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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 823

Monday 15 August 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 }

* Forest named after firefighter killed in Tooley Street
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* CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank
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* Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched
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* Jon Findlay to be COO of Guy's and St Thomas'
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{ What's on this week }

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August
11am-10pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
Featuring more than 20 Chinese restaurants and stalls. There
will be cookery demonstrations, workshops and performances
Info & map:

Friday 19 August
3pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Voces Thules is an ensemble of Icelandic musicians. It was
formed in 1991 and is known equally for its performances and
research of mediaeval Icelandic music. The group has
acquired an important collection of period instruments,
which they use at their performances. Voces Thules plays
regularly in Iceland and tours throughout the Scandinavian
and Baltic regions. On their recent tour to fifteen Japanese
cities they performed before a total of 30,000 people. The
main theme of the programme for the Voces Thules concert
illuminates natural and political turmoil as well as
personal and national tragedy described in verse in the
Icelandic Sagas.
Info & map:

Saturday 20 August
11am-5pm  at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road;
Public event to celebrate 150 years of the London Fire
Brigade. It will feature live rescues and demonstrations,
historical re-enactments, fire dogs, fire engines and
children's activities, a barbecue cook off and much, much
Info & map:

Saturday 20 August
10.15am-1pm; starts at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street;
Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle for a fun guided
cultural walk for mental and physical wellbeing. Meet at Oxo
Tower Wharf (back & lift entrance on Barge House Street).
Meet to register at 10.15am, and the walk will begin at
10.30am. Try your hand at mudlarking � along the banks of
the River Thames, and learn more about the history of beach
combing. From the 18th to the 20th century mudlarking was a
recognised profession, while today people enjoy it more as a
pastime and great way to find out about London's stories. Go
paddling, have a picnic and you might just discover buried
treasure! The Largactyl Shuffle has been running since 2006
and is named after the oldest anti-psychotic drug,
Largactyl, that can have extreme physical side effects
including a distinctive shambolic gait, or 'shuffling'. The
walks are researched and led by the Largactyl Shuffle
volunteer group who meet weekly to plan and research. The
walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. The
full walk is about 3 miles and will last approximately 4
hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own
water. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find
the walking group on the day. All are welcome.
Info & map:

Saturday 20 August
11am-4pm at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free
Southwark Council has appointed the Contemporary Art Society
and formed a panel to commission a new contemporary public
artwork. As well as being a symbolic piece of contemporary
art, it will serve as a 21st Century memorial to war and
conflict. Located within the new Walworth Square, to be
established as part of the Lendlease Elephant Park
development, the memorial will be used for reflection,
commemoration and remembrance; a marker in time and
somewhere that can inspire us to look forward as we remember
the past. Before an artist is commissioned for the final
piece, the council would like you to get involved by
considering what war and conflict means to you and offering
ideas about what role a memorial can play, both in the
current day and in the future. The council is working with
independent curator Vivienne Reiss and the artist Albert
Potrony, who will be running public events where you can
come along and share your thoughts. This event will focus on
one object in the Museum collection, an embroidered bedsheet
made by a prisoner of war during World War Two. 
Info & map:

Saturday 20 August
1pm-5pm  at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell Road
Lsborough and Scovell TRA present a Summer Barbecue
celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday and the reopening of
the Scovell Estate Garden. Face painting, candy floss,
bouncy castle, steel plans, raffle and much more.
Info & map:

Monday 22 August
4pm-6pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
A talk by Mary Gray, whose father, the Rev. James
Butterworth, was the founder and leading figure in Clubland,
the celebrated youth club on Walworth Road. From 1922 to
1977 Clubland was a haven and an inspiration for young
people and 'JB' or 'Jimmy' Butterworth was its centre. Mary
will look at his life and work and will also show 'Loyalty
and Service', a film exploring Butterworth and the club's
life and times.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Community Sports Activator, Bankside Open Spaces Trust 
* Nursery Administrator, Coin Street Community Builders
* Early Years Practitioners, 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 }

* 'O ver Restaurant Southwark Street
* Stray black cat
* Nebraska Street naming
* New London Bridge entrance at St Thomas Street

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