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Issue 173 | Monday 23 February 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* READER OFFER: Two for a tenner at Southwark Playhouse
* 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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THE ROMAN CEMETERY AT No. 1 AMERICA STREET, SOUTHWARK
Tuesday 24 February
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Hawkstone Hall,
Kennington Road; 1
Melissa Melkian talks about the recently discovered
Roman cemetery in America Street (off Southwark Bridge
Road). A Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society
event.
How we reported the discovery in 2002:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/125


POTTERS FIELDS DEVELOPMENT: LOCAL RESIDENTS' MEETING
Thursday 26 February
8pm at 1st Floor, Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street
Berkeley Homes is proposing a major development on the
car park and Lambeth College site next to the Potters
Fields park by Tower Bridge. Berkeley Homes' plans will
be the subject of a public inquiry in April. The Tooley
Street & Tower Bridge Community Association has
organised this meeting to help formulate a strategy to
ensure the the views of local residents are well
represented at the inquiry and will be taken into
account by the inspector. Invited speakers include Sue
Page from Bankside Residents' Forum on "What's facing
the community?", Lisa O'Donnell from Southwark Council
on "Southwark's view" and writer and Bermondsey
resident Jonathan Meades on "Our choices". Wine and
snacks will be served. 
More info: email towerbridgecommunity@hotmail.com
Forum thread: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=650
Details of the plans from the architect's website:
http://www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk/potters_fields/


SURE START SATURDAY MORNING DROP-IN
Saturday 28 February
10am-12 noon at Bermondsey Village Hall
Open day for local families with a child under 4 years
old. Sure Start is a Government programme bringing
together early education, childcare, health and family
support.
http://www.surestart.gov.uk


NETWORK THEATRE COMPANY OPEN DAY
Sunday 29 February
2pm at the New Arch Theatre, below Waterloo Station
Local amateur theatre group Network Theatre Company is
holding an open day. Members of the group will explain
how the company works and what is coming up over the
next year. Visitors are welcome to stay for the reading
afterwards. The New Arch Theatre is hidden away
underneath Waterloo station - see website for
directions. 
http://www.networktheatre.org

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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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FINAL ELEPHANT MASTERPLAN AGREED
Southwark Council's executive met on Thursday night to
agree the final masterplan for the 1.5 billion,
11-year regeneration of a 170-acre site at the Elephant
& Castle.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/843


CLUB WICKED 'QUITS' SE1
The controversial Club Wicked has withdrawn its licence
applications and is leaving the Tooley Street venue.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/845


CAR TRAPPED BY FALLING ADVERTISING HOARDING
The emergency services converged on Blackfriars Bridge
approach on Sunday lunchtime after a hoarding collapsed
on to a car.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/847


MAN CHARGED OVER BERMONDSEY REPTILE THEFT
A Rockingham Street man is to appear in court next
month following an incident in which exotic reptiles
were stolen from a Bermondsey address.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/846


BOY INJURED IN POLICE CAR SMASH
A 9 year old boy is in hospital with a fractured skull
after he was hit by a police car in Old Kent Road on
Thursday afternoon.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/842


EDINBURGH FIRM UNVEILS CONCEPT FOR POTTERS FIELDS
Edinburgh-based Gross Max Landscape Architects has been
appointed to redesign battered Potters Fields.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/840


JULIA ROBERTS ON THE SOUTH BANK
Julia Roberts was on the South Bank on Wednesday
filming scenes for her new movie Closer, based on
Patrick Marber's play which premiered at the National
Theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/838


THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP AT BANKSIDE GALLERY
The Queen and Prince Philip have joined in the Royal
Watercolour Society's bicentenary celebrations at
Bankside Gallery.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/837


ARCHBISHOP TUTU OPENS GUY'S NEW INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
LABORATORIES
Cutting edge new laboratories for researching
infectious diseases such as HIV, Aids, malaria and
diabetes have been opened by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at
King's College London's Guy's campus.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/836


BOROUGH MARKET'S NEAL'S YARD IS BEST SMALL RETAILER
Neal's Yard Dairy in Borough Market's Park Street has
been declared the Best Small Retailer in The Observer
Food Awards.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/835

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[ READER OFFER: 2 FOR A TENNER AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE ]

Southwark Playhouse is offering SE1 Direct readers two
tickets for the price of one for selected performances
of Markings in March. The production runs from 2 to 20
March and the 2 for a tenner offer is applicable for
performances on 3, 4, 5 and 6 March. Standard ticket
prices are 10 (5 on Mondays).

Markings is a visiting production by Attic Theatre
Company set in Morecambe. It is directed by Tamara
Harvey, who will also be directing Much Ado About
Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe this summer.

The first person to call the box office quoting 'two
for a tenner offer' will get in for free (max. 2
tickets valid for 3, 4, 5 March).

Box office: 020 7620 3494
Email: admin@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Please quote "two for a tenner offer" and state date
and number of tickets required and leave contact tel.
no.

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[ Arts reviews from London-SE1.co.uk ]

MACBETH AT THE UNION THEATRE
The Union Theatre presents the Enmasse Theatre
Company's inspired production of William Shakespeare's
acclaimed tragedy of Macbeth.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/844

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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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- Noise levels on Winchester Walk
- Where can I get late post collection in SE1?
- Massive Revamp for the Elephant...
- Potters Fields park refurbishment
- Rundown riverside lighting
- Spring arrives early in SE1
- Travellers on Bermondsey Spa
- Council Tax
- My Favourite Dress
- Tabard Redevelopment, public exhibition
- Mexican food specialist at the Elephant
- Aylwin Estate
- Waterloo traffic
- Bermondsey Square green building

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

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