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Issue 178 | Monday 29 March 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* COMPETITION: WIN A YEAR'S TOPNOTCH MEMBERSHIP 
* April issue of 'in SE1'
* 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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ART AS EDUCATOR - A COFFEEHOUSE DISCUSSION
Monday 29 March
6pm at Starbucks Hayward Gallery branch, Belvedere Road
Art as educator -  coffeehouse discussion on art as
a vehicle to enhance young people's active involvement
in the community and in wider society. Second in the
SE1 series of RSA Coffeehouse Challenge Events
http://www.thersa.org/250/chc.asp


SEVEN LAST WORDS FROM THE CROSS WITH MARGARET HOWARD
Thursday 1 April
5.30pm at Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas' Street;
free
Medici String Quartet performs Haydn's Seven Last Words
from the Cross with texts compiled and read by
broadcaster Margaret Howard. These free performances
are funded by an anonymous benefactor.
Also at St Thomas' Hospital Chapel at 2.30pm on Sunday
4 April.
http://www.charitablefoundation.org.uk


GUY'S & ST THOMAS' PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FORUM
Saturday 3 April
2pm at City Hall, The Queen's Walk
The first public meeting of the new Guy's & St Thomas'
NHS Trust offering the chance to influence health
services in SE1.
http://www.gstt.nhs.uk


PALM SUNDAY
Sunday 4 April
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, so look out for the
processions close to churches across the area.
Southwark Cathedral's Palm Procession begins in Borough
Market at 10.55am. 
http://www.dswark.org/cathedral/

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[ COMPETITION: WIN A YEAR'S TOPNOTCH MEMBERSHIP ]

SE1 Direct has teamed up with Topnotch to offer its
readers the opportunity to win one year's free
membership for them and a friend!

Topnotch Health Club, located in St Thomas Street,
underneath London Bridge station, has been offering
unique innovative facilities for the last four years.

With its specialist themed zones such as the powerzone,
planet spin, knockout zone and the rock, Topnotch has
developed a fun and motivational environment in which
you can achieve your goals regardless of age, sex and
ability!

If you would like the chance to win one year's
membership for you and a friend then please answer this
simple question:

How long has Topnotch London Bridge been open for?

Answers to the club via email to
nallcock@topnotch-lb.co.uk or by phone on 020 7403 1040
asking for Neil, Sat or Lucy.

The closing date for this competition is Friday 16
April. All entrants to the competition will qualify for
a FREE 5 DAY TRIAL.

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[ April issue of 'in SE1' ]

The April issue of 'in SE1', our printed monthly what's
on guide, will be appearing at all the usual
distribution points later this week. As ever,
you can also download and print your own copy by
visiting our website at http://www.inSE1.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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SOUTH BANK DAYTIME TV WAR COMES TO AN END
The battle between the two daytime TV magazine
programmes produced on the South Bank came to an end on
Friday with the final edition of Five's Terry and Gaby
Show, live from County Hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/904


SOLICITOR-GENERAL AT TATE MODERN RECYCLING CONFERENCE
The community safety mobile phone recycling project
fones4safety celebrated one year's success with a
conference at Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/907


LORD CHANCELLOR VISITS SOUTHWARK VICTIM SUPPORT UNIT
The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has visited the
Southwark Victim Support Unit in Borough High Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/903


RAF FIREFIGHTERS MARK GREAT ESCAPE ANNIVERSARY IN
WATERLOO
A team of firefighters from RAF Northolt abseiled down
the Union Jack Club building in Waterloo.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/901


TERRY JONES OPENS ROYAL OAK'S CHAUCER ROOM
Film director and popular television historian Terry
Jones has opened the new Chaucer Room at The Royal Oak
in Tabard Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/900


THAMES CLIPPERS TO SERVE GREENWICH
Bankside Pier is to be linked to Greenwich by an
extension of the Thames Clippers passenger boat
service.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/897


BENDY BUS CRISIS DISRUPTS SE1 TRAVEL
Bus services in SE1 have been severely disrupted by the
withdrawal of all Mercedes Citaro vehicles from service
following a spate of fires on so-called "bendy buses".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/896


CELEBRITIES FLOCK TO SAATCHI GALLERY PARTY
Nigella Lawson topped the list of celebrities attending
the first anniversary party at her husband's art
gallery in County Hall on the South Bank.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/895


WESTON STREET MAN JAILED FOR PECKHAM MANSLAUGHTER
A 29-year-old man from the Kipling Estate in Weston
Street has been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment
for two counts of manslaughter in Peckham in June 2002.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/905


MAN CHARGED WITH TOWER BRIDGE ROAD MURDER
Leslie Hodgson, 38, from the Neckinger Estate, Spa
Road, appeared at Tower Bridge Magistrates Court on
Wednesday morning charged with the murder of Jonathan
Duffy, 58, in Tower Bridge Road on Saturday 20 March.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/893


SE1'S COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE LAUNCHED IN BOROUGH
There were twelve participants at the inaugural meeting
of SE1's RSA Coffeehouse Challenge at Starbucks in St
Thomas Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/891


YOUNG OFFENDERS' MURAL BRIGHTENS UP THE CUT
Inmates from a young offenders' institute have created
a mural to be displayed at Southwark Station as part of
a London Underground community project.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/906


CLARE BALDING PRESENTS AWARDS AT CITY HALL
London's Living Room at City Hall was the venue for
London Bridge-based brain injury charity Rehab UK's
client award ceremony, held last Friday as part of
Brain Injury Awareness Week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/894


NEW CHAIR FOR BTA
Mike Hill of Utobeer in Borough Market is the new Chair
of Bankside Traders Association.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/899

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

CLICK: A CELEBRATION OF SIGHT AT THE OXO TOWER
Mary McCartney Donald curates this exhibit, which is
compiled of images from over sixty photographers,
including Tracey Emin, Mario Testino and Betty Jackson.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/898


MY NAME IS MICHAEL CAINE AT ARCH GALLERY
Federico del Cerro's young, refreshingly modern Arch
Gallery hosts an exhibition by Berlin artist Carola
Gollner in tribute to one of Britain's most loved
actors Michael Caine.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/892

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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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Southbankside: do you recognise this description?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=671 - 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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- Mural or vandalism?
- Phoning transport at Guys Hospital
- Southbankside (???)
- Archbishops Open Day, Sat 17 April, Help needed
- Kitchen and bathroom fitter
- Fitted Kitchens
- Floral Hall portico
- Vinopolis takes the plunge!
- Parks, poo and positive action
- Potters Fields Garden Exhibition
- Brilliant barber on Waterloo Road
- La Cave
- Definitive list of local gyms?
- Fire in a skip in Tooley Street!

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

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