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Issue 216 | Monday 20 December 2004

A very Happy Christmas from everybody at Bankside
Press, publishers of SE1 Direct, 'in SE1' and the
London SE1 community website.

We'll be back next Tuesday with the final SE1 Direct of
2004 and your essential guide to New Year events.

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: HIREAGUIDE LONDON for the best value tours 
* 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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[ 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.

SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE FROST FAIR
Monday 20 December
10am-8pm at Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, Bankside;
free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=932
Today is the final day of Shakespeare's Globe's indoor
Frost Fair event which has been open every weekend this
month (not to be confused with Southwark Council's
event last Friday). A winter marketplace has been
created in the UnderGlobe beneath the theatre. Special
activities  include sword-fighting and Elizabethan
dressing demonstrations. An opportunity to see the
permanent Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition for free
(normal price £8.50).
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org


LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE AT ST GEORGE THE MARTYR
Monday 20 December
1pm at St George The Martyr, Borough High Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=948
The service will last about half an hour and there will
be light refreshments afterwards. There will be a
retiring collection in aid of CRISIS.
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.org.uk


THE LONDON NATIVITY: FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Monday 20 to Friday 24 December 2004
Mon-Thu 6pm; Friday 1pm at The Scoop, More London
Riverside (next to City Hall on The Queen's Walk); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=951
Phil Willmott directs a large cast of professional
actors and Southwark children in a boisterous
modern-dress reworking of medieval Nativity plays to
celebrate Christmas in the Scoop. The plays are
designed to engage audiences of all beliefs in the
timeless story of ordinary people confronting great
good and great evil to emerge triumphant. Bring warm
clothes and a rug for this free hour-long mix of
comedy, drama, puppetry and live music in the open air.
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop
http://www.suzannarosenthal.com/scoop


BOROUGH MARKET SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OPENING
Borough Market is operating every day this week for
those vital Christmas ingredients.
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=950
Monday 20 December - 12 noon-6pm
Tuesday 21 December - 12 noon-6pm
Wednesday 22 December - 9am-6pm
Thursday 23 December - 9am-6pm
Friday 24 December - 9am-2pm
Saturday 25 December - closed
http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk


MAKE YOUR OWN ANGEL AUTOMATA AT OXO TOWER WHARF
Thursday 23 December
2pm at Oxo Tower Wharf; £10.50 (child £8.50; £32 for a
family of four)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=949
A fun workshop - suitable for all ages - to create your
own Cabaret Mechanical Christmas Angel features
alongside the free exhibition of original automata at
the.gallery@oxo. The hour-long workshops take place 23
December at 2pm and on 30 December at 10am The price
includes all materials (brass for the wings, and all
other wooden parts) and tuition.  The workshops are
suitable for children and adults (children 8 and under
must be accompanied by an adult). Workshop places are
limited.  For further information and to book a place,
call 020 8516 3134.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk


CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES
Many churches in SE1 have details of Christmas services
available on their own websites:
Southwark Cathedral (Anglican)
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/
St George's RC Cathedral
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk
St John's Waterloo (Anglican)
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk
Precious Blood, O'Meara Street (RC)
http://www.preciousblood-borough.org.uk
St George the Martyr with St Alphege (Anglican)
http://www.stgeorgethemartyr.org.uk/
Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph, Melior Street (RC)
http://www.rc.net/southwark/londonbridge-lasalette/
St Patrick's Waterloo (RC)
http://www.cmifriar.dircon.co.uk
Christ Church Southwark (Anglican)
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk


BBC ONE MIDNIGHT MASS LIVE FROM ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Friday 24 December
11.40pm at St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road and live
on BBC One
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Doors open for the congregation at 10.35pm, and
everyone is asked to be seated before 11pm. There will
be a short service of Readings and Carols at 11pm.
There will be a briefing and welcome  at 11.20pm and
Mass will start at 11.40pm. There can be no admissions
after 11.30pm. Celebrant and preacher is the Most Revd
Kevin McDonald, Archbishop of Southwark. The Mass is
sung to a setting by Jean Langlais and hymns include O
Little Town, Hark the Herald Angels, In the Bleak
Midwinter and O Come all ye Faithful.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk


SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS' CHRISTMAS DAY DESERTED LONDON RIDE
Saturday 25 December
Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich or 11am
Southwark Needle at south end of London Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=947
A slow all day meander. West out to Putney along the
south bank then back north, through the parks and up to
good value late lunch in Edgware Road that caters for
all diets. Pub later. More information from Barry on
07905 889 005. 
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk

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experiencing the hidden delights of Borough Market.
Crossing  London Bridge we make our way to The Tower of
London, home to the world famous Crown Jewels, Ravens
and Yeoman Warders. Your guide will relate stories of
royal intrigue, torture, escape and execution before
allowing you time to explore other areas of this
remarkable building.
Adults: £17.50 Children: £11.50 (Group Rates available)
Tour lasts roughly 3 and a half hours and is conducted
on foot. Entrance to the Tower included.

Tour 2: We make our way to Buckingham Palace to se the
Ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. A short walk
away we enjoy a walking tour of the incomparable
Westminster Abbey, place of coronation of Kings and
Queens for almost 1000 years.
Adults: £15.00  Children: £9.50 (Group Rates available)
The Tour lasts roughly 3 and a half hours and is
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and bus included.

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

OLD VIC CANCELS ALADDIN FIRST NIGHT
The long-awaited first night of Aladdin at Waterloo's
Old Vic Theatre - starring Sir Ian McKellan and Maureen
Lipman - was cancelled on Friday night due to technical
problems.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1327


PORPOISES SPOTTED FROM ALBERT EMBANKMENT
Crowds gathered on Albert Embankment on Friday to watch
a family of harbour porpoises as they feasted on Thames
fish near Vauxhall Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1326


HOPTON STREET TOWER: THE FIGHT GOES TO STRASBOURG
A group of Bankside residents fighting plans for a
22-storey tower next to Tate Modern is taking its case
to the European Court of Human Rights.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1325


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL DRAWS A QUARTER OF A MILLION
Southwark Cathedral has some 250,000 visitors annually,
according to a new report on the economic and social
value of England's cathedrals.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1323


BODY FOUND IN POOL OF LONDON
Police are appealing for information after the body of
a man was recovered from the Thames.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1322


DAVID MORLEY PROJECT TO TACKLE LAMBETH YOUTH HOMOPHOBIA
A new project named after David Morley - who was
murdered on the South Bank in late October - aims to
tackle homophobic bullying in Lambeth's schools.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1321


NEW YEAR FIREWORKS PLANS REVEALED
London will see in the New Year with a fireworks
display at the London Eye created by the company
responsible for the opening and closing ceremonies at
the Athens Olympics.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1320

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

BRINGING A BETTER CHRISTMAS TO BANKSIDE
Better Bankside's 'Bring a better Christmas' campaign
has collected 559 Christmas gifts of food, toiletries
and clothes to be given to local charities working with
older or homeless people.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1329

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SOUTH BANK'S PORTABLE GAMELAN REACHES WATERLOO
The South Bank Centre's new portable Gamelan reached
Waterloo's Johanna Primary School this week from
Indonesia after six weeks in transit and a year in the
making.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1328


IN PICTURES: FROST FAIR AND SNOW SLIDE ON BANKSIDE
The second annual Frost Fair on Bankside took place on
a damp December Friday with the Mayor of Southwark
trying out the 30 metre snow slide outside Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1324


EYE AM DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
One of the London Eye's 32 capsules has been
transformed into a winter scene featuring many of the
capital's best-known landmarks, including Tower Bridge
and the 'Gherkin'.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1319

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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/

* 20,000 messages in the SE1 Discussion section * 

- Real Xmas Tree
- Fame Academy comes to SE1?!
- "Into" Southwark
- Frost Fair 2004
- Christmas Lights on Bermondsey St
- Singing Lessons
- Getting Married --small boat charter
- Lost Dog
- Borough Market Calendar humbug
- Anchor & Hope
- Tower Bridge Road Wednesday morning
- Pub opening times over Christmas
- Setting up a residents' association?
- Asda Old Kent Road
- Looking for glass cutting
- "Shrinking Childhoods" at Tate Modern

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

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