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Issue 66 | 21 January 2002
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* SE1 News and Events

* SE1 news from around the Web

* TicketWatch with First Call Tickets

* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ SE1 News and Events ]


COUNTY HALL IN ADVERTISING ROW
County Hall on the South Bank could soon be used as a
giant advertising billboard 
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/115


LITTLE SUPPORT FOR ELECTED MAYOR
Only eight Labour councillors in Southwark are in
favour of a directly elected mayor according to a poll
in the local press. 
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/113


SOUTH BANK CENTRE IN CHAOS
The world-class arts centre was this week criticised by
the Commons Culture committee as chairman Elliott
Bernerd resigned. 
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/112


ORBIT HOUSE DEMOLITION UNDER WAY
Work has begun on demolishing Orbit House opposite
Southwark Station to make way for Southpoint.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/111


PLANS SUBMITTED FOR CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Southwark Council's planning committee is to consider
plans from children's theatre company Unicorn for a new
theatre in Tooley Street as part of the 'More London'
development. 
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/110


SOUTHWARK PUPILS TO BENEFIT FROM OUTREACH PROJECT
A new project to raise aspirations, build confidence
and increase higher education uptake amongst students
in Southwark will be launched this week
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/116


WARTE MAL! PROSTITUTION AFTER THE VELVET REVOLUTION
Farouk Campbell on the Ann-Sofi Siden exhibition at the
Hayward Gallery.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/117


WATERLOO TO WATERLOO: A MUSICAL PAINTING
An interactive artwork created by Jean Pierre Muller in
collaboration with pop band The High Llamas is on show
in the Festival Hall's foyer. Drawing on images from
the Waterloo area and the other end of the Eurostar
service in Brussels, Muller makes a surface jigsaw of
interlocking shapes, some of which activate musical
elements when touched.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Z28C6205


MORE LONDON BRIDGE EXCAVATIONS
As the new GLA building nears completion
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Q39C2505 Dave Saxby
reports on excavations at the riverside site in this
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society
lecture on Tuesday 22 January at 7.30pm (refreshments
from 7pm) - Hawkstone Hall, Kennington Road (£1)


CAB GALLERY RETROSPECTIVE AT THE ESSOR GALLERY
Retrospective of works displayed in a London taxi used
as a moving art gallery.
Until Tuesday 22 February; Essor Gallery Project Space;
57 Ewer Street; 11am-5.30pm
http://makeashorterlink.com/?I1AC2305
http://www.cabgallery.com


JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
The musical is being performed this week (22nd, 23rd &
24th) at the Greenwood Theatre in Weston Street by
students from GKT (the medical school at Guy's
Hospital) in aid of their nominated RAG charities.
Tickets from 07989 505329 or 020 7367 6705.


PETER PAN
Southwark goes to the West End - J M Barrie's fabulous
tale performed by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Players
from the London Bridge offices. Southwark children from
Charles Dickens, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge primary
schools will be among the audiences and the show is
being broadcast by satellite to children at Guy's and
St Thomas' Hospitals.
Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 January at the Peacock
Theatre (just off Kingsway WC2) - 7pm (Sat 2.30pm);
£8-12; 020 7863 8222


THE WORLD OF LOUIS-FERDINAND CELINE
André Derval, critic, archivist for the French Ministry
for Culture and one of the leading authorities on this
controversial French author - whose novels about war
and peace in the twentieth century are major literary
classics - talks about the man and his work and explain
Celine's importance.
Thursday 24 January; Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut;
6.30pm; £3 (conc £1). Booking recommended
http://www.calderpublications.com


ST JOHN'S WATERLOO 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The Messiah by Candlelight presented by Ross Pople, The
Waterloo-based London Festival Orchestra and The London
Festival Voices. Soloists: Anne Lieback, Yvonne Howard,
Huw Rhys-Evans & Rodney Gibson. Advance tickets
from Lara Belleni 020 7928 9251. 
Thursday 24 January; 7.30pm; £10 (conc £7.50) 
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk


BURNS NIGHT CANCELLED
The Burns Night event scheduled for Friday 25 January
at the Calder Bookshop has been cancelled.


AFTER DARK: APOCALYPSE NOW (Redux)
A chance to experience the film as never before in the
hi-tech Waterloo cinema.
Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January
BFI London IMAX Cinema
8.45pm (Fri 9.15pm); £7.50 & £6.50 (conc £6.20 & £5.70)
http://www.bfi.org.uk/showing/imax/afterdark.html


FREE ENTRY AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Shakespeare's Globe is offering free admission to its
Exhibition between Saturday 26 January and Saturday 2
February.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/114


LITTLE DORRIT PARK CENTENARY CELEBRATION
It is 100 years since this recently refurbished
children's playground off Borough High Street was first
opened. This is a family celebration with a Victorian
theme, stalls, music and refreshments.
Saturday 26 January; 12-3pm; free; 020 7261 1009


ORGAN RECITAL: MUSIC FOR LENT
Patrick Russill from the London Oratory gives a recital
of music for the coming season of Lent.
Saturday 26 January; St George's RC Cathedral; 1.05pm;
free
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


FREE PLAYREADINGS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Young directors present rehearsed readings of new
plays:
Saturday 26 January: MORE LIGHT by Snoo Wilson directed
by Chris Chilton 
Sunday 27 January: THE PORTRAIT by Gogol, adapted and
directed by Vicky Hancock 
7pm; Southwark Playhouse; 62 Southwark Bridge Road
http://www.southwark-playhouse.co.uk


CANDLELIT CONCERT IN SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Wednesday 6 February at 8pm
A rare opportunity to hear two contrasted settings of
the liturgical mass by Igor Stravinsky and Anton
Bruckner within the magical candlelit interior of
Southwark Cathedral. These choral masterpieces will be
sung by the renowned Philharmonia Chorus conducted by
their Artistic Director Robert Dean. The choir is
accompanied by the Wallace Collection who will also
perform Trisagion (for brass quintet) by John Taverner.
Tickets at £15, £12, £9 & £5 are available from First
Call 0870 840 1111 or on the door.

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[ SE1 news from around the Web ]

Why SE1 is "the chicest postcode of all"...
http://makeashorterlink.com/?N26C2105

Champor-Champor listed as one of the ten most notable
new restaurant openings in London by Harden's Guide
http://www.hardens.com/welcome/scene.htm

'Bungling' endangers South Bank renewal 
http://makeashorterlink.com/?I24C4105

Swords into Ploughshares
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_496857.html

Andy Warhol - coming soon to Tate Modern
http://makeashorterlink.com/?J23C5605

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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

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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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our
message board at
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list.php?f=1

- Where is the best place to eat in SE1?
- Ugly building by County Hall - what's happening?
- A cluster of tall buildings for Waterloo?
- Venue for wedding breakfast in Bankside area
- Vogue's Vintage Fair - Bermondsey
- Visiting the London Eye - advice wanted
- Roof repairs
- Women-only self defence classes
- Volunteers for Youth Hostel in Rotherhithe
- The role of Shakespeare's Globe
- Elected mayor for Southwark?
- Orbit House demolition - and Will Alsop's plans...
- Motorbike parking near Grange Road (and elsewhere)

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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around the world we have set up a family history
messageboard which can be accessed at 
http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list.php?f=2

Current information requests include:

- Arthur Thomas/John Henry Watson
- Baron family - Long Lane/Tower Bridge Road
- Sherwood family - Lambeth

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