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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 820
Monday 25 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 }

* Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library
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* Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident
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* Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's
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* Italian market opens on Newington Causeway
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* Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 elections
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* Bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border gets green light
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* New crossings at TBR / Queen Elizabeth Street junction
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* Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment
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* Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 25 July to Friday 26 August
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm at Marlborough Sports Garden, Union Street;
Come along for FREE Stay n Play on weekdays at the
Marlborough Sports Garden over the summer holidays for beach
games, football, patball, badminton and other free play
Info & map:

Tuesday 26 July
7.30am-10.30am outside Tesco Southwark, Old Kent Road; free
Officers from Southwark's Safer Transport Team will be
running an engagement event for cyclists outside Tesco in
Old Kent Road. The event will include 'Exchanging Places' -
your chance to sit in the cab of a lorry and understand what
drivers can (and can't) see. There will also be free basic
bike repairs courtesy of Dr Bike, and free security marking
for your bicycle.
Info & map:

Tuesday 26 July
6pm-8.30pm  at Travelling Through..., 131 Lower Marsh; �5
inc a drink
Join Adam Wells of Discover the Camino for a social evening
about all things concerning the Camino de Santiago. Walkers
of all sorts welcome, not just Camino enthusiasts.
Info & map:

Thursday 28 to Friday 29 July
10am-5pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free
Crafts made within WAC, at China Walk and elsewhere locally.
Includes crochet and knitting, hand painted cards etc.
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Tuesday 26 July
5pm-7pm  at Cancer Centre, Guy's Hospital,  Great Maze Pond;
A chance to see inside the new Cancer Centre at Guy's which
is now nearing completion. Dr Majid Kazmi (clinical director
of cancer services), Alastair Gourlay (director of asset
management) and Diana Crawshaw (Chair of the Patient
Reference Group) will be speaking at this final session
hosted within Guy�s Cancer Centre. There will be a range of
stands showcasing various aspects of the project as well as
the chance to see some of the artefacts discovered by Museum
of London Archaeology during construction of the building.
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Tuesday 26 July
7pm-8.30pm  at The Scoop at More London; free
Free open-air film screening. Young men and women audition
for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing
Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of
hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions
have to be made.
Info & map:

Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 July
7.30pm (+ Sat 2.30pm) at Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston
Street; �14 (conc �12) in advance; +�2 on the door
Lionel Bart's musical is staged by the Bermondsey-based Quay
Players amateur dramatic company.
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Thursday 28 & Saturday 30 July
Thu 7pm-9pm; Sat 2pm-4pm at Potters Fields Park; free;
register at
Form a team of three to five people for this free photo
scavenger hunt in the Bermondsey, Shad Thames and London
Bridge area. You'll be given a map with puzzling clues,
greeted by enigmatic characters from the past, and handed
hints to trade at various points along the trail. At the end
of the trail there is a free glass of Prosecco as well as
the opportunity to win prizes. Delivered in partnership with
Bermondsey Street Area Partnership (BSAP), Shad Thames Area
Management Partnership (STAMP) and Team London Bridge.
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Thursday 28 July
12pm-3pm  at Leake Street Pocket Park, Lower Marsh; free
Free monthly workshops with an urban gardening theme. This
month's theme is summer salad planting and micro salads for
your desk - encouraging a healthy diet Participants can drop
in for half an hour of making and then take the results away
with them. Benefits include 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 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.
Material will be used on a first-come-first served basis and
will potentially run out if a workshop is busy - so get
there early, If you plan on coming with a group of 4 or
more, please email [email protected] in advance.
Info & map:

Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 July
Thu 6pm-8pm; Fri 6pm-9pm; Sat 11am-4pm at Potters Fields
Park,  Tooley Street; free; booking details
Team London Bridge and Fantasy High Street present Revealed
2016. This month-long programme of free art installations in
unexpected spaces will be in place throughout August and
kicks off with three days of free workshops and events
taking place at Potters Fields Park.
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Friday 29 July
7pm at 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street; free; booking
essential at
This year's Waterloo Food Festival concludes with a debate.
Chaired by Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food Board, this
far-reaching debate will explore the key threats to our food
in the next 10-20 years. Speakers include Dr Delia Ojinnaka,
lecturer on food security and bioterrorism, Josh Bentham of
Mophagy, the UK supplier of premium quality edible insects,
and Saskia Greyson-Williams of the Naturally Sassy Food
website and brand.
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Friday 29 July
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Travelling Through..., 131 Lower Marsh;
Join Austin Caffrey for an evening of philosophical
wandering and wondering about travel with fellow travellers,
exploring the question 'What Does Travel Mean to You?'. In
today's world, when nomadism has become a normality, and
roaming routine, how do we relate to the concept of travel?
No longer do we seem to undertake Homeric Odysseys or
journeys of mythic significance. Yet for many there has to
be more to travelling than simply tourism. Are we perhaps a
naturally curious species which travels to explore, to
discover not just another world, another culture, but
another part of ourselves too? Why not come along for an
evening of philosophical wandering and wondering about
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Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July
From 12 noon at South Bank Riverside Walkway; free
Two-day extravaganza of Colombian arts & culture by the
river Thames. The programme features Colombian music, dance,
folklore, food and drink.
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Saturday 30 July
Meet at 12 noon at Bernie Spain Gardens for the walk or
1.30pm for the picnic; free
Join the Coin Street gardening group to explore some of the
beautiful open spaces in the area, before returning to
Bernie Spain Gardens to harvest produce from the community
garden and share a picnic. Picnic food and drinks will be
provided and feel free to bring food to share. For more
information contact Natalie Mady on 020 7021 1600 or
[email protected] 
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Sunday 31 July
2pm-5pm at Trinity Church Square; free
An afternoon of picnics and opera favourites by a quartet of
splendid singers. Entry free. Bring refreshments, chairs and
rugs. Organised by Trinity Newington Residents' Association,
supported by United St Saviour's Charity.
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Sunday 31 July
4pm-6pm  at Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street; �12 (conc
�10) from
SING OUT! Sunday is a choral extravaganza curated by
world-renowned vocal coach and choral director Mark
De-Lisser (BBC's The Voice, Gareth Malone's The Naked
Choir). These unique shows bring together choirs and singers
from all over the world, to perform together on one stage,
as one phenomenal choir. Accompanied by a house band of some
of the world's best musicians, hundreds of singers will be
raising their voices together to the tune of your favourite
songs. The show's material is taken from De-Lisser's SING
OUT! book series of choral arrangements, which range from
traditional gospel to modern day chart toppers and
everything in between. From moving ballads that will bring a
tear to your eye, to classic anthems you just have to dance
to, there's something for everyone to enjoy. There's even a
chance for the audience to sing along too.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Experienced Waiters, The Laughing Gravy
* Business Development and Partnerships Manager, BOST
* Financial Controller, Allstay Limited
* Reservations Sales Agent, Allstay Limited
* Nursery Administrator, Coin Street Community Builders
* Early Years Practitioners, Coin Street Community Builders


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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 }

* Solitary house by Waterloo bus stands
* My Southwark 'self serve' online
* Searchable map for historic photos
* Lost keys in Brockham Street

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