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Issue 73| 11 March 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 ]

MORE SKYSCRAPERS PLANNED FOR SE1
Tall buildings are once again a hot issue in SE1, with
Renzo Piano's 66-story London Bridge Tower expected to
gain planning approval on Monday and Berkeley Homes
submitting an application for a 36-storey building in
Tabard Street. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/160


FESTIVAL HALL PLANS APPROVED
Lambeth Council's planning committee last week approved
ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the South
Bank's Royal Festival Hall
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/159


TONY BENN COMES TO THE OLD VIC
Former Labour MP Tony Benn is bringing his one man show
to Waterloo's Old Vic theatre next month.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/158


BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST ON RADIO 4
Bankside's parks and open spaces were featured on Radio
4 last week as the 'Changing Places' programme looked
at the work of the Bankside Open Spaces Trust to
protect and enhance green space in north Southwark.
If you missed the programme you can listen to it online
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/changingplaces.shtml


LONDON CONCERT CHOIR: SING PRAISES! SELECTION OF PSALMS
Wednesday 13 March
7.45pm at Southwark Cathedral; £15, £10, £6 from 020
7937 7540
Programme to include settings by Bruckner, Elgar,
Kodály, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and the premiere
of a new psalm setting written for the choir by Keith
Roberts.
http://www.london-concert-choir.org.uk


RE-WEAVING RAINBOWS
Thursday 14 March
1.30pm-5.30pm at Guy's Hospital, Atrium No. 1; free
Drama at Guy's Hospital for students, schoolchildren,
staff, patients, the local community and others,
relating to the development of analytical scientific
methods to aid the understanding, diagnosis and
treatment of human disease. A National Science Week
event.
http://www.the-ba.net/the-ba/page.asp?selectPage=192


THE INSTITUTE OF IDEAS AT CALDER BOOKSHOP
Thursday 14 March
6.30pm at the Calder Bookshop, 53 The Cut; £3 (conc £1)
Mark Ryan, Clare Fox and others will talk about the
philosophy and activities of this provocative pressure
group - challenging the orthodoxies established in
recent years by governments and institutions, with few
questions asked from a de-politicised and disillusioned
general public. This will be a platform for discussion
where the audience is more than welcome to take part
with questions, comments and ideas. 
http://www.calderpublications.com


THAMES PHILHARMONIC CHOIR: BACH'S ST JOHN PASSION
Saturday 16 March
7pm at Southwark Cathedral; £20, £16, £8, £5
By coinicidence both of Southwark's cathedrals have
concerts of the same work this Saturday!
http://www.thamesphilchoir.org.uk


SHE DOCTORS - WOMEN PIONEERS OF VICTORIAN MEDICINE
Saturday 16 March
2.30pm at the Old Operating Theatre, 9a St Thomas'
Street; £3.25 (conc £2.25)
The struggle of women doctors to gain acceptance by the
Victorian medical profession. A talk exploring the
lives and achievements of Elizabeth Blackwell,
Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, Sophia Jex-Blake, Mary
Seacole, and James Barry.
http://www.thegarret.org.uk


LEWISHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: BACH'S ST JOHN PASSION
Saturday 16 March
7.45pm at St George's RC Cathedral; £5-£10
Bach's St John Passion by Lewisham Choral Society and
the Aurelian Chamber Orchestra.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk/StJohn.jpg


HENRY V: THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT AT THE ROSE THEATRE 
Sunday 17 March 
3pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, Park Street; £10 (conc
£8) from 01926 419555
As part of a tour of unusual locations the Generator
theatre group presents a semi-staged reading of their
new production . John Barton's adaptation of
Shakespeare's play is being directed by Stewart McGill
and is described as 'both a celebration of war and a
criticism of war, a timely play for today'. All profits
to the Rose Theatre Trust.
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk 


FIORELLA RIZZO: KALEIDOSCOPE AT THE ESSOR PROJECT SPACE
Until 6 April
Essor Gallery Project Space, 57 Ewer Street (access via
Essor Gallery, 1 America Street)
Large-scale photographs which capture sections of
advertisements framed by the doors of London
Underground's tube trains. The original advertisement
is given two new contexts: the glass frame of the
moving door and the lens of the camera.
http://www.essorgallery.com

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[ SE1 news from around the Web ]

Every week we trawl the web for news stories and
features on SE1 people, places and organisations.

10% think Globe Theatre is in Stratford not Southwark
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=272400

Jude Law returns to the Young Vic - cheap tickets
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,662385,00.html

£10,000 to hire the London Eye - £2500 for Tower Bridge
http://makeashorterlink.com/?V2892338 (Standard)

Bermondsey's Honest Cabbage reviewed by ES Magazine
http://makeashorterlink.com/?K6A94138

Millennium Bridge reopening concert reviewed
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Y2B92138 (Hot Tickets)

Southwark Council offers grants for Jubilee events
http://makeashorterlink.com/?H2D65538 (press release)

Southwark council tax levels announced
http://makeashorterlink.com/?C5192138 (press release)

History of St Thomas' Hospital - Part 1
http://www.gktgazette.com/2002/feb/features.asp

Trends in cycle theft in Southwark
http://cyclemaps.com/data/thematics/

Tate Modern visitors double thanks to Millennium Bridge
http://makeashorterlink.com/?T2B61538 (Financial Times)

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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

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
forum at http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list.php?f=1

- Bermondsey Street: up and coming or simply overpriced
- Con trick in the Borough?
- Can you help the Friends of Archbishop's Park?
- Proposed Tabard Square development
- Research project on the South Bank - can you help?
- Washing machine repairs in Southwark
- Orbit House demolition - power cuts and noise
- Bricklayers Arms- hurrah for TfL?
- Looking for running or biking club
- Cashpoint safety in Tower Bridge Road

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