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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 818
Monday 11 July 2016                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Reminder: Lambeth North tube station to shut this week
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* Lanes shut at new E&C swimming pool - lifeguard shortage 
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* SE1 finally gets its first Waitrose store
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* Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos
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* Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace
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* Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade in SE1
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* Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for inquiry
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* Shard tenants to face 60 per cent hike in business rates
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* Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme
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* Woolwich Ferry comes to Tower Bridge
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* Maxine Peake at Spanish Civil War commemoration
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 11 July
7.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
This is the capital's amateur youth music festival, taking
place from 11 to 14 July. The Trinity Mercedes Chorale is
the combined choir of two Catholic colleges from Perth,
Western Australia. Both colleges have large choir programmes
in their own right. The combined choir places the Senior
Chorale boys from Trinity with the Select Choir from
Mercedes allowing the performance of SATB choir repertoire.
The choir currently has about 130 members but is touring
with 74 students. Their touring repertoire includes a full
range of works, from classical to contemporary. 
Info & map:

Wednesday 13 July
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 July
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
At St George the Martyr church, Free lunchtime recital by
Finnish mezzo soprano Aino Konkka, accompanied on piano by
Richard Black: "Deep in the Forest": Songs of the Finnish
lansdscape by Sibelius, Palmgren, Kuula and Merikanto.
Recital lasts approx 45 minutes with free refreshments
afterwards and a chance to meet the performers. This is the
last recital in the current season.
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Thursday 14 July
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Umberto Clerici, principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony
Orchestra, performs Elgar's Cello Concerto.
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Saturday 16 July
11am-3pm  at Queensborough Community Centre,  Scovell Road
To reserve a table @ �10 please call Lynne on 07879 811818.
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Saturday 16 July
12 noon-7.30pm at Mint Street Park, Southwark Bridge Road;
Mint Street Park hosts a free family-friendly event that
celebrates the musical talents of the local area and London.
The festival is now in its third year. The festival is
funded by grants and donations and relies on volunteers. So
far this year, Southwark Council and United St Saviour's
Charity have awarded funding. Volunteer opportunities
available include stewarding, videoing, catering and more.
For more information about volunteering or sponsorship,
email [email protected]. 
Info & map:

Saturday 16 July
12pm-4pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street
Parents & Teachers and Friends Association presents its
annual Summer Fete. Raffle, tombola, barbecue, Pimms tent,
sport, bouncy castle, popcorn and candy floss, rodeo, table
top sale and much more. Everyone welcome. Anyone wishing to
reserve a table at the table top sale (�20) should email
[email protected] 
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Saturday 16 July
12pm-6pm  at Draper Estate, Elephant & Castle Southern
Junction,  Newington Butts; free
The Draper Residents Association presents a one-day, free,
summer festival celebrating Arabic art and culture in the
Elephant & Castle neighbourhood. Hubb is translated from
Arabic as 'The Love' and with this theme, the DRA aims to
encourage intercultural understanding between the diverse
community of 400 residents on the estate and the wider
neighbourhood by recognising the rich contribution the
music, dance, art and food of the Arabic world makes to our
community and across the world. The band 47SOUL will be
headlining the festival. Fresh from appearing at the
Glastonbury Festival, 47SOUL combine Debka, the traditional
Palestinian street music and dance with electronic beats
mixed with sounds of the Middle East, from Iraqi Choubi to
Mijwez. Their lyrics, are in Arabic and English and focus on
celebration, freedom and the struggle for equality. Hubb
Festival will have a Bedouin-styled tent at its heart,
pitched on the Draper Green Triangle and guests will be able
to try mint tea and Arabic sweets. There will be live Arabic
calligraphy demonstrations and workshops, henna hand
painting, Arabian Nights storytelling by Elias Mattar,
Egyptian Baladi dancing and traditional Oud playing from the
Taqasim Music School. Stalls in the 'souk' will include Alef
Bookstores with its Arabic and bilingual books and Hiba
Express will host a Lebanese street-food stall. For the
children there will be exotic animal handling from ZooLab
who have worked in primary schools in the area helping young
people have 'innovative, sensory experiences' with animals
from across the globe.
Info & map:

Sunday 17 July
Starts 11.30am at Lower Marsh; free
Decorate your bike with flowers and ride from Waterloo to
Brockwell Park for the Lambeth Country Show. Families are
welcome on the ride which will be led and marshalled by
instructors from Cycle Confident.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Shop & Welcome Desk Assistant, Southwark Cathedral
* Experienced Waiters, The Laughing Gravy
* Business Development and Partnerships Manager, BOST


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space in leafy courtyard mews


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Cashpoint Scammers - Grange area
* EU flag. City Hall
* Elephant & Castle new square flooded

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