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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 870

Monday 24 July 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 }

* Blackfriars Road: 53-storey tower gets green light
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* Roman sarcophagus found at Swan Street construction site
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* Zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for rest of summer
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* Garden Bridge: Sadiq aide ordered to hand over papers
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* oBike: dockless cycle hire comes to SE1
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* Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas
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* Southwark Tube listing rejected; part-demolition proposed
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* Barriers on Thames bridges for 'foreseeable future'
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* BRF in call for community-led housing on TfL's land
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* Posthumous award for Spaniard killed at London Bridge
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* Newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims
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* Green flags for Mint Street, Nelson Square & Tate garden
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* Judge Usha Karu appointed as Recorder of Southwark
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 25 July
12pm-7pm  at Birdsong Corridor, St Thomas' Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road
See the plans to redesign the junctions at either end of
Lambeth Bridge to make them safer for pedestrians and
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Tuesday 25 July
6.30pm at The Scoop at More London; free
After his son is captured in the great Barrier Reef and
taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to
bring him home. Free open-air film screening.
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Wednesday 26 July
8.30am-9.30am networking from 8am at BFI IMAX,  Charlie
Chaplin Walk; RSVP [email protected]
Transport for London (TfL) is planning major changes to
Waterloo roundabout and Waterloo Road, and have launched a
public consultation on their proposals. South Bank BID and
WeAreWaterloo is holding a breakfast briefing on these
plans. There will be a short presentation from Ben Plowden,
TfL's Director of Surface Strategy & Policy and Cllr Jenny
Brathwaite, Lambeth Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and
Environment. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear
directly how this project may affect you, your business and
your employees. Following the presentation there will be a Q
& A session with Ben Plowden and Cllr Brathwaite, Nic
Durston of South Bank BID and Ben Stephenson of
Info & map:

Wednesday 26 July
10am-3pm  at The Workshop,  Lambeth High Street; free
Following the film opening of 'Dunkirk' in UK cinemas on 21
July , the London Fire Brigade Museum is hosting an
exclusive exhibition about the Massey Shaw fireboat and the
'Little Ships'. Visitors are invited to learn about her role
in rescuing soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk during the
Second World War through a display of special artefacts,
previously unseen photographs and rare film footage. In May
1940 the British Expeditionary Force and both French and
Belgian forces were trapped on the beaches surrounding
Dunkirk. Hindering these efforts were huge fires in the oil
refineries alongside Dunkirk harbour. London Fire Brigade
(LFB) were approached for assistance and our Massey Shaw
fireboat was dispatched to France with an enhanced crew of
both LFB and Auxiliary Fire Service staff. Although the fire
boat was not used for firefighting, she assisted in a major
operation to evacuate troops known as 'Operation Dynamo'.
The operation led to the rescue of both sailors and soldiers
from a sinking French warship. On their return to London,
the Massey Shaw and her crew received a hero's welcome.
Museum visitors will also have the unique opportunity to
experience 'operation Dynamo' with dynamic storytelling
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Wednesday 26 July
12pm-7.30pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road
See TfL's plans for Waterloo Road and the IMAX junction.
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Wednesday 26 July
5pm-8pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Bring your bike to Lambeth's team of professional mechanics
who will look it over for free and check tyres, brakes,
gears and its general roadworthiness. If your bike has an
issue that cannot be rectified in 15 minutes they will
advise you on what is wrong so you can take it to a bike
shop well-informed. The police will be at the events marking
bikes and adding details to This service
will deter theft and in the event your bike is stolen, will
ensure that your details are on a nationwide database so it
is much more likely to be returned to you if recovered. HGV
awareness: friendly drivers and professional cycle
instructors will show you how to effectively road share with
big vehicles. You will have the opportunity to come and sit
in the cab of an HGV and see blind spots and the view the
drivers have for yourself.
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Wednesday 26 July
Meet 6.30pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Guided walk led by Southwark archivist Dr Patricia Dark. A
chance to celebrate the neighbourhood and learn about some
local stories you may not otherwise know. 
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Friday 28 July
1pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Sam will be performing Bach's First and Second Cello Suites
on electric guitar in a similar style to Yo-yo Ma's
genre-defining recordings. Sam is the first neo-classical
electric guitarist in the world to perform these Suites.
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Friday 28 July
6pm-10pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Experience the gallery after hours with a mix of art, music,
film and workshops. Find emerging and established DJs
selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions,
discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and
hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music,
the views and the delicious food and drink offers. 
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Saturday 29 July
9am-4pm  at Belvedere Road; free
As part of the annual FreeCycle event - which offers a
car-free family cycling route through the streets of central
London - there will be a 'festival zone' in Jubilee Gardens
on the South Bank. The programme includes a BMX Stunt Show,
music and Rollapaluza races - compete with your family and
friends on a static bike.
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Sunday 30 July
2pm-5pm  at Trinity Church Square Garden; 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.
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Sunday 30 July
2pm-6pm  at Bermondsey Square; free
The KinoVan is a mobile cinema showing films from across
London, inspired by travelling cinema vans of the 1920s.
This screening will feature the best of films collected for
London's Screen Archives' project London: A Bigger Picture,
many of which have been unseen for decades. There will be a
rolling programme of films shown in the open air and
accompanied by live music.
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Monday 31 July
7pm at The Vaults,  Leake Street; free; tickets from
Experience the history of the women who built Waterloo
Bridge told through a digital dance performance. This
digital dance performance involves 16 coders and 3 dancers
on stage changing the choreography in real time using
movement sensors, sound and light. Choreography is by Pell
Ensemble, digital development is led by Su Adams of U Can
Too and the sound score was developed by Angus MacRae.
'Bridge: Remix' is part of The Bridge at Waterloo's outreach
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Monday 31 July
7pm at Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, Bankside; free to members
Join artist Jessica Voorsanger for the last of a trio of
Community Film Club screenings that focus on the lives of
artists and collectors. Join us and artist Jessica
Voorsanger for the third of a trio of film screenings that
focus on the lives of artists and collectors. This month:
the portrait of a woman with a colourful personality and
personal history who maintained her vision to build one of
the most important collections of modern art. Membership of
the Community Film Club is open to those living in Southwark
and Lambeth. To join (it's free), email
[email protected] or call 020 7401 5176. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Operations Manager, St George the Martyr Church
* After school club supervisor, Oasis Hub Waterloo
* Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Better Bankside
* Accounts Assistant / Admin Support, BridgeOne Telecom Ltd
* August kitchen help - Cooking Workshop


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Coworking at The Bridge
* Modern Office Space in Basement in trendy Bermondsey


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Scaffolding above Elephant and Castle pub
* Accident on Friday at The Bend?
* New Kent Road Revisited
* Metro Central Heights
* Empty Delancey buildings in E&C
* Development - Kennington Lane Jewson's site.
* Catering - looking for someone to run a BBQ
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{ Local volunteering opportunities }

* Collection Tin Coordinator, Marie Curie Cancer Care
* Macmillan Support Line Volunteer, Macmillan Cancer Support
* Volunteer Drivers, Contact the Elderly
* Volunteer Receptionist, Waterloo Action Centre
* Volunteer with dressmaking or tailoring skills, WAC



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