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Issue 149 | Monday 8 September 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* SE1 Notebook
* 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:

JUMP LONDON - FREE RUNNING ON CHANNEL 4
Tuesday 9 September
10pm on Channel 4
A look at the physical sport of free running , a method
of crossing a town or city by leaping between buildings
and rooftops. Sebastien Foucan, the sport's co-founder,
attempts to conquer London for the first time, taking
in a dozen landmarks including the National Theatre,
HMS Belfast, the Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern,
Shakespeare's Globe  and the Saatchi Gallery.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=502 - Channel4.com


NORTH LAMBETH UNITARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN CONSULTATION
Wednesday 10 September
7pm at St John's Church, Waterloo Road
Lambeth Council has organised a series of consultative
meetings across the borough as part of the review of
its Unitary Development Plan (UDP). This sets out
policies on how the council would like change to occur,
what can and cannot be built and where it wants to
encourage new development to achieve economic growth.
It also aims for balanced and sustainable communities.
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 11 September
7pm-9pm at Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford
Street
Topics will include a progress report on the Feliks
Topolski exhibition in Concert Hall Approach and a
report on local policing from Kennington Police.
Patricia Moberly will speak about Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Trust foundation hospital application, and
Transport for London and their consultants will present
proposals to develop new bus stands in Tenison Way (for
Waterloo Station).
More information: Judith Chen, 020 7202 6900


POETRY LIVE IN THE SURGICAL ARENA - THE FACE OF WAR
Thursday 11 September
7pm at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret;
£5 (conc £4)
David Keller reads Poems OF Conflict by Simon Rae. With
the war in Iraq still a vivid memory, Top Edge
Productions presents a programme of poems exploring
human conflict, ranging in scale from personal
confrontation to the threat of Armageddon.
http://www.thegarret.org.uk


YOUNG VIC THEATRE REDEVELOPMENT - OPEN DAY
Saturday 13 September
10am-1pm
The building is 33 years old, worn out and impossible
to repair. The theatre has decided to build a new
structure. They have held two opens day and received
many helpful ideas. Now they want to show the revised
designs submitted for planning approval. Come and see
the model and talk to the team.
http://www.youngvic.org


THE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September
Annual riverside festival. Highlights include Sticky, a
pyrotechnic event in Jubilee Gardens on Saturday night,
and the annual procession of light on Sunday evening.
During the day there are events on and around the
river, including a riverside bazaar and funfair, food,
music and entertainment. See below for details of
'Firing on the Foreshore'. Full festival programme
available on the website:
http://www.thamesfestival.org

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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:

BOROUGH CAFÉ'S MAMA DIES IN ITALY 
Armalia Moruzzi, who until recently presided over
Borough Café, has died at home in Parma Italy after a
long illness. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/640


ARMED ROBBER RECAPTURED 
An armed robber who escaped from a court at the
Elephant & Castle in February has been re-captured. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/639


UNCERTAIN WEATHER FORECAST FOR GLOBE'S LIVE BROADCAST 
Staff at Shakespeare's Globe were watching the weather
forecast hoping for a dry night at least until 10.30pm
for the televising of Sunday night's Richard II
performance with Mark Rylance playing the lead. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/638


DAVID BLAINE BEGINS ENDURANCE STUNT 
On Friday night David Blaine entered his perspex box
which was then swung into position above Potters
Fields. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/630


IN PICTURES: DAVID BLAINE IN POTTERS FIELDS 
This weekend crowds gathered in Potters Fields near
Tower Bridge to watch illusionist David Blaine
undertake his 44-day endurance feat. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/634


BIG BANKSIDE INFORMATION DAY 
The largest Bankside Information Day took place at
Southwark Cathedral. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/629


IN PICTURES: THE GREAT RIVER RACE 
Over 200 boats - from Cornish gigs to Chinese
dragonboats - taking part in the 22 mile Great River
Race passed the SE1 riverside on Saturday. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/637


IN PICTURES: OYSTER & SEAFOOD FAIR AT HAY'S GALLERIA 
Hay's Galleria was once more filled with stalls
offering all kinds of seafood at this popular annual
event. 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/631

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[ SE1 Notebook ]

THAMES FESTIVAL: FIRING ON THE FORESHORE
STEWARDS WANTED 
Bankside STEWards, in conjunction with CRISIS Skylight,
are creating a firing of objects made from Thames Clay
on the foreshore between the Millenium Bridge and the
Globe Theatre, on Saturday 13 September from 7pm until
the rising tide extinguishes it at midnight. We will
disinter the results at 7.30am Sunday morning when the
tide revals the site - followed by breakfast at the
Globe Theatre.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR STEWARDS FOR THIS EVENT. If you
could help, please contact Edith Slee by phoning 020
7928 6414 AFTER Monday 8 September

There will be a BRIEFING MEETING Thursday 11 September
@ 7PM meet at Provost's Lodging, 51 Bankside - adjacent
to firing site to discuss health and safety issues,
build a stone platform ready for the fire on Saturday
AND make some clay pots or artefacts to fire on
Saturday.

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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

First image of the Hopton Street 'Tate' tower
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=505 - Standard

Tate neighbours' image of a toweringly grim future
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=510 - Guardian

Power cut boosts SE1 pub sales
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=504 - The Publican

Blaine pelted by yobs - noise pollution officers called
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=511 -Sunday Mirror

Blaine in a box: broadband streaming from Tower Bridge
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=506 - Silicon.com

Walthamstow company to coordinate Blaine stunt
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=507 - WF Guardian

Peacock boat from India to light up Thames Festival
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=508 - Rediff

Streets of London: The Cut, SE1
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=509 - The Times

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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/

- Need for a plumber!
- Broadband Options in SE1
- Forum Social Part Two!
- Water being turned off today 7th Sep.
- Jumble sale?
- Tower Bridge Dry Cleaners
- Seafood Fair
- Early Morning Sweepers...

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

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