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Issue 215 | Tuesday 14 December 2004

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* FANTASTIC BOROUGH MARKET CHRISTMAS READER OFFER 
* Advert: YOGA AT GLOBE HOUSE, London Bridge SE1
* What's on this week
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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[ FANTASTIC BOROUGH MARKET CHRISTMAS READER OFFER ]

* THE BOROUGH MARKET BOOK - HALF PRICE OFFER *
Overseen by the Market's Trustees and written by
celebrated supporters of the Market, The Borough Market
Book is a celebration of the Market's past, present and
future, telling the story of the Market's history,
details its recent regeneration and explores its
wonderful produce. Featuring photographs by Jason Lowe
and comments from renowned food writers the book has
the RRP of £19.99 but Civic Books are offering up to
1000 copies to recipients of the SE1 Direct newsletter
for the special price of £9.99 each, as an excellent
corporate or Christmas gift opportunity.

* THE BOROUGH MARKET CALENDAR 2005 *
The first ever Borough Market Calendar has been
produced in celebration of the release of The Borough
Market Book. Featuring some of Jason Lowe's finest
photography from the book, the RRP is £7.99 but Civic
Books are offering up to 1000 copies to recipients of
SE1 Direct for the special price of £4.99 each, as an
excellent corporate or Christmas gift opportunity.

For more details or to purchase your book or calendar
please contact Joanna Humphries on 020 7378 0422 or at
Joanna.Humphries@civicregeneration.co.uk

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[ Advert: YOGA AT GLOBE HOUSE, London Bridge SE1 ]

Astanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Shadow, Sivananda Yoga.

Morning to evening: drop-in classes, beginners courses,
lunchtime yoga.

Tel 020 7378 1177, http://www.globehouse.org

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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a more comprehensive what's on guide check
out 'in SE1' - our monthly printed publication - see
http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.

UNION STREET/GREAT GUILDFORD STREET GAS WORKS
From Monday 13 December
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=942
Work to renew a gas pipe across this junction is due to
start on Monday  and is expected to take up to two
weeks. For the duration of the work motorists will be
unable to turn from Union Street into Great Guildford
Street in either direction. A diversion will be in
operation via Southwark Bridge Road. It is likely there
will also be some periods of traffic management with
temporary traffic lights in Union Street.
http://www.transco.uk.com/


CHRISTMAS AQUABATICS AT MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE
Until Tuesday 4 January
4pm-9pm at More London Riverside
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=943
A winter water wonderland to celebrate the festive
season. Fountains, music, lasers and lights combine to
give a spectacular display.
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT WATERLOO MILLENNIUM GREEN
Thursday 16 December
3.30pm-6.30pm at Waterloo Millennium Green; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=944
Meet Father Christmas, enjoy storytelling, face
painting and bouncy castle. Refreshments and more.
Buy quality gifts. Bring along your bike for some help
and tips on fixing and fine tuning. Win a personalised
tour of CBBC for one adult and 2 children - and other
mystery prizes - come along and buy a raffle ticket.
http://www.waterloogreen.org.uk


SOUTHWARK LIVING STREETS SEASONAL SOCIAL 
Thursday 16 December 
7-9pm in the first floor function room at the Roebuck,
corner of Great Dover Street, Falmouth Road and Trinity
Street; drop-in buffet meal £5 donation
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=946
Residents, councillors and officers welcome. The Living
Streets initiative is a nationwide - ongoing - campaign
to win back the streets for everybody. A Southwark
branch was launched earlier this year.
http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/southwark


TOOLEY STREET AND TOWER BRIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND OPEN MEETING AT NUTMEG HOUSE
Thursday 16 December
7pm-9pm at Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=706
The Committee of the Tooley Street and Tower Bridge
Community Association invites local residents to join
them for a Christmas Party. You will have the
opportunity to tell the Committee what you would like
to see happening in your local environment, and as
local councillors and others have also been invited you
will also have the opportunity to speak to them.
Drinks and snacks will be served.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read.php?1,28887


FROST FAIR ON BANKSIDE
Friday 17 December
12 noon-10pm on Bankside, Shakespeare's Globe to Tate
Modern; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=945
During the freeze of 1564 the people of London took to
the ice for what became the first Frost Fair. Even
though the river no longer freezes, Bankside is hosting
a winter celebration with a  30 metre artificial snow
slide. There will be craft and food stalls along the
riverwalk,  street theatre, music and entertainment to
rival previous fairs. Local performers include the
Borough Music School and Morley College's Can't Sing
Choir. 
* There will be a selection of  arts & crafts stalls
along the riverwalk with last minute stocking fillers
including childrenıs clothes, traditional toys, wooden
Christmas decorations and chocolate Christmas cards.
* Back by popular demand, Duncan Hamiltonıs Ice bar
serving mulled wine & ale to warm you up throughout the
day. Plus a variety of hot food stalls, including a hog
roast and  roasted chestnuts.
* Ice sculptor Duncan Hamilton will transform
a huge ice cube into an amazing Angel
starting at 1.30pm.
* At 3pm in the Starr Auditorium, Level Two, Tate
Modern (free, no bookings) there will be a fun-filled
programme of cinematic indulgence from the bfi's
National Film and Television Archive featuring films
loosely based around the themes of eating, drinking and
having fun.
* Pupils from local schools will be on the riverside
between 12 noon and 1pm, decorate their Christmas trees
with items they have designed and made themselves. The
best decorated and most original tree will be judged at
1.30pm and will be displayed at a Bankside venue until
the New Year.
* Free workshops for children: Mask Creations with Tito
Vega (12 noon-6pm) in the marquee on the Tate Modern
forecourt and Theatre Workshop with Paines Plough
Theatre Company (12 noon and 2pm) on the Tate Modern
forecourt. Chinese whispers inspired workshop with
director Hamish Pirie helping you go from finding your
favourite word to making your own play.
http://www.visitsouthwark.com/frost-fair-2004-325


30 METRE SNOW SLIDE ON BANKSIDE 
Friday 17 December to Sunday 9 January
Sun-Thu 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am­10pm (closed 24, 25,
26 December and early closing at 6pm on 31 December)
outside Tate Modern; £2 per 3 slides.
A  winter snow slide will be on Bankside for three
weeks.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1294


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sunday 19 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free (but
arrive early to get a seat!)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=739
Traditional carol service with the Cathedral choir.
[This service is not suitable for children - there is a
Crib service for children at 4pm on Christmas Eve]
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/
 
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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

BUILDING COLLAPSE IN TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
Fire crews worked quickly to get five people out of a
building on Alice Street on Thursday night, just hours
before half of it collapsed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1315


BERMONDSEY MAN JAILED FOR 'NAZI' ATTACK IN WALWORTH
A 40-year-old Bermondsey man has been imprisoned for
three years and nine months for a racially aggravated
assault in Walworth in May this year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1313


75% OF TOURISTS IN LONDON COME TO SE1
Three quarters of visitors to the capital from overseas
come to the South Bank and Bankside, according to the
latest research by Visit London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1312


NATIONAL FILM THEATRE MAY QUIT SOUTH BANK
The National Film Theatre may follow Eurostar's lead
and swap SE1 for N1 and a new £60 million site at
King's Cross, it was reported last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1310


SOUTH WEST TRAINS CALLS FOR £100M INVESTMENT IN
WATERLOO
A South West Trains boss has called for at least £100
million to be spent to allow the company to make full
use of Waterloo International when it is vacated by
Eurostar in 2007.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1309


NORTHERN LINE CHAOS
Disruption to services on the Northern Line last
weekled to the closure of Borough station.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1308


JUBILEE GARDENS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The Jubilee Gardens Steering Group has announced the
four shortlisted design teams selected to progress to
the second and final stage of the Open Project
Competition to redevelop Jubilee Gardens.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1307


SE1 SCHOOL HOSTS CITY HALL EDUCATION LAUNCH
Members of the London Assembly chose a Southwark school
to launch a new guide to explain the role of the Mayor
of London and London Assembly to young people.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1306


ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SCOOPS PLANNING AWARD
The Elephant and Castle regeneration project won an
award for Southwark Council last week at the London
Planning Awards, presented by the Mayor of London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1305


ROYAL MAIL VAN IN BLACKFRIARS ARMED ROBBERY DRAMA
City of London Police are appealing for witnesses after
a Royal Mail van was hijacked in Fleet Street and
driven across Blackfriars Bridge to be unloaded in
SE1's Burrell Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1300

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

ASDA ARRIVES ON THE OLD KENT ROAD
The long-awaited Asda store on the Old Kent Road opened
on Monday morning with the Pearly King and Queen of
Southwark on hand to cut the ribbon.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1316


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL WINS INNER CITY 100 AWARD
Southwark Cathedral Enterprises Ltd is one of three SE1
business recognised at an awards ceremony for inner
city businesses which help the local area by creating
jobs and fuelling local economies.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1311


"ADVICE IN THE CITY" FROM LONDON BRIDGE LAW FIRM
London Bridge-based law firm Anthony Gold has launched
a new clinic to advise people experiencing marital or
relationship problems without ongoing commitment.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1304

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

2,000+ YEARS' SERVICE TO OUR LOCAL HOSPITALS
Hospital staff from chefs to opthalmologists have been
recognised for their long service, hard work and
loyalty to Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals at a special
awards ceremony.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1318


LOOKING FOR MEMORIES OF THE BLITZ IN SE1
Researchers working on a drama-documentary are
appealing for local residents to come forward with
memories of the air raid on the area on 29 December
1940.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1317


'INCREDIBLE' CHILDREN'S PARTY FOR MEDICINEMA BIRTHDAY
Children from both Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals
joined a host of celebrities for a special screening of
The Incredibles to celebrate the 5th birthday of the
world's first MediCinema.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1314


SHELL CENTRE HOSTS SPECIAL SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
The South Bank's Shell Centre last month offered its
sports facilities to host the South London Special
League under-12 five-a-side tournament.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1303


LONDON GUN MAP COMES TO CITY HALL
A map of London made up of the pieces of guns destroyed
by the Metropolitan Police in a firearms amnesty last
year was on view to the public last week at City Hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1302


PARIS GARDEN MULTI-SPORT PITCHES NOW OPEN
Floodlit courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball and
netball are now available to South Bank and Bankside
residents close to Blackfriars Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1301

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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent
discussions at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

- Rare postboxes
- Birds
- Grange Road closed Friday evening
- Managing Agents
- Own up, you SE1 taggers
- Ev: new Tas restaurant off Hatfields
- "Into" Southwark
- The Harpy at the Moorings
- SE1 in new R.E.M. video (Aftermath)
- Computer Shop
- The Former Hardware Shop On TBR
- The London Scotia Bar
- Another bit of green gone...
- Elephant & Castle lighting

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

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