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Issue 117 | 27 January 2002

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN 
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* What's on this week
* ADVERT: Sustainable Energy Action
* Local news and features from London-SE1.co.uk
* SE1 weblog: news from around the Web
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

Our pick of this week's community and cultural events:


DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 28 January
Southwark Cathedral
To coincide with the report of the Weapons Inspectors
to the United Nations. Prayers throughout the day,
with:
12.45 Eucharist in the Nave
1.30 Music Recital by students from City Lit Institute
5.30 Choral Evensong
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS JUBILEE GARDENS
Thursday 30 January
7pm at King's College, Franklin Wilkins Building,
Stamford Street
Local MPs Kate Hoey and Simon Hughes and Lambeth
Council leader Peter Truesdale have convened this
public meeting to discuss the latest developments at
Jubilee Gardens. The Commission for Architecture and
the Built Environment have published detailed
reccommendations for taking the proposals forward. The
meeting will provide details of their proposals for the
future management of the gardens.
http://www.southbanklondon.com


UNION STREET DEVELOPMENT: OPEN MEETING
Thursday 30 January
7pm at the Welsh Chapel, Southwark Bridge Road
Union Street Ltd have proposed four new buildings for
the 100-140 Union Street site, one of which is 19
storeys high. Local residents concerned by these
proposals have organised this meeting and have invited
the developers to put their side of the case.
Cathedrals ward councillors have also promised to
attend.
 

TATE AND EGG LIVE: CAI GUO-QIANG
Friday 31 January
From 6.30pm outside Tate Modern; free
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang has been commissioned to
make a spectacular, one minute firework explosion
project for Tate Modern, the River Thames and the
Millennium Bridge. Titled 'Ye Gong Hao Long' (Mr Ye who
loves dragons), the one minute 'explosion' takes place
at 7pm. Final preparations on the river are viewable
from 6.30pm. It is strongly recommended that you arrive
no later than 6.45pm. Access to the Millennium Bridge
will be closed 30 minutes prior to the project.
Immediately following the 'explosion', free Jasmine tea
and fortune cookies will be served in Tate Modern. Tate
Modern's galleries, cafes and bars will be open until
10pm. 
http://www.tateandegglive.com

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[ Local news and features from London-SE1.co.uk ]

Our team updates the SE1 news, features, and reviews
throughout the week at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

BETTER BANKSIDE LAUNCHES WEBSITE
Better Bankside, a local body working to make
improvements to the area, this week unveiled its new
website at an event held at the group's new office in
the heart of Bankside.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/413


HUNGERFORD BRIDGE FIRM TO TACKLE BERMONDSEY SPA
This week Southwark Council appointed Hungerford Bridge
architects Lifschutz Davidson as lead designer on a
major residential and office project for part of the
Bermondsey Spa regeneration area, right on the edge of
SE1.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/411


GUN VIOLENCE CONFERENCE AT THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Southwark Police, in partnership with Southwark Council
and the Peckham based youth project Boyhood to Manhood,
held a day-long gun violence conference at the Imperial
War Museum on Wednesday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/409


1.24 MILLION DAY SURGERY THEATRE OPENS AT GUY'S
A brand new day surgery theatre has opened at Guy's
Hospital allowing more patients to be able to choose to
have an operation and return home on the same day.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/408


OFCOM TO BE BASED ON BANKSIDE
The new media super-regulator Ofcom (Office of
Communications) is to be based at Riverside House next
to Southwark Bridge, it was announced on Monday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/406


CYCLE THROUGH VIETNAM AND HELP A WATERLOO-BASED
CHILDREN'S CHARITY
Cycle the length of Vietnam, experience the challenge
of a lifetime and in doing so help a Waterloo-based
charity raise vital funds for children in need,to move
on to a brighter future.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/412


ALEX TUDOR LAUNCHES SOUTHWARK YOUTH CRICKET SCHEME AT
THE ELEPHANT
England fast bowler Alex Tudor was at the Elephant and
Castle Leisure Centre on on Wednesday to launch the
biggest and most ambitious youth cricketing programme
in the country
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/410

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[ SE1 weblog - news from around the Web ]

Every week we trawl the web for news stories and
features on SE1 people, places and organisations and
collect them at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/weblog/

Here are some of this week's picks:

Could Simon Hughes be the next mayor? by Simon Jenkins
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=290 - Standard

10 facts about the South Bank by Clive Aslet 
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=291 - Standard

Ken dodges angry clowns outside City Hall 
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=292 - Ananova

Elton John and Kevin Spacey plan Old Vic concert
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=293 - ITV News

Merrick Sq minister's brother denies insider dealing
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=294 - Scotsman

Old Vic could be RSC's new London base
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=295 - Guardian

Timothy West to star in King Lear at the Old Vic
http://se1direct.co.uk/quicklink/?id=296 - Theatrenow

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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/

- Great Dover Street (North) development
- Tooley Street raod collapse
- Recycle bins Tooley Street
- Table Tennis
- Pub/restaurant guide
- Fabulous congestion charge

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

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