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Issue 203 | Monday 20 September 2004

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* What's on this week
* Advert: Deptford Design Festival 23-25 Sep at LABAN
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* 20% lunchtime discount @ Old Vic Pit Bar & Restaurant
* 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.

THIRD MONDAY: HISTORY READING GROUP IN WATERLOO
Monday 20 September 
1.05pm at Waterloo Library, Lower Marsh; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=841
Lower Marsh's Waterloo Library hosts a history reading
group on the third Monday of every month. "Bring a
sandwich" is the invitation for participants, with
events running from 1.05pm to 2pm. Dates to remember
are 20 September, 18 October, 15 November and 20
December. The group will cover an eclectic range of
books, including the social history "Once in a house on
fire" by Andrea Ashworth and the famously
groundbreaking "Orientalism" by Edward Said. These
sessions will be led by Anna Robinson, the local
history librarian based at Lambeth Archives. For
further information contact akrobinson@lambeth.gov.uk
or ring the library on 020 7926 6076
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk


AN ENCHANTED EVENING IN ST GEORGE'S GARDEN
Friday 24 September
3.30-6.30pm in St George's Garden, Tabard Street; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=840
An outdoor garden event for families to enjoy exploring
a hidden world of local history inspired by the ancient
graveyard  and Dickensian prison wall. Children  can
hear stories from our past, create a  Victorian hat,
mash up medicines and  potions from local herbs, plant
a flower  to take home and make drumming tunes. Adults
can relax, talk to experts about the  rich history,
contribute to future plans,  eat delicious curry, and
listen to music.  At 4pm Charles Dickens' great great
grandson Ian unveils celebratory artworks.  A Bankside
Open Spaces Trust event. 
http://www.bost.org.uk

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[ Advert: Deptford Design Festival 23-25 Sep at LABAN ]

A crucial part of the London Design Festival, DD04
comes to LABAN in Deptford for three days only. The
festival follows the theme of Re-Use. Local design
companies will be taking industrial rubbish bins and
turning them into things of beauty and wonder and
placing them in the Stirling Prize-winning LABAN. There
will be a series of talks, workshops and events.

Check http://www.dd04.co.uk for full details.

Come and see for yourself why Deptford's creative
buzz is one of London░ěs best kept secrets.

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

COLOURFUL PROCESSION THROUGH WATERLOO
Waterloo children launched the 2004 Thames Festival by
taking a leading role in their own Waterloo Festival on
Friday afternoon.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1182


E-FIT OF BERMONDSEY SEX ATTACKER
Police have issued an e-fit image of a man they are
seeking in connection with a serious sexual assault on
a young man in Bermondsey in the early hours of Sunday
22 August.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1180


MARK RYLANCE TO QUIT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Mark Rylance has announced that he is to step down as
artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe at the end of
next year after 10 years in the job.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1179


SAVED: DOWNINGS ROADS MOORINGS
Following this summer's planning inquiry into the
future of the barge-dwelling community at Downings
Roads moorings, the inspector has returned his verdict,
quashing the eviction notices and granting planning
permission.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1178


COULD SOUTHWARK BECOME A 20MPH ZONE?
The extension of 20mph zones to cover most of the
borough is one of the measures that Southwark Council
is currently consulting on following the publication of
the draft Road Safety Plan.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1177


LAST CALL FOR BERMONDSEY POST OFFICE PETITION
Simon Hughes MP and council leader Nick Stanton posed
outside Bermondsey Street Post Office on Wednesday
morning to mark the final day of Southwark Lib Dems'
'Saving our Post Offices' campaign
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1176
	 
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[ Reader Offer ]

20% LUNCHTIME DISCOUNT @ OLD VIC PIT BAR & RESTAURANT

The Old Vic is one of London's oldest and most famous
theatres but it's also home to one of South Bank's
newest dining experiences.

The Pit Bar & Restaurant opened its doors a year ago
and since then has steadily built a reputation amongst
theatregoers, and the local community for its unique
atmosphere and excellent food.

Executive chef, Dean Peck (formerly of the Atlantic Bar
& Grill) has created a mod-Med menu offering fresh,
affordable food served in a relaxed and friendly
environment.

The restaurant is open from 12 noon with a selection of
light dishes and a full a la carte menu available
through to last orders at 11pm.

20% DISCOUNT ON LUNCH UNTIL 30 OCTOBER

To take advantage of this offer, call the reservations
line on 020 7928 2975 and quote 'SE1 Discount'. The 20%
discount applies to the total bill, including drinks.
 
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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

IN PICTURES: Firing on the Foreshore
The Thames Festival's Firing on the Foreshore continued
on Bankside until 2am on Sunday morning. Seven hours
later the fired vessels were retrieved.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1183


TRAUMA STARRING COLIN FIRTH
Trauma, Colin Firth's new psychological chiller about
love, grief and madness, partially filmed in SE1, is
now on general release.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1181

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[ Local news from around the web ]

London's New Year fireworks confirmed
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=839 - 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/

- Looking for squash courts
- Tips on selling my sofa
- Photographer
- London Open House weekend
- Save the moorings
- Skyscraper next to Christ Church
- Apples
- Preparing for emergencies booklet
- It should NOT be in SE1!
- Microwave repair
- Extension of 20mph speed limits 
- Anchor & Hope
- Yellow rubbish barges towed downriver
- Fireworks
- Battery recycling
- Ozu Japanese restaurant
- Tokei Centre
- Woodworker on Tabard Street
- Alaska Buildings

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

Please note that you need to register separately for
the London SE1 Forum - your login details for this
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