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Issue 148 | Thursday 4 September 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* READER OFFER: Dine at the People's Palace for £15 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews from London-SE1.co.uk
* 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:

BANKSIDE INFORMATION DAY
Friday 5 September 
11am-6pm in Southwark Cathedral Churchyard
This annual event is organised by Southwark Council to
showcase regeneration and community projects across the
north of the borough. Highlights include:

* A special seminar with speakers from the LDA, GLA and
Southwark Council to discuss the future of tourism in
Bankside. 

* Historical tours of the area by local poet John
Constable. The first leaves at 11am taking in the
Tabard Inn, Borough Market, St Mary Overie Dock,
Winchester Palace, Clink Street, and the Crossbones
Graveyard, and the second, starting at 2pm, will lead
visitors round Dickens' Borough.

* Cheap, locally produced food from the Bengali Women's
Group and live jazz music.

Over 50 projects and organisations will be exhibiting
at this year's fair ranging from large-scale property
developments through to community projects delivering
social and economic regeneration schemes:

* Developers from More London, the Hopton Street
development and the Elephant and Castle will be on hand
to answer questions. 

* Council officers will be providing information about
new initiatives such as the Street Action Team,
Community Councils and Wardens.

* Bankside Open Space Trust will be giving away free
packets of herb seeds for visitors to take home or
plant in the newly developed Mint Street Park 

* Community Recycling Project, CRISP, will be selling
their innovative composting bins.


DAVID BLAINE: ABOVE THE BELOW - POTTERS FIELDS
Friday 5 September
8pm on Sky One and at Potters Fields SE1
Magician David Blaine is to be suspended from a crane
in a perspex box at Potters Fields near Tower Bridge
without food for 44 days for his next feat of
endurance. He will live in a box just seven feet by
seven feet deep by three feet. Sky One will show
continuous coverage of the event on its interactive
service (press red on Digital Satellite), while Channel
4 will provide a live stream on its website for
4Broadband subscribers. Channel 4 is showing the
footage on Monday 8 September at 10pm. 
http://www.skyone.co.uk
http://www.channel4.com/davidblaine 


OYSTER & SEAFOOD FAIR AT HAY'S GALLERIA
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 September
11am-7pm (Sun -7pm) at Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street
Annual festival of fish with fresh samples and live
entertainment.  The fair also offers the opportunity to
learn how to prepare the ultimate fish dish at home,
with demonstrations by experts from the National
Federation of Fishmongers and The Seafish Industry
Authority. Throughout the three-day event there will be
live entertainment including music from a Caribbean
steel band, balloon modelling, stilt walking, juggling,
plate spinning and face painting. 
http://www.haysgalleria.co.uk


GREAT RIVER RACE
Saturday 6 September
Over 150 river craft, including gigs, skiffs, shallops,
whalers and even Chinese dragon boats, sail downstream
from Richmond to Docklands. First craft due at Lambeth
Bridge about 1.40pm. 
http://www.greatriverrace.co.uk


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL PATRONAL FESTIVAL
Sunday 7 September
11am at Southwark Cathedral
Choral Eucharist for Our Lady's Birthday. The
cathedral, being dedicated to  Mary, today celebrates
its festival with a Choral Eucharist. A celebratory
champagne breakfast will be served in the Refectory
from 9.45am - between the 9am said Eucharist and the
11am Choral Eucharist.
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


RICHARD II FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE ON BBC FOUR
Sunday 7 September 
7pm on BBC Four (Freeview, satellite & cable)
The first ever live televised production from
Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside. Starring Mark Rylance
and directed by Tim Carroll, this all-male
interpretation aims to replicate the authentic
Shakespearean experience as accurately as possible. 
The evening is presented by Andrew Marr who is joined
by Corin Redgrave, Zoe Wanamaker and Michael Wood to
discuss all aspects of the production.
The performance will be enhanced by pressing the red
key on your digital handset.  During the play you can
explore a specially produced interactive theatre
programme for Richard II giving information about the
actors, the characters they play and behind the scenes
facts. 
By pressing the red button you see real-time text
commentary by Variety theatre critic Matt Woolf. He
traces the play's historical significance, assesses
this version and why the production is a timely
exploration of regime change. 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=492

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[ READER OFFER: Dine at the People's Palace for £15 ] 

From now until 30th September, The People's Palace is
delighted to offer you and your friends the chance to
dine with us for just £15. This includes a two-course
lunch or dinner (after 6.30pm) with a glass of house
Champagne. Housed within the Royal Festival Hall at the
foot of the Hungerford Bridge,The People's Palace
Restaurant offers wonderful floor to ceiling views of
the Thames on London's South Bank. Head Chef Guy Bossom
cooks great value modern British food with a seasonal
bias.  The restaurant is relaxed and friendly, ideal
for pre-performance dinner or to dine with friends and
family whilst enjoying the view.  Children are welcome.
The People's Palace is conveniently located next to the
London Eye and Waterloo station. 

To book call 020 7928 9999 or email
reservations@peoplespalace.co.uk
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1 8XX.  
http://www.peoplespalace.co.uk 

Remember to quote 'September Offer' when booking.

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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:

SOUTHWARK SHOWS OFF GOODS SEIZED FROM ILLEGAL TRADERS 
Southwark Council's deputy leader Cllr Caroline Pidgeon
joined the street trading enforcement team recently to
see the variety of goods that have been seized from
illegal street traders over the past six months across
the borough. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/627


CELEBRITIES JOIN SOUTHWARK YOUNG PEOPLE AT TATE MODERN
FASHION SHOW 
Celebrities, families, police and politicians joined
300 young people on Tuesday night at an extraordinary
event celebrating the achievements of young people in
Southwark. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/626


PRINCE CHARLES AT GLOBE 
Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and a host of stars
appeared in a Prince's Trust benefit gala. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/623


BERMONDSEY FESTIVAL FILLS TWO PARKS 
Bermondsey's Twin Parks Festival took place on a sunny
afternoon in Leathermarket Gardens and nearby Tabard
Gardens. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/621


SE1 SUFFERS SURPRISE POWER FAILURE 
Electricity in SE1 failed for 35 minutes from 6.20pm on
Thursday 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/620


NEW STAGECOACH THEATRE SCHOOL 
Stagecoach, Britainıs largest and most well-established
theatre school, arrives in Rotherhithe this autumn with
SE1 as the catchment area. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/625


BULKY REFUSE COLLECTION FOR WATERLOO RESIDENTS 
A community clean-up campaign which ran from May to
July this year will now be rolled out to cover many
more of Lambeth's streets ­ starting last Sunday 31
August in Webber, Mitre and Ufford Streets near
Waterloo Station. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/628

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

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL AT SOUTHWARK 
Apart from Canterbury Cathedral itself there can be no
better stage for TS Eliotıs Murder in the Cathedral
than Southwark Cathedral. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/624


LE COSTUME AT THE YOUNG VIC 
When Philemon (Isaac Kounde) surprises his beautiful
and cherished wife Mathilde (Sara Martins) in bed with
another man, he struggles to keep calm. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/622

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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

London Aquarium burgled
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=493 - BBC News

Romans' crimes of fashion revealed in Tabard Square
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=497 - BBC News

How Mayor Ken reacted to power cut at City Hall
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=498 - Standard

Ken: Blaine stunt outside City Hall is offensive
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=499 - Standard

David Blaine on top of a London Eye capsule
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=494 - BBC News

Charles Dickens' great-great granddaughter to exhibit
in Shad Thames gallery
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=495 - High & I

Sponsor for Waterloo underground trav-o-lators
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=496 - Standard

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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/

- Forum Social Part Two!
- Want tickets to the David Blaine event? 
- Teenagers in Waterloo
- Broadband Options in SE1
- Waterloo Boozers
- The Garrison
- Jumble sale?
- Seafood Fair
- 5-a-side footie
- The Wicked Club
- Appliance repair...
- David Blaine to live in perspex box in Potters Fields
- Tower Bridge Dry Cleaners - too pricey
- Power Cut
- Any ideas for office space?
- Anchor & Hope
- How to keep visitors amused in SE1?

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

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