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Issue 63 | 31 December 2001
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* What's on

* Quick Snippets

* January issue of 'in SE1'

* TicketWatch with First Call Tickets

* Advertisement - St James's Teas

* In the London SE1 Forum

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Apologies for the late arrival of this bulletin - we
realise that some of you won't see it till the new year
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[ What's on this week ]

Monday 31 December
WATCH NIGHT SERVICE
St John's Waterloo; 7pm
Special service for New Year's Eve.
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk


Wednesday 2 January
LIFEBOAT SALUTE
Tower Bridge will lift on Wednesday at 10.15am to
salute the three new RNLI lifeboats to be introduced on
the Thames in London, one of which will be based at
Tower Pier in the Pool of London. This will be one of
the last time the bridge will be raised before its
refurbishment in Spring 2002. Since September,
Coastguards and the RNLI have been conducting extensive
training programmes throughout the area that finish
this month with an exercise involving a wide range of
search and rescue scenarios. Watch some of the action
on the Livesights ThamesCam at
http://www.livesights.com and read about the background
at
http://www.rnli.org.uk/Article.asp?strUserTypeID=&ArticleID=1883


Wednesday 2 January
MINI CHRISTMAS TREE
Tower Bridge lifts at 12 noon
If you've visited Hay's Galleria or London Bridge City
recently you may have noticed a rather strange
structure mounted on a barge moored outside Custom
House on the north bank. Well, it's a Christmas tree
made from 12 fibreglass replicas of modern Minis, and
it leaves the Pool of London on Wednesday. Watch it
live on the ThamesCam http://www.livesights.com


Saturday 5 January 
AFRO-CUBAN LIGHT FESTIVALS
National Theatre; 1pm--7.15pm
Chill out with the palm-wine sounds of Grass Roots
(1pm) and encounter the infectious raw jazzy Kwela
flavours of Positively Testcard (6pm). Soak up the vibe
with music and art workshops, stories and stalls and a
final chance to explore the exhibition of lanterns.
10.15pm--11.45pm: Chase the January blues away with the
sunny sounds and carnival spirit of Kiko Cowan's
Expresion Cubana. A big band jazz and salsa party
finale.
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk


Sunday 6 January
TWELFTH NIGHT
Bankside; from 12 noon 
For the 7th year the Lions part will be celebrating
Twelfth Night on Bankside and through Borough
beginning outside Shakespeare's Globe. With the Holly
Man, Wassailing and Dancing, Traditional Mummers' Play
through the streets, The Crowning of King Bean and
Queen Pea, Good Food and Mulled Ale. Learn to dance the
Farandole and follow us to Warmth and Storytelling!
http://www.thelionspart.co.uk

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[ Quick Snippets ]

Shakespeare's Globe 2002 season
http://www.albemarle-london.com/globe2002.html

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists- new site
http://www.rcslt.org

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[ January issue of 'in SE1' ]

In keeping with our practice in previous years the
January issue of 'in SE1' will be published in the
second week of the month, to allow the team an extended
Christmas and New Year break.

That means that there is still time (just) to send us
your news and listings information for January. The
email address is newsdesk@inSE1.co.uk

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[ TicketWatch with First Call Tickets ]

The Island by Athol Fugard at the Old Vic
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/tickets/island.php

Surrealism - Desire Unbound at Tate Modern
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/tickets/surreal.php

The Wonder of Sex at the National Theatre
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/tickets/wonder.php

No Man's Land at the National Theatre
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/tickets/nomans.php

South Pacific at the National Theatre
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/tickets/southpacific.php

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[ Advertisement ] 

St James's Teas shop is open until 12 noon today
(Monday) for last minute shopping. Unusual teas,
Underground teas and many gift ideas.

020 7401 0630 

202 Blackfriars Road
corner of Scoresby Street near Southwark Station

http://www.stjamesteas.co.uk

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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our
message board at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum

Town Crier's new bell - Peter Moore writes
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=621&t=621

Coffee Shop debate: "woolly anti-corporate bleating"?
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=617&t=592

Piano bars
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=615&t=615

Pine varnish strippers?
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=613&t=613

Trio seeks singing teacher
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=607&t=607

Dance classes
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=594&t=594

Tower bridge closure
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=588&t=588

Looking for a Drama Club
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=587&t=587

SoBo -  new name for area?
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=579&t=579

Tower Bridge Road area - Robert de Niro moving in?
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read.php?f=1&i=578&t=253

Got an opinion you would like to share with the rest of
SE1? Visit http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/post.php?f=1

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Please remember that there are many more cultural
events on offer at the South Bank Centre, the Royal
National Theatre and the National Film Theatre that we
do not have the resources to cover in our publications.
Check out these websites for full details of what's on:
http://www.sbc.org.uk
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
http://www.bfi.org.uk/nft/

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