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Issue 182 | Monday 26 April 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
* Business news 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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WINCHESTER PALACE - ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
Tuesday 27 April
7.30pm at Hawkstone Hall, Kennington Road (refreshments
from 7pm); 1
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=687
Bruce Watson on recent excavations at Winchester Palace
in Clink Street. A Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological
Society event.


LEARN ABOUT BRANDING FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS 'THE TEAM'
Wednesday 28 April
6pm-8pm at 185 Park Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=686
The Bankside Traders Association's next 'Peer to Peer'
training event covers 'Creating and Maintaining an
Effective Brand' and is led by Peter Mills of The Team.
Non-members welcome. 
For more information call Giles Semper on 020 7928
9656, email bta@betterbankside.co.uk
http://www.banksidetraders.org.uk


DISPATCHES: THIRD CLASS POST
Thursday 29 April
9pm on Channel 4 
This documentary is likely to be of interest to those
who have been following the SE1 postal service campaign
in the London SE1 Forum. In a special investigation,
Dispatches reporter Simon Barnes goes undercover inside
the Royal Mail to reveal a damning catalogue of skiving
workers, ineffective managers and gangs of criminals
stealing millions of pounds from the post.
Channel 4:    http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=690
Forum thread: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=691


TRINITY NEWINGTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION PORCH SALE
Saturday 1 May 
All day Outside Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=685
The next TNRA event will be a Porch Sale of books and
bric-a-brac all day outside Henry Wood Hall.
http://www.tnra.org.uk/porchsale.htm

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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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SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE COMES TO WATERLOO
The stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands came to
Waterloo on Monday morning with a 166ft poster
displayed on the Waterloo and City Line platform.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/958


TUTU MARKS FREEDOM ANNIVERSARY AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was celebrant at the main
Sunday Eucharist at Southwark Cathedral where the
congregation was marking the tenth anniversary of South
Africa's first free elections.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/957


STREET CLOSURES FOR PALESTRA BUILDERS
Union Street is being closed to westbound traffic
between Great Suffolk Street and Blackfriars Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/956


GLOBE REPLICA SET TO BE BUILT IN BERLIN
Shakespeare's birthday was chosen for the laying of a
marker for a future replica of Shakespeare's Globe to
be built on the riverside in Berlin.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/955


BANKSIDE HOSTS LONDON'S ST GEORGE'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has launched London's
St George's Day celebrations from the steps of
Shakespeare's Globe.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/952


KEVIN SPACEY ANNOUNCES OLD VIC'S COMMITMENT TO WATERLOO
"We wish to play our part in this community in
Waterloo" said Kevin Spacey when announcing his first
Old Vic season.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/948


ICE CREAM VAN CONFISCATED BY LAMBETH COUNCIL
Lambeth Council says that its ongoing operations
against illegal street traders on Westminster Bridge
and the South Bank are proving highly successful in
clamping down on unlicensed and unhygienic vendors.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/947


IVAN MASSOW JOINS RACE TO BE MAYOR OF LONDON
Ivan Massow chose London Bridge as the venue to
announce his bid to be elected Mayor of London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/944


FESTIVAL HALL REFURBISHMENT LAUNCHED WITH 5M DONATION
The refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall has been
launched by South Bank Chairman Lord Hollick removing a
section of the 53 year old boilers in the basement.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/942


"OBNOXIOUS" HOSPITAL FOOD CRITICISED IN THE LORDS
The Countess of Mar told peers at question time in the
House of Lords on Monday that she had "endured" a week
as a patient at St Thomas' Hospital last year and
described hospital food as "obnoxious".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/941


MET COMMISSIONER OPENS SE1'S NEW BEAT BASE
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens has
officially opened a brand new base for police beat
officers, police community support officers and
community wardens at Guy's Hospital. It is the first
facility of its kind in a London hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/940


BISHOPS WARMLY WELCOME JEFFREY JOHN'S APPOINTMENT
The Prime Minister's office has moved swiftly to
confirm the appointment of Canon Jeffrey John of
Southwark Cathedral as the new Dean of St Albans.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/939


IAN MCKELLEN LAUNCHES SOUTHWARK'S STEP THEATRE FESTIVAL
Actor Ian McKellen was at Shakespeare's Globe to help
launch the STEP Festival highlighting Southwark
Theatres' Education Partnership.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/943

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

The Business News section of the London SE1 community
website aims to cover news about - and relevant to -
local businesses large and small.
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COMPANY FINED OVER ALBERT EMBANKMENT DEATHS
A construction firm has been fined 175,000 after the
deaths of two workers during work at Alembic House on
the Albert Embankment, now better known as Peninsula
Heights, London home of disgraced peer Lord Archer.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/953


QUEEN'S AWARD FOR BOROUGH HIGH STREET FIRM
A Borough High Street firm is celebrating the news that
it is to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in
international trade. MET Studio Design is one of 112
award-winning companies across the country announced by
the Queen on Wednesday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/945

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

Our reviewers cover a wide range of plays and
exhibitions in this exciting arts quarter.
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BERT HARDY'S HISTORIC ELEPHANT & CASTLE PHOTOGRAPHS
A surprise photographic exhibition north of the river
at James Hyman Fine Art recalls the Elephant & Castle
55 years ago.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/954


THE MAIDS AT THE SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
This is a very fine, slick, short play with themes of
envy, power, passion and ecstasy - a rich dramatic tale
told with a concentrated lyrical dialogue.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/949


HISTORIC BANKSIDE VIEW AT THE RUSSELL-COTES ART GALLERY
An early 20th-century drawing showing the view of St
Paul's Cathedral from Bankside is on show at the
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/951

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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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Kevin Spacey's Westminster Bridge Road apartment
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=688 - The Scotsman

Mark Rylance: What I want next for the Globe
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=681 - Telegraph

Southwark St crash victim: 'cycle helmet saved my life'
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=683 - Evening News

Singles night at the Hayward Gallery
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=684 - Standard

Hereford firm which built Skylon ready to make replica
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=693 - H'ford Times

Paul Routledge praises Princess Street GP Practice
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=689 - Daily Mirror

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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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- Amano Restaurant, Clink Street
- Save the moorings
- Royal Oak
- Nice cottages in SE1
- Swimming pools - are there any lost oases in SE1?
- Tennis
- Anyone for chess?
- Artery - Art in Southwark
- Holiday Inn Express Southwark Street
- Where can I get some tomato plants in SE1 please?
- Counselling
- Council Tax
- Smarter Properties
- Borough Road tower block

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go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

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