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Issue 114 | 3 January 2002

Just a short bulletin today to say Happy New Year from
the Bankside Press team and to bring you details of
this weekend's unmissable Twelfth Night event on
Bankside, as well as a roundup of SE1-related news from
around the web.

Our apologies to those of you who didn't receive our
last mailing on 23 December due to a hardware failure
at our hosting provider which damaged our database.
We've painstakingly repaired it during the Christmas
break.

The January issue of our printed publication 'in SE1'
will be available next week.

We're looking forward to an exciting year here at
Bankside Press, as we celebrate the fifth birthday of
'in SE1' and our website in May.

With best wishes,

James Hatts
Editor, SE1 Direct

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN 
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* What's on this week
* SE1 news from around the Web
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

TWELFTH NIGHT CELEBRATION ON BANKSIDE
Sunday 6 January
Starts 2.30pm outside Shakespeare's Globe
A celebration of the New Year mixing ancient seasonal
customs with contemporary festivity.


THE HOLLY MAN FROM THE THAMES
To herald the celebration, the extraordinary HOLLY MAN,
the Winter guise of the GREEN MAN (from pub signs,
pagan myths and folklore), decked in fantastic green
garb and evergreen foliage, appears fom the River
Thames. 

THE BANKSIDE WASSAILS
With the crowd, led by the BANKSIDE MUMMERS, the HOLLY
MAN will 'bring in the green' and 'WASSAIL' or toast
the people and the River Thames (an old tradition
encouraging good growth).  The Globe will be wassailed
in like fashion.

THE MUMMERS' PLAY
The MUMMERS will then process to the BANKSIDE JETTY,
and perform the traditional 'freestyle' FOLK PLAY of St
George, featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the
Old 'Oss and many others, dressed in their spectacular
'guizes'.  The play's roots go back to the Crusades,
the costumes are spectacular and the action dynamic.

KING BEAN AND QUEEN PEA
CAKES distributed at the end of the play have a BEAN
and a PEA hidden in two of them. Those who find them
are hailed KING and QUEEN for the day and crowned with
ceremony. They then lead the people through the streets
to the GEORGE INN in Borough High Street for a fine
warming up with STORYTELLING, the KISSING WISHING TREE
and more DANCING.

More information at http://www.thelionspart.co.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

Coronet Cinema to become trendy superclub (SLP)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=279

Frank Gehry to design Tooley St Unicorn Theatre (SLP)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=276

Free entry boosts Imperial War Museum by 11% (Guardian)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=278

The ubiquitous Kevin Spacey and the Old Vic (Guardian)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=274

Problems for Tate Tower developer London Town (ES)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=275

SE1 councillor calls for congestion charge exemption 
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=277

These three stories were included in our last mailing,
but the links didn't work. They have now been fixed:

Gerhard Jenne on the pulling power of Konditor & Cook
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=272

Congestion charging: 180 more vehicles an hour for
Tower Bridge Road, but Blackfriars Bridge will be much
quieter (The Times)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=273

Art student rolls through streets of SE1 (SLP)
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/go.php?id=271

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Seen an interesting SE1-related article? Let us know by
emailing newslinks@SE1direct.co.uk and we'll include it
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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent
discussions at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

- New roof needed
- Bermondsey Kitchen
- Cinema at Elephant

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

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Got an opinion you would like to share with the rest of
SE1? Visit http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/
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