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Issue 225 | Tuesday 22 February 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: ADVICE IN THE CITY - Family Advice Clinic 
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Reader offer: 20% off dining at Bankside Restaurants
* 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

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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.


MARK SIMPSON TALKS ABOUT CELEBSEXUALITY
Wednesday 23 February
7pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
An LGBT History Month event. Simpson is the author of
several critically-acclaimed books. He has been
variously described as ³An amused, detached Voltaire²,
³One of the brightest writers around², and ³A brainy
thug². Simpson relishes a bit of bickering and will be
happy to open up a discussion with the audience.
Afterwards, he will be available to sign copies of his
books. Refreshments will be provided.
http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk


MEET STELLA DUFFY AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Friday 25 February
7pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
Stella Duffy is a member of Improbableıs Lifegame
company, most recently performing at the Nationalıs
Cottesloe Theatre. She has acted on television, on
Radio 4, and on stage both here and abroad.
She has written nine novels. The latest, Parallel Lies,
is published by Virago in February 2005. Her previous
book, State of Happiness, was long-listed for the 2004
Orange Prize, and has been optioned for a feature film.
Her short story, Martha Grace won the CWA Short Story
Dagger Award in 2002. She has also written for various
newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The
Independent, The Times, Elle and Marie Claire.
This evening Stella will talk about the writing process
and the challenges of combining writing and performing.
She will also read from her new book and several of her
other novels. After her talk, Stella will invite
questions from the audience and sign copies of her
books.
http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk


MARLBOROUGH PLAYGROUND CONSULTATION: DROP IN FOR CAKE
Monday 28 February
3.30pm-4.30pm and 6-7pm at the Local Studies Library
Meeting Room, John Harvard Library, Borough High
Street. Entrance to the meeting room is on Angel Place.
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is working on plans to turn
the Marlborough Playground on Union Street into a high
quality sport and community facility including indoor
space. Drop-in for free tea and cake and have your say
about what facilities you would like to see at the
Marlborough. Children welcome. Contact Gemma Cooper on
020 7928 5803 or gemma@bost.org.uk for further
information.
http://www.bost.org.uk 


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 28 February
7pm at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.
Ideas on how to improve West Bermondsey, recycling,
police update, review of the local street action team
and much more. 
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=546

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

ROLLS ROAD MAN JAILED FOR £750,000 COCAINE HAUL
A 32-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after
pleading guilty to the possession of 7.6 kilos of pure
cocaine with a street value of £746,500 with intent to
supply.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1420


MAKEOVER PLANNED FOR KING'S REACH TOWER
King's Reach Tower in Stamford Street - soon to be
vacated by IPC Media - is to be reclad and will gain
four more storeys and a cluster of smaller towers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1419


LONDON EYE REOPENS FOR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR
The London Eye reopened to the public last week just in
time for the half term break after its annual
month-long maintenance closure. The attraction
celebrates its fifth birthday this year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1415


UNICORN POISED FOR £500K BOOST FROM SOUTHWARK COUNCIL
Southwark Council leader Nick Stanton and Sir Alan
Ayckbourn have toured the Unicorn Theatre building site
in Tooley Street as the council looks to contribute
£500,000 to the unique theatre for children.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1414


"WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BOOKSHOP" COMING TO THE SOUTH BANK
Charing Cross Road bookseller Foyles is to open a
satellite branch at the Royal Festival Hall on the
South Bank in June this year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1408

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[ Reader offer: 20% off dining at Bankside Restaurants

The award-winning Bankside Restaurants are offering SE1
Direct readers 20% off their next meal at either their
restaurant in Southwark (SE1) or in the City (EC2).
Bankside SE1 and EC2 are two stylish and contemporary
eateries, specialising in seasonal, modern British
cuisine.  Bankside has a great reputation for serving
fast, fresh and affordable food and their vibrant
atmosphere and flexible dining options make them
fantastic party venues.

To book a table visit
http://www.banksiderestaurants.co.uk or call 0845 226
0011. Please quote reference 'SE1 Direct' to obtain
your discount.

Offer valid  until end March 2005. 
20% off food only, drinks not included in the offer.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ] 

SUPERCUT TO CLOSE
The Cut's oldest supermarket Supercut is to close at
the end of this month.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1421


THE HARTLEY NOMINATED FOR STANDARD AWARD
The Hartley in Tower Bridge Road has been nominated for
the Evening Standard's pub of the year award - just one
week after it was shortlisted for ITV London's
gastropub of the year award.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1418


3I TO LEAVE WATERLOO ROAD
Venture capitalists 3i are to leave their Waterloo
headquarters for a new development in Victoria.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1407

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
SE1 LUV ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE CORONET
SE1 LUV launched their album Life Through Music: From
Dependence to Independence with a huge release party at
the Coronet at the Elephant and Castle.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1424


FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
The Florence Nightingale Museum held a small reception
to celebrate the debut of two historical treasure
chests filled with artefacts from 19th century
medicine.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1423

 
SPACEY PLANS RICHARD II FOR OLD VIC
Kevin Spacey's second season at the Old Vic will open
with a production of Shakespeare's Richard II directed
by Trevor Nunn - with Spacey himself in the title role.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1416


VOLUNTEERS HELP YOUNG OFFENDERS TO KEEP CLEAR OF CRIME
Volunteers who have been helping young offenders in
Southwark to keep clear of crime and give back to the
community through a unique reparation scheme attended
an awards ceremony last week at City Hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1413

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

AUGUST STRINDBERG AT TATE MODERN
He is known as a radical and portrayer of women and men
in opposition, bitter relationships hammered out in
public on the anvil of the stage.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1422


ALEXANDRA REINHARDT AT THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The Menier Chocolate Factory Gallery has become the new
home of the Paintings in Hospitals charity and is
hosting an exhibition of work by the late and
thoroughly remarkable Alexandra Reinhardt.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1412


THE ART OF LOVE AT OXO TOWER WHARF
The Art of Love pays tribute to the mystery of love as
expressed in its countless forms.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1411


MARIA STUART AT THE UNION THEATRE
The new production by Scary Little Girls playing at the
Union Theatre loses focus and confuses audience with a
barrage of bizarre and overly abstract visuals.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1409


TURNER WHISTLER MONET AT TATE BRITAIN
This is mainly an exhibition of the Thames in the
capital but with the added interest of some Venetian
views to compare with London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1406

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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/

- Unreliable Builders
- 70-storey skyscraper planned for the South Bank
- Shoe Shop Bermondsey Street
- Burgled!
- The Marigold, Bermondsey
- Stolen Allegro :-(
- Lloyds cash machine on Tower Bridge Rd
- Let it snow, let it snow ...
- Metro Central Heights
- Pool of London Lighting
- Cornwall club, Cornwall Road
- New map of London
- Primary Schools - how do you rate 'em?
- Mandela Way Delivery Office Contact Details?
- London Road derelict buildings
- Excellent noodles at Elephant & Castle
- Ellen MacArthur
- The Fort
- Thompson Local Directory

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

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the London SE1 Forum - your login details for this
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