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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 772

Monday 24 August 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 }

* Bricklayers Arms flyover: could it be demolished soon?
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* 900-seat theatre to open at One Tower Bridge
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* Lambeth Palace: drinks licence granted despite noise fears
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* Private sixth-form college prepares to open in Waterloo
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* Ofsted finds 'new energy' at Lewisham Southwark College
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* St Thomas' to St Petersburg: charity bike ride under way
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 August
at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House, 94A
Southwark Bridge Road; free; booking essential 020 8555 1200
x39894 or [email protected]
London Fire Brigade Museum will be opening its doors for a
series of fire safety activities, ideal for children under
10 yrs. Come and learn about the importance of home fire
safety and then have a chance to explore the museum. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 25 August
3pm at Live Arts Pavilion, Potters Fields Park,  Tooley
Street; free; booking essential
Make your own basic marionette using found objects!
Marionettes are string puppets which can be as simple or as
complicated as you like... Bring along an object of beauty
(like a feather, shell, piece of broken jewellery?) and
exchange it with Sian to be turned in to a puppet. You will
be creating basic string puppets creatures and incorporating
your objects and a few of Sian's own to make a puppet
creature that you can take away with you. This workshop is
suitable for ages 6+. Hot glue guns and pliers will be used
so children will be need to be accompanied.
Info & map:

Wednesday 26 August
6pm-8.30pm  at Underdog Gallery, Arch 6 Crucifix Lane; free;
booking essential
Join Team London Bridge for a very special discussion
looking at the way that arts and sciences interact through
new technologies and multimedia. Two Wellcome Trust Image
Award winners will be discussing their works and their
delivery process. Music by Bloch Eyot, a new musical
adventure of musician Nikolaj Bloch. A personal hurricane of
Scandinavian roots, English heritage and the subculture of
the rivers where he lives. A multi instrumentalist but
foremost a singing guitarist with an affection for the
musical saw. His compelling melodies and musical touch can
be heard on recordings spanning alternative artists to
Hollywood movies. 
Info & map:

Thursday 27 August
6pm-8pm  at Gibbon's Rent,  Gibbons Rents; free; booking
Join Art Macabre for a creative and playful drawing
workshop, injecting a lethal dose of theatricality into the
art of sketching all within the sublime atmosphere of one of
London Bridge's best kept secret spaces  the Gibbon's Rent
community garden. Capture costumed models as they pose and
perform multiple identities to inspire sketches from both
your imagination and observation. Exploring the theme of
exchange, participate in Surrealist drawing games such as
'Exquisite Corpse' and collaborative sketching challenges,
as live models pose alongside skeletons and swap props and
theatrical costumes throughout the event; playing with the
exchange between life and death, male and female, human and
animal identities.
Info & map:

Friday 28 August
12.30pm-2pm (meet opposite Caffe Fratelli) at Potters Fields
Park; free
A tour of discovery around Shad Thames. Visit places and
spaces that reveal the area's DNA: marking out its rich
history, complex recent past and dynamic future. The tour is
led by Janet Morris, long-term local resident and chair of
STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership).
Info & map:

Friday 28 August
6.30pm at House of Vans, Arches 228-232, Station Approach
Road; free
Coin Street Community Builders' Summer Drama Club presents a
free showcase. A free event which showcases the work of
seven young people's ideas about what it means to be part of
a South Bank community. For more info contact Anna on
[email protected] 
Info & map:

Friday 28 August
12pm-7pm at Oxo Tower Wharf and Bankside next to Tate
Modern; free
An afternoon of unusual performances along the riverside
between Oxo Tower Wharf and Tate Modern as part of the
Blackfriars Stories programme. Working with the Arts
Council, Southwark Council has trawled the country for the
latest cutting edge street theatre. Shows include a duet
between a girl and an upside astronaut, a hip-hop dance show
which explores the themes of visual impairment, and a circus
version of Stomp Each artist will perform twice during the
afternoon and will swap around spaces. You the audience vote
for your favourite act. Most performances will take place in
front of Tate Modern and at the rear of Oxo Tower Wharf.
Info & map:

Saturday 29 August
11am; 10 (conc 8); book via [email protected] by 9am
on the day
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring London's
one-time leather-making district. Among Victorian warehouses
you will find 17th century houses on the road that once led
to Bermondsey Abbey and. Reminders of the area's former
poverty survive with a mission hall and settlement building.
You will find unlikely remnants of the Abbey and celebrate
the work of Bermondsey Borough Council's Beautification
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Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August
10am-5pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free
Two days of free activities (for ages 3+) to celebrate the
Unicorn's 10th anniversary. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Qualified Teachers Needed, TalentEd
* Telephone Helpline Volunteers, Action on Elder Abuse
* Volunteer Opportunities, Action on Elder Abuse
* Peer Support Volunteers, Action on Elder Abuse
* Admin Volunteers, Action on Elder Abuse


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* South London's Newest Co-Working Destination
* 2 room office on Southwark Bridge Road


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Community coffee morning - idea
* What would a Corbyn victory mean for Southwark Labour?
* The Craftsman Cafe Abbey Street
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Fisher need a physio - can you help?
* Small Office Room to let needed

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