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Issue 89 | 8 July 2002

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* What's on this week
* PROMOTION: Blue Print Cafe Design Museum deal
* SE1 news, features & reviews from London-SE1.co.uk
* PROMOTION:  2-for-1 Moulin Rouge at the IMAX 
* SE1 news from around the Web
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]


LITTLE DORRIT PARK SUMMER PARTY
Wednesday 10 July
3-6pm in Little Dorrit Park, off Borough High Street;
free
Stalls, African drummers, workshops. Event aimed at
primary school children.
http://www.bost.org.uk


FRIENDS OF ARCHBISHOPS PARK AGM
Wednesday 10 July 
7pm, China Walk Tenants Hall, Lambeth Walk
Get involved with this dynamic new group which
campaigns to protect and enhance the largest green
space in SE1. If you make use of the park, join the
Friends to make sure that future developments put park
users first!


THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Thursday 11 July
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral; £11 reserved seats from
020 7367 6700 (£8 on the door)
A performance by the girls' choirs of Southwark, St
Albans, and Norwich Cathedrals. Southwark's Girls'
Choir was formed to enrich the Cathedralıs musical
heritage and to offer the same opportunity for musical,
spiritual and social development which the boy
choristers have enjoyed for so long. There are 22 girl
choristers who range in age from 9 to 15 receiving a
musical education (spanning music from plainsong to the
present day) and enabling the Cathedral to have choral
services more regularly.
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral/jubilee.htm


ST GEORGE THE MARTYR BOROUGH HIGH STREET OPEN MORNING
Saturday 13 July
11am-2pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Another chance to loo around Dickens' Little Dorrit
Church which is trying to raise a further £900,000 for
restoration. £2,110,525.08 already raised. Souvenir
mugs and pens on sale.
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.co.uk


JETTY TO JETTY WALK ON BANKSIDE - MUSEUM OF LONDON
Saturday 13 July 
11am; £6 (conc £4.50) booking essential 020 7814 5777
Walk along the foreshore from the modern Bankside Pier
to the remains of the Victorian London Bridge Steamship
Jetty. You'll pass the medieval remains of Winchester
Palace and learn about some prehistoric archaeology on
the way.
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk


WEST SQUARE SUMMER PARTY
Saturday 13 July
2-4.30pm in West Square Garden, off St George's Road;
free
Music, refreshments, sideshows, stalls, children's
entertainment and raffle.


TRANSPORT ON WATER THAMES BARGE DRIVING RACE
Saturday 13 July
Starts 12noon at Greenwich - finishes 2-2.30pm at
Blackfriars Bridge
See the river full of Thames barges and tugs
http://www.thames.org.uk/pages/bargerace.htm


COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON VISITS SE1
Sunday 14 July
The Baton, which has been carried across Africa and New
Zealand, contains the Queen's message to the
Commonwealth Games opening in Manchester on 25 July. 
Runners will bring the Baton over Westminster Bridge at
6.15am. The team is due to follow the South Bank
riverside past County Hall and Jubilee Gardens. By
6.40am the Baton reaches Broadwall on the Lambeth
boundary where it will be taken by vehicle convoy
through Southwark to Tower Bridge. Sensors inside the
Baton monitor the runner's pulse rate conveying it into
a blade of pulsating light. 
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=126


COMMUNITY CELEBRATION - COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 14 July
1-7pm in Bernie Spain Gardens & Oxo Tower Wharf; free
Events at the annual South Bank fete include a fashion
show, Irish dancing and a graffiti wall on Oxo Tower
Wharf. There is basketball on the riverside and a
gardening display in Gabriel's Wharf. Young's dray
horses give rides along Upper Ground. Music stage all
afternoon. Colourful musical community procession at
4pm. 
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org

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[ PROMOTION: Blue Print Cafe Design Museum deal ]

BLUE PRINT CAFE AND DESIGN MUSEUM OFFER
Conran's riverside restaurant is the place to be for a
contemporary afternoon's entertainment. Enjoy free
entry to the Design Museum summer exhibitions, 'When
Philip met Isabella' (July 5 - October 17) and 'Ford
Thunderbirds' (July 5 - September 8) and two items from
the limited 'all day' menu of salads, terrines,
desserts and soft & alcoholic drinks at Blue Print Cafe
for a wonderful £15. 
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/lastminute/?id=110

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[ SE1 news, features & reviews from London-SE1.co.uk]

NEWS: BBC DANIEL DERONDA FILMING ON THE THAMES
Those out for a stroll on the Thames Path at
Blackfriars Bridge on Sunday afternoon were surprised
to see five Thames sailing barges on the river near Oxo
Tower Wharf and film cameras on the foreshore working
on a TV adaptation of George Eliot's novel
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/238


NEWS: "OLD SOUTHWARK" COMMUNITY COUNCIL NAME DISLIKED 
Residents of a large chunk of the SE1 area were able to
give their opinion on Southwark Council's plans for an
"Old Southwark" community council at the Area 1 Forum
summer event at Mint Street Park on Sunday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/237


NEWS: RECYCLING BOXES FOR SE1'S SOUTHWARK RESIDENTS
Southwark Council is set to boost recycling
opportunities for SE1 residents with a sevenfold
expansion of its Blue Box scheme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/235


FEATURE: FRENCH MARKET AT HAY'S GALLERIA
For three days last week Hay's Galleria was transformed
into a French food market. Here's our photo gallery...
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/236


NEWS: KEN PLANTS TREE AT CITY HALL
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was outside the new
City Hall last week to plant a tree in Potters Fields
which adjoins the building.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/234


NEWS: KING'S DELAYS FINAL DECISION ON AGA KHAN PLAN
The Council of King's College London last week met to
discuss the offer from the Aga Khan to purchase a block
of land at St Thomas' Hospital for an Islamic cultural
centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/233


NEWS: FISH! CALLS IN ADMINISTRATORS
SE1-based restaurant chain Fish! is calling in
administrators after failing to secure financing for a
restructuring plan.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/232


REVIEW: THOMAS GIRTIN AT TATE BRITAIN
A major exhibition devoted to Bankside-born Thomas
Girtin and featuring SE1 in 1802 opened last week at
Tate Britain.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/231

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[ PROMOTION: 2-for-1 Moulin Rouge at the IMAX ]

MOULIN ROUGE - 2 FOR ONE AT THE IMAX 
This weekend Waterloo's BFI London IMAX Cinema is
showing MOULIN ROUGE as part of the After Dark series
of 35mm films on the giant screen. lastminute.com is
offering two tickets for just £7.50 
Click on the link below, then check the Cinema section
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/lastminute/?id=106

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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.

'Excuse me - but we have to live here' - planners must
rethink the way they involve local people in renewal
projects, says Michael Ball from the Waterloo Community
Development Group (Observer)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=119

Boost for Borough Market in foodie league table (Indy)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=121

Giles Worsley: City Hall is bold but flawed (Telegraph)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=122

Elephant post office latest (South London Press)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=123

Tate Modern pays £22,000 for tin of excrement (Ananova)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=124

Jade: "best thing to happen to Bermondsey" (Ananova)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=125

Property prices in Southwark up 1%, Lambeth 3% (ES)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=120

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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/

- Start the congestion charging scheme
- Stop the congestion charging scheme
- Southpoint now called Palestra (aka Orbit House)
- Weston Street Tunnel
- Tabard Square Development - meeting minutes
- Electrician and carpenter needed
- London Bridge Tower website

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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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