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Issue 223 | Monday 7 February 2005

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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
* £5 offer at the English Maid, Albert Embankment
* 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.

UNICHEF: RESTAURANTS RAISING MONEY FOR TSUNAMI APPEAL
Monday 7 February
UNICHEF will see top restaurants joining together to
raise money for UNICEFıs Tsunami Emergency Appeal for
Children. Today participating restaurants, at their
discretion, will give a percentage of their takings to
UNICHEF. Most have committed upwards of 50%, and some
even 100%, to help children whose lives have been
devastated by the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and
The Maldives. Participating groups with an SE1 presence
include Chez Gerard, Livebait and Balls Brothers. The
English Maid on Albert Embankment is also
participating. Scroll down for a fantastic offer.


FOUNDER'S PLACE PUBLIC EXHIBITION: ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL
Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 February
2pm-8pm in the Central Hall of St Thomas' Hospital
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=957
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, together with Guy's and
St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the Evelina Family
Trust, are bringing forward proposals for a
healthcare-led regeneration of Founder's Place,
opposite St Thomas' Hospital. The proposals include key
worker accommodation for NHS staff including nurses,
therapists and other key staff, plus a 102-place
nursery for Trust staff, Ronald McDonald House, which
will provide free accommodation for some of the
families of children receiving treatment in the new
Evelina Children's Hospital, a brand new health
facility, incorporating a patient hotel, new
accommodation for the Charity's long-term tenants who
currently live on the site in Canterbury and  Stangate
houses and a mix of private and affordable residential
accommodation. Members of the development team will be
on hand to answer questions and explain the proposals
in more detail. For further information, or to comment
on the proposals, please contact Samantha Sen on  0800
783 0120 or at samantha.sen@ppsgroup.co.uk
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk/projects/founders.html


ONE WAY TO NECROPOLIS - BBC RADIO 4
Monday 7 February
8.30pm on BBC Radio 4 (available online via 'Listen
again' for 7 days following broadcast)
In search of a coffin ticket, a Victorian funeral train
and the guardians of what was once the world's largest
cemetery, Alan Dein retraces the route of the
Necropolis Railway from Waterloo to Woking and uncovers
the story of the station of the dead.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
 
 
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP - GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 9 February
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Founder's Place is the main item on the agenda - Guy's
and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Dr
Jonathan Michael and project architect Nigel Bidwell
(Terry Farrell & Partners) will present the plans. (See
above for exhibition details.)


DOCKHEAD FIRE STATION CUTS - PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday 9 February
7pm at Canada Estate Tenants Hall Association, Renforth
Street, London SE16
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=960
Firefighters at Dockhead Fire Station have organised a
Public Meeting and have invited Valerie Shawcross,
London Assembly member and chair of the London Fire and
Emeregency Planning Authority to speak. Dockhead Fire
Station lies within Shawcross's Southwark and Lambeth
constituency. Other speakers who have been invited to
attend include a representative of the firefighters'
union the FBU and local MP Simon Hughes. 
FBU Regional Chair for London Andy Dark said: "The
removal of this fire engine has caused  a great deal of
distress to electors in the local area. It comes
against a background removal of fire engines from tow
surrounding stations at Deptford and Southwark over the
last few years. The proposals to close a fire station
and remove pumps from Inner London including Dockheadıs
will prove disastrous for residents in the capital."


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Thursday 10 February
7pm Aylwin Girls' School, 55 Southwark Park Road SE16
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=705
Meeting for residents of Grange, Riverside and South
Bermondsey wards. Details of the agenda were
unavailable when this mailing was compiled on Monday
morning.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=536


ARCHITECTURAL SYMPOSIA WEEKEND AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 February
Sat 1.30pm-6pm; Sun 9.30am-4.15pm at Shakespeare's
Globe, New Globe Walk; £10 per day, £20 for the
weekend, coffee and tea included. 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=919
Saturday: Speakers will lead a day of thought and
discussion based around a review of the Globe
architecture with special attention given to the lower
gallery, in the light of new evidence from the Rose
Theatre.
Sunday: Discussion will concentrate on a review and
revival of all evidence pertaining to the planned
reconstruction of the Inigo Jones Theatre. 
The weekend promises to reveal insights about both
theatres with new evidence from research and practice
being explored. Speakers include Jon Greenfield, Globe
Architect, Prof Martin White, who steers Research at
the Globe, Gordon Higgott from English Heritage and
Mark Rylance. 
For further details or to book, contact:
theatreintern@shakespearesglobe.com
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org

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[ Advert: HIREAGUIDE LONDON for the best value tours ]

Tour 1: Enjoy a walking tour of the London Bridge area
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
conducted on foot and public transport. Entrance to
Westminster Abbey and 1 Day Travelcard for use on tube
and bus included.

CALL Ross now for further information on 07931 186308
or email mcknoxy@btinternet.com

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

IS DAMIEN HIRST PLANNING TO OPEN A VAUXHALL GALLERY?
Brit Art icon Damien Hirst could be planning to open
his own art gallery in railway arches in Vauxhall,
according to a Sunday newspaper report.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1386


LUXURY HOTEL FOR THE 'SHARD OF GLASS'
Plans for the 66-storey London Bridge Tower have been
given a boost by reports that Hong Kong-based
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is to open a 200-room,
five-star hotel.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1385


DUNTON ROAD ARMED ROBBER JAILED
An armed robber detained in Dunton Road was on Friday
sentenced to life in prison and his accomplice jailed
for 18 years after committing a series of armed
robberies in south London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1384


IMAX CINEMA TAKES $1.2 MILLION FOR THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D
The BFI London IMAX Cinema has now taken £636,228 in
ticket sales for the 3D version of Tom Hanks's
Christmas animated film The Polar Express.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1383


WIFI COMES TO THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
The South Bank Centre and The Cloud have launched of
one of the UKıs largest publicly accessible wireless
hotspots at the Royal Festival Hall - but it costs
£4.50 an hour.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1380


BILL NIGHY FILMING IN WATERLOO
Bill Nighy was in Lower Marsh on Sunday filming scenes
for the forthcoming Richard Curtis comedy The Girl in
the Cafe, to be screened on BBC One later this year as
part of the Make Poverty History campaign.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1379

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[ Special offers at the English Maid ]

The English Maid, the floating bar/restaurant on the
Albert Embankment, is offering a £10 Menu in
February/March (no vouchers required - bottle of wine
included, 2 or more if reseved).

Locals may claim a main course and coffee for £5 at
LUNCH OR DINNER.

The English Maid, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP 
020 7582 1066
Picture & map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=961

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ] 

£1.5 MILLION BOOST FOR THAMES CLIPPERS
Riverbus services on the Thames are set to expand
following the news that Thames Clippers has secured
venture capital funding to invest in more boats.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1381
 
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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
ABSEIL DOWN THE UNION JACK CLUB
Local children's charity Childhood First is looking for
brave souls to take on the challenge of abseiling down
25 floors (300 feet) of the Union Jack Club in Waterloo
on 10 and 11 March 2005.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1382

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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/

- Lotto Winner
- Huge crane/barge in the Thames by Tower Bridge
- The Necropolis Railway - tonight on Radio 4
- More Hartley........
- Ev: new Tas restaurant off Hatfields - shop now open
- Pianos
- Old photographs of Dockhead area
- Borough Market Trustees
- Residents parking near Bermondsey Street
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane
- Darkrooms
- Thameslink 2000 and Borough Market
- Preston Close, Old Kent Road
- StreetCar Car Club 
- "Dull and dour Bermondsey..."

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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