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Issue 159 | Monday 17 November 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: Free health check & consultation
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website
* SE1 news from around the web
* Restaurant & theatre offers with 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:


LONDON PRISONS WEEK SERVICE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 18 November
2.30pm at Southwark Cathedral
The London and Southwark Dioceses' Prisons and Penal
Concerns Group in association with the Dean & Chapter
of Southwark are hosting a service in Southwark
Cathedral to mark Prisons Week. Taking part will be
former prisoners, prison staff and chaplains,
magistrates and prison visitors and the congregation
will include serving prisoners, prison staff and
governors, representatives from voluntary sector
agencies who work with prisoners and their families,
and people from many parts of the British penal system.
The address will be delivered by Anne Owers, HM Chief
Inspector of Prisons. The Rt Rev Tom Butler, Bishop of
Southwark, will also be present.
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 18 November
7pm at St Matthew's, Meadow Row (off New Kent Road)
Meeting open to residents of Chaucer and Cathedrals
wards. Business includes: Update on Policing Issues in
Borough and Bankside. Presentation regarding Section
106 money available to Borough and  Bankside Community
Council area, and some examples of how this money
could be used. Presentations on the Borough Market and
the Appointment process for  both Trustees and Wardens
for 2004. Presentation by Primary Care Trust on Health
issues, followed by questions and answers. King's
College & Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals are doing
joint consultation on the establishment  of foundation
hospitals - they will give a short presentation
followed by Q&A and a workshop session. This session
provides an opportunity to pose questions directly to
the hospitals on their proposals to become  foundation
hospitals. At 9.15pm councillors will consider full
planning permission for Block A of the former Hartley's
Jam Factory at 27 Green Walk SE1.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=529


SHELL ELECTRIC STORM ON THE SOUTH BANK
From Tuesday 18 November
From dusk to 11pm on the South Bank
A stunning display of colour, light, mist and sound
powered entirely by renewable energy provided by a 43
metre wind turbine and interacting with the wind
creating a new show every night. Visitors will be able
to stroll inside Shell Electric Storm, passing between
two rows of trees for half a kilometre, from near the
London Eye to the IBM building.  The South Bank itself
will be brightly lit through the winter nights by the
new attraction, with Shell Electric Storm clearly
visible from the other side of the river. Shell
Electric Storm will run until mid-February and the
trees will be illuminated every evening from dusk until
11pm.  The colour, movement, music and light will
constantly change, as Shell Electric Storm reacts in
harmony with prevailing weather conditions, from high
wind through to total calm.  
http://www.shellelectricstorm.com


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 19 November
7pm at Millpond TRA Hall, 210a Jamaica Road
Meeting open to residents of Riverside, Grange and
South Bermondsey wards. Business includes
Borough Spending Plan/TfL update from Trevor Wilding. 
City Growth Strategy update by Sean Connolly. Inspector
Mark Johnson to discuss policing in Bermondsey. Rolls
Road Crossing Petition: Mrs Warne will present a
petition to councillors by on behalf of all
signatories. There will be a presentation on Foundation
Hospitals followed by open debate. Tim Thompson
(Regeneration Department) will  report back on the Spa
Regeneration Project. Carol Smith will give a
presentation on the Primary Care Trust, introducing
plans for consultation in January.  
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=530


COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP
Thursday 20 November 
10.30am-12.30pm at Hankey Place Tenants Hall, off Long
Lane; free
A meeting for those who need money to develop an idea
that benefits local communities within the SE1 area.
Speakers from South East London Community Foundation,
Southwark Council, Waterloo Community  Regeneration
Trust and SAVO who will outline how to secure community
funding. Application packs available to take away.
Light refreshments. Further information from Ambrose
Omoma on 020 7525 5894. Supported by Southwark Council.


ELEFEST - ELEPHANT & CASTLE FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 November
Coronet Cinema, New Kent Road; all events free
http://www.southwark.tv/NEON/neonElefest.asp

Thursday 20 November
7pm - Short Films by local Filmmakers
8pm - Spectacular Trapeze/Film Performance
9pm - La Haine (1995) cert 18 - a gripping modern
classic of French cinema

Friday 21 November
7pm - Southwark TV and other local community films
9pm - Get Carter (1971) cert 18 - Michael Caine in this
unsurpassed British gangster classic

Saturday 22 November
10.30am - Monsters Inc. (2001) Cert U
12.30pm - The Great Dictator Cert PG - Charlie
Chaplin's ingenuous fascist satire
3pm - The Clay Bird (2002) Cert PG - a moving family
drama told against the traumatic birth of Bangladesh in
the 1960s
5pm - La Pena Maxima (2001) Cert tbc - an obsessive
tale of the Colombian soccer team's road to the World
Cup
7pm - The Harder They Come (1972) cert 18 - one of
Jamaica's best-loved exports, with reggae star Jimmy
Cliff
9pm - Concert For George cert PG - a superb film of the
star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall last year
to commemorate the life of George Harrison, featuring
performances by Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Joe Brown,
Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar, Dhani
Harrison, Neil Innes, Ringo Starr.


CHRIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 22 November
11am-1pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road; 20p
Tombola, food, clothes and books.
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk 

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Normally priced at 49 the health check will cover body
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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:

NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Southwark Playhouse held a gala night on Wednesday 12
November to celebrate the studio theatre's tenth
anniversary, and to mark the appointment of Gareth
Machin as artistic director.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/724


EASTENDERS STAR VISITS LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
Southwark and Lambeth parents who have attended courses
aimed at helping them to support their children's
learning were this week awarded certificates in
recognition of their achievement by EastEnders star
Rudolph Walker.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/723


PEOPLE'S NETWORK COMES TO SOUTHWARK LIBRARIES
Former Cathedrals ward councillor Hilary Wines recently
joined staff and library users at the John Harvard
Library to launch the People's Network in Southwark
Libraries.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/721


COURT VICTORY FOR SE1 'RICKSHAW' COMPANY
London taxi drivers have failed in their bid to force
Bugbugs, which has been providing emission-free
passenger transport since 1998, to have to apply for
licences.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/719


POLICING BLAINE: THE 64,000 QUESTION
The cost of the police cover for David Blaine's 44 day
starvation stunt in Potters Fields - next to Tower
Bridge - was 64,000, it emerged on Monday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/713


ICE SKATING AT COUNTY HALL
The South Bank now has its very own ice rink on the
London Aquarium roof terrace at County Hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/722


SIMON HUGHES TO SPEAK AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Simon Hughes, North Southwark's Lib Dem MP and London
Mayoral candidate, will be at Shakespeare's Globe on
Wednesday 19 November to give a lecture entitled Our
Scene is London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/717


JAPANESE AMBASSADOR AT BRAMAH TEA & COFFEE MUSEUM
"In far away lands, or wherever you be/ Friendship is
welded by a good cup of tea." This sentiment was echoed
by Japanese Ambassador Masaki Orita during his visit to
the Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/716


SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE UNVEILS 2004 SEASON
The 2004 theatre season at Shakespeare's Globe will run
from 7 May to 26 September and explore the theme of
star-crossed lovers in three of Shakespeare's
best-loved plays: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About
Nothing and Measure for Measure.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/714


TRAINING FOR SOUTHWARK'S FRONT LINE WORKERS
The Front Line Workers' Project is focused primarily on
Southwark, where regeneration and remarketing has
transformed areas, but many residents are unable to
take up new employment opportunities because of their
low level of basic skills.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/720

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

NEW EXHIBITION SPACE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Southwark Cathedral's Refectory is the latest gallery
to open in SE1.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/718

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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

Greenwich to Westminster commuter boat service planned
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=574 - News Shopper

Hugh Pearman's verdict on the Hayward Gallery revamp
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=573 - Sunday Times

Saatchi Gallery is one of world's most expensive
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=572 - Independent

Old Vic, Young Vic, New Vic - what's the difference?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=575 - Tri Valley

Record breakers burp and celebrate at Tate Modern
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=576 - Reuters

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[ Restaurant & theatre offers with Lastminute.com ]

BLUE PRINT CAFE - TWO-COURSE MENU & A TICKET TO THE "MY
FAVOURITE DRESS" EXHIBITION FOR 20
A two-course meal and a ticket to the 'My Favourite
Dress' exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83
Bermondsey Street - all for just 20.
- Excludes service charge and side dishes
- Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday
- Pre theatre: Tuesday - Saturday
- Until Sunday 30 November
Please note: the tickets are to be collected at the
restaurant. Diners are requested to visit the museum
before dining if your booking is after 14.30.
http://lastminute.se1direct.co.uk/?id=110


SILKA - SOUTHWARK STREET - 50% OFF FOOD BILL
Designed by award-winning architects, the focal point
of Silka's interior is its open-plan kitchen. This
modernist feel is complemented by high culinary
standards, where an emphasis on healthy eating and
energy balanced contemporary Indian cuisine provides an
ideal antidote to the frantic pace of city life.
- 50% off the a la carte menu
- Food only, beverages are not included in this offer
- Lunch and dinner: Monday - Saturday
- Until Sunday 30 November
http://lastminute.se1direct.co.uk/?id=110


ON THE FUNNY SIDE @ THE BLACKFRIARS PAVILION 
Only 7.50 & a free hot buffet meal
Fortnightly stand up night in the gloriously intimate
and relaxed surroundings of the Blackfriars Pavilion.
Each show features four outstanding stand-ups,
handpicked from the best of the London circuit, and
regular compere extraordinaire, UnderHand's very own,
Matt Holt.
http://lastminute.se1direct.co.uk/?id=117

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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/

- Local primary schools
- Local fitness facilities
- London Bridge Tower
- Christmas Social?
- Old Vic, Young Vic, New Vic, Globe 
- 1930s E+C company query
- 56 Southwark Bridge Road
- Paying for blaine??????
- NTL "digital"
- Jubilee Gardens
- Hotels and Hostels
- Window cleaners
- Volunteering in SE1
- Elephant & Castle tube station
- Interesting venues?
- Jam Factory residents - email group
- Latest Tate project
- 45 metre wind turbine for the South Bank

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

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