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Issue 160 | Tuesday 25 November 2003

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* READER OFFER: 20% discount on Yoga courses/classes
* 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 ]

Here's our pick of this week's community and cultural
events. For a comprehensive what's on guide check out
this month's 'in SE1' - see http://www.inSE1.co.uk for
details.


THAMESLINK 2000 CONSULTATION AT LONDON BRIDGE
Tuesday 25 November to Friday 28 November
12 noon-7pm on the London Bridge station forecourt
Exhibition showing Network Rail's current proposals for
Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. The display
panels are available online as PDF files.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=579


LOWER MARSH CHRISTMAS PARTY
Wednesday 26 November
5.30pm-8pm in Lower Marsh, Waterloo
All the shops will make a special effort this year"
lights, decorations and a 50ft Christmas tree are
arriving in Lower Marsh. Shops owners and market
traders have been asked to dress up in Traditional
Victorian clothes for the party.
Late night shopping til 8pm -
5.30pm: free hot sangria and mince pies served outside
Cubana Restaurant and Bar, Lower Marsh
6pm: see the presentation of prizes for Best Dressed
Festive Window in Lower Marsh and The Cut. Businesses
and residents alike compete for Old Vic Theatre tickets
to see Steven Berkoff in 'Messiah', free flights on the
BA London Eye, and many more special prizes
5.30-8pm: musical entertainment including a live salsa
band performing alongside festive favourites
http://www.lower-marsh.co.uk/xmas.html


KING ALFRED IN SOUTHWARK
Tuesday 25 November
7.30pm at Hawkstone Hall, Kennington Road; 1
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society lecture.
John Clark of the Museum of London gives the first of
three talks. This one is King Alfred in Southwark and
some London Mysteries. Preceded by the society's annual
general meeting at 7.15pm.


TRADITIONAL FAMILY FUNFAIR IN BERNIE SPAIN GARDENS
Thursday 27 November to Sunday 21 December 
Daily  12 noon-10pm
Enjoy family rides and Victorian-style funfair stalls
such as coconut shy, candy floss and hoopla. 
http://www.oxotower.co.uk


MOSTLY BAROQUE: THE TABARD SINGERS
Thursday 27 November
1pm-1.45pm at St George the Martyr Church, Borough High
Street
Lunchtime concert given by the Tabard Singers, a newly
formed group rehearsing locally in the Borough.
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.co.uk


SPEAKABILITY FUNDRAISING CONCERT AT ST JOHN'S
Thursday 27 November
6.30pm at St John's, Waterloo Road; 15 (concessions
available); includes mulled wine and mince pies.
This is an amazing opportunity to hear opera stars
singing their own popular choices while at the same
time supporting the national charity SPEAKABILITY and
benefiting people with speech and language problems
(known as aphasia or dysphasia) following a stroke,
head injury or neurological condition.
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk
http://www.speakability.org.uk


LOCAL RESIDENTS MEETING RE. 100-140 UNION STREET
Thursday 27 November 
7.15pm at 11 Thorold House
The decision on planning permission for 100-140 Union
Street will be made soon, probably on Monday 1
December. Anyone wanting to voice an opinion should
come to a local residents meeting . Residents need to
choose who will represent them at the planning meeting
and decide what they will say.


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST GEORGE'S RC CATHEDRAL
Saturday 29 November 
1pm at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road'
30p
Toys, books, toiletries, Advent calendars, Christmas
cards, refreshments and raffle.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


ADVENT PROCESSION AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Sunday 30 November
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral
Candlelit service for the start of Advent with Advent
carols. 
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


KISS YOUR BOSS GOODBYE FEATURES FORMER SE1 RESTAURATEUR
Sunday 30 November
12.30pm on ITV1 London
Robert Didier, owner of the now closed Petit Robert
restaurant in Borough Market, features in this LWT
regional series following the fortunes of Londoners who
decided to quit their jobs and set off in search of a
new life. This week Robert buys his first tractor and
discovers he has bought a flatpack
http://www.lwt.co.uk/kissyourbossgoodbye

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[ READER OFFER: 20% discount on Yoga courses/classes ]

LUNCHTIME YOGA in SE1
The Globe House in 2a Crucifix Lane, (2 min tube London
Bridge)
runs Lunchtime Yoga classes again (12.30 -1.30pm)
Mondays beginners course, 8wks, 52 (normally 64)
Tue, Wed, Fri drop in class (general level) 6.50
(normally 8)
Just quote 'SE1 Direct' when you book

Next complete beginners course starts Monday 12 January
2004 
No previous experience necessary. Mats are provided. 
For bookings & web flyer contact Kathryn on 07951
122360 or ShaktiYoga@aol.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:

TERRY JONES UNVEILS CHAUCER PLAQUE AT COPYPRINTS
Film director and former Monty Python team member Terry
Jones has unveiled a plaque to Geoffrey Chaucer in
Borough High Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/737


SOUTHWARK PC JAILED
A police officer based at Southwark police station in
Borough High Street was jailed for six months on Friday
after pleading guilty last month at the Old Bailey to
misconduct in a public office.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/734


ALTERNATIVE STATE PROCESSION FOR BUSH VISIT
A march protesting George Bush's state visit, taking
the form of a state procession with a horse-drawn
carriage bearing the 'Queen' and 'George Bush', set out
on Wednesday morning from Jubilee Gardens.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/733


GO-AHEAD FOR SHARD OF GLASS AT LONDON BRIDGE
The Deputy Prime Minister's decision to grant planning
consent for Renzo Piano's London Bridge Tower has been
warmly welcomed by Southwark Council and Ken
Livingstone.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/731


SHELL ELECTRIC STORM LIGHTS UP THE SOUTH BANK
The South Bank riverside from Jubilee Gardens to the
IBM building is being brightly lit through the winter
nights by the Shell Electric Storm.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/731


"BUSH GO HOME" MESSAGE AT TATE MODERN
Anti-war protesters spelled out their message to the US
President on Tuesday night at Tate Modern - "Bush go
home". Around 80 people layed down in the Turbine Hall
to form the three words - their message reflected on
the mirrored ceiling above.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/730


SE1'S TAS CROSSES THE RIVER
The popular Tas restaurant chain found in SE1 has
opened a branch in Farringdon Road on the edge of the
City.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/728


OLYMPIC LOGO UNVEILED ON BANKSIDE
The logo for London's 2012 Olympic bid has been
unveiled at Tate Modern on Bankside.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/726


ELEPHANT ANGELS CHANGING PEOPLE'S LIVES FOR THE BETTER
Elephant Angels has celebrated the opening of its
second office. The community advocacy service was
launched in late 2001, and has proven so successful
that more space was urgently needed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/736


KOSIBAH CREATIONS 2004 COLLECTION UNVEILED
Cabinet Minister Paul Boateng MP and his wife Janet
were the guests of honour at Kosibah Creations' fashion
show unveiling the 2004 Collection.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/725

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]


THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS AT THE IMAX
Dorothy goes in search of OZ: thus the final part of
the Matrix trilogy seems to find Keanu Reeves on a
journey into Machine World with the redoubtable Trinity
at his side. But who or what is the Wizard?
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/735

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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

Why SE1 is London's new cultural quarter...
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=581 - Standard

Livingstone's City Hall peace reception 'unprecedented'
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=582 - Ananova

Will the Saatchi Gallery make any money? 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=583 - ArtNewspaper

Review of the Anchor & Hope in The Cut
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=578 - Guardian

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[ Restaurant & theatre offers with Lastminute.com ]

WOMAN AND WAR @ THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM 
2 OFF ADULT PRICE (NORMAL PRICE 7 - NOW JUST 5)
A major exhibition, the most ambitious of its kind ever
mounted on this theme, telling the story of
servicewomen, nurses, land girls, factory workers,
secret agents, pilots and peacekeepers from World War I
to the present day.
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/

- London Bridge Tower
- Post Fraud in SE1
- Southwark's draconian parking restrictions
- Driving lessons in SE1
- London Bridge Tower
- Thameslink 2000 consultation
- Christmas Day
- Coronet Cinema
- Good electrician?
- Hall for hire in Waterloo area?

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

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