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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 829

Monday 27 September 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 }

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* University plans major development at Elephant & Castle
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* Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project
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* Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside
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* Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue
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* Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built bridge
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* City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge 
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* Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech
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* Tate Modern architects fail to foresee freerunners
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* The Coronet to stay open for another year
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* Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge
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* Urban Food Awards: Bermondsey Bees and Gourmet Goat
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* Is this SE1's most expensive parking space?
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* Hairdryer blamed for blaze at student halls of residence
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* Striking Met security guards protest outside firm's HQ
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* Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut disrupt council meeting
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* Faith + climate change: Waterloo church hosts discussion
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{ What's on this week }

Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October
Thu 12 noon-5.30pm, Fri 4.30pm-7.30pm, Sat and Sun 10am-5pm
at Hilton London Bankside,  Great Suffolk Street; free
Experience Bompas & Parr's supernatural voice installation
at this year's MERGE Festival. The creative duo have
conceived an art installation which transposes your voice to
infrasound to give visitors supernatural experiences at
Hilton London Bankside's swimming pool. 'Voice of God' is a
world first; the only time that infrasound has been
creatively used to give people a spectral visitation. The
physical installation poses questions about consciousness,
our perception of the physical world and our understanding
of the supernatural. Bompas & Parr has worked with acoustic
scientists to design and build the sound-based installation
that appears to connect you with the supernatural. A custom
sound system created by TPI Sound will broadcast infrasound
at 19 Hz. This frequency is below the regular hearing
threshold of a human but is the resonant frequency of the
human eyeball. These low-frequency vibrations can cause the
eyeball to distort activating the rods and cones in your
eyes through pressure rather than light. The soundscape
itself is being created by composer and sound designer Dom
James. Guests are invited to use their own voice to trigger
seemingly supernatural and divine visions through the medium
of sound. 
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Thursday 29 September
12pm-3pm at Leake Street Pocket Park  Lower Marsh; free
Spring Bulb Planting - have a beautiful spring garden to
look forward to in the winter months Participants can
drop-in for half an hour of making and then take the results
away with them. Benefit include working with natural
materials in an open-air environment, learning a new 'feel
good' skill for free, as well as meeting new people.
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Thursday 29 September
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Kanae Furomoto presents a Shakespeare anniversary recital.
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Thursday 29 September
Meet 4pm at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road; booking
essential [email protected] or 020 7926 6076
Last in a series of walks led by Lambeth archivist Len
Reilly exploring the places shown in the Lambeth and its
Palace exhibition.
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Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October
Fri from 2pm; Sat from 4.30pm at Blackfriars Road; free
As part of the Blackfriars Stories series of events, Bureau
of Silly Ideas (BOSI), which has an international reputation
for its gloriously silly interpretations of heritage events,
is referencing the Zeppelin attack of 1 October 1916 when
Heinrich Mathy's Zeppelin was downed over Potters Bar. The
fireball was described by a newspaper reporter who saw it in
the distance from Blackfriars Bridge. Led peas-fully by the
Peas-Corps (bringing Peas to the World), local people and
visitors can get trained in the Peas Corps tactics, follow
the Foot Patrol and learn the truth about rumours of air
support. Harnessing their unique take on the contradictions
of war and its aftermath, BOSI will create a localised
spectacle in the Blackfriars Road area, in a free show that
will resonate with all members of the community, whether
they're residents or workers. While by no means glossing
over the horror of the original story (Zeppelins were the
first ever machines to drop bombs from the air on civilians)
Sightings! Blackfriars will both educate and entertain with
a show aiming to replace the fear and destruction of 100
years ago with fun and creativity.
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Thursday 29 September
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Charles Hazlewood 
Boulez Memoriale
Shostakovich Symphony No.14
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Saturday 1 October
12pm-4pm (15 minutes; on the hour) at Market Hall, Borough
Market; free
Keeping up appearances during a live food demonstration at
Borough Market, whilst trying to save the dish of the day,
will escalate into a ludicrous display of antics in this
interactive physical slapstick comedy. Monsieur Ma'Mon, the
world's greatest chef, is back in London with his assistant
Charlotta to present his newest food creations in a site-
specific performance for Borough Market's demonstration
kitchen. At each performance a new effort is made to create
the perfect dish, Ma'Mon style. Written, directed and
performed by Jonathan Peck and Robin Linde.
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Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October
10am-6pm at Lower Marsh; free
Fun Palaces is both an ongoing campaign for culture by, for
and with all, and also an annual weekend of events, where
arts and sciences are a vital catalyst for community
engagement and full participation for everyone, from the
grassroots up. Waterloo Community Theatre, in partnership
with and local businesses on Lower Marsh, is organising a
series of free creative workshops for the community. All
ages, all abilities. No need to book, just turn up.
Programme includes creative writing, knitting, illustration
and graffiti.
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Sunday 2 October
12pm-4pm  at Dockhead Fire Station, 8 Wolseley Street; free
Meet your local fire fighters and life-sized Playmobil ones,
see exciting fire and rescue demonstrations plus receive
fire safety advice and enjoy toys and activities galore.
Part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London
Fire Brigade.
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{ Local job vacancies }

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Office/Studio Spaces in New Co-Working Hub on Lower Marsh
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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Car Body Repair in SE1?
* Veggie Roast

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