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Issue 166 | Monday 5 January 2004
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Happy New Year from SE1 Direct

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: Topnotch Health Club - St Thomas Street
* January issue of 'in SE1'
* Local news & features 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 'in SE1' - see http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.
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RICHARD II FROM THE GLOBE
Monday 5 January
7pm on BBC Four (Freeview, satellite & cable)
Another chance to see the first ever live  production
from Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside, originally
transmitted live in September 2003. Starring Mark
Rylance and directed by Tim Carroll, this all-male
interpretation aims to replicate the authentic
Shakespearean experience as accurately as possible. 
The evening is presented by Andrew Marr who is joined
by Corin Redgrave, Zoe Wanamaker and Michael Wood to
discuss all aspects of the production.
The performance will be enhanced by pressing the red
key on your digital handset.  During the play you can
explore a specially produced interactive theatre
programme for Richard II giving information about the
actors, the characters they play and behind the scenes
facts. 
BBC Four: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=492


BOROUGH AND BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 7 January 
7pm-9.30pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.
The agenda includes a discussion on the 2004 Cleaner,
Greener, Safer programme and an update on policing
issues in Borough and Bankside. Emma Williamson will
give a presentation on Living Spaces, the community
enablers scheme. Councillors will also consider a
proposal to raise the perimiter fence around the
multi-sports pitch at Redman House, Lant Street.


FRIENDS OF GERALDINE MARY HARMSWORTH PARK PUBLIC
MEETING
Thursday 8 January
7pm at St Jude's Community Centre, St George's Road
The Friends of GMH Park (the park that surrounds the
Imperial War Museum) have called this meeting to
discuss Southwark Council's proposed changes to the
Ranger service which will alter the current staffing
situation in the park. The Friends fear that the
changes will result in the park being neglected but the
council insists that park rangers with ground
maintenance duties will stay on in the park. Senior
council officers are expected to be in attendance.
Users of this important local green space are
encouraged to attend to have their say. 


THE LAST SAMURAI AT THE CORONET, ELEPHANT & CASTLE
From Friday 9 January
Daily 5.30pm and 8pm at the Coronet, New Kent Road
See Tom Cruise's latest epic at the Elephant's newly
reopened cinema. The support of local residents will
help secure the future of this new community cinema
venture.
http://www.cinemafurore.com


BLESSING OF THE RIVER
Sunday 11 January
2pm at the centre of London Bridge
Clergy from St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street
and Southwark Cathedral will perform this ancient
ceremony on the Sunday that commemmorates Christ's
baptism in the Jordan.


CITY SCAPES: LONDON ON BBC FOUR
Sunday 11 January
7pm on BBC Four (Freeview, satellite & cable)
This programme focuses on the architecture of London
and includes examinations of the Lloyds Building, the
Millennium Bridge, the Jubilee Line and Roehampton
Estate. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/

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[ January issue of 'in SE1' ]

The January issue of 'in SE1' - our monthly printed
guide to what's happening in SE1 - is now available in
electronically at http://www.inSE1.co.uk and will be
available in printed form at all the usual distribution
points later in the week.

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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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KEN: NEW YEAR FIREWORKS "A BIG STEP FORWARD"
The Mayor of London has thanked the emergency services
and other workers who helped the New Year celebrations
centred on the London Eye go off peacefully.
http://london-se1.co.uk/news/view/779


SOUTHWARK COUNCILLOR DIES
Southwark councillor Margaret Ambrose died at Guy's
Hospital on Tuesday 23 December after losing a
year-long battle against bone cancer.
http://london-se1.co.uk/news/view/778


HAPPY NEW YEAR
London has seen in 2004 with a firework display at the
London Eye on the South Bank lasting just over three
minutes.
http://london-se1.co.uk/news/view/777


BANKSIDE RESTAURANT: SPURNING COUPONS AND OFFERING
TRAINING
Because January is traditionally a quiet period many
restaurants offer discounts to customers collecting
special offer vouchers in newspapers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/780

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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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Simon Bradley on the Anchor Bankside and literature
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=611 - Guardian

London Eye to close for a month
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=610 - BBC News

Lant Street basketball court fence row
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=609 - SLP

OBE for Friars Primary School teaching assistant
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=614 - Standard

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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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- Parking fine
- Good service, bad service
- Where were the fireworks on tv last night?
- Self Service Laundry Problems
- American teens from Boston
- Why do we now live in Lond and not London?
- Any good cafés?
- Charity Shop site in SE1
- Music Studios in SE1
- Quiz Nights in SE1
- Charities that collect stuff
- E&C Shopping Centre
- South Bank at the New Year

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

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