,  Avondale Square
The South Bermondsey Community Choir would like you to join
them on Tuesday evenings in June at St Philip's Church Hall
to rehearse for a performance at the Bermondsey Carnival on
Saturday 4 July. All ages are welcome even if you've never
tried singing in a choir before. Contact Anna Macham on 020
7231 2527 or email [email protected]
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Wednesday 10 June to Saturday 18 July
Wed-Sat 11am-5pm (Fri till 6pm at Market Hall, Borough
Market, 8 Southwark Street; £3 from
A series of 15 minute theatre performances held over six
weeks in a converted 1960s caravan located in Borough
Market's Market Hall. The Summer Shorts will include six
productions written especially for the series. Performed in
the caravan, with a seating capacity of ten people, Summer
Shorts makes for a close encounter theatre experience. The
interior of the caravan has been designed by artist Rosa
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Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 June
6.30pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London Riverside;
The Pantaloons return to The Scoop for their eighth
successive year. Jane Austen's literary classic gets the
full Pantaloons treatment in this innovative new adaptation.
The Pantaloons are known for their anarchic retellings of
classic works of literature having previously put a spin on
Bleak House, Sherlock Holmes, The Canterbury Tales, Grimm
Fairy Tales, A Christmas Carol and many of Shakespeare's
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Thursday 11 June
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free early evening concert with Southbank Sinfonia. Renowned
jazz trumpeter Guy Barker reframes the sound and shape of
the orchestra for the London premiere of his orchestration
of Miles Davisí iconic album Kind of Blue.
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Thursday 11 June
7.45pm-9pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
£8 (conc £5) on the door
An evening of music celebrating the college's astonishing
musical legacy across 125 years. Featured will be work by
two of Britain's most distinguished living composers,
Harrison Birtwistle and Hugh Wood both of whom taught at
Morley. Repertoire: Hugh Wood Comus Quadrilles Cecil Coles
Cortege and Sorrowful Dance Dora Bright Piano Concerto in A
minor Harrison Birtwistle Virelai Holst A Song of the night
op. 19 no. 1 & 2 Songs without words op. 22 The programme is
devised and conducted by Charles Peebles.
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Friday 12 June
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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Saturday 13 June
10.30am-1pm  at Butler's Wharf Chop House, 36e Shad Thames;
Meet in a historic warehouse for a chat about the Shad
Thames area, covering its 19th century heritage, 20th
century regeneration and future developments. From 11.30am,
explore the area on foot. Refreshments provided. This event
is part of the annual Local Eyes Festival organised by STAMP
(Shad Thames Area Management Partnership).
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Saturday 13 June
2pm-4pm  at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames; free
A chance to look at the Shad Thames area from a different
perspective. This open discussion brings together people who
live and work in the area; visitors from elsewhere; and
urban design and architecture professionals. The debate will
focus on what makes Shad Thames special; examples of good
and bad design; and how to shape the area in future. This
event is part of the annual Local Eyes Festival organised by
STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership).
Refreshments provided.
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Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June
11am-6pm at Make Space Studios,  Newnham Terrace; free
A chance to meet artists and designers working in this
creative community next to Waterloo Station. Take part in
workshops, watch dance, listen to music and enjoy food and
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Saturday 13 June
6pm-6am at The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; £15
Music and arts festival in aid of The Big Issue Foundation.
Emerging and high profile acts in music and the arts will
perform and put on a selection of shows including live
music, DJs, live art and installations, theatre, comedy,
spoken word, circus performers & much more, all while
addressing the issue of homelessness in the UK.
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Saturday 13 June
1pm-4pm  at Drawing Room, 12 Rich Estate, Crimscott Street;
free; booking appreciated but not essential
An afternoon drop-in family workshop designed and led by
artist Jessie Brennan. This hands-on workshop will explore
the process of creating Cyanotype images, using objects as
well as your own drawings. The workshop is suitable for all
ages and participants can expect to take their completed
prints home to display. The workshop responds to our current
exhibition DE. FI. CIEN. CY and will explore ideas in the
exhibition through a fun, activity based approach. Children
must be accompanied at all times.
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Sunday 14 June
11am at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; £13 from
If you were brave enough 'Just over the bridge' there was
the thriving night life of Waterloo - Astley's, The
Canterbury, Gatti's, cinemas and pubs aplenty and of course
the Coburg. What happen to them and what went on inside?
Plus what's happening in 2015!
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Personal Assistant/Nanny
* Hospitality Assistant, Citrus Cuisine
* Marlborough Sports Garden Attendants, BOST
* Upholstery tutor, The Goodlife Centre
* Bike Tour Guides, Tally Ho!
* Freelance Management Consultants / Mentors / Coaches
* Trustee, Paxton Green Time Bank  [voluntary]


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Superb modern office floor of 3,260 sq ft to let
* Fabulous office to let on the South Bank


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Man with a Van
* Victorian Tin Box Factory on Tanner Street
* Rooney's Gym
* Barry Albin-Dyer
* Bus Routes 47 & 155
* Community Meeting with the Coronet
* Foxtons is upon us...
* Bus Route 159
* Digging out Basements in Ufford St
* Tesco The Cut

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Catering Opportunity

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