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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 790
Thursday 31 December 2015                     ISSN 1750-0656

With best wishes for a Happy New Year.


* 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 }

* An A-Z of 2015 in SE1
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* Which SE1 news stories were the most-read in 2015?
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* Honours for Peter John + architects Allies & Morrison
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* Commendations for off-duty cops who saved woman on bridge
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* Lifeboat launched in search for missing Father Christmas
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* Review: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at The Old Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Thursday 31 December
midnight at London Eye; 10 (sold out)
London's New Year 2016 fireworks - centred on the London Eye
on the South Bank - will once again be a ticketed event.
Through the partnership with Unicef, ticketholders are being
invited to come together for the first ever New Year's 'Big
Resolution'. In addition to the exclusive programme music,
countdown to midnight and the spectacular display itself,
The Big Resolution will be a unifying moment aimed at
raising awareness and bringing lasting change to the lives
of vulnerable children around the world.
Road closures on the South Bank start from 2pm.
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Sunday 3 January
2pm at Bankside Pier; free
An annual seasonal celebration with The Lions part theatre
company. It is a celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient
seasonal customs with contemporary festivity. It is free,
accessible to all and happens whatever the weather. To
herald the celebration, the extraordinary Holly Man, the
Winter guise of the Green Man from pagan myths and folklore,
decked in fantastic green garb and evergreen foliage,
appears from the River Thames brought by the Thames Cutter,
Master Shipbroker (boat subject to weather!). With the
crowd, led by the Bankside Mummers, the Holly Man 'brings in
the green' and 'wassails' or toasts the people and the River
Thames - an old tradition encouraging good growth.
Shakespeare's Globe is wassailed in like fashion. The
Mummers then process to the Bankside Pier, and perform the
traditional 'freestyle' Folk Combat Play of St. George,
featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old 'Oss and
many others, dressed in their spectacular 'guizes'. The play
is full of wild verse and boisterous action, a time-honoured
part of the season recorded from the Crusades. Cakes
distributed at the end of the play have a bean and a pea
hidden in two of them. Those who find them are hailed King
and Queen for the day and crowned with ceremony. They then
lead the people through the streets to the George Inn in
Borough High Street for a fine warming up with Storytelling,
the Kissing Wishing Tree and more dancing.
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{ Local job vacancies }

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Studio/Office for Rent in Bermondsey


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Save Leake Street From Another Dull Coffee Shop
* NYE panettone in SE1/SE16
* Bulk refuse collection
* Cracked phone screen
* Hikari Sushi and Noodle Bar

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Searching for office space in SE1
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