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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 801
Monday 14 March 2016                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Coldwell Banker Southbank
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* 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 }

* Lambeth approves Garden Bridge public toilet plans
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* Southwark's FE college could merge with Newcastle group
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* Sadiq Khan's manifesto pledge to back Bakerloo extension
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{ Advert }

If you are thinking about selling or renting your property
we'd be delighted to come and discuss how we can help.
Coldwell Banker Southbank is the new local Estate Agents
located in Bermondsey Street. We are part of Coldwell Banker
Great Britain and the global network of Coldwell Banker
estate agents with over 3000 offices in 43 countries and
over 86,000 agents. With half of all buyers in prime central
London coming from overseas, our international network
provides our clients with an unrivalled marketing
opportunity. Globally we transact $USD212.2bln per annum in
property sales with a brand that is synonymous with luxury
property and vast media exposure.  

For more information, or to book a free market appraisal of
your home, please call on 020 3600 1906, or email us at
[email protected] or call into our Southbank
office at Unit 3 Cedar Court, 1 Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey
Street, London SE1 3GA 


{ What's on this week }

Monday 14 March
7pm at Walworth Academy, Shorncliffe Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington
and Faraday wards. Agenda includes discussions on the future
of Walworth Town Hall, the Walworth Road Post Office and
East Street Market.
Info & map:

Tuesday 15 March
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
During the Second World War, London and its citizens were,
at times, under daily and nightly attack from the Luftwaffe.
For the most part Londoners calmly carried on with their
daily lives despite the threat of their homes being
destroyed and the real possibility of being killed, injured,
or trapped under the rubble of one's own home or workplace.
Through images and stories from the dark days of 1939 to
1945, Second World War researcher and author, Neil Bright
will take you on a virtual guided tour of Old Southwark in
the Blitz. Looking at incidents and evidence of bombing
raids in the borough supported by personal accounts and
stories of bravery.
Info & map:

Tuesday 15 March
7pm at St James Bermondsey,  Thurland Road
Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey
Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards. Informal session from
Info & map:

Wednesday 16 March
11am-4pm  at Upper Level, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,
Elephant and Castle; free
The People's Bureau is a project based in a market barrow at
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, led by artists Eva
Sajovic and Rebecca Davies. The project's aim is to create a
pool of collective local knowledge through exchange, a
supporting network of different skills and to draw attention
to diversity and existence of different economies in the
Elephant & Castle. This session includes egg decoration,
bunting marking, drawing from live and poetry reading.
Info & map:

Wednesday 16 March
6.30pm-8pm  at The Chamber, City Hall,  The Queen's Walk;
book a place via [email protected]
A chance to put your questions to the senior councillors
(cabinet members) who run the London Borough of Southwark.
Questions can be submitted by email or tweeted using the
hashtag #cmpqt to @lb_southwark 
Info & map:

Thursday 17 March
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
AGM of the group that gives residents a voice in the
fast-changing Bankside area. Agenda includes the latest
updates on the Bankside Neighbourhood Plan.
Info & map:

Friday 18 March
11am-3pm  at Floral Hall, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
Apprentice chefs from Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant,
Lexington catering college and KPMG become market traders
for the day. As part of National Apprentice Week Borough
Market will play host to Fifteen's apprentice challenge
finale, where after having three days to plan, prepare and
design a street food dish, the apprentices will come to
Borough Market to sell their dish to the public. Working in
teams the apprentices will source their ingredients from the
wealth of traders within the Market and will even have to
pass a Borough Market food tasting panel, something which
all traders who join the Market undertake, before being
allowed to sell their food. Split into teams, the apprentice
chefs will man a stall selling their food to the hungry
public. Starting their day at the market at 11am when they
ring the bell to start the day's trading, they will then
have until 2.45pm on their stalls to sell as much as they
can. The winners will be the team that generates the most
Info & map:

Friday 18 March
7pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 10 (conc 8)
Enjoy an evening of Bach with Morley College's talented
choirs. The St Matthew Passion will be performed by Morley
Chamber and College Choirs and conducted by David Todd.
Info & map:

Saturday 19 March
2pm-5pm  at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant and
Castle; free
As Elephant & Castle undergoes a period of significant
redevelopment, Siobhan Davies Dance, Entelechy Arts and The
People's Bureau are working together with day centres and
community groups in Southwark to collate memories and
stories from local residents. Performed by the participants,
the durational performance in Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre will showcase their collected stories and memories. 
Info & map:

Saturday 19 March
Email [email protected] or call 020 7403 3393 for more
information and to book your place
Crossbones Garden in Redcross Way was boarded up and closed
to general public for many years. Behind the hoardings is a
post-medieval, unconsecrated paupers' burial ground with the
remains of an estimated 15,000 people buried there. Since
January 2015 Bankside Open Spaces Trust has been working
with the Friends of Crossbones to create a public garden
there. The site has great local and London-wide significance
as a non-denominational, non-judgemental place where the
'outcast dead' can be remembered. Crossbones is opened
thanks to the generosity of Volunteer Wardens who give their
time to supervise the garden while it is open to the public.
Crossbones Volunteer Wardens are responsible for opening the
garden to the general public and being a constant, welcoming
and informational presence during the opening hours. A
detailed knowledge of the site is not required. BOST is
recruiting more volunteers to help at the garden,
particularly at the weekends. The next training session will
be run on Saturday 19 March for new wardens, which will
include an introduction to the space by John Constable. If
you are interested in becoming a Crossbones Volunteer Warden
please email [email protected] or call 020 7403 3393 for more
information and to book your place on the induction on 19
March. Please note that places on the training are limited
but more sessions are intended throughout 2016. 
Info & map:

Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 March
11am-4pm at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; free
Cycle Confident will be at the museum hosting a free Dr Bike
service and cycle training taster sessions. Drop in and get
your bike checked over by the experts. Qualified instructors
will be on hand to take you for a short spin and give you a
taste of what to expect if you book a free one-to-one cycle
training session. 
Info & map:

Saturday 19 March
11am-4pm  at Le Pont de La Tour Bar (river side), Le Pont de
la Tour, 36d Shad Thames; free
Join STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) at
their pop-up stall at Le Pont de la Tour's bar for a free
coffee and a chat with local enthusiasts. Then collect your
copy of the self-guided Shad Thames Trail and explore the
area for yourself. You can also get a free copy of the Trail
by emailing [email protected]
Info & map:

Saturday 19 March
12pm-2pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; 5
Tennis in an informal family environment. Sponsored by Quorn
in partnership with the Find Your London festival.
Info & map:

Saturday 19 March
1pm-5pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; free
Jump on a bike and help power a mini-cinema provided by
Electric Pedals. Watch the specially-commissioned Cycle
Revolution films including Peckham BMX Bike Club, Sir Chris
Hoy and Inside the Brompton Factory. Supported by the Find
Your London Festival.
Info & map:

Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 March
Tours Sat 2.30pm & 3.30pm; Sun 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm at
Cross Bones Graveyard,  Redcross Way; free
Crossbones Garden will be part of the Find Your London
festival with a special programme of events on the Saturday
and Sunday including guided tours by John Constable and
Arthur de Mowbray, the artist behind the stunning carved
Goosewing entrance, who will be in residence over the
weekend to talk about his craft and installation in the
Info & map:

Sunday 20 March
11am-2pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Bankside Open Spaces Trust's food-growing project comes to
an end. Sow vegetable seeds, see a worm farm and say goodbye
with coffee and cake.
Presentations and speeches 1pm.
Info & map:

Sunday 20 March
11am at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road; free;
booking essential
Everyone's heard 'an old wives' tale' about a certain tree
species. On this walkshop, you'll investigate the myths and
create some stories of your own. 
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Executive Administrator (Job-Share), Housing Justice
* Editor, Healthcare Advertising
* B2B Magazine Editor


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Up to 4 Desks to rent in Long Lane SE1, 250 pcm
* Large office space available in Bermondsey


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Looking for washing machine repairman
* Football
* The impact of closing Newcomen Street to traffic
* Merger of Lewisham Southwark Newcastle College
* Hairdresser recomendation
* Noise from Elliotts Row Pocket Park
* What's the Rockingham Arms like these days?
* Reading glasses found
* Charles Booth London Map of Poverty Map 1899

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for a training venue...
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