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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 807
Tuesday 26 April 2016                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* 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 }

* Barack Obama visits Southwark
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* Boris raises risk public will pay for Garden Bridge upkeep
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* Garden Bridge: lease decision upheld by councillors
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* Prince Philip at Southwark Cathedral for Shakespeare 400
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* Castle leisure centre to open on Saturday 30 April
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* Dragon Cafe founder Sarah Wheeler has died
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 26 April
6pm-8pm  at Borough Underground Station, Borough High
Street; free; donations welcome
Join CoolTan Arts for a guided walk through the streets of
old Borough, follows the 'Twists and Transformations' of
Dickens's early childhood, revisiting early Victorian London
in the streets of SE1. By encountering the traumatic twists
in Dickens's early years, as he took his first tentative
steps into this new city of opportunity, the walk will
reveal something of his restless spirit, manifest in his
compulsive night - walking and his feelings of
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Thursday 28 April
10.30am-12pm  at East Street Library, 168-170 Old Kent Road;
To celebrate this year's Real Nappy Week (18 to 24 April),
Veolia - the recycling and waste partner of Southwark
Council - is hosting a series of baby and toddler storytime
sessions. The storytime sessions will feature a fun and
educational character called Munch the recycling truck and
there will be free copies of 'Munch and the Funny Tummy'
book for all little ones who attend.
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Thursday 28 April
12pm-3pm at Leake Street Pocket Park, Lower Marsh; free
WeAreWaterloo, Lower Marsh Market and Meanwhile Club join
forces to offer 'Make, Do and Mend Yourself' workshops each
month. Each workshop will have an urban gardening theme
where participants can drop in for half an hour of making,
and then take the results back to their desks. Participants
will benefit by working with natural materials in an
open-air environment, learning a new 'feel good' skill for
free, as well as meeting new people. The free sessions are
open to all and we are welcoming local office workers,
residents and shoppers  anyone who longs to get away from
their desk or take a break from the daily grind to relax and
be creative! 'Make, Do and Mend Yourself' is also suitable
for whole departments and teams of co-workers who fancy a
bit of team building and outdoor therapy during their lunch
hour. The first workshop is entitled 'Desk top garden -
create your own terrarium with succulents and air plants to
live happily on your desk'.
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Thursday 28 April
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Adam Repa (piano) will be playing pieces by Dobrzynski,
Chopin, Janacek and Statkowski. 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 28 April
6.30pm at Draper Hall, Hampton Street
Southwark Defend Council Housing has organised these
hustings on the subject of housing for the candidates
standing in the Newington ward by-election in May. Two local
TRAs are also supporting the hustings. Five candidates have
indicated that they will attend. 
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Saturday 30 April
10am-4.30pm  at Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street; free
Leading online retailer Wex Photographic is hosting its
inaugural Wex London Lens Show. Visitors to this free event
will see demos of the latest in lens technology from all the
leading brands and can participate in a range of interactive
experiences led by industry professionals, from workshops
and photo walks to seminars and studio set-ups. There will
also be a selection of new and used items to purchase, with
some exclusive show-day deals available; while camera
technicians from Fixation will be on hand to help with
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Sunday 1 May
12pm-6pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Annual family-friendly festival of Polish culture, food and
drink featuring dozens of stalls and activities.Q
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Participation Projects Manager, Young Vic
* Freelance Maintenance and Admin Officer, Balfour Street 


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Ground floor modern office space - available from 1 June


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Peace sculpture in GMH Park
* Huge group of kids on mountainbikes mishbehaving
* Virgin Media broadband - super slow speeds at night
* Dead cat
* Dog attack in St Mary Magdalen park
* Tooley Street eastbound closed for next two yrs
* Airport Transfer
* Building noise and disruption Queen Elizabeth Street
* Tesco Long Lane

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for a training venue...
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