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Issue 198 | Monday 16 August 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* ADVERT: OFF-PLAN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVALIABLE
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website
* Local 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' - our monthly printed publication - see
http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.


BERMONDSEY POST OFFICE CLOSURES: PUBLIC MEETING
Monday 16 August
7.30pm at Bermondsey Central Hall, 256 Bermondsey
Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=811
Simon Hughes MP will chair a public meeting for those
concerned about the plans to close the Bermondsey
Street and Abbey Street post offices. Representatives
from Postwatch and Post Office Ltd have accepted
Simon's invitation to attend.
http://www.southwark-libdems.org.uk/petitions/


MORE MUSIC: FINAL WEEK - MORE LATIN SENSATIONS
Until Saturday 21 August
Wed-Fri 12.30-2.30pm (Sat 12 noon-2pm) at The Scoop,
More London Riverside; free
(next to City Hall on the riverside west of Tower
Bridge); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Following the success of More London's inaugural music
festival in 2003, More Music returns to the Scoop this
summer with three weeks of concerts.  Featuring some
favourites from last year's line-up as well as brand
new acts, More Music will be tapping into the talent of
the  different types of musicians in London. This week
is the final week and has a latin theme, culminating in
a fiery display of music and dance on Saturday 21
August.  
* Wednesday 18 August - BARNEY DICKINSON LATIN JAZZ
With this quartet, Barney delivers astounding
arrangements of Latin jazz classics from all eras of
this wonderful genre, leading his rhythm section with
his smooth and inspirational playing that combines
musicality and technique in equal measure. 
* Thursday 19 August - GABRIEL NUZZOLI
Gabriel has made his name by performing as
percussionist in Ricky Martin's all-star band as well
as filling the drum stool in Anastasia░ěs touring band. 
* Wednesday 20 August ORCHESTRA DE FIESTA FEATURING
GARETH LOCKRANE
This dynamic Quartet are best know for there amazing
Latin Flavours and beat. Lead by the virtuoso flautist
Gareth Lockrane, the group will play non stop Latin
dance with a chilled funky groove. 
* Saturday 21 August - GATO LOCO
Led by the stunning vocals of Leoanel Gamboa, and with
Simon Colam on piano, the band will perform some of the
best-known Latin classics, all with an exciting edge.
Accompanied by feisty Latin dancers, the group will
create a little bit of Latin Summer in the Scoop
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop/


ANDROCLES AND THE LION - OPEN AIR AT MORE LONDON
Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 August (& continues in rep)
Thu 6.30pm & Sat/Sun 3pm at The Scoop, More London
Riverside (next to City Hall)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Free open air performances of Bernard Shaw's play.
http://freespace.virgin.net/s.rosenthal/scoop/


AGAMEMNON - OPEN AIR THEATRE AT MORE LONDON
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August (& continues in rep)
Fri-Sun 9pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside (next
to City Hall)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Free open air performances of Aeschylus's gripping
thriller of the return from Troy. With post-shop talk
on Friday night.
http://freespace.virgin.net/s.rosenthal/scoop/


VIVA SOUTH AFRICA AT THE COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 August
2pm-7pm at Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground, South
Bank; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=734
The South Bank becomes South Africa for Coin Street
Festival's Viva South Africa. Celebrating 10 years of
the rainbow nation, this South African fiesta is a
chance for Londoners and South Africans alike to join
together in celebration of South Africa's freedom and
culture. The weekend of entertainment features top SA
musicians performing on two stages, children's
activities and a plethora of delicious food and drink.
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org


TREES FOR LONDON PRESENTS "ALL A BOARD"
Saturday 21 August
Trees for London, the Kennington Park-based charity
that's greening loads of SE1 streets through tree
planting, sets sail on the Thames again on Saturday
for its summer fundraising boat party. "All a Board" is
a daytime disco affair, heading east from Swan Pier by
London Bridge (on the north bank) at 3pm and returning
to Bankside Pier by Tate Modern at 8pm. DJs on board
are Tim Webster (Indulge/Glorious) and our residents
Jonathan Moore and Keiron Hart. Sound comes courtesy of
Funktion-One. There's an on-shore afters at the nearby
Southwark Rooms til 2am, should you fancy. Tickets for
All a Board are available in advance only, are limited
to 200 and cost ░├18 each. All profits of course go to
Trees for London's environmental work. 
http://www.treesforlondon.org.uk/html/gettinginvolved/


WORKING THE THAMES (EPISODE 3) ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Saturday 21 August
6pm on the Discovery Channel
From Wandsworth to Tower Bridge: Mark Arden and Stephen
Frost drive the oldest existing Thames sailing barge
under 15 London bridges. Featured on the London SE1
website at the time of filming last October:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/664
http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

The London SE1 website team produces updated local news
throughout the week.

TATE TOWER: LOCAL RESIDENTS PETITION HOUSE OF LORDS
Members of Bankside Residents for Appropriate
Development have petitioned the House of Lords for
leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of
Appeal in favour of the London Town group relating to
the planned 20-storey tower in Hopton Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1139


JUBILEE GARDENS DESIGN CONTEST OPENS
A contest is now under way to find a design team to
redevelop Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1134

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

SOUTHBANK HOUSE SOLD FOR ░├16 MILLION
Southbank House in Black Prince Road - home to many
local small businesses - has been sold to Workspace
Group plc for ░├16 million.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1138


GLORIOUS TWELFTH PARTY ON THE SOUTH BANK
Workers at Famous Grouse's Glasgow bottling plant are
furious with bosses for holding a glitzy party at the
London Eye during a pay dispute.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1137

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

FROM LONDON BRIDGE TO ATHENS
Her day job involves dealing with irate commuters as a
station manager at London Bridge, but 26-year-old
discus champion Philippa Roles is currently in Athens
as part of Team GB.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1140


INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMME AT THE GLOBE
Ten actors are undertaking a month long programme at
Shakespeare's Globe as part of the annual International
Artistic Residence, culminating in a performance on
Bank Holiday Monday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1135


FIGHTER PLANE DUG UP FROM LONDON STREET COMES TO IWM
The remains of the Hurricane plane excavated from
Buckingham Palace Road earlier this year during Five's
Fighter Plane Dig Live can now be seen at the Imperial
War Museum.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1133

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

IN PRAISE OF WOMEN AT THE.GALLERY@OXO
Zimbabwe is a troubled country nowadays, but the work
of its sculptors is alive and well judging by a vibrant
exhibition at the.gallery@oxo which runs until 22
August.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1136

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[ Local news from around the web ]

Real Greek boss to run naked across Tower Bridge
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=814 - S Telegraph

Kevin Spacey's London guide
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=815 - Standard

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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/

- MOT for BMW
- NHS dentists
- Salvation Army - St George's Road
- Calling Latin American people
- Composting related
- Tradesmen - curtain/blind makers
- The Hartley Revisited
- Wing Chun
- Tradesmen index - windowcleaner?
- Discounts outside Congestion Zone 
- Pet Sitting
- Rubbish - am I seeing things?
- What's wrong with old buildings?
- The New Kent Road has moved...
- Three Oak Lane, Shad Thames, SE1
- Nelson Square
- Proposed closure of Post Office, Bermondsey Street
- 10 Blackfriars Road

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

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