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Issue 130 | 24 April 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN 
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* What's on this week
* ADVERT: Bankside Restaurant extended opening hours
* Local news and features from London-SE1.co.uk
* Arts reviews from London-SE1.co.uk
* SE1 news from around the Web
* SE1 Notebook
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

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

OPENING OF GUY STREET PARK
Friday 25 April 6-8.30pm
Saturday 26 April 12 noon-4pm
On Friday evening see the Lightbox Project Exhibition
and turning on of the lightboxes. Refreshments will be
available. Saturday sees the official opening of Guy
Street Park - featuring community football, community
planting in the garden, stalls, games and refreshments 
http://www.guystreetpark.com
How we covered the exhibition of plans in December:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/385

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY WITH SONNET WALKS
Saturday 26 April 
Walks set off from both venues every 15 minutes between
10am and 12.45pm; 15, (conc 12); includes entry to
Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition; bookings 020 7401 9919 
The Globe will make London its stage as actors draw the
public through the capital on an unusual Shakespearean
treasure hunt called Sweet Love Remember'd. Walkers can
choose from two routes which converge at the groundling
gates of Shakespeare's Globe. The first route starts at
Westminster Abbey and takes in such sights as Middle
Temple Hall and St Paul's Cathedral, while the second
route begins in St Leonard's Churchyard, Shoreditch,
and will pass the site of Shakespeare's first theatre,
Monument and Southwark Cathedral. At the starting
point, walkers are given a red rose and directions for
their chosen route. This year Artistic Director Mark
Rylance will start groups off on the Shoreditch walk.
Along the way, a map and background notes will draw
attention to sites of architectural and historical
interest, while twelve actors in disguise emerge
without warning from the crowds to entertain walkers
with surprise recitals of Shakespeare's sonnets. The
actor sonneteers have been so convincing in the past
that one year, when one leaned over Blackfriars Bridge
and bemoaned his lost love, the police were called to
prevent what they thought was a suicide attempt! 
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org


SPRING PLANT SALE
Sunday 27 April
10.30am-5.30pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth
Palace Road; 2.50
Plants, including rare and unusual examples, for sale
from leading specialist nurseries.
http://www.museumgardenhistory.org


STAGED READING OF 'TWELFTH NIGHT' AT THE ROSE THEATRE 
Sunday 27 April
3pm at the Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street
The Generator Theatre Company from Warwick will be
returning to give a staged reading of 'Twelfth Night'
Last year Generator gave an extremely moving version of
Henry V at the Rose and Twelfth Night promises to be
just as good. Tickets cost 10 each and bookings may be
made in advance via Generator's Box Office on 01926
419555. Payment will be on the door, on the day by cash
or cheque. The performance will help to raise funds for
the Rose Theatre Trust's plans to preserve and better
display the site of the Rose.
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk

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[ ADVERT: Bankside Restaurant extended opening hours ]

The Bankside Restaurant in Southwark Bridge Road is now
open Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch and Sunday evening.

To celebrate we are offering 50% off these new opening
times throughout April (excluding Saturday evening)

http://www.banksiderestaurants.co.uk

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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

T-MOBILE BACKS SOUTHWARK'S FONES4SAFETY DRIVE 
Mobile phone giant T-Mobile this week put its weight
behind fones4safety, a groundbreaking initiative in
Southwark to recycle old mobile phones into personal
safety alarms. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/511


WATERLOO MAN ADMITS FRAUD IN LUCIE BLACKMAN KIDNAP CASE 
A 59-year-old man from Lower Marsh has admitted conning
thousands of pounds out of the family of murdered
former air hostess Lucie Blackman. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/509


160 NUDES ON THE SOUTH BANK FOR SAATCHI GALLERY LAUNCH
The Saatchi Gallery was launched last week with a
star-studded party and a live art event featuring 160
nude men and women on the South Bank riverside, but the
founder himself was nowhere to be seen. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/507


THIEVES STRIKE AT COUNTY HALL MONROE EXHIBITION 
Two items of jewellery have been stolen from the
Marilyn Monroe exhibition which opened last week at
County Hall's Dali Universe. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/506


FIRST COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETINGS CALLED FOR MAY 
The dates have been announced for the first meetings of
Southwark's new community councils. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/505


TATE RIVER LINK CLOSER TO REALITY 
The long-awaited river link between Tate Modern and
Tate Britain is a step closer to reality after the new
Millbank pier was floated into position. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/504


1000 GALLONS OF PAINT NEEDED FOR LONDON EYE REPAINT 
The London Eye is to get its first repaint since the
giant wheel was constructed on the South Bank two and a
half years ago. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/503

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[ Arts reviews from London-SE1.co.uk ]

SAATCHI GALLERY OPENS ITS DOORS AND YOUR EYES 
Upon entering this new shrine of modern art on the
South Bank, I felt as if I entered a different world of
beds, sheep, and bodies all suddenly thrown in front of
my eyes. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/508

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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:

Secret history of Bankside's Rose Theatre
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=379 - Standard

Troubled London Town's fate is tied to Tate Tower plan
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=377 - Standard

Kylie Minogue spotted on South Bank open top bus
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=376 - Daily Mail

Adrian Searle gives his verdict on the Saatchi Gallery
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=375 - Guardian

The volunteers who disrobed at the Saatchi party 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=374 - Observer

Manchester company takes over Trapps London Bridge wine
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=373 - WineObserver

Tate & Egg Death and Resurrection concert reviewed
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=372 - Guardian

Saatchi's new shock tactics: 360 gallery tour
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=371 - BBC News

Simon Jenkins: Save our skyline from the Spike 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=370 - Standard

Saatchi pulls in the crowds, but shock factor has gone
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=369 - Independent

Saatchi's challenge to Tate
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=368 - ArtNewspaper

Shard: is it a touch of glass?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=367 - SLP

Waterloo commuters reveal password for plastic pen 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=366 - Comp Weekly

Charles Saatchi: Why has everyone got it in for him?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=365 - Independent

Jonathan Meades argues against Potters Fields towers
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=364 - The Times

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[ SE1 Notebook ]

News and views that don't fit in eslsewhere

An SE1 resident writes...
NATIONAL TWIN STUDY OF BIPOLAR DISORDER & SCHIZOPHRENIA
The Institute of Psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital
MREC 01/1/06: This study has National Ethical Approval
We are looking to recruit twins, either identical or
non-identical where either one or both has a diagnosis
of bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder or
schizophrenia.
The study does not involve any change or interference
with current treatment, and all expenses will be
reimbursed. The project is under the supervision of
Professor Robin Murray.
If you are interested, or would like further
information, then please contact Dr Sri Kalidindi on
020 7848 0035, or e-mail:  s.kalidindi@iop.kcl.ac.uk

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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/

- The Shard
- New flats proposed at Potters Fields
- Cut flower seller
- Pavement Parking
- 5-a-side footie
- Celebrity hairdresser at SE1 Hair
- Jam Factory disruption
- Bermondsey Square - public meeting
- Whatever happened to service?
- CD repairers
- Washing machine repair - help!
- Registry office
- Jumble - what to do with it?
- Meeting venue 
- Gourmet Pizza Company & Yo! Sushi

To read and respond to all these discussions and more,
go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

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