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Issue 162 | Wednesday 10 December 2003

Apologies for the delay to this issue due to
circumstances beyond our control. 

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: 25% off Hairdressing and Beauty Treatments 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews 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 ]

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

MORLEY COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Wednesday 10 December
8pm at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; 5 
Morley College Choir conducted by  Gregory Platt.
Programme includes John  Rutter's Gloria, The motet - 
In Ecclesiis - Gabrieli and several popular choruses
from Handel's Messiah.
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk


ROSE THEATRE OPEN DAY
Thursday 11 & Sunday 14 December
11am-5pm at 56 Park Street; admission by donation
In connection with the ongoing frost fair at
Shakespeare's Globe, the Rose Theatre trust is stagin a
series of open days at its site in Park Street. Come
along and experience what has captured the imagination
of some of this country's most famous artists 
and feel a part of history.
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


'LIGHTS UP' AT THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
Friday 12 December
5pm-7pm at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
See the Elephant and Castle's lighting scheme being
switched on for the first time by council leader Nick
Stanton. The event will be projected onto a big screen
at the shopping centre. Also featuring: Latin American
Quarter, live music, Christmas carols, Father
Christmas, street performers, giveaways, late night
opening, food and drink, 1 bowling special and special
Bingo sessions.
http://www.elephantlinks.co.uk


NATIONAL THEATRE 'BRIGHTENING UP LONDON' SWITCH ON
Friday 12 December
Time unknown; South Bank
Damien Hirst switches on a projection onto the walls of
the National - part of a London-wide campaign backed by
Bob Geldof, Orange and the Evening Standard. On
Christmas Eve, all nine buildings - including the
Imperial War Museum - will be made to appear as if they
are wrapped like enormous Christmas presents.
http://www.orange.co.uk/brightlondon/


ST JUDE'S COMMUNITY CENTRE CHRISTMAS SALE
Saturday 13 December
12 noon at St Jude's crypt, St George's Road; 20p
Tombola, craft stalls, food and  refreshments. Father
Christmas visiting. 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=588


WATERLOO MILLENNIUM GREEN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Sunday 14 December
2-4pm at the Millennium Green, Waterloo Road; free 
 Football tournament, theatre workshop, games on the
green, tree dressing,  entertainment by Morley College,
carol singing. Also warming refreshments in the Living
Space. Includes a visit by Father Christmas. 
http://www.waterloogreen.org.uk


FESTIVAL OF CAROLS AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Sunday 14 December 
5pm at St John's Waterloo Road; free (retiring
collection)
Chorus Mundi choir is joined by  Lungandan Choir and St
John's Youth  Choir. Includes a first performance of
Paul Ayres' setting of Shakespeare's words "So Hallow'd
& so gracious is the Time" plus favourite carols for
all to sing. Attended by the Mayor of Lambeth, Kate
Hoey MP and the Pearly Kings and Queens of London.
Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. The retiring
collection is in aid of Sargent Cancer Care for
Children, and The Mayor of Lambeth's Charities.
http://www.chorusmundi.ukf.net

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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:


CRIME PREVENTION CAMPAIGN TARGETS SOUTHWARK STUDENTS
AND SHOPPERS
The biggest ever crime prevention operation in
Southwark is taking place on Wednesday, involving
Southwark Police, Southwark Council and other members
of the Safer Southwark Partnership.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/753


ELEPHANT LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS
This week will see the switching on of the first phase
of an ambitious project to light up the Elephant and
Castle at night.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/750


SOUTHWARK CLAIMS STRONG BACKING FOR ELEPHANT PLANS
Southwark Council claims that its plans for the
regeneration of the Elephant and Castle have received
overwhelming public support following a three-month
consultation held this summer.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/749


DON'T COME TO SOUTH BANK FOR FIREWORKS, SAYS KEN
Ken Livingstone has announced a fireworks display for
New Year's Eve at the London Eye, but he is appealing
for crowds to stay away.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/748


SOUTHWARK ARCHBISHOP ENTHRONED AT PACKED CATHEDRAL
The Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster were
present at the Enthronement of the new Archbishop of
Southwark.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/747


MAN ARRESTED AS MISSING GIRL IS FOUND NEAR LONDON
BRIDGE
A 38-year-old man has been arrested after a missing
14-year-old girl from Nottinghamshire was found with
him by police officers in the London Bridge area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/752


STEVE TOMPKINS' YOUNG VIC PLANS APPROVED
The Young Vic project has been awarded planning consent
in a unanimous decision by Lambeth Planning Committee.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/743

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

FORTY HARES AND A PRINCESS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
It's the time of year for fairy tales and Wonderful
Beast the theatre Company performing at The Southwark
Playhouse expertly brings to life five short tales from
different traditions- Japanese, Turkish, Italian,
Yiddish.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/746


THE WILD PARTY AT THE UNION THEATRE
There is exuberance and sparkle in abundance under the
arches in Union Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/745


SKELLIG AT THE YOUNG VIC
David Almond's Skellig seems an unusual choice for the
Young Vic's Christmas entertainment but it has a happy
ending.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/744

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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

War on the wharf: Reeds Wharf mooring dispute profiled
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=590 - Independent

Will Alsop: Tate Modern should have been demolished
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=592 - Guardian

Was Michael Jackson planning to come to the Coronet?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=593 - SLP

Row over London Dungeon Jack the Ripper sex kits
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=596 - SLP

Bruce Nauman is new Turbine Hall artist
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=595 - PA/Scotsman

Millennium Commission exhibition at Tate Modern
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=594 - LeisureOpps

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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/

- Tradesmen
- Photos of Borough Market
- Crisis Open Christmas lift share needed
- All quiet @ Wicked
- Coronet Cinema
- Lighting up the Elephant
- Tate Modern - Members Room
- Zandra Rhodes Fashion Museum
- 100-140 Union Street
- The Pagoda
- Helicopters

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

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