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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 805
Monday 11 April 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 }

* Gordon Semple: appeal to trace man who called at SE1 flat
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* Boris unveils Sir Simon Milton statue at One Tower Bridge
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* Russian space rocket tower: developers lodge appeal
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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 }

Tuesday 12 April
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members �1
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society presents a group
of short talks on various subjects relating to local history
and archaeology. Richard Buchanan will talk about W Kuper &
Co, iron rope manufacturers. Jennie Howells will speak about
the Bermondsey Bookshop. Stephen Humphrey will give a short
talk on the beating of bounds and boundary markers.
Info & map:

Wednesday 13 April
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Bring your bike to Lambeth Council's team of professional
mechanics who will look it over for free and check tyres,
brakes, gears and its general roadworthiness. If your bike
has an issue that cannot be rectified in 15 minutes they
will advise you on what is wrong so you can take it to a
bike shop well-informed. The police will be at the events
marking bikes and adding details to This
service will deter theft and in the event your bike is
stolen, will ensure that your details are on a nationwide
database so it is much more likely to be returned to you if
recovered. HGV awareness: friendly drivers and professional
cycle instructors will show you how to effectively road
share with big vehicles. You will have the opportunity to
come and sit in the cab of an HGV and see blind spots and
the view the drivers have for yourself.
Info & map:

Thursday 14 April
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Orlando Shalmou (piano) and Laurence Panter (tenor) present
a programme including work by Poulenc. 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.
Info & map:

Thursday 14 to Friday 15 April
at London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road; one day
�7; two days �12
London South Bank University's festival of music and arts,
produced by BA Arts and Festival Management staff and
students and presenting a diverse range of performances by
artists working in South London, Greater London and beyond.
The festival welcomes a number of special new collaborations
- notably between LSBU Creative Writing alumna Dorothy
Lehane and international composer and pianist Matthew
Bourne. The event sees the premiere of a new partnership
between choreographer Florence Peake and electronic musician
Jo Thomas.
Info & map:

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April
Fri 7pm & Sun 4.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo
Road; �22 on the door or �20 in advance from 020 7652 0070
Midsummer Opera presents Mozart's masterpiece "Don
Giovanni", semi-staged and sung in the original Italian.
International cast headed by Andrew Mayor, Oskar McCarthy,
John Upperton, Emma Dogliani, Nicola Ihnatowicz. Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus of MSO conducted by David Roblou.
Info & map:

Saturday 16 April
10.30am-1pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free; donations
Join CoolTan Arts for a fun guided cultural walk for mental
and physical wellbeing. This walk takes in the grade II
listed Hop Exchange, passes by the Menier Chocolate Factory
and tells the story of the women who built Waterloo Bridge.
The walk will end at the beautiful Art Nouveau pub The
Blackfriar, where walkers are welcome to stay for a spot of
lunch. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find
the walking group on the day. 
Info & map:

Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 April
12 noon-8pm (Sun till 6pm) at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House
Street; free
Latin American street food festival in the courtyard at Oxo
Tower Wharf. Lose yourself on a culinary journey from Mexico
to Argentina with cocktails, mouth-watering aromas and
sizzling sounds. The event will feature activities for all
ages including games, storytelling, dance workshops and a
music programme co-curated by Movimientos.
Info & map:

Sunday 17 April
Teddington Lock approx 12.15pm; Tower of London approx
4.30pm; free
A number of traditional rowing cutters - including the
Queen's Row Barge Gloriana - will be rowing from Hampton
Court Palace to the Tower of London. The event promotes the
use of the River Thames and commemorates the events of 1256
when Queen Eleanor's royal barge sank under the old London
Bridge with the loss of one of her courtiers.
Info & map:

Sunday 17 April
3pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
On 17 April 1940 Christ Church Southwark was set on fire by
enemy action during the Blitz. Stones in the churchyard mark
the spot where the grass was scorched by a burning cross
that fell from the church building. 75 years later, a
commemoration service will be held in the garden. Followed
by refreshments in John Marshall Hall. 
Info & map:

Next week: 

Tuesday 19 April
4.30pm-6pm  at Platform Southwark, 1 Joan Street; free
Waterloo Community Theatre is a new theatre company for
young people offering free drama workshops for local young
people aged 8-14. The workshops begin on 19 April and
continue every week in term time. WCC runs the Arts Award
scheme, which is accredited by Trinity College. Places are
limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.
Anyone interested should email
[email protected] to enquire.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Communication Assistant, Coin Street Community Builders
* Freelance Maintenance and Admin Officer, Balfour Street 


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only �9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

Why not advertise your office space here? Only �9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Stolen tombstone
* Co-op down the Blue (Southwark Park Road)
* Repairing my garden wall
* Universal Credit
* Squatters evicted from Lower Marsh shop

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for a training venue...
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