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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 806
Monday 18 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 }

* SE1 councillors challenge 'unsound' Garden Bridge decision
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* Destruction of Christ Church in the Blitz - 75 years on
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* Saliva artwork marks start of work on Science Gallery
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* Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry visits Elephant
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* Waterloo Library to leave Lower Marsh 'some time in June'
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* Police put up signs to warn of phone snatchers on mopeds
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* Value of office block jumps 154% in four years
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* 'We Knit Waterloo' - history of The Cut and Lower Marsh
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* Blackfriars custody officer killer to stay in Broadmoor
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* The Caretaker at The Old Vic
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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 18 & Wednesday 20 April
Mon & Wed 4pm-7pm (closed Tue) at Underdog Gallery, Arch 6
Crucifix Lane
Sellar Property Group is working with architects Conran and
Partners on plans to redevelop 22 Shand Street. Early
indications are that the developer is proposing up to 25
storeys. They also want to put in new cafes or shops at the
ground floor of 9 Holyrood Street and 14-20 Shand Street
next door.
Info & map:

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:

Tuesday 19 April
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Join Coin Street Community Builders at Bernie Spain Gardens
on the third Tuesday of the month for a gardening workshop
with hands on activities and free refreshments. Meet local
people, grow herbs, flowers and vegetables. Enjoy more time
outside and help bring your community garden to life. No
previous experience needed. Just turn up 
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Tuesday 19 April
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
A talk on South London's rival to Regent's Park Zoo, by the
Cuming Museum curator Judy Aitken. Hear about menagerie
owner Edward Cross's ambition to cash in on the craze for
zoos and pleasure gardens in late Georgian and Victorian
London. The Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens' catalogue of
disasters and successes enlivened the once sleepy hamlet of
Walworth for over forty years before both Gardens and
Walworth succumbed to urbanisation. The story reveals this
surprising part of Southwark's lost past. Many fantastic
posters survive but sadly little else. However there may
just be a skeleton or two...
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Wednesday 20 April
7.15pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in Waterloo. Hear from the developers and help
to shape the community's response to their plans.
Info & map:

Thursday 21 April
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Violin recital by Nandita Bhatia with piano accompaniment by
Irina Lyakhovskaya. The programme includes pieces by Ysaye,
Sarasate, Brahms and Kreisler. The recital lasts  approx 45
minutes, followed by free light refreshments and a chance to
meet the performers. You are welcome to bring your own lunch
to eat during the recital if you wish.
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Thursday 21 April
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia (directed by Holly Mathieson) performs
John Adams's Chamber Symphony and works by Bryce Dessner and
Osvaldo Golijov.
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Friday 22 April
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 7 from
Starting at the Cathedral, a fascinating, informative and
revealing tour of Bankside and the Southwark church
Shakespeare and his actor friends knew so well.
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Saturday 23 April
10.30am-5pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; 5
(under 16 free)
Because the Garden Museum is shut for building works, this
year's fair will be held in the grounds of Lambeth Palace.
The day will feature a number of stalls from specialist
nurseries and horticulturists selling a wide range of
fascinating and unusual plants and is the only garden fair
of its kind to take place in London. It will be the perfect
opportunity for members of the public to purchase plants and
ask the experts for advice. Guided tours of the palace
garden will be available for an extra charge. Food and drink
will be on sale.
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Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 April
Visitors are invited on a journey along the bank of the
Thames to experience an extraordinary celebration of
Shakespeare's works. 37 screens along a 2.5 mile route
through Bankside, the South Bank and beyond will show a
series of specially-made short films. Some of the world's
finest actors including Simon Russell Beale, Peter Capaldi,
Dominic West, Hayley Atwell and Zawe Ashton will perform
scenes from Shakespeare's plays, shot in the places hovering
in his imagination. Visitors can expect to see The Merchant
of Venice's Shylock within the Venetian Jewish ghetto, and
Hamlet at Kronborg castle in Elsinore.
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Saturday 23 April
The St George in Southwark Festival returns with a
procession through the streets of SE1 from St George's
Cathedral (2.15pm) to the church of St George the Martyr. At
3pm at St George the Martyr there will be an open-air
theatre performance of 'St George and Dragon(ia) - the true
story of the legend' followed by a tea party and poetry
competition results in the Crypt. The programme concludes at
7.30pm with a jazz concert in St George the Martyr church.
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Saturday 23 April
2pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Arthur Smith reveals the truth about Shakespeare's first
publishers and Jane and Rick Jones perform lute songs from
the plays.
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Saturday 23 April
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 12 (conc
8) on the door or 10 (conc 5) in advance
Lambeth Wind Orchestra, together with their conductor, John
Holland, present 'Best of British', a musical tour of the
British Isles featuring classic and brand new works for wind
orchestra. The band welcomes renowned clarinet soloist
Professor Linda Merrick who will perform Stephen McNeff's
Clarinet Concerto, a piece written and dedicated to her in
2005. The programme includes Adrenaline City by Adam Gorb,
Guy Woolfenden's Ilyrian Dances and A John Gay Suite by
Buxton Orr, as well as the premiere of Lucy Pankhurst's Four
Sonnets. Lambeth Wind Orchestra (LWO) is a south London
concert band based in Herne Hill. The concert will include a
retiring collection for LWO's charity of the year, the
Alzheimer's Society. In the last 12 months the band has
raised an impressive 1660 for the charity. In the concert
the band continues its Epilogue series, commemorating the
music of composers from World War I , with the pastoral
masterpiece by Arthur Butterworth, 'The Banks of Green
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Sunday 24 April
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market; free
St George is the patron saint of both England and Catalonia.
Once again Borough Market is hosting a feast that will bring
together the best Catalan and English food, music, dance and
storytelling. While the Borough Market traders will be
selling both Catalan and English food, different
performances will be taking place at the stage located at
the core of the market. Visitors will get a taste of English
folk and sardanes dances - a circle dance typical of
Catalonia - and they will enjoy the Catalan human towers by
Castellers of London. For the little ones, Escola Catalana
("Catalan School") will offer an arts and crafts workshop as
well as some storytelling of the legend of St George and the
dragon. In addition, the romantic Catalan custom of
exchanging roses and books with loved ones will be one of
the attractions of the Catalan stands at Borough Market.
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{ Local job vacancies }

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


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Kings Arms Tooley Street
* Better Air in Borough
* The River Dorrit
* Daylight
* British Heart Foundation Collection
* Food huts on Blackfriars Road
* Dry Cleaning
* Closure of Great Suffolk Street (Again)
* Skateboarders in Blackfriars Road

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for a training venue...
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