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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 797
Monday 15 February 2016                       ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Advert: Our South Bank
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

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* Garden Bridge bogged down in toilet row
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* Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly
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* Statue of Boris's deputy to be erected near City Hall
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* St Thomas' Hospital chapel restored
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* Tower Bridge drivers told: 'turn your engine off'
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* Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision at the Elephant
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* Earthworks: Lent art installation at Southwark Cathedral
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* SE1 businesses mark Shrove Tuesday with pancake races
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* Review: The Master Builder at The Old Vic
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 16 February
12pm-1.30pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free;
email [email protected] to book a place
Gorgeous Gardens - Coin Street's community gardening
programme - presents a walking tour of local green spaces in
partnership with Bankside Open Spaces Trust. The walk will
include Red Cross Garden, Cross Bones Graveyard and Bernie
Spain Gardens as well as other hidden gems.
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Tuesday 16 February
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
An entertaining and illuminating talk by the great niece of
Bermondsey boy Albert McKenzie, who was chosen by his
shipmates to be awarded the Victoria Cross following the
Raid on Zeebrugge in April 1918. A statue of Albert was
recently erected in Tower Bridge Road, close to where he was
born. The talk will examine his brief life from a personal
and local point of view, as well as at the fortunes of other
Southwark VCs from the First World War. There will be
further information about accessing the records used in
telling these stories for those who are interested in
researching their own family history.
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Thursday 18 February
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Piano recital by Theresa Yu. The recital lasts approx 45
minutes, followed by light refreshments and a chance to meet
the performer. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to
eat during the recital if you wish.
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Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 February
Thu 3pm-8pm; Sat 10am-2pm at Friars Bridge Court, 41-45
Blackfriars Road
Come and see Kennedy Wilson's plans to redevelop Friars
Bridge Court in Blackfriars Road with a new 19-storey office
block. The exhibition will include a 3D model and boards
explaining the proposals.
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Thursday 18 February to Saturday 5 March
Performances on selected dates at Draper Hall, 1 Howell
Walk; tickets from
In this one-woman play, Gemskii becomes Barbara Windsor,
Joan Littlewood and Shelagh Delaney. Directed by Oliver
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Friday 19 February
2pm-5pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street
This year's Smart Savers scheme is now open for all year six
primary school children living in Southwark. The Southwark
Smart Savers scheme means all 11-year olds in the borough
have until 2 September to sign up to be a Smart Saver and
claim a �10 voucher to open an account with the Credit
Union. You can claim your Smart Savers voucher by visiting
any London Mutual Credit Union branch, and bringing along
your Southwark voucher letter, proof of address and child's
birth certificate or passport. Or to make it even easier,
just pop into John Harvard Library on Friday afternoon.
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Friday 19 February
7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre,
108 Stamford Street; �5 including snacks, wine and soft
Selection of short films from London Short Film Festival.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Operations Manager (Repurpose Project), Groundwork London
* Senior Medical Writer
* Part time greengrocer, smoothie & sandwich shop assistant


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Bermondsey Office Space for Rent 600+ sq ft


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Noisy 6.30am collections around 197-202 Long Lane
* Man with Van
* Parking permit
* Closure of Lambeth County Court
* Lost (?) or abandoned (??) cat, Henley Drive SE1

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Direct Mail Marketing specialist wanted
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