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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 808
Tuesday 3 May 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 }

* The Castle: Elephant's new leisure centre is open at last
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* Tooley Street closed eastbound till 2018
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* Tory MP blasts 'noisy and polluting' London Duck Tours
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* Shell Centre: construction starts on new development
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* Estate agent fined for aiding and abetting housing fraud
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* Cycle Superhighway across Blackfriars Bridge now open
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* Elephant & Castle: segregated cycle lanes now open
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* Education secretary praises 'brilliant' SE1 School
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* St George in Southwark Festival returns for 2016
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{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 4 May
6.30pm at Governors Hall, St Thomas' Hospital; 3 from
[email protected]
Are you brave enough to meet Matron? Experience what it was
like to be a Victorian nursing student in 1900, as Matron
Gordon shows what life was like in the Nightingale Training
School at the end of the 19th century. What were nurses
taught, and how? This hour-long dramatic reconstruction of a
lecture to probationer nurses around 1900 demonstrates how
important nurses were in maintaining standards of hygiene
and cleanliness in hospitals and highlights the strict
disciplinary hospital regime to which they were subjected.
Be warned: the event involves some audience participation.
Event takes place in Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital,
followed by drinks at the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Assemble assemble at the Florence Nightingale Museum
6pm-6.15pm prior to walking over to the event.
Info & map:

Thursday 5 May
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Owing to Joseph Warwick being indisposed, Adam Logan will
now be joined by Jim Parbury for this guitar recital. The
programme includes pieces by Bach, Tansman and de Fossa. The
recital lasts approx 45 minutes, followed by 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.
Info & map:

Friday 6 May
12pm-3pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; 5
(children free)
For the second year running, the Archbishop of Canterbury
has opened up SE1's largest private garden for visitors on a
regular monthly schedule from March to October. This month's
open day is in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support's Merton
branch. Come see the stunning Magnolia 'Elizabeth', jaunty
Fritillaria, and majestic irises. Dogs welcome, kids free.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase,
together with plants from the garden, Lambeth Palace honey
and souvenirs.
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Friday 6 May
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Travelling Through..., 131 Lower Marsh;
All artwork will be available either to purchase or order on
the night. Having first studied the region whilst at the
University of Durham, Madeleine spent time living and
working as a Human Rights Monitor and Advocate in East
Jerusalem and fell in love with Palestine and its people.
She then worked for an international development charity and
made regular trips to the West Bank and Gaza, which was a
true pleasure and privilege.This exhibition is a culmination
of these experiences, and these years of living, working and
visiting Palestine. The exhibition is designed to show an
alternative view of a place that, despite frequent media
coverage, is not always well understood. Madeleine has
attempted to capture the remarkable resilience and love of
life that the Palestinian people have.
Info & map:

Saturday 7 May
10am-12 noon at St Mary's Garden, Lambeth Road
The Garden Museum is launching a Saturday morning gardening
club at St Mary's Garden (next to the museum). There will be
a focus on growing food. The club meets every Saturday from
May to October between 10am and midday.
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Sunday 8 May
Join local women for a free inclusive guided cycle ride and
maintenance workshop. Cycle together on the new Quietway 1
and cycle superhighway from The Cut via Tower Bridge, Big
Ben then stop at Cycle Republic Bloomsbury Way for tea and
maintenance tips. Meet 9.30am outside Costa Coffee on The
Cut and return by 12.30pm. You must book in advance, have
your own road worthy cycle and be aged 16 or over. Book your
place here
or contact Breeze Champion Abs Tripp
[email protected] 07588 502615.


{ 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 }

* Hall hire for wedding party
* Found a dog assault course behind the Imperial War Museum
* Mandela Way
* Old Vic reduced tickets
* Est India

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Looking for a training venue...
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