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Issue 163 | Monday 15 December 2003

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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: London City Churches - excellent Xmas gift 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* SE1 news from around the web
* SE1 Noticeboard
* 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.


SOUTHWARK POETRY SLAM 1 ONLINE TODAY
Monday 15 December
12-2pm at http://www.southwark.gov.uk and at City
Learning Centre, Camberwell New Road, SE5
Participants in Southwark's first-ever online poetry
workshop will get involved in a range of activities,
with performance poets and DJs on hand to provide
encouragement and support in getting the creative
juices flowing. Young people at the event - or logged
to the Southwark website - will be able to add a line
to Southwark's epic online community poem, launched in
October with Poet Laureate Andrew Motion providing the
opening line, 'In Southwark, where the river bends its
bow...'
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/CultureHeritage/poetry/


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL SING-IN
Tuesday 16 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral
Christmas carols for office workers and the local
community.
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral


LORD OF THE RINGS - THE RETURN OF THE KING @ CORONET
From Wednesday 17 December
Times to be announced; Coronet Cinema, New Kent Road;
£6 (conc £5; child £4)
Fresh from the success of the Elefest film festival
last month, the Coronet cinema at the Elephant and
Castle is showing this year's Christmas must-see movie,
the final part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Support this new community venture by seeing the film
here rather than at a multiplex. The film is rated 12A
and contains intense battle, violence and horror
scenes.
http://www.cinemafurore.com 


ROSE THEATRE OPEN DAY
Wednesday 17 & Friday 19 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 staging
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


SAM DASTOR RETURNS TO THE ROSE - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Wednesday 17 December
6pm at the Rose Theatre site, 56 Park Street; £10
Sam Dastor reads from Shakespeare's sonnets, chosen as
an autobiographical story of the Bankside playright's
loves. Don't miss this great performance.  Itıs bound
to be a talking point. Shakespeare in Love is part of
the Rose celebrations for Christmas in conjunction with
the Frost Fair at Shakespeare's Globe. Tickets
available at the door or from the box office:
boxofficerosetheatre@denmandrive.fsworld.co.uk
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


LUNCHTIME CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE AT ST GEORGE'S
Thursday 18 December 
1pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Lunchtime service of carols for local residents and
workers.
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.co.uk 


HAYDN, DVORAK AND BEETHOVEN PERFORMED AT THE ROSE
Friday 19 December
6pm at the Rose Theatre site, 56 Park Street; £10
The Alize Quartet  with: Hadyn's String Quartet No 1,
Dvorak's String Quartet in F Op 96 'American',
Beethoven's 'Cavatina'. from String Quartet Op.130.
The first ever recital to be held at the Rose.
Tickets available at the door or from the box office:
boxofficerosetheatre@denmandrive.fsworld.co.uk
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS
Sunday 21 December 
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral's main carol service. Not designed
for children. 
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral/

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You can learn about Dick Whittington's tomb, a
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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:

SANTAS DESCEND ON BANKSIDE
Hundreds of Santas descended on Bankside on Saturday as
part of Santacon 2003, an annual convention of those
seeking the "furtherance of Santa-ing, the celebration
of being Santa and the Santa way".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/763


ELEPHANT TUBE TICKET HALL REOPENS
The Northern line ticket hall at Elephant & Castle
station reopened on Friday after the completion of a
major refurbishment programme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/761


SOUTH BANK COULD HOST LIVE VIENNA VIDEO LINK
It could soon be possible to stand on the South Bank
and see and talk to passers-by in a Vienna square via a
huge video-conferencing screen.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/760


UK'S TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE INSTALLED AT MORE LONDON
Over 5,000 multi-coloured lights are lighting up the
riverside on the UKıs tallest Christmas tree. At well
over 80ft the Scottish-grown Sitka spruce stands
proudly in the Pool of London at More London, the
13-acre riverside development near Tower Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/757


POLICE APPEAL AFTER SOUTH BANK HOMOPHOBIC ATTACKS
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward
after a number of recent attacks on gay men in the
South Bank area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/755


HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER 'TATE TOWER'
Plans for a 20-storey tower block right next to Tate
Modern won the go-ahead after Southwark planners got
into a "terrible muddle", the High Court was told last
week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/754


PARK PLAZA UNVEILS PLANS FOR 4 STAR ALBERT EMBANKMENT
HOTEL
Park Plaza Hotels Europe last month unveiled plans for
the Riverbank Park Plaza on the Albert Embankment, a
stunning position directly opposite Tate Britain
affords spectacular views of Westminster Abbey, the
London Eye and Parliament.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/756


LAMBETH PHOTO ARCHIVES GO ONLINE
Hundreds of images of Waterloo and the South Bank can
now be browsed and purchased on Lambeth Council's new
online digital archive.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/764


SOUTHWARK POET OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Southwark Council has teamed up with Morley College to
back the Southwark Poet of the Year competition
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/762


YOUTH FASHION SHOW TO BE SEEN ON TV
A Southwark youth fashion show at Tate Modern backed by
the Metropolitan Police can be seen on TV this week
when 'Milan - Paris - Southwark' is shown on The
Community Channel.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/759

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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

Top Tories snub Archer's Albert Embankment Xmas parties 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=597 - Standard

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[ SE1 Noticeboard ]

MEN WANTED
Get Fit!  Meet more girls! Are these your New Year's
Resolutions? Keep them both at once by joining Geoids,
a local theatre society, based in SE1. They are looking
for more men to sing, dance and play Gangsters &
Gamblers in Guys & Dolls.  If you've never done
anything like this before, nowıs your chance. 

Rehearsals will start on 9 January. Auditions (not
necessary for chorus) Monday 12 January, 6pm Dance
Attic, 368 North End Road, Fulham. SW6. Prepare one
song - sheet music only. Be prepared to dance.
Rehearsals Friday evenings SE1
Performances: 18-22 May at Rudolf Steiner Theatre.
More info - 07889 359 174 or from 020 7401 3392
Or visit http://www.geoids.org.uk

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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/

- Big Day in SE1! - Archbishops Park lease to be signed
- Elephant & Castle tube station
- The Pagoda (now The Hartley)
- Weston Street incident explained
- Polish Restaurant New Kent Road
- Smarter Properties
- Lighting up the Elephant
- Lower Marsh Xmas tree
- Jack of all trades
- Gas boiler serviceman
- Tradesmen
- Gated Communites
- Billie Piper spotted in Borough Market
- Buying / Installing Car Stereo

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

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