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Issue 202 | Wednesday 15 September 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: YOGA AT GLOBE HOUSE, London Bridge SE1 
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business News from the London SE1 website
* Features 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.


WATERLOO FESTIVAL - PART OF THE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
Friday 17 September
4pm: Carnival procession assembles at Johanna  Primary
School,  Lower Marsh
4.10pm: procession leaves school and walks through
Tanswell Estate to Millennium Green
4.20pm: procession arrives at Millennium Green, where
the Birdcage Structure is already situated
4.20pm: masquerade and Cuban dancing
4.40pm: drumming
5pm: Birdcage balloon release
Hundreds of majestic origami birds attached to balloons
will be released from a 30 foot mock Victorian style
sculptural bird cage cage to 'fly' freely across London
as the finale to the first ever Waterloo Festival, a
unique preview to parts of the Mayor's Thames Festival.
'The Bird Cage' has been created artists from Lumina
and by hundreds of Waterloo residents at summer
workshops and in open access public workshops during
the day. Including silhouettes of strange creatures, a
multitude of origami lanterns, huge changing-colour
flowers a shower of gold and wild beasts that appear
and disappear, 'The Bird Cage' will be a glorious
spectacle.
http://www.waterloogreen.org.uk


JUMBLE SALE AT CHRIST CHURCH, BLACKFRIARS ROAD
Saturday 18 September
11am at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road; 20p
Clothes: food: books: toys: tombola All proceeds to
charity Gifts in advance welcome 020 7928 3970 
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk


THE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September
This year will see the largest ever Thames Festival
with events for the first time all along the SE1
riverfront from the South Bank to the Pool of London. 
There will be entertainment including Samba dancers in
Potters Fields and theatre and music in The Scoop
alongside City Hall. Other music venues are the
riverside at HMS Belfast and Jubilee Gardens. 
This year's highlights include a walk led by playwright
John Constable from Southwark's tourist information
centre at Vinopolis at 4.30pm on Saturday. 
On Saturday evening from 8pm there will be another
experimental Firing on the Foreshore when objects made
with Thames clay will be placed in a beach fire outside
the Globe. Meanwhile Steve Hollingshead's river photos
and historic pictures will be projected on a wall. In
the morning, after the Thames has risen °© extinguishing
the fire °© and fallen back, the fired items will be
retrieved. 
On Sunday the Night Carnival procession arrives in SE1
from Blackfriars Bridge at 7.30pm and will have 2500
participants. A special feature will be Spanish Sarruga
with a Catalan street performance involving sculptures
of giant insects and underwater creatures made of heavy
duty wrapping paper, internally lit and then
manipulated. They will be joined by Shademakers from
Germany and Toca Rufar from Portugal with shark,
tyrannosaurus, peacock and dragon costumes and the
drumming rhythms.
Afterwards at 10pm Christophe Berthonneau's Groupe F
just back from providing the Olympic fireworks will
stage a display on the river opposite the Oxo Tower. 
During both days there will be a vibrant Riverside
Bazaar from 12 noon to 10pm between the London Eye and
the Oxo Tower. Food stalls, wine bars, cocktail bar,
international beer stall, funfair rides and festival
crafts stalls will line the riverside.
Also new this year is the decorating of Hungerford
Bridge with 500 flags. 
http://www.thamesfestival.org


OPEN HOUSE LONDON
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September
The BFI London IMAX Cinema and Lambeth Palace are among
21 SE1 buildings opening up for free tours during Open
House London weekend.
In Waterloo the General Lying-in Hospital is offering
tours on Saturday and the London Eye has free capsule
tours on Sunday. There is also a rare opportunity to
see inside the award-winning One Centaur Street
alongside the railway.
Southwark Cathedral is opening its Millennium building
including the new library and entry to the nearby Old
Operating Theatre is free.
The offices of Allies and Morrison, architects of the
Bankside123 opposite in Southwark Street, will be open
along with Britain°Øs first ecological building centre
Construction Resources round the corner in Great
Guildford Street.
The City of London Academy construction site in Lynton
Road is opening for visits on Saturday and the
18-year-old City of London School building at the north
end of the Millennium Bridge is open both days.  
Buildings in SE1 open to the public this weekend:
* Allies and Morrison Studio (Sat & Sun)
* bfi London IMAX Cinema (Sat)
* British Airways London Eye (Sun)
* City Hall (Sat & Sun)
* City of London Academy (Sat)
* Construction Resources (Sat & Sun)
* Former General Lying-in Hospital (Sat)
* 67 Grange Walk (Sat & Sun)
* Imperial War Museum Dome Reading Room (Sun)
* Jerwood Space (Sat & Sun)
* Kirkaldy Testing Museum (Sun)
* Lambeth Palace (Sat)
* More London - Ernst and Young HQ (Sat)
* Old Operating Theatre (Sat & Sun)
* One Centaur Street (Sun)
* 10 Park Street (Sat)
* Rose Theatre (Sat & Sun)
* Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (Sat)
* Southwark Cathedral (Sat & Sun)
* Swan Mead (Sat & Sun)
* Weston Williamson Architects Offices (Sat)
http://www.openhouselondon.org



LONDON AT YOUR FEET: ITV NATIONAL WALKING DAY
Sunday 19 September
11am-3pm at 'congregation points' in Potters Fields and
on the South Bank
For the second year in a row, The Prince's Trust is
staging a spectacular creative festival in London's
Trafalgar Square: London at Your Feet. The festival
will showcase the talents of young people who have
turned their lives around with support from The Trust.
This year's event celebrates the culmination of ITV's
Britain on the Move campaign by hosting walkers who've
taken part in the National Walking Day as well as
welcoming the general public. There will be a live
stage area hosted by The Trust's celebrity Ambassadors,
with a range of young musicians and DJs performing, as
well as a market place for Prince's Trust supported
businesses, rooming acts, interactive sports and free
guided walks of the city. SE1's starting points for the
Walk to Trafalgar Square are Potters Fields and the
Thames Festival on the South Bank.
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
http://www.itv.com/britainonthemove


Coming up next week:
POSTAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN: MEETING AT MANDELA WAY
Wednesday 22 September
7pm at Mandela Way Sorting Office
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=833
Regular readers of SE1 Direct and the London SE1
community website will be aware of the campaign to
improve the local postal delivery service which has
been organised by some regular contributors to the
forum. The campaign has gained national publicity in
the Daily Telegraph, on GMTV and elsewhere. Now a
meeting for local residents has been arranged at
Mandela Way delivery office with the manager, Tony
Phelan.
The single daily delivery was due to be introduced in
our area last week and will have been in operation for
a couple of weeks at the time of the meeting, so it
will be a good opportunity to discuss any concerns and
learn a bit more about the challenges facing the Royal
Mail in SE1.
If you would like to attend, you will need to contact
the forum user 'fabhat' - see this discussion in our
forum to add your name to the list:
http://london-se1.co.uk/forum/read.php?1,14037,page=8

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

ROW OVER 'HOMOPHOBIC' STAR'S CORONET SHOW
Gay rights groups are continuing to call for the
cancellation of Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton's UK
tour - due to start on Sunday at the Elephant & Castle
- claiming his homophobic music could lead to violence.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1175


TONY BLAIR VISITS LOWER MARSH
To the surprise of workers looking out of their
Waterloo office windows on Tuesday morning, Tony Blair
visited the rooftop of a Lower Marsh building as he
prepared to make a major speech on environmental
issues.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1173


LONDON 2012 BUSES LAUNCHED AT CITY HALL
Olympic heroes James Cracknell and Rebecca Romero
joined Ken Livingstone at City Hall on Tuesday to
launch a fleet of 'back the bid' buses to promote
London's campaign to host the 2012 Olympics.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1169


FATHERS' RIGHTS PROTESTER SCALES LONDON EYE
The London Eye was closed to visitors on Saturday after
a fathers' rights protester in a Spiderman costume
scaled the wheel in the early hours of the morning.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1166


ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AT BERMONDSEY BOOKMAKERS
Flying squad officers arrested two men in the process
of carrying out a robbery at William Hill bookmakers in
Dunton Road on Friday morning.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1165


FIRST PICTURE OF BLACKFRIARS ROAD TOWER
Land Securities has produced its first impression of
the proposed building in Blackfriars Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1164


THEATRE AUDIENCES FLOCK TO THE SOUTH BANK
The South Bank's National Theatre has announced an 11%
in audience numbers over the past year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1163


HYDROGEN BUSES ON THE RV1
Electric buses powered by hydrogen fuel cells are now a
regular sight on the RV1 bus route which runs along the
SE1 riverside between Waterloo Bridge and Tower Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1162

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website  ]

FREE BIKES FOR SOUTHWARK BUSINESSES
Businesses in Southwark are being encouraged to sign up
to a trial scheme that gives them access to five free
rental bikes, in addition to cycling equipment and
training, for a six month period.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1171


POOL OF LONDON CONSIDERS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
The money runs out for the Pool of London Partnership
in three years' time, and the regeneration body is
considering ways of ensuring that the pace of change is
maintained.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1167


AWARD SCHEME FOR WASTE-WATCHING BANKSIDE BUSINESSES
Environmentally aware businesses in the Bankside area
are being encouraged to sign up to a Southwark Council
scheme which recognises their efforts in minimising
waste, recycling and keeping the front of their
premises clean and tidy.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1161

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

THAMES FESTIVAL'S FIRING ON THE FORESHORE
The objects have been made and the beach prepared for
the Thames Festival's Firing on the Foreshore.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1174


VIDEOGAME EXHIBITION COMES TO COUNTY HALL
The artistic creativity present in computer games will
be recognised this weekend in a special exhibition at
the County Hall Gallery, showcasing some of the
stunning artwork used in the development of the Myst
series.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1172


NELL McANDREW OPENS ST THOMAS'S SKIN DISORDER LAB
A new national laboratory to diagnose the rare
inherited skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa was
earlier this month officially opened at St Thomas'
Hospital by model Nell McAndrew.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1170


IT EXECS TO ROUGH IT IN POTTERS FIELDS
Over 200 senior IT executives will be encouraged by
Jenny Agutter, Felicity Barr, Jack Ellis and Nicholas
Owen to turn out for a night under the stars in Potters
Fields as part of NCH's annual Byte Night event.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1168

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[ Local news from around the web ]

City of London Academy moves to Paterson Park
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=838 - SLP

Virtual model of Southwark created to aid planning
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=836 - VNU

Kelvin MacKenzie is a fan of Baltic in Blackfriars Rd
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=835 - Media Week

Bermondsey designers Eley Kishimoto profiled
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=834 - Telegraph

Could Jude Law play Hamlet at the Young Vic?
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=837 - Playbill

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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/

- Woodworker on Tabard Street
- Fireworks
- Anchor & Hope
- London Bridge Tower
- The Necropolis Railway - tour
- Calling book lovers in SE1!
- Save Crossbones Graveyard Campaign
- Pensioner concessions at the South Bank Centre
- Skyscraper next to Christ Church
- Looking for decent managing agent for our development
- Tokei Centre
- Ideas for holding a Festival
- Thames Festival - 18-19 September
- Electrical Repair
- New Restaurant soon off Hatfields
- Alaska Buildings
- London Open House weekend
- Floral Hall portico
- Diana Statue proposed behind County Hall
- Tower Bridge openings
- Shunt in SE1
- Kipling Estate

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

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