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Issue 217 | Wednesday 29 December 2004

Welcome to the final issue of SE1 Direct of 2004 and a
very Happy New Year from us all at Bankside Press.

We'll be back on Tuesday 4 January with the first
update of 2005.

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* What's on this week
* Advert: HIREAGUIDE LONDON for the best value tours 
* Local news 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.

CRISIS WINTER WALKABOUT
Thursday 30 December
Meet north end of Millennium Bridge 11am­2pm; £10
(child £5; family £25)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=952
Register to stroll along a guided mile-long route from
St Paul's Cathedral to Hay's Galleria and receive a
Walkabout Wallet packed with loads of information
and a Walkabout Pass allowing children to get in free
and two tickets for the price of one at many of the
attractions. Families will be welcomed with a warming
drink and given a free disposable camera to record
their day. In aid of the homelessness charity.
http://www.crisis.org.uk/walkabout


NEW YEAR FIREWORKS AT THE LONDON EYE
Saturday 1 January 2004
London will welcome in 2005 with a fireworks and
lighting display at the British Airways London Eye. The
display, created by Jack Morton Worldwide - the company
responsible for staging the opening and closing
ceremonies at the Athens Olympics - will be visible
from all over London. The fireworks will start at
midnight and are planned to last about ten minutes.
Screens will be erected in Trafalgar Square and
Parliament Square to enable people in the squares to
see the display.
Tube, bus, DLR and Croydon Tramlink services will run
all night on New Year's Eve and thanks to sponsorship
from Foster's, these services will be free from 11:45pm
- 4:30am. There will also be through the night
overground rail services, including extra trains
between midnight and 2am. 
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/newyearseve/


NEW YEAR'S EVE ROAD CLOSURES
Streets in the area bounded by Westminster Bridge, York
Road and Waterloo Bridge will be closed to traffic from
10pm, as will Westminster Bridge Road between the river
and Kennington Road. Additionally, Waterloo Road will
be closed between the river and Baylis Road/The Cut.


NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE - SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS
Saturday 1 January
From 12 noon; Parliament Square to Piccadilly
Lambeth will be participating under the 'Pride of
Lambeth' banner with depictions of Charlie Chaplin,
Florence Nightingale, Doulton Pottery , Oval Cricket
Ground and the Lambeth Walk. The 'Cleaner, Greener
Southwark' entry will include performance that has been
developed through community workshops using recycled
and scrap materials to create music and dance.
Southwark Young Pilgrims will be part of the parade.
http://www.londonparade.co.uk


BANKSIDE TWELFTH NIGHT CELEBRATION WITH THE LIONS PART
Monday 3 January
2.15pm on Bankside by Shakespeare's Globe
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=888
A celebration of the New Year mixing ancient seasonal
customs with contemporary festivity. To herald the
celebration the extraordinary Holly Man decked in
fantastic green garb and evergreen foliage appears from
the Thames.  With the crowd, led by the Bankside
Mummers, the Holly Man will 'bring in the green' and
'wassail' or toast the people and the River Thames (an
old tradition encouraging good growth). The Globe will
be wassailed in like fashion. The Mummers will then
process to the Bankside Jetty, and perform the
traditional 'freestyle' folk combat play of St. George.
Cakes distributed at the end of the play have a bean
and a pea hidden  in two of them. Those who find them
are hailed King and Queen for the day and crowned with
ceremony. They then lead the people through the streets
to the historic George Inn in Borough High Street for a
fine  warming up with storytelling, the kissing wishing
tree and more dancing.
http://www.thelionspart.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.

MAN SHOT NEAR ALBERT EMBANKMENT
Police are appealing for witnesses to a shooting near a
Lambeth nightclub and a disturbance on the Albert
Embankment.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1334

BBC ONE'S MIDNIGHT MASS LIVE FROM SOUTHWARK
Christmas Midnight Mass from Southwark's Roman Catholic
Cathedral was broadcast across the nation on BBC One
and to British armed forces around the world.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1333

KENNINGTON POLICEMAN CONVICTED
North Lambeth police officer John Nicholson was this
week found guilty of a public order offence relating to
an incident on a train in February 2004.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1332


MURDER AT MCDONALD'S: THREE CONVICTED
This week three young men were found guilty of killing
19-year-old Colin Igwe at McDonald's in the Old Kent
Road in on 10 September 2003.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1331


DRUG AWARENESS PROJECT AT CHARTERHOUSE-IN-SOUTHWARK
Simon Hughes MP this week presented certificates to a
group of 15 young people who have completed their
training as drug, alcohol and sexual health educators
at Charterhouse-in-Southwark.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1330

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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/

- Plumber
- Setting up a residents' association
- Southwark Cathedral Midnight Xmas Eve Mass
- New development in Salamanca Place
- Managing Agents
- Battery recycling
- French strings of onions
- Frost Fair 2004
- SE1's Lost Cinemas
- Looking for glass cutting

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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