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Issue 145 | Monday 11 August 2003

Apologies for the lack of a bulletin last week. Normal 
service has now been resumed.

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
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* Local news & features 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:


MINT STREET PARK SPORTS DAY 
Wednesday 13 August
12noon-4pm at Mint Street Park, Southwark Bridge Road
Parachute games, martial arts demonstrations, five a
side football, facepainting, throw the wellie, catch
the duckie, throw the rubbish in the bin, lots of tasty
food to picnic in the park. Meet the police, fire
service, St Mungo's, London Wildlife Trust, Bankside
Street Action Team, and other groups working for a
cleaner and safer local area. 
Workers' Egg and spoon obstacle relay race 12.30pm,
Parent and child  Wheelbarrow race at 2pm. 
Children - under 7 or over 7, use up your energy! Sack
race, Egg and Spoon race, Three-legged race. 
http://www.bost.org.uk or email info@bost.org.uk


SOUTHWARK GOES ONLINE IN FIGHT AGAINST GUNS
Wednesday 13 August
7pm-9pm at http://www.southwark.gov.uk
Gun crime and young people will be the subject of the
first ever discussion forum event on Southwark
Council's  revamped website this Wednesday.
As part of the relaunch the site will host regular
discussion forum events where experts and councillors
answer queries, in real time and online, on key issues.
The first event - on gun crime - brings together Lucy 
Cope, who set up the Mothers Against Guns campaign
group after her son, Damian, was shot last year and
Mark Smith, who was a victim of gun crime and who now
campaigns against guns in the community. They are
joined by Southwark Council Leader Nick Stanton and
Southwark Borough Police Commander Ian Thomas.


FIRST WORLD WAR POETS 
Thursday 14 August
6.45pm at the Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut
The First World War produced a wealth of great poetry -
much of it written in the trenches, and often by poets
who would never make it home, such as Rupert Brooke and
Wilfred Owen. Two actors will read poems from the   and
John Calder will talk about the poets themselves. A
discussion will follow. 
You are advised to email info@calderpublications.com to
check on seating availability.
http://www.calderpublications.com

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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:

ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE REGENERATION
PLANS 
Southwark Council has annouced further display dates
for the regeneration proposals for the Elephant and
Castle. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/611


RIVER WALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN IN SE1 
The River Walk Challenge on Sunday 7 September is a
sponsored walk to raise funds for homeless women in
London organised by Central and Cecil which has a women
only hostel in Waterloo. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/610


GERALDINE MARY HARMSWORTH PLAYROOM REOPENS 
The children's playroom at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth
Park (formerly known as a 1 o'clock playrooms) was
officially re-opened last week to coincide with
National Playday on 6 August. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/609


TITUS ANDRONICUS RETURNS TO THE ROSE AFTER 400 YEARS 
This month the Royal Shakespeare Company will be giving
a special preview of their Stratford production of
Titus Andronicus at the Rose Theare site on Bankside. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/608


WHEEL STOPS TURNING AS TEMPERATURE SOARS IN SE1 
The London Eye was stopped as temperatures rose last
week. With 37 degrees centigrade being recorded on the
riverside at County Hall, officials were concerned
about temperatures inside the pods. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/607


CITROňN CAR RALLY AT DESIGN MUSEUM 
A riverside car rally has been held outside the Design
Museum to mark the opening of its CitroŽn exhibition. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/606


SOUTHWARK ABANDONS ITS ONLY TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 
The Pool of London & Southwark Heritage Centre at HayĻs
Galleria has closed leaving Southwark without a tourist
information centre. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/605


TATE GARDEN DUG UP FOR TUNNEL 
Contractors have started moving the hedges and grass
behind Tate Modern ready for work to begin on boring a
tunnel under the River Thames. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/604


SOUTHWARK CRACKS DOWN ON STREET SIGNAGE 
Southwark Council is launching a major crack-down on
all out-of-date or illegal street signage and
advertising boards on main roads and entrances to
side-streets. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/603

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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

Roman face cream found at Southwark Roman temple 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=483 - BBC News

London Eye faces roulette wheel makeover by flashmobber
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=481 -Sunday Herald

South Bank street traders cash in on hot weather
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=480 - Standard

Minister visits Greenwood Theatre arts summer school
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=479 - SLP

Review of RSC Pericles at the Warehouse, Mandela Way
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=477 - Telegraph

Thameslink 2000 scheme unlikely till 2012
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=475 -This is Herts

Somers Town residents object to Cross River Tram depot
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=476 - Ham & High

Zandra Rhodes talks about her hip replacements
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=478 - Vogue

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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/

- Tower Bridge Barges
- Tabard Gardens
- Southwark Council: Broken Promises
- New flats proposed at Potters Fields
- Dentist Recommendation/ Braces
- In defence of Southwark Council
- Blockhead deflated
- London Dungeon
- Bad news for Southwark Roads
- Forum Social Evening
- 45 metre wind turbine for the South Bank
- Teenagers in Waterloo
- Bankside regeneration
- Stolen Bike
- Recycling Computers?
- Best seafood restaurant in SE1
- Bermondsey Street - congestion charging zone
- Bermondsey Sq redevlopment & Jam Factory
- Tai Chi, Pilates and stuff...
- MOT....?
- New architecture on Tooley Street
- Gyms in SE1
- Tailor / alterations?

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

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