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Issue 177 | Monday 22 March 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: FRIDAY WATERLOO ROCK 'N' ROLL DANCE CLASSES
* 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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HISTORY READING GROUP AT WATERLOO LIBRARY
Monday 22 March
1pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
Lambethıs first non-fiction reading group launches this
week at Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh. Group members
will meet monthly at lunchtime, and the ban on eating
in the library has been lifted just for them.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunches to the
session, which will run from 1 to 2pm. Lambeth
Council's local history librarian Anna Robinson will
lead the group, which will concentrate on history.
Discussions will cover a variety of reading ranging
from particular recommended books to themes or types of
histories. The opening get-together will look at some
articles from the new history journal "Strange
Attractor" and decide which books to concentrate on in
future. 
Email akrobinson@lambeth.gov.uk for more information.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=668


98% IS WASTE:  RSA COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE DEBATE
Monday 22 March
6pm at Starbucks, St Thomas Street
98% of new products end up as waste. SE1 residents and
workers and hopefully a few local celebrities will be
holding a caffeine stimulated, informal discussion to
consider what we can all do to reduce this. This debate
will be just one of hundreds happening across the UK
that day to mark the beginning of the RSA Coffeehouse
Challenge.  The Challenge marks the 250th anniversary
of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of
Arts, Manufacture and Commerce) which was founded in a
Covent Garden coffee house on 22 March 1754 by William
Shipley.  Individual and corporate responsibility will
be considered, Starbucks are keen to address the issue
and are inviting representatives of near neighbours
such as McDonalds and London Bridge Station to join
them to consider this challenge along with
representatives of local environmental groups, Fellows
of the RSA and members of the coffee drinking public.
http://www.rsa.org.uk/250/chc.asp
http://www.coffeetropolis.com 


'WHY MEDITATION WORKS' - CUTTING EDGE BUDDHISM
Monday 22 March
7pm-9pm at Room 2.43, the Franklin-Wilkins Building,
150 Stamford Street; £5 (conc £3)
Penultimate session in a series of public lectures on
Cutting Edge Buddhism. Find out about the practice of
Diamond Way Buddhist meditation.
http://www.dwbuk.org


BANKSIDE TRADERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
Tuesday 23 March
6pm at the Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street
Introductory talk and video on the history of the Rose
at 6pm, AGM at 6.30pm and New Members' Reception from
7.15pm until 9.00pm. Non members are welcome. Please
RSVP to Giles Semper, bta@betterbankside.co.uk, 020
7928 9656. Until the end of March BTA membership is
available for £40. Thereafter it will increase to £75.
http://www.banksidetraders.org.uk


SPRING INTO THE GARDEN AT LITTLE DORRIT PARK
Wednesday 24 March
2.30pm-4.30pm at Little Dorrit Park (off Borough High
Street)
Refreshments, activities, information. Join in with
gardening and planting. Make paper flowers if you don't
want to get your hands dirty! And have your say on the
"peace garden" plans.
http://www.bost.org.uk


EXHIBITION: PAINTINGS BY SIMON TARRANT AT THE ROSE
Friday 26 to Wednesday 31 March
12 noon to 4pm at the Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street
The first art exhibition at the Rose site. Simon's oil
paintings are a mixture of landscape and still life,
abstract expressionistic in style and using of bold
colours and strong form. They have been inspired by his
travels across Europe, Morocco and America. View
examples online at http://www.simonpaintings.com
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT
Saturday 27 March 
11am at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Concert by pupils. Silver collection for Music School
funds. 
http://www.geocities.com/boroughmusicschool


THE SECOND BEST BED BY AVRIL ROWLANDS AT THE ROSE 
Sunday 28 March. 
3pm and 7pm  at the Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street;
£15-£20
Maureen Beattie tells the story of The Second Best Bed.
An intriguing insight into the very private life of 
William Shakespeare.  A real talking point. 
3pm and 7pm. Tickets from
boxofficerosetheatre@denmandrive.fsworld.co.uk or phone
020 7593 0026
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk

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[ ADVERT: FRIDAY WATERLOO ROCK 'N' ROLL DANCE CLASSES ]

Meet people every Friday and have fun learning how to
Rock 'n' Roll! Classes start 7.30pm for absolute
beginners up to advanced. In no time you will be able
to lead or follow. 
To consolidate what you have learned at the class, a
free hand out of moves will be given to you for you to
remember. 
A professional video is also available if you want to
practice at home with friend.
As we make changing partner you can come by yourself or
with a partner.

Address: Waterloo Action Centre, 14A Baylis Road,
London SE1 7AA
(Situated between Cubana Bar and Old Vic Theatre, next
to the red telephone box)
For detail call Jean Leclerc or simply turn up ­ no
reservation needed
£6 at the door  (£5 for block booking, student with ID
and card member)

Tel: 020 8688 9148 Mobile: 07944 775556
Email: parisrockclub@aol.com
http://www.parisrockclub.com

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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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BERMONDSEY MAN JAILED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
A man from Tower Bridge Road is this weekend beginning
a 15 year jail sentence for his part in an armed
robbery at a Camberwell travel agents in December 2002.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/889


CYCLISTS PUT AT RISK BY NEW WATERLOO BUS INTERCHANGE?
London's deputy mayor Jenny Jones is to meet Lambeth
and Southwark cyclists to see for herself how the new
traffic layout at Tenison Way affects cyclists during
rush hour.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/886


KATE ADIE OPENS NEW TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
Terrorism threats should not stop us from enjoying
ourselves and visiting places, Kate Adie told a
Bankside audience.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/885


ELEPHANT'S COMMUNITY CINEMA AT THE CORONET CLOSES
The community cinema at the Elephant and Castle has
ceased operations due to a contractual dispute with the
Coronet management.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/880


BETTER BANKSIDE BUDGET BREAKFAST BRIEFING
Roger Blitz from the Southwark Bridge-based Financial
Times has been briefing Bankside businesses on Gordon
Brown's Budget.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/882


14-YEAR-OLD ACCUSED OF DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING
A 14-year-old boy from Rotherhithe has been accused of
causing death by dangerous driving following an
accident in which a teenage boy was killed in Rolls
Road last year.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/881


SOUTHWARK BRIDGE SECURITY SCARE
A security threat on Southwark Bridge halted traffic
for nearly an hour on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/879

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH AT THE YOUNG VIC
This avant-garde play by Thorton Wilder won the
Pulitzer Prize in 1942 for its depiction of the
Antrobuses, an all American family, and more generally,
how humankind has survived throughout the various ages
(and catastrophes) of the world.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/883

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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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Lambeth and Southwark hit back at Ken over NIMBY claims
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=670 - Standard

Cameron Diaz or Gwyneth Paltrow coming to the Old Vic?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=669 - ITV News

Tate Modern's front of house manager on how visitors
reacted to the Weather Project (spot the reference to
the London SE1 website)
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=667 - Guardian

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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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- London City Mission on a Sunday morning
- The name: Elephant & Castle
- Tennis
- Mayoral election
- Worst takeaway ever?
- "Beach" in front of the Anchor brewhouse
- Parking ticket machines still not working
- Greengrocers' apostrophes
- La Cave
- Waterloo traffic
- Potters Fields park refurbishment
- Solicitor
- E1W website...?
- Westminster Bridge Roundabout Derelict Building

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

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