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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 825

Tuesday 30 August 2016                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Smokers and vapers needed for research study
* 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 }

* London Bridge Station: first part of new concourse opened
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* Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt
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* Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity
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* Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October
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{ Advert }

Smokers and vapers needed for research study.

Complete some simple computer-based tasks to receive �30.
You should be between the ages of 18 and 65 years old
and available to visit London South Bank University
on two or three occasions
for a total duration of one hour.

For more information please visit:
or contact [email protected]


{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 31 August to Sunday 25 September
Wed-Sun 6pm & 8pm at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Riverside; free
6pm: The Wawel Dragon.
For family audiences this summer, in a celebration of the
European community within our capital city, Gods & Monsters
will to bring to glorious life Krakow's famous Dragon of
Wawel, one of Poland's most enduring, much loved and iconic
8pm: Crime and Punishment - The Rock Musical.
This new musical will feature specially written songs and
favourite tracks by British rock legend, Toyah Willcox and
her song-writing partner Simon Darlow. 
Info & map:

Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 September
8pm-11pm outside Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Last seen in SE1 in 2009 as part of the Thames Festival,
Compagnie Carabosse returns to Bankside as part of the 350th
anniversary of the Great Fire London. With burning metal
structures, cascading candles and flickering flowerpots,
Fire Garden will transform the front lawn of Tate Modern
into a crackling and spitting, after-dark adventure. Amongst
the flames, discover live music and intriguing goings on.
Experience fire like never before and remember the blaze
that changed London forever.
Info & map:

Friday 2 September
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. Enjoy a
refreshing walk among the ripening fruits and berries, late
summer flowers and roses and scented leaves in the Chapel
Garden. This month's event is in aid of Change Up @
Kennington Cross - a local charity based at St Anselm's
Church. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to
purchase, together with plants from the garden, Lambeth
Palace honey and souvenirs.
Info & map:

Saturday 3 September
Tower Bridge approx 12.55pm; Lambeth Bridge approx 1.15pm;
Traditional boat crews from Melbourne to Maldon will
converge pm Docklands for this annual 21.6-mile Thames
marathon. Together, they will join more than 300 boats from
all over the UK and around the world competing to find the
UK Traditional Boat Champions. The entry includes gigs,
skiffs, cutters, naval whalers, Chinese dragon boats,
Hawaiian war canoes, shallops, skerries, wherries and many,
many more. Over 2,500 competitors will brave the Great River
Race course, from dedicated regular racers to fun rowers and
paddlers, ranging from barely-teenage Scouts to national
champions. Crews are entered by groups as diverse as rowing
clubs, councils, schools, livery companies, pubs, youth
clubs, police, fire brigades, the Armed Services, banks and
other companies. Many will be striving to win the main
prize, the Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen &
Lightermen of the River Thames, awarded to the first boat
over the line, to figure in one of the 33 other classes or
simply to finish and collect a much-prized participation
certificate. The race is run on a 'slowest away first,
fastest last' pursuit handicap basis, meaning the last boat
away will have to make up over an hour to win. Most will be
raising money for charity and many are sure to add to the
spectacle of the race by competing in fancy dress.
Info & map:

LONDON 1666 
Sunday 4 September
8.30pm-9.30pm; entry from 6pm (limited capacity); on the
River Thames between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges; free
A vast, 120-metre-long wooden sculpture of Restoration
London will be set alight on the River Thames near
Blackfriars Bridge. This hugely ambitious project is the
work of many, involving children and young people from
across the five boroughs adjacent to the City of London
(Hackney, Camden, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Islington).
Part of the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the
Great Fire of London. NB Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge
and Upper Ground will be closed to traffic between 5pm and
Info & map:

Monday 5 September
4pm at Lambeth Palace; booking essential
[email protected] or 020 7926 6076
First in a series of walks led by Lambeth archivist Len
Reilly exploring the places shown in the Lambeth and its
Palace exhibition.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Bar Staff, The Ship, 68 Borough Road
* EmploySE1 Coordinator, Better Bankside
* Building Supervisor, Rambert
* Finance & Administration Assistant, BOST
* Young Vic Young Associates


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Lost key on Tower Bridge Road
* Washing Line Thieves
* Early morning noise Two Fifty One building

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