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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 813
Tuesday 7 June 2016                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Office space for hire in London Bridge
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Tower Bridge: details of 3-month road closure confirmed
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* Sadiq endorses Boris-backed bridge illumination plan
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* Bankside neighbourhood plan: last chance to comment
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* Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: new masterplan proposed
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{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 8 June
12.30pm-2pm  at Outside Union Viet, Union Street
As part of National Volunteers Week, Better Bankside and
sustainability consultancy Eight Associates are launching
the Better Bankside Ecology Toolkit, a practical mini-guide
with tips on guerrilla gardening, creating mini-meadows and
rain gardens, and building bat and bird boxes. The toolkit
highlights the many ways anyone can get involved to 'green'
their urban environment, and there is a lunchtime session on
Wednesday to help people get started. It is well recognised
that a little more greenery in urban settings makes for
happier, healthier people. The toolkit was created by the
Ecologists at Eight Associates after being inspired by the
work of Better Bankside's monthly urban gardening group and
their Bankside Urban Forest initiative. To celebrate the
launch of the Better Bankside Ecology Toolkit, join Better
Bankside and Eight Associates outside Union Viet, at the
junction of Ewer Street and Union Street on Wednesday 8 June
from 12.30pm to 2pm for a lunchtime of activities aimed at
improving urban wildlife and pick up a free pack of native
wildflower seeds. Email [email protected] if you are
interested in attending.
Info & map:

Wednesday 8 June
5.30pm-7.30pm  at 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 9 June
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Recital by Moriarty Winds - a wind quintet comprising Flute,
Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn. They will be playing
pieces by Carl Nielsen and Gyorgy Ligeti. The audience is
welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the recital and
free refreshments are served afterwards with a chance to
meet the performers.
Info & map:

Thursday 9 June
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Guy Barker's 'A Soho Symphony' blends classical, jazz, blues
and more to paint a portrait of the life and soul of London.
Performed by Southbank Sinfonia.
Info & map:

Thursday 9 June
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street
Meeting to discuss The Bankside Neighbourhood Plan. 
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Friday 10 June
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; 10 or less online, 12 adult on the door; children
Bach to Baby is brought to you by award-winning concert
pianist and local mum Miaomiao Yu. The idea is simply to
bring adults and kids of all ages together for a lively
morning of music. Suitable for both under 5s and under 95s.
This month: a classical guitar concert.
Info & map:

Saturday 11 June
11am-1pm on the  River Thames
A flotilla will travel along the Thames from Tower Bridge to
Westminster Bridge and back as part of the celebrations for
the Queen's 90th birthday. The flotilla will include the row
barge Gloriana as well as Havengove, the vessel used for
Churchill's funeral. Between Westminster Bridge and Lambeth
Bridge, the procession will turn and be joined by watermen's
cutters before returning to the Tower of London in time for
for the gun salute at 1pm. Tower Bridge will lift at
Info & map:

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 June
10am-5pm at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street; 7; book
The Institute of Imagination (iOi) is bringing the Mini
Maker Faire to the South Bank. Children aged 5-12 and their
families are invited to explore and celebrate the world of
imagination and creativity with some of the UK's most
innovative crafters, tech enthusiasts, engineers, artists
and scientists. This unique two-day event will ignite
children's imaginations through hands-on learning,
experimentation and play, with the chance to try activities
from 3D printing and augmented reality to crafting and den
building  all in one place. Unveil the secrets of
electronics with Technology Will Save us, create your own
digital story with augmented reality app Blippar, learn to
sculpt with Renaissance Atelier or try out game-changing 3D
printing technology with Ultimaker. Mini Maker Faire is a
community based learning event that inspires everyone to
become a maker and connect to people and projects in their
local community. Collaboration and exploration between
makers and families in the areas of arts and crafts, science
and engineering, food and music are at its core.
Info & map:

Sunday 12 June
12.30pm-5pm  at Bermondsey Square
The Bermondsey Street Area Partnership (BSAP) is hosting a
Big Lunch again this year in Bermondsey Square. 
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Sunday 12 June
12pm-6pm at Potters Fields Park & St John's Churchyard
Community festival being organised by Potters Fields Park
Management Trust in conjunction with Shad Thames Residents
Association and Fair Community Housing Services. There will
be Big Lunch events held up and down the country in parks on
the same day. As this coincides with the Queen's 90th
birthday celebrations, this event has been given a royal
theme. It is primarily a community event where local
residents can come together for a lunch on the park by Tower
Bridge. The event is open to everyone but there will be a
private area for local residents to share a lunch together.
There will lots of entertainment on the day with fun
activities for both kids and parents (including Vauxhall
City Farm, face painting, Punch & Judy, music on the
bandstand and Pimms stall). There will also be a local
trader market with a wide selection of food, drinks and
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Data Entry Clerk - Accounting
* Administrative Assistant, Coin Street Community Builders


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Queen's 90th Birthday
* Referendum papers
* Kids' pool at Castle closed in half term
* Safe entry to St Thomas' Hospital
* Marshalsea Road summer 2015 -  did you help a stranger?

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