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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 777

Monday 28 September 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 }

* Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll
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* Lambeth halts talks with Garden Bridge Trust
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* 25-storey tower planned alongside council's Tooley St HQ
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* City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge 
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* Minicab crashes into Waterloo flats
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* Tate Modern extension will open on Friday 17 June 2016
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* David Walliams & Nicky Morgan visit Charles Dickens School
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* Pedestrian & motorcyclist injured in Southwark St crash
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* Firefighters tackle Queen Elizabeth Street fire
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* Council offers to host court hearings at Tooley Street HQ
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 29 September
6pm-7.30pm  at St Philip's Church Hall,  Avondale Square
All are welcome to the Big Local South Bermondsey Community
Choir on Tuesday evenings. The choir is starting a new
series of rehearsals to prepare several Christmas
performances in the local area, including singing at a
Belmond British Pullman Christmas train journey for children
and their families on 12 December. All 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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Thursday 1 October
11.30am-1pm at Market Hall, Borough Market, 8 Southwark
Pupils from 12 Southwark schools will be selling their
seasonal vegetables, grown and nurtured from seed. The
Harvest Sale is part of a project by Borough Market and
School Food Matters, a charity whose mission is to ensure
that every child enjoys fresh, sustainable food at school
and understands where their food comes from. With the help
of funding from United St Saviour's Charity, the programme
started back in the summer where pupils were taught some
green fingered tips from Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins.
These novice gardeners are now reaping the rewards of a
sun-filled summer with bumper crops of squash, herbs,
apples, beetroot and chard. All proceeds from the sale will
go to the charity FareShare.
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Thursday 1 October
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Matshidiso will play and sing original works  a mixture of
soft jazz and soul Followed by light refreshments and a
chance to meet the artist
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Thursday 1 October
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
One of the UK's leading and most popular conductors, John
Wilson, returns to conduct an American programme with
Southbank Sinfonia.
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Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October
12 noon-6pm at Hotel Elephant, 23 Harper Road; free
Spread across two buildings, three floors and one car park,
Hotel Elephant Open invites visitors to explore the studios
and experience the work of more than 25 artists and creative
practitioners currently working in Southwark. Hotel
Elephant, working with the Charity Artcore International,
will open their new 'meanwhile use' property in SE1 to the
public for the Artlicks Weekend 2015 During the weekend
visitors are invited to explore artists studios at Harper
Road and encounter the work of artists from other Hotel
Elephant studio sites, exhibited throughout the building. On
display will be works created in an array of mediums, from
painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking and textiles,
to video, sound, multimedia, community arts and installation
based works. Hotel Elephant is a not for profit organisation
which provides affordable studio, exhibition and education
space and is pleased to be able to support recent graduates
and established artist to work in Southwark.
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Saturday 3 October
11.30am-4.30pm  at Wade Hall, Dickens Estate,  Parker's Row
Stalls including clothes, accessories, toys, books, tombola
and more. There will also be refreshments available and
activities such as face painting. To book a pitch email
[email protected] (15 including table hire / 7
bring your own table)
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Saturday 3 October
2.30pm-5pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Waterloo Library becomes a Fun Palace for the afternoon.
Orbital Comics are holding a comics workshop and the Friends
of Waterloo Library are hosting astronomy activities for all
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Sunday 4 October
From 10.30am at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
The Unicorn Theatre presents a day of free activities for
all the family at the meeting point between art and science.
There will be workshops, performances, face painting,
storytelling, arts and crafts, interactive adventures and
exciting experiments.
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Monday 5 October
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
A short film by Silvia Rothlisberger exploring the
significance of the Latin American community in the Elephant
& Castle followed by Ian Parkin's documentary exploring the
Old Kent Road. Membership of the Community Film Club is open
to those living in Southwark and Lambeth. To join (it's
free), email [email protected] or call 020 7401
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{ Local job vacancies }

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 1 or 2 desks in private office on Southwark Bridge Road
* 2 room office on Southwark Bridge Road


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Motor bikes around Southwark Street on Sunday
* Venue for 3 year old birthday party?
* Scaffolding Waterloo Road/Lower Marsh
* Market stall under bridge on Upper Marsh
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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Wanted: office for architects in SE1

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