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Issue 35 | 9 February 2001
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An email update from the Bankside Press team

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* London Eye set to reopen

* Gyles Brandreth South Bank special on LBC

* Life x 3 at the Old Vic - Art at the SE1 Gallery

* In the London SE1 Forums

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[ London Eye set to reopen ]

This weekend the London Eye will officially reopen to
the public after being closed for almost four weeks
for routine tests and annual maintenance.

After a year of operation, the London Eye website has
finally been improved - it can now be accessed at
http://www.londoneye.com

Meanwhile, British Airways has joined South Bank-based
GMTV to offer one lucky couple the opportunity to get
married in one of the London Eye's capsules 443ft above
London.

And once they are back on the ground, the bride and
groom will  be whisked off to a champagne reception at
the Marriott Hotel in County Hall before jetting off on
a two-week honeymoon.

http://www.gmtv.co.uk

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[ Gyles Brandreth South Bank special on LBC ]

This Sunday afternoon London radio station LBC 1152AM
will be devoting three hours of airtime to the exciting
South Bank and Bankside area. Charismatic presenter
Gyles Brandreth will be presenting his show from the
South Bank between 4pm and 7pm, visiting many of the
area's top attractions.

The programme will feature London Eye architect David
Marks and Mark Rylance from Shakespeare's Globe. At the
National Theatre Gyles will meet Janine Duvitski, who
is currently starring in Marcel Proust's Remembrance of
Things Past.

Gyles will also be visiting Tate Modern, meeting
sculptor Anthony Gormley and checking out the wobbly
Millennium Bridge.

LBC can be heard on 1152 AM in the London area. It is
also available live on the Web at http://www.lbc.co.uk

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[ Life x 3 at the Old Vic - Art at the SE1 Gallery ]

Monday sees the start of a limited run for Life x 3 at
the Old Vic. The hit play, by Yasmina Reza (author of
the highly successful Art, currently running in the
West End), is transferring from the National. The cast
includes Imelda Staunton and Mark Rylance.

Official website: http://www.lifex3.com
Book ticketsonline: http://oldvic.se1shop.co.uk
Buy the book:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0571207383/virtuallinse1

Meanwhile over at the SE1 Gallery in Southwark Bridge
Road you can see an exhibition of backstage photographs
from Yasmina Reza's "Art" by Simon Burrows.

See http://www.workplaceart.co.uk or see the listing in
this month's issue of "in SE1" - http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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[ In the London SE1 Forums ]

Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our
message boards:

- Borough Market is cool - Supermarkets are super
- Pubs & Bars near Great Dover Street
- Zandra Rhodes museum
- Bermondsey Street Area Partnership
- St Mary Newington church & burial ground
- Congestion Charging and Tower Bridge
- Graphic Design student needs help with E & C project
- Weird vibrations on London Eye - says David Icke fan

To get involved, visit
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forums/forums.html

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