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[ SE1 Direct ]               http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Issue 81 | 13 May 2002

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* SE1 News & Features

* What's on this week

* SE1 news from around the Web

* London SE1 Polls

* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ SE1 News & Features ]

COUNTY HALL OWNERS IN WAR MEMORIAL ROW
A new row has broken out over the refusal of the owners
of County Hall on the South Bank to allow old soldiers
to lay wreaths at the war memorial inside the building,
as the former GLC branch of the British Legion gathers
at Southwark Cathedral. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/195


WHAT BUGS YOU IN BANKSIDE?
Fed up with moaning about things on the SE1 forum such
as poor lighting, dirty streets, excess rubbish - but
rarely seeing anything done? Well, here's your
opportunity to help make a difference to Bankside, says
Eleanor Wallis
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/190


NEW REPORT CALLS ON CHURCH TO EXTEND WORK IN SE1
Anglican church leaders in SE1 and surrounding areas
were encouraged last week to extend their work in the
local community. They should continue to work with
other faith groups to offer the best possible help to
the rapidly changing area, says a new study
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/196


THE MAYOR AND THE SKATEBOARDING SHEEP
The Mayor of Southwark, a freeman of the City of
London, exercised her right to drive a sheep across a
City bridge last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/194


THAMES FERRY SERVICE CUT BACK
The passenger ferry service on the Thames which serves
Bankside and London Bridge City pier introduced a new
timetable last week, with weekday daytime services
halved.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/193

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[ What's on this week ]

VOICES FROM WORLD WAR II
Monday 13 May
1.30pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
7.45pm at the Ship Hotel, Borough Road/Borough High St
Readings, stories and songs about London's experience
of war.
(Also on Thursday 16 May - 2pm at St Matthew's at the
Elephant, Meadow Row)
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk


ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK
Monday 13 to Friday 17 May
Various times at the Ship Hotel, Borough Road
Free two-hour language courses in French, Spanish,
Russian, Italian, Norwegian, Green, Portuguese, German
and Japanese. Details from 020 7450 9236/9235 

Other free sessions at the Ship this week:
Monday 7.45pm - Voices of WWII (see above)
Tuesday 10am & 2.15pm - Painting/Drawing for Beginners
Wednesday 2.15pm - How to use a video camera
Thursday 2.15pm - Discussing the media
Friday 2.15pm - Philosophy - what's it all about?
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk
http://www.niace.org.uk/alw/2002/RegEvents/London.htm


SWEET CHARITY
Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 May
New Arch Theatre, Lower Rd (under Waterloo Stn); 9
(conc 7) from 01959 576251
The Geoids amateur operatic society produces high
quality shows directed by Mark Pullin performed in this
hidden theatre under Waterloo station
http://www.communigate.co.uk/london/geoids


ISLAMIC BANKING
Wednesday 15 May 
6pm at Southwark Cathedral; free
Karsten Mengers of the Institute of Islamic Banking and
Insurance gives the 5th annual South London Industrial
Mission lecture in the Garry Weston Library
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


SOUTH BANK AND WATERLOO TRAVELLING EXHIBITION
Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May
10am-6pm (Thu 8pm); South Bank Youth Resource Centre,
Millennium Green, Waterloo Road
Information on more than 40 proposed projects in the
area are available in this exhibition organised by the
South Bank Employers' Group and the Waterloo Project
Board.
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=51


BRITAIN IN EUROPE
Thursday 16 May
6.30pm at the Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; 3 (conc 1)
Simon Mundy, poet and author of Making It Home: Europe
and the Politics of Culture leads a discussion on
Britain's economic, cultural and political roles in the
emerging Europe of the Future. 
http://www.calderpublications.com


HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Thursday 16 May
7.30pm at St George's RC Cathedral; 11 (conc 7)
Choir of Ely Cathedral and Choir and Orchestra of
Trinity College of Music conducted by Paul Trepte.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


PUBLIC PREMIERE OF MILLENNIUM BRIDGE MUSIC
Thursday 16 May
7.45pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre; 12
(conc 7)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was commissioned by Arup to
write a new piece to mark the opening of thr Millennium
Bridge. Using an adaptation of the plainsong Nudus
egressus sum de utero, the music takes you from St
Paul's Cathedral, across the span of the bridge with
its two supporting piers, to Tate Modern (where the
original plainsong is disrespectfully undermined and
scrunched up).  The title, "Crossing Kings Reach", is
taken from the name for this part of the river. The
work was premiered at a private concert given by the
London Sinfonietta and hosted by Arup to mark the
completion of work on the bridge in March 2002 - and
receives its first public performance this week.
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=72


TABLE SALE AT ST JUDE'S COMMUNITY CENTRE
Saturday 18 May
1pm-3pm at St Jude's Community Centre, The Crypt, St
George's Road; 20p
It's just like a boot sale but inside and warmer! Who
knows what you might find? Refreshments available. If
you have items to sell and want to book a table it
costs 5 in advance or 7 on the day. To book a table
("what you make you keep") call 020 7928 9840


THE ANATOMIST'S TALE
Saturday 18 May
2.30pm at the Operating Theatre, 9a St Thomas' Street;
3.75 (conc 2.75) 
An illustrated lecture on how surgeon-anatomists, from
Vesalius and Harvey to the Hunter brothers, used the
visual arts to demonstrate the bio-mechanical secrets
of the body, as revealed in the dissecting room. 
http://www.thegarret.org.uk

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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.

Foxes on the GLA building site (South London Press)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=64

Jerwood Painting Prize show opens in Union Street (BBC)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=66

MatissePicasso show opens at Tate Modern (Reuters)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=67

When Matisse met Picasso (Independent)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=69

Art giants meet at Tate Modern (BBC)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=68

Genius vs Genius (Observer)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=70

Picasso and Matisse together again (Guardian)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=71

Lorraine Kelly poses for South Bank charity moonwalk
http://www.ananova.com/go/584555

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Seen an interesting SE1-related article? Let us know by
emailing newslinks@se1direct.co.uk and we'll link to it
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[ London SE1 Polls ]

THIS WEEK'S POLLS
Should Shirayama allow the British Legion access to the
war memorial in County Hall? 

Should the "no cycling" rule on the Millennium Bridge
be better enforced? (see forum for info)

What do you think of the proposed changes to the
Bricklayers Arms roundabout? (see forum for info)

http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/polling

LAST WEEK
Last week we asked visitors to London-SE1.co.uk whether
they were in favour of the Aga Khan's plans for a
cultural centre next to St Thomas' Hospital. 38% said
yes and 62& said no.

We followed up the long-running debate in our forum
about Champor-Champor, the Malay-Asian restaurant, by
asking whether visitors had dined there. 29% said yes,
with a whopping 57% intending to pay a visit!

Following the local elections at the beginning of the
month, we asked visitors how they had voted. 50% were
Lib Dem votes, with 25% having backed Labour. The
Conservatives followed on 17%. Only 8% had not voted.

The new RV1 Riverside bus was also under scrutiny. 14%
say they'll use it for commuting, with 86% intending to
use it for leisure travel.

Finally, we took a poll on the controversial London
Bridge Tower. In line with the discussions in the
forum, 70% were in favour, with only 30% against.

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Got an idea for a poll? Email us polls@london-se1.co.uk
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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

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

- Cyclists on the Millennium Bridge
- Women drivers
- The New Mill Street Surgery
- Bricklayers Arms Latest
- New beauty treatments at SE1 in Bermondsey Street
- Property Management
- Passport to Pimlico filmed on Hercules Road?
- Riverbus Services
- What bugs you in Bankside
- Aga Khan's plans

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SE1? Visit http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/
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