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Issue 38 | 9 March 2001
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An email update from the Bankside Press team

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* Win tickets to Gladiator at the BFI London IMAX

* London Eye celebrates first birthday

* What's happening on the Thames

* What's on this weekend in SE1

* In the London SE1 Forums

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[ Win tickets to Gladiator at the BFI London IMAX ]

SE1 Direct has teamed up with the BFI London IMAX
Cinema to offer you the chance to win two pairs of
tickets to the screening of the Oscar-nominated
Gladiator next Friday night.

Russell Crowe stars as Maximus, an army general forced
into slavery by Commodus, the murderous son of the late
Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The plot follows Maximus' rise
as a gladiator trained by Proximo. Oliver Reed plays
the vociferous Proximo with strength and integrity.
Joaquin Phoenix brilliantly captures the complex
character of Commodus - devious, intelligent, peevish
and resentful. 

Waterloo's IMAX Cinema offers the ideal venue in which
to fully experience the film's special effects,
computer generated imagery and epic cinematography. 

The steep rake of seats guarantees an unobstructed view
of the giant screen while one of the best cinema sound
systems in the country ensures that the audience does
not simply watch the films - it feels them too. 

Gladiator is being screened at 9.15pm on 16, 17, 22, 23
and 24 March. Tickets are 6.75 for adults (concessions
5.75) from the box office on 020 7902 1234.

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COMPETITION

We have two pairs of tickets for the 9.15 screening on
Friday 16 March to give away.

For your chance to win, simply answer this easy
question:

* Which Australian actor stars in Gladiator?

Email your answer to gladiator@se1direct.co.uk by 5pm
on Monday 12 March. The first two correct entries
picked at random will each win a pair of tickets. 

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BFI London IMAX Cinema: http://www.bfi.org.uk/imax
Buy Gladiator on VHS:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Z2YD/virtuallinse1
Buy Gladiator on DVD:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Z3BY/virtuallinse1

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[ London Eye celebrates first birthday ]

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the opening of
the British Airways London Eye. See photos at 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/cgi-bin/news/showarticle.pl?984142601

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[ What's happening on the Thames ]

There's a lot happening on the Thames at the moment.
Not only has police activity been stepped up due to the
recent terrorist threat to London, but the river will
be closed to most vessels next week when 43-by-6 metre 
reinforced concrete ship imact beams for the Hungerford
Bridge project are transported through central London.

The first two beams are expected to travel from Erith
in Kent ot Hungerford Bridge on Wednesday 14 March -
timing is critical as the barges will run aground if
the tide is too low, or they will hit the bridges if
the tide is too high.
 
And on Thursday 15 March Hoverspeed is expected to
bring one of its new Superseacat vessels into the Pool
of London to moor alongside HMS Belfast until Sunday 18
March.

Both of the above events can be seen on the excellent
Livesights ThamesCam, a webcam mounted on the moorings
where HMS Belfast is berthed. Check it out today at
http://www.livesights.com - they have a great email
newsletter which keeps readers updated with activity on
the river.

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[ What's on this weekend in SE1 ]

This month's issue of "in SE1" - http://www.inSE1.co.uk
- has plenty of ideas for what to do in SE1 this
weekend.

Highlights include:

- Blade Runner at the BFI London IMAX
- Rugby Skills Workshop at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Pk
- Garden Skills Workshop 
- Wildlife art at Cottons Atrium
- plus hundreds of other events and activities

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[ In the London SE1 Forums ]

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

- Cyclists, runners and rollerbladers on the South Bank
- Green circles in the road
- Skyscrapers can be good or bad
- Oranges and lemons at Southwark Cathedral
- Vintage handcarts facing eviction
- Where can I see the plans for London Bridge Tower?
- New Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
- Carpenter, electrician and plumber needed in Bankside
- The Drome at London Bridge
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To get involved, visit
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forums/forums.html

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