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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 901

Tuesday 13 March 2018                     	  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
* Volunteering opportunities


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* 160 BFR: new hotel planned in Blackfriars Road car park
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* South Bank skating undercroft gets £700k boost from Mayor
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* Queen visits HQ of UN maritime agency on Albert Embankment
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 13 March
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street
What sort of Bankside do you want? Come and have your say.
Tell BRF what you would like to see in Bankside in the next
few years. BRF is establishing a Bankside History and
Heritage group; come and take part.
Info & map:

Tuesday 13 March
7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut;
non-members £1
Short talks on various subjects relating to local history
and archaeology - including Nathalie Cohen on the London
Bridge Experience excavation.
Info & map:

Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 March
Wed & Thu 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 8am-5pm at Market
Hall, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Borough Market will be providing culinary inspiration from
Northern Ireland to celebrate St Patrick's Day in the
capital, with guest traders setting up shop in the Market
Hall to sell some of the best Northern Irish delicacies
available. There'll be all the ingredients to make a
legendary Ulster fry: from Cavanagh free-range eggs,
produced from hens which forage amongst oak, ash and
chestnut trees in County Fermanagh, to freshly baked soda
farls and potato bread. For a healthier (but equally
delicious) breakfast, White's traditionally milled porridge
oats from will be on sale from one of Northern Ireland's
oldest brands. Add to that Irish black butter, artisan
triple cream cheese and award-winning rapeseed oil, and
visitors won't be disappointed in the ingredients available.
For a regional tipple, Shortcross Gin, Northern Ireland's
first premium craft gin - inspired by the surrounding
forests and gardens at Rademon Estate in Co. Down - will be
on sale. Botanicals include foraged wild clover, local green
apples and elderberries all combined with fresh water from
the estate well.
Info & map:

Wednesday 14 March
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
AGM of the local group that campaigns on planning, housing
and development issues in Waterloo. Agenda includes the
controversial Mamma Mia party venue in Stamford Street, and
news of proposed tall buildings along the South Bank.
Info & map:

Thursday 15 to Monday 19 March
Presentation Thu 7pm-9pm; exhitition Fri 10am-7pm & Sat
1pm-5pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Coin Street Community Builders invites you to give your
views on design proposals for Bernie Spain Gardens north
(the part of the gardens between Upper Ground and the
river). During 2016 Coin Street carried out consultation
about its aspirations to improve the gardens. Based on this,
a design brief to create a public open green space of high
quality and sustainability was created and in 2017 a
landscape design competition was launched for the north part
of the gardens. Improvements to the planting in the south
part of the gardens are already under way. Five competition
entrants have been shortlisted: (Bradley-Hole Schoenaich
Landscape; J & L Gibbons; Kinnear Landscape Architects;
Reynolds Design; and West 8). Their outline proposals are
now ready for further consultation. On Thursday from 7pm
there will be a presentation by each of the shortlisted
landscape designers, and an opportunity to ask questions and
feed back views and comments. The designs will also be on
display on Friday and Saturday.
Info & map:

Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 March
10am-6pm at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane, Tooley Street;
general admission applies
On Saturday you can meet veterans from across HMS Belfast's
80 year history and learn about what it was like to live and
work at sea. A number of free events on board include the
return of Signals at Sea, where families can learn how
lights, radios, codes and flags were used to pass messages
from ship to ship. You can also learn how to send your own
name in Morse Code, as well as a new signal created
specifically for the occasion. Enjoy a slice of birthday
cake created by Sophie Faldo, the 2017 winner of The Great
British Bake Off, grab a souvenir photo in our Birthday
Photobooth and try out some temporary tattoos to complete
your Naval look. For visitors over 18, you can also enjoy a
complimentary rum punch, inspired by the 'tots, sippers and
gulpers' that were part of life in the Royal Navy all those
years ago. Alongside all these activities, don't miss your
chance to explore all nine decks of the most significant
surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship.
Info & map:

Saturday 17 March
10.30am-12pm  at Blueprint Cafe, above former Design Museum,
Shad Thames; free
Come along to hear what STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management
Partnership) is doing to improve the riverside pathway along
Butler's Wharf from St Saviour's Dock footbridge to Maggie
Blake's Cause. STAMP will introduce a surprising addition to
the jetty - an unusual planted zigzag bench. And there'll be
a chance to get involved in a new initiative, Friends of
Butler's Wharf Riverside. Great views and delicious
refreshments guaranteed, courtesy of Blueprint Cafe. Free,
no booking required. 
Info & map:

Monday 19 March
6.30pm at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington
and Faraday wards. Includes an update from Delancey on the
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre scheme.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Part time office assistant, Davies Bakeries
* Senior Operations Manager, Coin Street Community Builders
* Office Manager, Mark Fairhurst Architects


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Rehearsal rooms and office space in SE1


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Looking for 3 to 6 month short term let in SE1
* Southwark Playhouse
* Solicitor for new build
* More Small Birds!

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Volunteering oportunities }

* Heritage Events Volunteer, Southwark Cathedral



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