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Issue 139 | 23 June 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN 
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* What's on this week 
* WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE RSC AT THE OLD VIC 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* SE1 news from around the Web
* Offers of the week from lastminute.com
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

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


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TABARD SQUARE
Tuesday 24 June
7pm at St George the Martyr Church Crypt, Borough High
Street; free - donations to restoration fund welcome
Berkeley Homes invites interested parties to this free
event with refreshments. Archaeologist Gary Brown will
divulge the secrets revealed after months of careful
digging by his team of dedicated assistants.  From
recent history to the foundations of Roman Britain -
all will be disclosed. A fundraising evening for St
George the Martyr Church Restoration Fund.
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.co.uk

 
THE MORLEY COLLEGE CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT
Wednesday 25 June
8pm at St Pancras Parish Church, Upper Woburn Place
WC1; 5
Conducted by Gregory Platt. Programme to include
VIvaldi - Gloria, Haydn - Te Deum and duets by Purcell
and Moneverdi with Joanna Byrne - Mezzo Soprano and
Clare Clements- Organ
http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk


WHIZZ WALK 2003
Sunday 29 June
From 10.30am at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth
Road
Annual sponsored walk organised by Whizz-Ki

Annual sponsored walk organised by Whizz-Kidz - the
mobility charity for disabled children and young
people. Now in its third year, the event aims to raise
200,000. The day bursts into action at 10.30am with a
fitness warm-up. The walk starts and finishes at the
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park near the Imperial War
Museum and will weave its way past St Paul's Cathedral,
the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Buckingham
Palace. Participants have a choice of either a fun
5-mile route or the  more testing 10-mile stint! For
details of registration fees and sponsorship targets
call the Events Hotline on 020 7233 9696 or email
events@whizz-kidz.org.uk 
http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk


NORTH LAMBETH PARISH FETE
Saturday 28 June
2pm-5pm at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road; 2
(concs 50p)
Archbishop Rowan Williams, enjoying his first summer at
Lambeth, hosts the annual North Lambeth parish fete in
one of London's largest gardens.
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org


SPORT AND HEALTH FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - OPEN FORUM EVENT 
Saturday 28 June
2-4pm at the Waterloo Millennium Green, Waterloo Road
Have your say about sport and health for young people
in SE1. An SE1 United event.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=455 

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[ WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE RSC AT THE OLD VIC ]

We've teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company to
offer SE1 Direct readers the chance to win a pair of
top-price tickets to see two of Shakespeare's most
contrasting plays at Waterloo's Old Vic Theatre, the
political thriller Coriolanus and the warm-hearted
comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, which are being
performed in repertoire by a cross cast ensemble of
twenty actors until 23 August.

CORIOLANUS is one of Shakespeare's most overtly
political plays about a military society that values
honour, valour and courage. In this new staging, David
Farr deftly combines Eastern and Western cultures to
produce an evening that is both compelling and
exhilarating.

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR is often referred to as
Shakespeare's middle-class sitcom, The Merry Wives of
Windsor is a mischievous romp through Windsor society,
following Mistresses Ford and Page as they hilariously
rebuff Falstaff's advances. Rachel Kavanaugh has set
the production in the late 1940s, drawing inspiration
from the great Ealing comedies of the period.

For full information on both productions visit the
official RSC website at http://www.rsc.org.uk

For your chance to win, simply send an email to
rsc@se1direct.co.uk before Friday 27 June at 5pm, with
the answer to this easy question: 

The Old Vic Theatre is on the corner of which two
roads?

Two lucky winners will be drawn from the correct
answers received. One will receive a pair of tickets to
'Coriolanus', the other will win tickets to 'The Merry
Wives of Windsor'. The editor's decision is final and
no correspondence will be entered into.

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[ Local news & features from  the London SE1 website ]

The London SE1 website team updates the SE1 news and
features throughout the week:

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT TO LAY WREATH AT SOUTHWARK MEMORIAL 
Russian President Vladimir Putin is to pay a brief
visit to Southwark this week when he lays a wreath at
the Soviet World War II memorial in Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park as part of his State Visit to the UK. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/574


CHRIST CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL 
Christ Church Playground has been opened during the
Flower Festival held in the garden of the Blackfriars
Road church. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/573


DEAN OF SOUTHWARK SLAMS BISHOPS 
Dean of Southwark Colin Slee has accused nine Anglican
bishops of cowardice following their open letter
expressing concern for Church unity over the
appointment of Bishop-designate Jeffrey John. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/571


FLOOD AT CITY HALL 
City Hall has been flooded overnight following a false
fire alert. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/570


ZIMBABWE: BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK CALLS FOR PRAYER AND
SOLIDARITY 
"Zimbabwe will be saved" was the song sung
spontaneously outside Southwark Cathedral after the
Bishop of Southwark had called for urgent prayer and
support for the people of Zimbabwe. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/569


TONY BLAIR GIVES MAJOR SPEECH AT OLD VIC 
Prime Minister Tony Blair has come east to SE1 to
deliver his major speech on public service reform. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/567

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AT THE OLD VIC 
Mistress Alice Ford (played by Claire Carrie) and
Mistress Meg Page (Lucy Tregear) are the knowing Merry
Wives who scheme to test their husbands' fidelity and
to marry off delectable daughter Anne Page to the best
suitor. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/572

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[ SE1 news from around the Web ]

Each week we trawl the web for news and features about
SE1 people, places and organisations

Drugs bust at Inner London Crown Court
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=453 - SLP

Norman Lebrecht on the state of the South Bank Centre
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=454 - LSM Online

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[ Offers of the week from lastminute.com ]

Blue Print Cafe, Design Museum - two-course menu 14.95 
http://lastminute.se1direct.co.uk/?id=110

Conran's Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill, Shad Thames -
three-course set menu & a glass of champagne 19.50 
http://lastminute.se1direct.co.uk/?id=110

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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 psychological importance of curb-stones
- Need maps of SE1 area
- Change name of Waterloo Station?
- Tabard Gardens
- Parking Permits
- Horse riding 
- Wicked
- The car that makes the Tarzan noise
- Shared Office Space
- Dodgy scam artist working around the Globe/Tate

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

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