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Issue 77 | 8 April 2002

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* SE1 News and Events

* Overheard - our new gossip column

* SE1 news from around the Web

* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ SE1 News and Events ]

QUEEN MOTHER QUEUES STRETCH ALONG SE1 RIVERSIDE
This weekend queues to enter Westminster Hall for the
lying-in-state of the Queen Mother stretched along the
SE1 riverside from Lambeth Bridge to Southwark Bridge
and beyond.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/174


ABSEILING ON BANKSIDE
Those queuing on Bankside yesterday to get into
Westminster Hall were treated to the sight of
fundraisers for disability care charity Leonard
Cheshire abseiling down the front of Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/173


BFI PLANS SOUTH BANK FILM CENTRE
The most sophisticated film centre in the world is
being planned for the South Bank at a cost of 35m.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/172


BYERS PUTS LONDON BRIDGE TOWER DECISION ON HOLD
Stephen Byers has stepped into the controversy
surrounding the proposed 66-storey skyscraper at London
Bridge, dubbed the "shard of glass"
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/171


PERCUSSION GROUP LANGENHAGEN AT HAY'S GALLERIA
Tuesday 9 April
6-7pm; Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street
Musicians from Southwark's twin town of Langenhagen in
Germany will be performing at Hay's Galleria on
Tuesday. Percussion Group Langenhagen plays a huge
variety of percussion instruments - from bongos to
glockenspiels and triangles to kettle drums.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/175


HALF-MUFFLED PEAL FOR THE QUEEN MOTHER
Tuesday 9 April
4.30pm; Southwark Cathedral
The Society of Bellringers of Southwark Cathedral will
ring a half-muffled peal in honour of the Queen Mother.
http://www.southwark-bells.org.uk


MORE OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ENO SOUTHWARK PERFORMANCE
Thursday 11 & Tuesday 16 April
6.30-8.30pm; Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
English National Opera is running two more open
community auditions for 'South of the River', the big
North Southwark performance project coming up in June.
Again, they're looking for adults who are interested in
singing and acting, although they need not have any
previous experience. Interested people should ring
beforehand and leave their details on 020 7729
8550, quoting 'South of the River', or email
jriches@eno.org


FRESH AS A DAISY - LONDON GLASSBLOWING OPEN WEEKEND
Sunday 14 April
11am-5pm at 7 The Leather Market, Weston Street
Classic glass artwork at sale prices. Enjoy fruit punch
and nibbles while you browse. Details: 020 7403 2800


A RIVER WALK: PAINTINGS BY RUTGER JAN BREDEWOLD
Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 April
Cottons Atrium, Tooley Street; free
Another chance to see paintings of the Thames from
Blackfriars to Greenwich recently shown at the Tom Blau
Gallery in Queen Elizabeth Street.

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[ Overheard ]

Introducing our new weekly gossip column...

Spotted in the ice cream queue at the Young Vic last
week: none other than Pierce Brosnan. As our
correspondent put it, "I thought Jude Law was Hollywood
enough for The Cut"...

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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.

Interview with London Bridge Tower architect (Guardian)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=25

More on the Great Dover Street gladiator (NationalPost)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=26

Hugh Pearman on the London Bridge Tower (Sunday Times)
http://www.hughpearman.com/articles3/density.html

The South Bank "has got through master plans the way
Elizabeth Taylor got through husbands" says Rowan Moore
(Evening Standard)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=27

Monmouth Coffee Company in Borough Market coffee
roasting smell controversy (Guardian)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=28

Energis HQ in Bankside's Park Street sold to Chelsfield
for 20m - 400,000 sq ft of offices & retail scheme
planned (Mail on Sunday)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=29

Ethiopian Traditional Dance Group prepares to support
Elephant & Castle man's marathon run (Independent)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=30

It takes sincerity and commitment to join a line at
Waterloo Bridge that you know is four miles long and
moving very slowly, says Cole Moreton (Independent)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=31

Fiona Shaw launches National's new performance space
http://www.ananova.com/go/559325

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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

- Congestion charging
- Bermondsey Square proposals
- Tabard Street development
- Chess
- Any advice for a new mover?
- Party venues
- Old Kent Road Tesco
- The Ring pub
- Hungerford Bridge walkway - when will it open?

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SE1? Visit http://London-SE1.co.uk/forum/post.php?f=1
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http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
http://www.bfi.org.uk/nft/

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