For local news & information updated daily, visit www.London-SE1.co.uk

This is an archive copy of a newsletter sent by email to subscribers of SE1 Direct. Use the sign-up box on the right to make sure you don't miss out on your weekly dose of SE1 news and events.

The content below is designed to be received as an email. To browse the latest local news and information, please visit www.London-SE1.co.uk


=======================================================
 Enjoy this newsletter? Why not forward it to a friend?
=======================================================

[ SE1 Direct ]               http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Issue 220 | Tuesday 18 January 2005

=======================================================
>> IN THIS BULLETIN
=======================================================

* What's on this week
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

=======================================================

[ 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.


THE OVER 50s MOVIE CLUB PRESENTS CASABLANCA
Tuesday 18 January
1.30pm at The Rainbow Building, 32 Crosby Row (tea and
sandwiches from 1pm)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
Come and see a film classic, meet other film-goers and
enjoy a light lunch. The Over 50s Movie Club is free -
carers are also welcome.
For more information contact Katie at the West
Bermondsey Community Forum on 020 7403 9683 or email
WBForum@tiscali.co.uk


FREE CONCERT BY RENOWNED PIANIST FREDDY KEMPF
Wednesday 19 January
5.30pm-6.15pm at Atrium 1, Guy's Hospital; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=913
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity presents renowned British
pianist Freddy Kempf in a free concert.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 10
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
The Charity is presenting this illustrious artist to
mark the purchase of a new Yamaha grand piano for
Guy's.
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk


SOUTH BANK FORUM: WITH SE1 POSTAL SERVICE DISCUSSION 
Thursday 20 January 2005
7pm-9pm at St Johnıs Church, Waterloo Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=855
Topics at this meeting chaired by MPs Simon Hughes and
Kate Hoey:
- Julie Corbett-Bird will speak about Blackfriars
Settlementıs plans for redeveloping its main site and
their objectives for 2005. 
- Melanie Corfield, Head of External Relations, London
and SE England and Terry Bodsworth, Delivery
Services Manager for South London, will talk about
problems with post in SE1 and answer questions.
- Jubilee Gardens Project update and consultation.
Residents are welcome to raise issues during the
meeting.
There will also be an Exhibition of South Bank Centre's
plans for Queen's Walk


JUBILEE GARDENS CONSULTATION
This item at the South Bank Forum will introduce the
current round of consultation on Jubilee Gardens and
will cover 
- Results of research into what residents and others
users want
- Latest Design Brief
- Cultural events programme and policy
- Initial proposals for a Jubilee Gardens Trust
Further papers on all these subjects are available at
http://www.opensouthbank.org/jubilee.htm and from South
Bank Employers' Group's office, 103 Waterloo Road and
Waterloo Community Development Group's office, 14
Baylis Road SE1. Copies of these papers will also be
available at the meeting. 


SOUTHWARK LIVING STREETS MEETING
Thursday 20 January
7pm at The Roebuck, corner of Great Dover Street and
Trinity Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=946
Would you like Southwark's streets to be safe, clean,
well-designed, well-maintained routes for getting from
A to B, with safe crossings and good lighting? Wouldnıt
it be great to have pleasant spaces for people to
stroll, meet their neighbours, shop, sit or relax in?
Living Streets, formerly the Pedestrian Association,
works to achieve just that.  Nationally, Living Streets
lobbies Parliament and is behind many national
initiatives.  Locally, volunteers in the Southwark
branch work to make living streets a reality in the
borough. They talk to Southwark Council and are
consulted by them on transport issues such as the
Southwark Draft Road Safety Strategy.  They organise
walking surveys and audits.  They give people support
and advice on local issues.
http://www.livingstreets.org.uk


WHITES GROUNDS AND ROPER LANE CONSULTATION
Thursday 20 January
7pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=733
Local residents are invited to comment on initial
design proposals to convert a railway arch at Whites
Grounds (off Druid Street) into a community play space,
and redesign neglected Roper Lane (off Tower Bridge
Road) at a public consultation meeting.
Further information from Dan Taylor on 020 7525 5450

=======================================================
Running an event?  http://SE1direct.co.uk/inclusion.php
=======================================================

[ Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre ]

Ready for change?

Lighten your life with the Alexander Technique.

South Bank Alexander Centre
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
020 7928 6378

=======================================================
Get your ad here http://SE1direct.co.uk/advertising.php
=======================================================

[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

RED CROSS GARDEN RESTORATION GETS UNDER WAY
A celebration was held in Red Cross Garden on Monday to
mark the start of work on the restoration-in-spirit of
Red Cross Garden, a green oasis originally laid out by
in 1888 by Octavia Hill.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1355


RV1 EMISSION-FREE BUS TRIAL "A GREAT SUCCESS"
Initial tests of zero-emission buses on route RV1 have
been a success, Transport for London announced this
week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1354


ZAHA HADID TO DESIGN ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION BUILDING
Baghdad-born Zaha Hadid has won the international
competition to design the Architecture Foundation's new
centre for architecture to be built in Southwark
Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1352


TRIBUNAL HEARS OF RACIAL ABUSE AT ST THOMAS' STREET
IMMIGRATION OFFICE
Two immigration officers who claim their colleagues at
a London Bridge office were "proud to be politically
incorrect" are suing the Home Office for racial
discrimination.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1351

=======================================================

[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

BANKSIDE BUSINESS BALLOT ENTERS FINAL WEEK
At least 25 Bankside businesses have indicated support
for a permanent Business Improvement District known as
Better Bankside.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1356


DELIA SMITH SELLS SOUTH BANK-BASED PUBLISHING COMPANY
Delia Smith has sold New Crane Publishing, the Upper
Ground-based magazine company she founded with her
husband Michael Wynn-Jones to Seven Publishing in a
multi million pound deal.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1350

=======================================================
 
 [ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
SPACEY TO BRING DARIN MUSICAL TO THE OLD VIC
The Old Vic's Kevin Spacey is so pleased with the
success of his Bobby Darin biopic that he plans to turn
it into a musical and stage it at the Waterloo theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1349

=======================================================

[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

CLOSER MOVIE FEATURES SOUTH BANK LOCATIONS
The film Closer, a story of four people who meet by
chance and experience painful love, was first told on
the South Bank when Patrick Marberıs play had its
première at the National Theatre in 1997.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1353

=======================================================

[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

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

- More Hartley........
- SE1/17 Flats
- Shooting
- Fleurs
- Rare postboxes
- Fame Academy comes to SE1?!
- Architecture Foundation: pointy metal building...
- SE1's Lost Cinemas
- Bogus charity collector - river walkway
- Rubbish sorter
- South Bank Forum takes up SE1 Postal Campaign
- Caterer in SE1
- TAS Borough High Street
- Interested in Gardens?
- Lambeth Council moving to Vauxhall?
- Jubilee Gardens Consultation
- 10 Blackfriars Road
- Ev: new Tas restaurant off Hatfields
- "Into" Southwark
- Where's the best place to live in Shad Thames?
- "Shard of glass" - London Bridge Tower
- Waterloo Bridge stairs
- "Shrinking Childhoods" at Tate Modern
- Playscape Project - funding?
- SE1, Thames and floods

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
email newsletter (shown below) will NOT work on the
forum.

=======================================================
>> CONTACT DETAILS
=======================================================

Before sending us event information or press releases,
please read this page:
http://www.SE1direct.co.uk/inclusion.php

Editor: James Hatts - james.hatts@banksidepress.com

SE1 Direct is copyright (c) 2005 Bankside Press

=======================================================
>> SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
=======================================================

- WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE?
- CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?
You can log in to change your email address or
unsubscribe at http://se1.willco.com/bulk/

You are subscribed to SE1 Direct as:
{EMAIL}

Your password is:
{PASSWORD}
(You can change this to something more memorable by
logging in)

Please try to use this automated facility where
possible.

Not yet a subscriber? If you received this issue from a
friend or colleague, you can sign up at
http://www.SE1direct.co.uk to make sure you don't miss
next week's issue.

TO UNSUBSCRIBE - please go to
http://se1.willco.com/bulk/ and log in using the
email address and password shown above. Once logged in,
deselect the 'se1direct' option and click 'Save
changes'.