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Issue 224 | Monday 14 February 2005

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* What's on this week
* Advert: YOGA AT GLOBE HOUSE, London Bridge SE1
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Reader offer: 10 per cent off at Tower Tandoori
* 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.

VALENTINE'S NIGHT AT TOWER BRIDGE
Monday 14 February
5pm-10pm at the Tower Bridge Exhibition; £8 per couple
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=963
This St Valentine's Day, what could be more romantic
that inviting your loved one to share a glass of bubbly
whilst surveying the twinkling lights of London from
within the cityıs most iconic landmark?
You are invited to climb the original Victorian
staircase all the way to the top of Tower Bridge. On
reaching the lofty heights of the North Tower you will
both receive a glass of fizz to enjoy whilst enjoying
thepanoramic views.
http://www.towerbridge.org.uk


THE BRITISH PUB & THE HOP TRADE IN SOUTHWARK EXHIBITION
Monday 14 to Friday 18 February
12 noon to 9pm upstairs at the Royal Oak, 44 Tabard
Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=962
Small exhibition organised by the London Pubs Group in
association with Southwark Local Studies Library.
Geoff Brandwood is giving a talk about Victorian pubs
at the Royal Oak on Saturday 19 February at 7.30pm.
http://www.londonpubsgroup.co.uk


NORTH LAMBETH AREA COMMITTEE
Wednesday 16 February 
6.45pm at the Redfearn Centre, Ground Floor, Lilian
Baylis Technology School, 329 Kennington Lane SE11
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=964
Come and hear about regeneration in North Lambeth,
recycling in North Lambeth and the local implementation
plan for the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy.
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk


DESIGNER'S NOTBEBOOK: TALK AT FASHION & TEXTILE MUSEUM
Wednesday 16 February 
6.30pm-9.30pm at the Fashion & Textile Museum, 83
Bermondsey Street; £7 (conc £5); book on 020 7407 8664 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=965
Textile designer Cressida Bell allows us a peek inside
her sketchbooks and lets us share her personal methods
of gathering inspiration. 
http://www.ftmlondon.org


ROPER LANE CONSULTATION
Roper Lane runs between Tanner Street and Druid Street
parallel with Tower Bridge Road and is in a poor state
of repair. Proposals for high quality environmental
improvements are currently being considered.
Drawings of four suggested options can be viewed on
site. A questionnaire on the proposals can be
downloaded from
http://www.bermondseyvillage.org.uk/roper.htm
and your views are welcome.
Please respond before 5pm on Tuesday 22 February.
Contact Dan Taylor at Southwark Council for further
information 020 7525 5450.

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And looking ahead to next week:

TALL BUILDING FRAMEWORK STUDY COMMUNITY SEMINAR
Thursday 24 February
6.30pm-8.30pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
The Bankside area - from Blackfriars to Borough High
Street to Union Street - is under considerable pressure
for tall buildings. Southwark Council is conducting a
study to find out if they are appropriate for Bankside
and if so, where they should go and what form they
should take. This is your chance to be part of the
process by helping the Council to identify the
opportunities and constraints of the area. RSVP to
annelise.johns@southwark.gov.uk by 4pm on Monday 21
February.


THE HEALING GARDEN: ILLUSTRATED TALK BY GAY SEARCH
Thursday 24 February
7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) at the Museum of Garden
History, Lambeth Palace Road; £10 (booking essential on
020 7587 1131)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Gay Search, the writer and broadcaster, will give an
illustrated talk in aid of the Lambeth education and
environmental charity Roots&Shoots, to help raise funds
for its new education centre. Gay will be explaining
how gardening can alleviate stress and will give
guidance on plants in general and aromatherapy and
water in particular.
http://www.roots-and-shoots.org

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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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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

TWO JAILED FOR VIOLENT ROBBERY SPREE IN SE1
Two men have been sentenced to 11 years and nine years
imprisonment for a series of violent robberies in July
2004 in the areas around Blackfriars Road and Guy's
Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1404


BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE DEATH: BUS DRIVER JAILED
A judge sayid that controversial road markings were a
"contributory factor" in the death of cyclist Vicki
McCreery as he jailed bus driver Michael Duncan for a
year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1403


FOUR CHARGED WITH NELSON SQUARE RAPE
Four youths have been charged with the rape of two
girls, aged 15 and 16, at a flat in Applegarth House in
Nelson Square on 25 August 2004.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1402


OLD KENT ROAD NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: POLICE APPEAL
Police are appealing for information and witnesses to a
double shooting at a nightclub in Old Kent Road on
Thursday morning.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1401


SKIPPER FINED AFTER DUCK TOURS COLLISION
The skipper of a Duck Tours amphibious vehicle has been
successfully prosecuted at Horseferry Road Magistrate
Court following a collision on the Thames near
Westminster Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1396


WATERLOO 'SECOND MOST DANGEROUS' LONDON STATION
SE1's two major main line railway stations have the
second and third highest number of violent incidents at
London stations, according to British Transport Police
figures.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1393


MAYOR HAILS RENEWAL OF BOROUGH TUBE STATION
Ken Livingstone visited Borough Tube station on Monday
to see for himself the results of the multi-million
pound refurbishment of the Northern Line station.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1392


TERRY FARRELL'S FOUNDER'S PLACE DESIGN GOES ON SHOW
Nearby residents have been visiting the exhibition of
Founder's Place proposals at St Thomas' Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1391


CHERIE RALLIES CAPITAL'S CULTURAL ELITE
London 2012 bid ambassador Cherie Blair - speaking at
the Royal Festival Hall - has urged the capital's
cultural community to 'Back the Bid' to bring the
Olympic Games to Britain.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1388


BERMONDSEY SURGERY WINS NATIONAL CARERS AWARD
Grange Road Practice in Bermondsey has been awarded one
of just two Silver Prizes in the HSA Carer Aware
Awards, run in partnership with The Princess Royal
Trust for Carers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1387

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[ Reader offer: 10 per cent off at Tower Tandoori ]

Tower Tandoori ­ Authentic Indian Cuisine

Tower Tandoori would like to wish SE1 Direct readers a
Happy Valentine's Day. If you'd like to go out for a
meal to celebrate, why not try our newly refurbished
restaurant on Tower Bridge Road. 

Our new chef has introduced a whole new range of
regional dishes such as Tandoori Trout and Nargisi
Kofta that you won't find at the average Indian
restaurant. What's more, we've refurbished the
interiors to create a welcoming and authentic Indian
ambience.  So come and pay us a visit - we are sure you
won't be disappointed! 

If you don't make it down today, we are offering a 10
per cent discount to SE1 Direct readers until the end
of February. So what are you waiting for?

Print this offer and bring it with you to qualify.
Offer Available Monday-Thursday.

http://www.towertandoori.co.uk

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ] 

LONDON ASSEMBLY REPORT BACKS RICKSHAWS
Rickshaws should be licensed like taxis says a London
Assembly transport committee report.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1400


FREE TATE MEMBERSHIP FOR SE1 PROPERTY PURCHASERS
Local developers Acorn Homes have come up with a novel
way of welcoming new residents to the area by linking
up with Tate to offer homebuyers a year's free gallery
membership.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1399


KITEMARK FOR SOUTH BANK EMPLOYERS' GROUP
South Bank Employersı Group has been awarded the
Customer First kitemark, the quality assurance mark for
organisations that provide publicly funded business
support services.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1389
 
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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
BATTLE OF THE GASTROPUBS: ANCHOR & HOPE V THE HARTLEY
Two of SE1's leading gastropubs are going head to head
for the top prize in the Tio Pepe ITV London Restaurant
Awards. The Anchor & Hope is defending the Gastropub of
the Year award against competition from The Hartley.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1398


WESTMINSTER GOES FLIPPING MAD FOR LONDON BRIDGE CHARITY
MPs and peers took a battering from the media in the
9th Annual Pancake Race held at Westminster on Shrove
Tuesday in support of London Bridge-based charity Rehab
UK.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1397


WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
Monday saw the dawn of a long awaited day for all of
those involved in the publication of a new book of
poetry by students of the Evelina Hospital School at
Guy's Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1395


TATE MODERN LAUNCHES MULTIMEDIA TOUR
Tate Modern has launched a multimedia tour of the
collection displays, the first of its kind in a UK
museum. After three years of trials the Bafta
award-winning product is now complete.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1390

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

A LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH TEXTILES
The Fashion and Textile Museum has opened its major
exhibition of museum founder Zandra Rhodes's dresses
and prints.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1405


NATIONAL ANTHEMS AT THE OLD VIC
The first half of Dennis McIntyre's grimly fascinating
play seems like an extended version of 'Great Bores of
Today'.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1394

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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/

- Audition Space in SE1
- Bus driver sentenced?
- Rundown riverside lighting
- Jubilee Gardens Consultation
- The Necropolis Railway
- Inexpensive space required for self defence course
- Old photographs of Dockhead area
- Huge crane/barge by Tower Bridge
- Former Czar Bar
- Cornwall club, Cornwall Road
- Double Glazing
- Electrician
- Netball
- Council tax refund
- SE1's Lost Cinemas
- Founder's Place consultation
- Boiler replacement
- Five-a-side Football pitches
- Day Time Tennis

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

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