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Issue 176 | Wednesday 17 March 2004

A Happy St Patrick's Day and apologies for the delay to
this week's issue of SE1 Direct.

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* SE1 Postal Service Campaign Latest
* 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 'in SE1' - see http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.
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SOUTHWARK COUNCIL ANNUAL CIVIC SERVICE
Wednesday 17 March
6pm at St George's RC Catedral, Westminster Bridge Road
Annual service attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr
Columba Blango and other dignitaries. The theme of the
service this year is tolerance, and RC bishop Howard
Tripp and the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich Colin
Buchanan will give a short presentation on the theme.
The Cathedral's Girls Choir will also take part. All
are welcome.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


SOUTH BANK FORUM 
Thursday 18 March
7pm at Franklin-Wilkin Building, King's College,
Stamford Street
The quarterly meeting for residents living  along the
South Bank. Updates expected  on Jubilee Gardens and
Neighbourhood  Centre. South Bank Centre Chief
Executive  Michael Lynch will be giving a short talk
on immediate plans for the centre. 


THE WEATHER PROJECT: LATE NIGHT OPENING AT TATE MODERN
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March
Tate Modern, Bankside
London's only indoor sun is about to set for the very
last time.  To give you a last chance to see this much
talked about phenomenon, Tate Modern will be staying
open until after midnight on both Friday and Saturday
nights, before the final sunset on Sunday .
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/


TIME OUT/PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM TIME OUT ARCHIVE
Friday 19 March to Friday 2 April
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm at Tom Blau Gallery, 21 Queen
Elizabeth Street
For over thirty years the front cover of Time Out has
been a familiar weekly feature on every London street
corner and in  every newsagent window. For the first
time, Time Out's classic photography will take centre
stage in a new  exhibition: Time Out/ Portraits, at the
Tom Blau Gallery.  Featuring 25 iconic celebrity
photographs from the last ten years Time Out /
Portraits includes such internationally  renowned names
as David Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Keira Knightly, Robert Downey Jnr, Michael  Stipe and
Gwyneth Paltrow. All photographs included in the
exhibition will be auctioned through silent auction for
the duration of the exhibition on behalf  of Warchild -
providing a unique opportunity to take home a piece of
London's cultural history.  Bidders will also be given
the  opportunity to bid for the complete collection.    
http://www.tomblaugallery.com


BBC RADIO 2 PRESENTS STAINER'S CRUCIFIXION
Saturday 20 March
7pm (doors open 6.30pm, please be seated by 6.50pm) at
Southwark Cathedral; free
BBC Radio 2 will be recording Stainer's Crucifixion for
broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday. It will be
performed by The Huddersfield Choral Society and the
BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Owain Arwel
Hughes. Roger Royle will lead a meditation on the
Passion of Christ.
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral/

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gathering pace, with Simon Hughes MP and Cllr Richard
Porter involved, and a police investigation under way.

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you can help us to build up a picture of the scale of
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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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PRINCE CHARLES VISITS HMS BELFAST
The Prince of Wales came to the Pool of London on
Wednesday to visit a charity based on board HMS Belfast
which helps ex-forces personnel settle into civilian
life.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/878


POLICE JOIN SAATCHI GALLERY ROW
Police have echoed the calls from the parents of a dead
heroin addict to stop the Saatchi Gallery at County
Hall from exhibiting a controversial image of their
daughter's face by Stella Vine.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/876


POLICE APPEAL FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT IN OLD KENT ROAD
Police are investigating the circumstances of a fail to
stop collision in which a 56 year old male pedestrian
died.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/875


SE1 AL-QAEDA SUSPECT 'TO BE QUESTIONED' ABOUT MADRID
BOMBINGS
A man arrested in SE1 is to be questioned over
suspicions that he played a key role in the Madrid
bombings.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/872


ST PATRICK'S DAY ON THE SOUTH BANK
Thousands of people gathered on the South Bank on
Sunday for the annual St Patrick's Day Festival,.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/877


LAMBETH PUTS HOT DOG SELLERS ON A LEASH
Illegal traders beware. That is the clear message that
Lambeth Council has for hot dog sellers and other
unauthorised businesses operating on the South Bank.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/868


POTTERS FIELDS: COUNCIL CALLS FOR CULTURAL USE
Southwark Council has approved a planning brief
outlining its ambition to create a major cultural
attraction on the Potters Fields coach park site next
to Tower Bridge, in spite of Berkeley Homes' plan for
eight high-rise residential towers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/866


WESTMINSTER BRIDGE BLOCKED BY DISABLED RIGHTS PROTEST
Seven people were arrested after a protest about
disabled people's rights brought traffic on Westminster
Bridge to a standstill during Tuesday morning's rush
hour.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/865


BARGE ROW: RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS HIT OUT AT SIMON HUGHES
"It is about time you stood up for law and order".
That's the harsh message for Simon Hughes from
residents of riverside apartments in Bermondsey,
angered by the MP's support for the floating community
at Downings Road moorings.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/863


BANKSIDE RESTAURANT PIONEERS ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY
ENJO
Bankside Restaurant is the first restaurant in the UK
to use the environmentally-friendly Enjo cleaning
products.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/873


ANCHOR & HOPE IS GASTROPUB OF THE YEAR
The Anchor & Hope has won the London Gastropub of the
Year award.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/867

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

COMEDIANS AT THE UNION THEATRE
Comedians is a play that examines the philosophy and
intentions behind laughter and comedy.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/874


ROY LICHTENSTEIN AT THE HAYWARD GALLERY
The Lichtenstein collection of pop art spanning from
the early 1960s until 1997 is visually stunning, yet
somehow familiar with its enormous paintings of what
seems to be comic book frames.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/870


MARKINGS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
This new play by playwright Dominic Francis presented
by Attic Theatre Company is a poignant and fine
portrayal of the strong yet tormented and tenuous
relationships that characterise one family from wartime
1940s to present day.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/864

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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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Livingstone attacks 'NIMBYism' in Southwark and Lambeth
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=666 - Standard

800 a week for Carol Thatcher's Bankside loft
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=665 - Standard

The man who sold travel books in Concert Hall Approach
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=664 - Independent

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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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- Worst takeaway ever?
- "Beach" in front of the Anchor brewhouse
- Royal Oak
- SE1 butchers
- WW2 bombs and SE1 Thames bridges
- Westminster Bridge Roundabout Derelict Building
- La Cave
- Elephant Tesco
- Save the moorings
- New bus stop at Waterloo
- Flower shops
- Does anyone know of any reliable & cheap gas fitters?
- Potters Fields park refurbishment
- Venue hire - help
- Looking for art space in SE1
- Shops in London Bridge Station

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

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