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Issue 185 | Monday 17 May 2004

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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
* 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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LOCAL HISTORY IN YOUR LUNCH HOUR - ANDREW MARTIN
Monday 17 May
1pm-3pm at Waterloo Library, Lower Marsh; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=711
Lambeth's history reading group is now  called 3rd
Monday and meets at Waterloo Library on the third
Monday of each month. This month's meeting is part  of
Lambeth Stories, the first Lambeth Libraries readers
and writers festival. Lambeth archivist Anna Robinson
will talk to Andrew Martin, author of Necropolis
Railway (set around the Waterloo area in 1903).
Sandwich lunch provided.
Buy the book: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=710
Lambeth Stories - readers and writers festival:
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=717


TRACKS - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT MORE LONDON
Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 May
11am-3pm at More London Riverside and More London Place
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=716
The initial idea for this 3-day artist in residence
project comes from the movement of people through the
busy More London site  - just as a camera traces the
rear lights of cars - or a fast film captures movement
through the day, each individual visitors' tracks or
footsteps are traced by a different coloured line on 3
large canvasses. Ray Eden will encourage visitors to
More London to retrace their steps on site and then
make their personal mark on the canvas. The visitors
will take away a card of the route they took as a
reminder of their involvement. These many lines will
build over the day to create a stunning piece of
contemporary art to mark the movement of the people of
More London. Three large canvasses will be used, one
for each of the three days, in a different location
around More London, with original oil pastel pens
originally designed by Pablo Picasso in 1949. The
finished artwork will be displayed at More London so
that all those who have contributed will be able to see
their 'track' amongst the many lines, tracing the steps
of each "artist/visitor" on the More London site.
http://www.morelondon.com


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS FORUM - OPEN FORUM MEETING
Wednesday 19th May
6.30pm-9pm at Bankside House, Sumner Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=715
Agenda includes an update on the Bankside 4
development, new policies to be included in the
Southwark Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and updates on
developments from local residents.
For more information contact Sue Page: 020 7928 9528


LONDON ASSEMBLY TRANSPORT HUSTINGS - SOUTHWARK/LAMBETH
Thursday 20 May
7pm at Southwark College, The Cut
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=714
In what will be a very lively meeting, chaired by local
public and sustainable transport activist John Stewart,
all the candidates for the London Assembly standing in
the Southwark and Lambeth constituency will have a
chance to lay out their plans for improving transport -
especially public transport and cycling facilities - in
the two boroughs and answer questions from members of
the London Cycling Campaign. 
http://www.lcc.org.uk
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk
Lambeth - http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=68


AN EVENING WITH JOHN O'FARRELL - WRITE STUFF FESTIVAL
Thursday 20 May
7pm at Blackwells Bookshop, 119-120 London Road; free -
but please book on 020 7928 5378 as places are limited
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=712
John O'Farrell will talk about the experience of being
a writer, scriptwriter, columnist and novelist. He will
answer questions from the audience and sign copies of
his books. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and meet the
author. Part of Southwark's Write Stuff literature
festival.
Write Stuff: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=708
Adult Learners Week: http://www.southwarklearning.info


AN EVENING WITH TONY HAWKS - WRITE STUFF FESTIVAL
Friday 21 May
7pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St; free
but please book on 020 7407 0807 as places are limited
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=713
The author of 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' and
'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis' talks about his life
as a writer and comedian, and the inspiration for his
books. He will take questions and sign copies of his
books. Refreshments will be provided.
Write Stuff: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=708
Adult Learners Week: http://www.southwarklearning.info


RADIO 4 SUNDAY WORSHIP LIVE FROM ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Sunday 23 May
8.07am-8.45am at St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=709
Radio 4 returns to Southwark's Roman Catholic
Cathedral, from where Midnight Mass was broadcast on
Christmas Eve 2003. The service will be a Sung Mass and
will include an address by Bishop George Stack.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/sunday_worship

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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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DRAMA IN THE POOL OF LONDON AS SHIP HITS TOWER BRIDGE
A three masted tall ship sparked a major incident in
the Pool of London when it struck the south pier of
Tower Bridge.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/992


DEAN OF SOUTHWARK TAKES TO THAMES IN REVIVAL OF
BANKSIDE CUSTOM
Dean Colin Slee has sailed up the Thames with several
representatives of the cathedral congregation as part
of Beating the Bounds of the parish.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/994


CABINET MINISTER AT SOUTHWARK ETHNIC MINORITIES FORUM
Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Amos was the VIP
guest at the Labour Party's Southwark Ethnic Minorities
Forum day conference.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/991


VOLKSWAGEN ICE CAR MELTS IN BELVEDERE ROAD
As part of a forthcoming advertising campaign
Volkswagen created a life-sized ice sculpture of their
Polo Twist model and parked it outside the Saatchi
Gallery in Belvedere Road.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/989


TIBETAN MONKS CELEBRATE FIVE YEARS OF THE PEACE GARDEN
The fifth anniversary of the Tibetan Peace Garden in
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park was celebrated on
Wednesday with the invocation of blessings by Tashi
Lhunpo Monks.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/987


FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE
A cyclist was killed in a collision with a bus on the
northbound carriageway of Blackfriars Bridge on Monday
just after 5.30pm.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/985


REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON BERMONDSEY MURDER
A reward of 20,000 is now being offered for
information that leads to the arrest and conviction of
the murderer of George Francis who was killed in Lynton
Road a year ago.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/984


SOUTHWARK PUBLISHES TEN YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Southwark Council has published the second draft of the
Southwark Plan, which it describes as a "far-reaching
vision" for land use, design and development over the
next ten years.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/983


NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR BOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE
The former Borough Community Centre in Southwark Bridge
Road is to be transformed into a 3.4 million cultural
and creative industries training centre.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/981


EDM BRINGS DEMOCRACY TO THE DECKS AT SOUTHWARK ROOMS
Everyone Deserves Music at the Southwark Rooms rejects
conventional DJ snobbery by handing music selection
duties over to the crowd.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/993


OUR PLACE DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Il Covo and Southwark Mysteries are running a series of
free drama workshops, offering young people new ways of
relating to the history and culture of their Southwark
neighbourhood, encouraging their own creative
responses.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/982


TATE MODERN RUFFLES FEATHERS WITH ANIMATRONIC SPARROW
Sparrows may not be as ubiquitous in London as they
once were, but you are guaranteed to see one if you
pass by Tate Modern between now and 4 July. The former
shop on the ground floor riverside has been converted
into a gallery space.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/988

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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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IPC MOVES FROM THE SOUTH BANK TO BANKSIDE
IPC Media has confirmed that it is to leave King's
Reach Tower in Stamford Street in 2007 and move its
magazines to the nearby Bankside 123 development in
Southwark Street.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/990


LONDON EYE SHAREHOLDERS IN A SPIN
The long-running dispute about the refinancing of the
British Airways London Eye has hit the headlines again,
with designer David Marks accusing Tussauds Group of
"threatening its long-term future".
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/986

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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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London Eye creators on why they are fighting Tussauds
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=719 - Telegraph

10 interpretations of Tate Modern's dying sparrow
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=718 - BBC News

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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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- Blackfriars Bridge fatality
- Bogus charity collector - river walkway
- A nice cup of coffee and a chat
- La Cave
- Copy of birth certificates
- Play area in Long Lane
- Potters Fields park refurbishment
- The Hartley: superb food and ...
- Pubs on Jamaica Road
- Tabard Gardens TMC has a new director
- Spate of burglaries
- Removalists?
- Community Centre
- SoBo
- Wanted: long memories and local historians
- Muggings
- Hamlet

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

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