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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 853

Monday 3 April 2017                           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 volunteering opportunities


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Sadiq: Elephant & Castle traders must get "fair deal"
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* Newington Causeway: 24-floor hotel and flats tower OKed
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* TfL: 2 Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough
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* 40 years of Jubilee Walkway: Duke unveils Bankside panel
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* Princess Royal visits Tower Bridge Rd jewellery workshop
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* Council warns tenants & leaseholders over Airbnb-type lets
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* Westminster Bridge: silence kept one week after attack
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* TfL postpones Westminster Bridge roadworks after attack
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* All change at Waterloo as Stagecoach loses SWT franchise
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* Catholics and Lutherans mark 500 years since Reformation
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* Clowns tribute to Roly Bain at Southwark Cathedral
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 3 April
6pm-9pm  at Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road
An exhibition and sale of T-shirts to help raise funds for
the Home for Good charity which is responding to the refugee
crisis by finding foster homes for Syrian orphaned refugees.
Mark Dickens - known for his multi media work created for
Formula1 and Bernie Ecclestone - has been concentrating his
time on creating and printing designs on T-shirts and is
launching his "Let's Make Words Not War T-shirts" in London.
Each T-shirt has a letter with its own design with an arrow
to connect to the person beside you.  T-shirts are £20 each
and £2 of every sale is going to Home For Good. 
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Thursday 6 April
12.30pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
Are you interested in getting some free, gentle exercise
with a small, friendly group of people? This will be a
circular walk along part of Union Street then will include
some smaller roads such as Copperfield Street and Mint
Street, passing some points of local interest along the way.
The walk will last approx. 45 mins at an easy pace - all on
level ground with no steps and minimum road crossing. One of
the HOurBank members who has been trained by Walk for Health
(The Ramblers) leads most of the walks. Walks take place
every first Thursday of the month.
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Thursday 6 April
6.30pm-9.30pm  at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas'
Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road; £5 from
Come and test your knowledge about the everyday lives of the
Victorians, from their health and hygiene to personal
grooming habits. Every team member wearing a real or false
beard will score an extra point! Written and hosted by Matt
Brown, Editor-at-Large of Londonist, and author of
Everything You Know About London Is Wrong. He has a beard,
but only on Tuesdays. Book individually or as a team. Teams
can be any size (max 6 recommended). Tickets include a glass
of wine and a chance to view the museum.
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Thursday 6 to Saturday 22 April
7.30pm at Draper Hall,  Hampton Street; Tickets from
Written and performed by Margo MacDonald. This is the
gripping story of the all-female gang which terrorised
London for over 100 years. Clever, organised, devious &
daring; they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. A
fascinating piece of lost women's history, only recently
brought to light, the play focuses on the 1920s when the
gang was at the height of its power - and when the events
took place which would come to mean its downfall. 
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Friday 7 April
10.30am (coffee from 10am_ at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; £10 (children free)
Classical music for babies & toddlers with local mother and
professional musician Miaomiao Yu.
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Friday 7 April
12pm-3pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; £5
(proceeds to charity)
First of this year's monthly open days at SE1's largest
private garden - a chance to enjoy spring blossoms galore:
magnolias, flowering cherries, euphorbias and Ceanothus.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase,
together with plants from the garden, Lambeth Palace honey
and souvenirs. Friendly dogs welcome. This month's entry
fees will go to Ronald McDonald House London (located next
to the palace) which provides accommodation for families of
children being treated at the Evelina London Children's
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Friday 7 April
2pm-5pm  at Nelson Square Gardens,  Nelson Square; free
The Mayor of Southwark is cutting the ribbon to mark the
completion of the relandscaping of Nelson Square Gardens.
England Squad member and London Lions basketball centre
player Zak Wells will also be coming along. The Burf is
coming from The Ring Boxing Club and he - Mark Burford - was
born in Vaughan House on the Square. Millwall FC project
manager and walking football guru Dean Palmer will also be
taking part. Add in Mr Bounce, Easter gifts to make, Anna
from Smiley Tigers Face Painting, Carole Wright talking
about bees and stands from BOST for flower planting,
Southwark Neighbourhood Policing Team and local ladies
making afternoon tea and the family should all have a great
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Friday 7 & Sunday 9 April
Fri 7pm; Sun 5pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road;
£23 in advance or £27 on the door
Midsummer Opera will be presenting Ponchielli's neglected
masterwork semi-staged and sung in Italian. The cast will
include Zoe South in the title role and John Upperton as
Enzo; the Chorus & Symphony Orchestra of MSO will be
conducted by artistic director David Roblou.
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Saturday 8 April
10am-4pm  at Market Hall, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
Borough Market hosts a cake sale ahead of the annual Big
Chocolate Tea for The Sick Children's Trust. This annual
event will be raising much needed funds for The Sick
Children's Trust, who support over 4,000 families with
critically ill children. With cakes, desserts and goodies on
offer, know that by purchasing a chocolate treat you will be
supporting a valuable cause. If you're a keen baker yourself
and would like to donate some chocolate goodies for the sale
day please contact [email protected] who is
coordinating the event. 
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Sunday 9 April
10am-4pm  at The Workshop,  Lambeth High Street; free
Vintage Vauxhall is the new sister market to the
well-established BathVA Vintage and Decorative Antiques
Market. A collective of professional UK and European dealers
will be selling a wide range of vintage, antiques, art &
accessories, architectural reclamation, brocante,
collectors' items, quirky and unique 20th centure and 21st
century design. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Cafe assistant/barista
* Caretaker, St George the Martyr
* Cleaner, Draper Residents' Association


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Modern Office Space in Basement in trendy Bermondsey
* Rent an office where you can have a sign outside


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tall Storeys and Tall Stories
* New school in Borough
* Street name Alexis Street
* Catering
* Tesco Tower Bridge Road
* Tesco Borough High Street
* Shops / Restaurants - Brandon House
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{ Local volunteering opportunities }

* A Creative Volunteer needed for Older People
* Community Green Champions, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Welcomers, Southwark Cathedral



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