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Issue 189 | Monday 14 June 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* ADVERT: Alexander Awareness Week
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Features 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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WEST BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY FORUM OPEN MEETING
Monday 14 June
7pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=733
There will be a presentation by the Planning Office of
the Southwark draft plan, followed by a planning
workshop conducted by Emma Williamson from the
Willowbrook Centre.
The agenda also includes updates and discussion on:
* The Forum's draft service level agreement with the
Council's Community Involvement & Development Unit
* The new Neighbourhood Renewal priority areas and how
we can engage with the Project Team that heads this up
* The Forum's delivery plan for the next year
* Funding opportunities for a Summer Festival
* Upcoming events that the Forum is involved with
* Updates on local planning applications and
developments
All residents, service providers and businesses are
welcome to attend and participate. Please bring ideas,
and details of any activities or services you'd like to
let people knowabout. Free refreshments will be
available. 


BIKE2WORK BREAKFAST AT TATE MODERN
Wednesday 16 June
8am-9.30am, Turbine Hall at Tate Modern
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=744
This annual Southwark Cyclists event has relocated from
Flat Iron Square to Tate Modern, where than 200
cyclists are expected in the Turbine Hall, including
cycling MPs and peers taking part in the annual
Parliamentary Bike Ride.
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk
http://www.bikeweek.org.uk
* More Bike Week events in SE1 and a special offer on
cycle training: 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1047


HEALTHY WALKS: FREE GUIDED WALKS AROUND NORTH SOUTHWARK
Wednesday 16 & Sunday 20 June
Discover healthier, safer ways of getting around your
neighbourhood. Explore its fascinating history, culture
and community with Southwark Mysteries. 
* Wednesday 16 June - TAVERNS AND STEWS
Meet 1pm at Southwark Tourist Information Centre,
inside Vinopolis, Bank End; free
A walk on the wild Bankside (1 hour)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=742
* Wednesday 16 June GHOST WALK
Meet 7pm John Harvard Library, Borough High Street;
free
Haunted inns and the Crossbones Graveyard (1 hour +)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
* Sunday 20 June TATE TO ELEPHANT
Meet 3pm outside Turbine Hall, Tate Modern; free
Via Bankside and The Borough (1 hr +)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=744


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 16 June
7pm at Aylwin Girls School, 55 Southwark Park Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=705
Monthly meeting - open to the public - of the
councillors for Riverside, Grange and South Bermondsey
wards. Agenda includes a Bermondsey Spa Regeneration
Project update and presentations of Community Wardens,
Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Public Toilets. Southwark
Council leader and Riverside ward councillor Nick
Stanton will also speak about the proposed Wimbledon
tennis event in Potters Fields Park. The main business
is followed by the planning agenda, when members will
consider planning applications for the Generator
Building in Blue Lion Place (conversion of existing
office building into two office units and 6 x 2 bedroom
residential units together with associated elevational
alterations and erection of balconies on the south and
east elevations), 132 Bermondsey Street (continued use
of premises as cafe/restaurant with take-away service)
and Units 2&3, 13 Mill Street (installation of two
air-conditioning units on the roof terrace area).
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=536


iWITNESS: TOM STODDART'S IMAGES OF HUMANITARIAN STORIES
From Friday 18 June
At 2 More London Riverside
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Outdoor photographic exhibition which will be curated
from Tom Stoddart's most powerful reportage of the
major humanitarian stories taken over the last 15
years. Exhibition marks 40 years of the Disaster
Emergency Committee.
http://dec.org.uk/index.cfm/asset_id,1167/index.html


WATCH THIS SPACE: NATIONAL THEATRE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 
Friday 18 June to 21 August
Theatre Square outside the National Theatre on the
South Bank
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=746
Free performances 6 days a week for 10 weeks, featuring
over 100 performances by more than 75 acts from around
the world. Watch This Space is the National's annual
free outdoor summer fiesta of the finest street
theatre, music and entertainment in Theatre Square. Now
in its seventh year, it has rapidly established itself
as one of the largest, most eclectic and dynamic
outdoor festivals in the UK. Comprising theatre, music,
acrobatics, comedy and dance from all over the world,
Watch This Space provides an ideal way to liven up a
lunch hour, a place to meet for a drink with friends, a
great day out for all the family or an inexpensive
Saturday night out soaking up the atmosphere of the
South Bank. Young or old, Londoner or visitor, whether
or not you're attending a show at the NT, Watch This
Space offers world-class entertainment for all tastes. 
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=9155


STYLE WORKS: LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY DESIGN SHOW
Saturday 19, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June 
10am-5pm at The Arc, London South Bank University,
Keyworth Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=748
The newest design minds from London South Bank
University will showcase their innovative work at the
annual University Design Show this week. Exhbits
include the Biobench (winner of Audi Design Foundation
2004), Eye Fly (winner of British Airways London Eye
product design competition 2004) and The Solo project
(winner of a Roald Dahl Foundation bursary 2004). All
these innovative products will be on display at Style
Works, along with the works of 62 fellow design
students. The fields covered include consumer products,
sports products, and special effects design. The show
is the perfect opportunity for young talented designers
to rub shoulders with employers and professionals and
to incorporate their skills into the design industry.
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/designshow/


ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD RE-LAUNCH EVENT
Saturday 19 June
1pm-4pm at St John's Churchyard, off Tower Bridge Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=745
The refurbishment of this park has been supported by
More London, Pool of London Partnership - on behalf of
the London Development Agency, and Southwark Council.
J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects and Bankside Open
Spaces Trust have worked with a steering group of
residents and community representatives to agree a
design for the park.  The park now has new play
equipment, and a fantastic art project produced with
children from Tower Bridge Primary School. The park's
lighting and pathways make sense, the fencing and gates
have been replaced, new turf has been laid and new
benches installed. The war memorial and its surrounding
stonework have been cleaned and repaired. The whole
project has been carried out with sympathy to the
history and tranquillity of this park. The event is the
first celebration for the local community in the new
park. There will be information stalls, refreshments,
gardening workshops, live music, children's
entertainment and, of course, a bouncy castle! 
http://www.bost.org.uk

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[ ADVERT: Alexander Awareness Week ]

The South Bank Alexander Centre is celebrating 100
years of Alexander Technique in the UK with an open
day. The three Alexander teachers will be demonstrating
and explaining the Alexander Technique, and will be
giving away 10 introductory lesson vouchers.

Wednesday June 16th, 12:00-2:30

South Bank Alexander Centre
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378

http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

The London SE1 website team updates the SE1 news and
features throughout the week:
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BERMONDSEY BEACH: LOCALS FEAR REPEAT OF BLAINE FIASCO
Last summer David Blaine's endurance stunt turned
Potters Fields Park into a dusty wasteland, but this
year it could become an inner-city beach if mobile
phone company O2 gets its way.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1050


SPORT ACADEMY LAUNCHED AT LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
Vauxhall MP and former sports minister Kate Hoey this
week helped to officially launch the new Academy of
Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing at London South
Bank University.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1046


WOBBLY BRIDGE BOSS KNIGHTED IN BIRTHDAY HONOURS
Chairman of the Southwark Bridge-based Financial Times
and mastermind of the Millennium Bridge is amongst
those with local connections who feature in the Queen's
Birthday Honours list.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1042


KEN LIVINGSTONE BACK AT CITY HALL
Ken Livingstone has been returned as Mayor of London
for a second term, though he faces a hostile London
Assembly at City Hall on the SE1 riverside.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1041


VAL SHAWCROSS IS BACK ON THE LONDON ASSEMBLY
Labour's Val Shawcross has been returned as Lambeth and
Southwark's member of the London Assembly, beating off
a strong challenge from Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1040


TOWER BRIDGE JAMMED OPEN
Tower Bridge was closed to traffic on Thursday night
after the bascules became stuck in the raised position.
An oil leak has been blamed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1039


LONDON GOES TO THE POLLS
On Thursday voters decided who will occupy City Hall -
on the SE1 riverside - as Mayor of London for the next
four years, as well as choosing members of the London
Assembly.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1038


ORANGE PRIZE ANNOUNCED ON THE SOUTH BANK
London's literary crowd gathered in a tent at a South
Bank car park on Tuesday evening for the announcement
of the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1037


ABBEY STREET MURDER: RENEWED APPEAL
Police are making a further appeal for information and
witnesses to the murder of 53-year-old Michael Jones,
who was shot in Abbey Street last October.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1036


SAINSBURY'S FINED 19,000 FOR OVERCHARGING AT LAMBETH
STORES
Following an undercover operation lasting several
months, Lambeth Council's Trading Standards team has
prosecuted Sainsbury's for overcharging customers on
supposed special offers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1034

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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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GALLIARD HOTELS ANNOUNCES COUNTY HALL APART-HOTEL
LAUNCH
Later this month Galliard Hotels will open the first UK
exhibition for the off-plan sale of suites at The
Apart-Hotel at County Hall, which will be largest of
its kind in the UK.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1044


BANKSIDE RESTAURANT TAKES ON TATE MODERN CHEF
Bankside Restaurant has recruited a new executive chef,
Richard Oxley, formerly head chef at Tate Modern, and
announced the opening of a City branch, to be known as
Bankside EC2.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1043

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

IN PICTURES: OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND
Five SE1 gardens - including the floating garden at the
threatened Downings Roads moorings - opened their gates
to visitors on Saturday and Sunday as part of Open
Garden Squares Weekend.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1049


COIN STREET FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH REFUGEE WEEK LAUNCH
Celebrating Sanctuary - an afternoon of music, craft,
food and drink on the South Bank - was the first event
of both Refugee Week and the 2004 Coin Street Festival.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1048


BIKE WEEK 2004
Bike Week is getting under way in Southwark and Lambeth
with a range of events organised by local campaign
groups and a special offer on cycle training from
Southwark Council.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1047


TABARD PARK GARDENS FOOTBALL TEAM WINS SHIELD
Bermondsey's CIFL FC made some noise at the London &
Kent Border League's annual presentation earlier this
month. 18 team members stepped up to claim their
trophies for winning the Senior One division 2004.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1045


ROLF HARRIS OPENS NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY SHOW
When Rolf Harris opened the Not The Royal Academy
Exhibition, at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in The
Cut, he found a painting of himself in his studio.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1035

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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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Chemical scare closes Southwark Police Station
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=749 - SLP

From blank page to stage in 24 hours at the Old Vic
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=751 - Telegraph

The Young Vic's David Lan on the LIFT Enquiry at the
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=752 - Independent

IT workers to sleep rough in Potters Fields Park
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=753 - Comp Weekly

Blackfriars Bridge cycle lane cited in Sydney City
Council debate
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=750 - Sydney M H

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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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- Events in Potters Field Park
- Tai chi
- Peruvian Food
- Berkeley Homes development at Potters Fields
- Good private dentist in SE1
- Mother & Baby Group
- Friends of Archbishops Park AGM
- The London Wall Project
- Hairdressers (womens)
- Smoking ban in pubs, bars & restaurants
- Postal ballot papers
- Rats
- Chinese food
- Garden Designer
- Disgrace of Bermondsey Spa
- Plasterer in SE1
- Coach Parking

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

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