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Issue 164 | Monday 22 December 2003
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A very happy Christmas from the SE1 Direct team

We'll be back as usual next Monday morning with a New
Year what's on guide

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: New Year's Party & January Half Price Sale
* 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.
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FROST FAIR ON BANKSIDE
Monday 22 December
12-10pm on the riverside by Shakespeare's Globe
Riverside fair in front of the Globe with craft  and
food stalls, street theatre, carols, bell  ringing, art
and tree dressing. Lunchtime activities for children
from 12 noon. From 6.30pm there will be mulled wine and
chestnuts available. 
http://www.southwark.gov.uk


ELEPHANT & CASTLE CHRISTMAS FUN DAY
Monday 22 December
From 1.30pm at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Live music, tea and cake, face painting and baloons for
chidren. From 4.30pm there will be Latin American
singing and dancing, Father Christmas, giveaways and
Nativity (pesebre) sets.
http://www.elephantlinks.co.uk


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT BOROUGH MARKET
Until Wednesday 24 December
Monday & Tuesday 12 noon-6pm; Wednesday 10am-3pm
Borough Market is open for a final opportunity to buy
high quality produce for the Christmas table. The
Market is then closed until Saturday 3 January when
normal opening hours resume.
http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk


RADIO 4 MIDNIGHT MASS FROM ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Wednesday 24 December
11.15pm at St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road and live
on BBC Radio 4
Midnight Mass at Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral
starts early this year to accommodate the needs of
Radio 4's broadcast. 
The new Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Revd Kevin
McDonald, celebrates the  first Mass of Christmas. The
Cathedral Choir sing the Mass to the setting for double
choir and organ by Charles-Marie Widor and a feast of
carols including Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Adeste
Fideles.
The service is preceded at 10.45pm by Readings and
Carols (led by the Girls' Choir). Mass (and the Radio 4
broadcast) start at 11.15pm prompt. The congregation is
asked to be seated before 11pm. There will be no
admissions after Mass has started. 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=604 (BBC Religion)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ (listen live online)
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


OTHER CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT SE1 CHURCHES
Listings for several churches can be found in our
monthly printed what's on guide - available to download
via http://www.inSE1.co.uk

Many churches now have their own websites:

Southwark Cathedral (Anglican)
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral

St George's Cathedral (RC), Lambeth Road
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk

Christ Church Southwark (Anglican), Blackfriars Road
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk

St George the Martyr & St Alphege (Anglican)
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.co.uk

St John's Waterloo (Anglican), Waterloo Road
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk

Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph (RC), Melior Street
http://www.rc.net/southwark/londonbridge-lasalette/

Precious Blood (RC), O'Meara Street
http://www.preciousblood-borough.org.uk

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[ ADVERT: New Year's Party & January Half Price Sale ]

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Price Sale 
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Bankside Restaurant. It costs an affordable 40 and
includes:

Reception drink
Luxury two-course buffet 
Champagne toast
Disco till 2am

Southwark Rose hotel, located opposite the restaurant,
is offering party guests a special New Year's rate of
just 67 per room inc. breakfast. (creating a total
package of just 73.50 per person, based on two sharing
a room).

The famous Bankside January Sale returns from Friday 2
to Wednesday 14 January, All Bankside restaurant food
will be discounted by 50% (starters and desserts just
2.00 and mains from 3.50 to 5.75. There are no
coupons to collect or special menus. Just enjoy the
usual generous portions of fresh quality food at a
discounted price. 

For more information and reservations contact the
restaurant on:
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http://www.banksiderestaurants.co.uk

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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:
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FROST FAIR RETURNS TO BANKSIDE
The famous Frost Fair known to William Shakespeare is
returning to Bankside today after a 189 year break.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/770


NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR ARCHBISHOP'S PARK
Archbishop's Park, one of the few public green spaces
in north Lambeth and the largest in SE1, has been
preserved for at least one more generation.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/769


ANGLICAN COMMUNION LEAVES SE1
The permanent secretariat of the Anglican Consultative
Council moves this week from its Waterloo Road
building.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/768


IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS VISIT SE1
The Archbishop of Canterbury has held talks with the
Chairman of the Iraqi Governing Council Abdul Aziz
Al-Hakim and senior colleagues at Lambeth Palace.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/767


AIR AMBULANCE LANDS ON PALESTRA SITE
The Air Ambulance landed on the Palestra site opposite
Southwark Station on Wednesday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/766


'TATE TOWER' JUDGEMENT POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY
A High Court judge has postponed judgement on the
appeal by Bankside residents against the planning
inspector's decision to grant the go-ahead to a 20
storey tower next to Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/765

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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
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Cluster of skyscrapers planned for Waterloo station
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=601 - Skyscrapers

Bovis Lend Lease winds Bankside123 contract
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=57 - CityOffices

A visitor from Cairo's impressions of Bankside
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=598 - Cairo Times

Saatchi Gallery launches children's Art Prize
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=599 - PA/Scotsman

Million visitors to Tate Modern's Weather Project
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=600 - PA/Scotsman

What the Papers Say Awards under London Bridge station
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=603 - Guardian

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[ SE1 Noticeboard ]

For those odd bits of news which don't fit anywhere
else...
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SEE THE UNSUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC LOGO DESIGNS
Mill Street-based design firm John Nash and Friends
has set up a gallery on its website for the entrants
who entered the London 2012 Logo Bid competition held
earlier this year. As designers they were naturally
inquisitive to see what everyone else did.
http://www.nashdesign.com/2012_LOGO/olympic_.html

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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/
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- Christmas Day
- Emergency pharmacies
- Extra height... [Tabard Square tower]
- Third World Postal Service
- Window cleaning
- Tate Tower facilities...
- St Christopher House
- Southwark council benchmarked
- Frost Fair on Bankside
- The Pagoda
- Where to buy a Christmas Tree?
- Michael Caine
- Tate Tower

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

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