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Issue 142 | Monday 14 July 2003

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* What's on this week 
* READER OFFER: Shakespeare's Pericles in Mandela Way
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* SE1 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:

CLEAR VOICES CHOIR FROM CHERNOBYL 
Tuesday 15 July 
After the 12.30 Mass at St George's RC Cathedral,
Lambeth Road
Girls from the Clear Voices Choir from Belarus in the
Russian Federation  will be giving a short recital of
Russian Orthodox church music and Russian folk songs.
They will also be singing briefly before the Mass, and
during Communion. This 26-strong choir of teenage girls
is visiting the UK as guests of the Chernoblyl
Children's Lifeline charity. The choir is making only
two appearances in London: at St George's Cathedral,
and the following day at St Paul's Cathedral. The choir
members all come from the city of Novopolostk, north of
Chernobyl, which was one of the most highly
contaminated areas after the radiation disaster.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 16 July
7pm at the Millpond Tenants & Residents Association
Hall, 210A Jamaica Road, SE16
Meeting for Grange, Riverside and South Bermondsey ward
residents. Spending on projects to make Bermondsey
cleaner, greener and safer will be considered,
including railway bridge improvements in the London
Bridge area. Check the website for the background paper
and the complete agenda. Sgt Martin Wilson will give an
overview of policing in Bermondsey, and there will be a
presentation on children's centres and childcare
facilities.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/involved/cc_2berm.htm


DOGGET'S COAT AND BADGE RACE ON THE RIVER THAMES
Thursday 17 July
Starts 12 noon at London Bridge - can be seen from
Annual race for first-year watermen with single sculls
rowed annually since 1714 on the Thames from London
Bridge to Chelsea Bridge. The launches following the
contestants create a greater sight than those in the
contest for the red Dogget's coat.
http://www.watermenshall.org/dogget_race.htm


SOUTHWARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SMALL BUSINESS HELP DESK
Thursday 17 July
5.30pm-7.30pm at the Old Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road
SE17
This is a free service giving consultation without
prejudice and obligation on matters relating to small
businesses. Professional people will be available to
discuss any concerns on a range of subjects to include
legal, financial, property and small business set-up.
http://www.southwarkcommerce.org


SPANISH CIVIL WAR INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE COMMEMORATION
Saturday 19 July
1pm at the Intenational Brigade Memorial, Jubilee
Gardens
Annual ceremony to honour the 2100 men and women who
left the UK to side with Spanish republicans against
Franco's nationalists and the 526 who did not return.
Event chaired by Jack Jones. This year's speaker is
former culture secretary Chris Smith MP.
http://www.international-brigades.org.uk


THE AFOXE LONI PROCESSION ON THE SOUTH BANK
Sunday 20 July 
From 3pm at Bernie Spain Gardens & South Bank riverside 
Witness the dramatic sound and spectacular sight of the
Afoxe Loni procession along the South Bank. There will
be up to 100 participants mostly drummers - dressed
totally in white - playing Brazilian street percussion
and carnival instruments while the dancers - dressed in
yellow and white - will carry vases with fresh flowers. 
The procession starts at3 pm from Bernie Spain Gardens
and goes along the riverside walkway, past the National
Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and up to the London Eye
at Jubilee Gardens.   Here the procession turns and
parades back along the walkway, underneath Hungerford
Bridge and up on to Level 2 terrace of Royal Festival
Hall where there'll be a static performance for 20-30
minutes. The procession will then parade along the
riverside walkway to Bernie Spain Gardens.
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org
http://www.rfh.org.uk/rhythmsticks

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[ READER OFFER: Shakespeare's Pericles in Mandela Way ]

The Royal Shakespeare Company is collaborating for the
first time with Cardboard Citizens, the UK's only
homeless people's professional theatre company, to
present Shakespeare's Pericles in a warehouse in
Mandela Way off the Old Kent Road from 22 July to 10
August. 

SE1 Direct subscribers can save £3 on full-price
tickets (normally £14) for the following performances:
22, 23, 24 July at 7.45pm. To claim your discount, call
0845 120 7543 and quote "Save £3 Pericles Offer".

To find out more, visit
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/591

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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:

RUBBISH SET TO PILE UP IN SOUTHWARK DURING HOTTEST WEEK
OF YEAR 
With temperatures of over 30 degrees forecast for this
week, piles of smelly rubbish could build up on
Southwark's streets during a refuse collection strike. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/592


THE ALTERNATIVE "MOST WANTED" LIST 
Hardly a week goes by without a request on the London
SE1 forum for a reccommended plumber/builder/decorator
or other local trader. A new scheme backed by Southwark
Council may have the answer. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/590


GM PUBLIC DEBATE COMES TO BOROUGH 
Simon Hughes MP and Chairman of the Borough Market
George Nicholson were amongst attendees at a public
debate on genetically modified (GM) food earlier this
month. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/589


MINISTER LAUNCHES GREEN BENDY BUS FOR ROUTE 507 
A Red Arrow bendy bus running on a new state of the art
green fuel has been launched on the South Bank by green
fuels minister David Jamieson 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/586


TATE AND BANKSIDE RESIDENTS FIGHT TOWER BLOCK THREAT 
Tate Modern and nearby residents are taking legal
advice over plans to build a 20-storey tower block 50
yards from the Tate entrance. The penthouse flat is due
to be marketed at around £10m. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/585


LONDON'S NEW REGEN SCHOOL LAUNCHES ON SOUTH BANK 
Some of London's most successful community
organisations are setting up a London Regen School to
offer 'regeneration apprenticeships' - providing
practical support to new groups and developing
projects. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/593


SOLICITORS ABSEIL DOWN GUY'S TOWER 
A team from the Borough High Street-based solicitors'
firm Anthony Gold has taken part in a sponsored abseil
from the top of Guyıs Hospital tower. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/588

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE 
Christopher Marlowe reconnects with SE1 as
Shakespeare's Globe presents Dido, Queen of Carthage -
one of his early, lesser performed, plays written in
about 1585. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/587

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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

Llewellyn-Bowen's GBP 550k Bankside loft on the market
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=460 - Standard

Bid to open  gay sauna in Lower Marsh 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=459 - SLP

Tate Tower is not tall enough says Ken Livingstone
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=457 - SLP

The Cut's Calder Bookshop under threat
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=461 - Guardian

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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/

- Status of the "Shard of Glass"
- Useless postal service
- Telly locations
- Tanner Street Park tennis courts
- Street names
- Corner Meymott St and Hatfields 
- Green Paris Garden
- Why are bendy buses preferable to double deckers?
- Wicked (part 3)
- Flight paths in SE1
- Window cleaner/ plasterer
- Sainsbury's Local in Borough High Street
- Tennis lessons
- To sympathise with Canon Jeffrey John
- Refuse on TV

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

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