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Issue 226 | Monday 28 February 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY 
* March 2005 issue of 'in SE1'
* 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

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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.

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 meetingroom 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 GemmaCooper on
020 7928 5803 or gemma@bost.org.uk forfurther
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.
Deputations from Peter Davis of Tabard Gardens TMC and
Sophie Appleby from Blackfriars Settlement who will
talk about their work. 
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


A HISTORY OF THE OLD VIC THEATRE
Tuesday 1 March
2pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Ned Seago, stage door manager at the Old Vic, offers an
entertaining insight into the history of this famous
theatre and an opportunity to contribute your own
memories and reminiscenses. Refreshments provided.
A Waterloo History Group event.


JAZZ DUOS RETURNS TO SOUTHWARK ROOMS
Tuesday 1 March
8pm-11pm in the Basement bar, Southwark Rooms, 60
Southwark Street; 4 (3 for performing musicians)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=911
Jazz Duos has a unique format, with musicians from the
audience stepping up to accompany the house pianist in
improvised duos. Performers include singers and
instrumentalists, who showcase a wide variety of jazz
styles.
Most of the audience turn up to listen, not play and
Jazz Duos is accessible and enjoyable to the untrained
jazz ear, as well as hardened aficionados.
Jazz Duos is the brainchild of well-known jazz singer
Brigitte Beraha, an acclaimed recording artist who will
also sing a mixture of jazz standards and original
tunes on the night.
http://www.southwarkrooms.com


60 YEARS SINCE THE LAST V2 BOMB HIT BERMONDSEY:
MEMORIAL MASS
Wednesday 2 March
7.30pm at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=971
This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end
of the Second World War. The Dockhead area of
Bermondsey was very badly affected by wartime bombing.
The devastation it left was horrific. Many lives were
lost and many buildings hit and destroyed - this
included the Most Holy Trinity Church, the Mercy
Convent and the Priest's House where the Parish Priest
and two of his assistants were killed and a fourth
priest left severely injured. On Wednesday it will be
60 years since the last V2 rocket to fall in Bermondsey
hit the Priest's House leaving such devastation.
Members of the Bermondsey community will remember this
sad event with the celebration of Mass in the church
that replaced the original Most Holy Trinity Church
that was destroyed in 1940.


CHARTERHOUSE CONCERT WITH PRUNELLA SCALES, TIMOTHY WEST
Wednesday 2 March
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; 15 from
020 7357 7733 option 4
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Prunella Scales and Timothy West are joining in
Charterhouse-in-Southwark's 120th anniversary
fundraising celebration in Southwark Cathedral.
Charterhouse-in-Southwark was set up in 1885 and offers
care and support to around 600 people who use its
facilities each week. The Southwark Cathedral event
will feature the Collegiate Singers directed by Andrew
Millinger with Stephen Disley on the organ and the
Charterhouse Young Musicians. The programme includes a
range of popular classics from Vaughan Williams, George
Gershwin and Cole Porter. Commenting on her role in the
concert, Prunella Scales said: "I think it's a
wonderful opportunity to join talented singers in an
historic location for an historic occasion.
Charterhouse-in-Southwark does a marvellous job working
in partnership with the people of Southwark, and I'm
just pleased to help out in a small way."
http://www.charterhouse-in-southwark.org.uk/


KING'S REACH CONSULTATION
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March
Fri 4.30-7.30pm & Sat 9.30am-12.30pm at London Nautical
School, Stamford Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=969
Exhibition of plans involving adding four floors to IPC
tower and redeveloping adjoining ground.
http://www.capital-and-counties.com
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1419


ENGAGE: BATTLE AT THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Friday 4 March
6.30pm at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 51-53 Southwark
Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=968
Chaired by Michael Billington. Leading playwrights duel
with each other to persuade the audience that their
chosen dramatist is the greatest of all time. You
decide who wins.
http:///www.menierchocolatefactory.com


CINEMA FURORE RETURNS TO THE CORONET AT THE ELEPHANT
SUNDAY CINEMA DOUBLE-BILLS
Sunday 6 March
Film 1 at 4pm; Film 2 at 7pm - live music in the
interval; Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; 2
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=786 
Cinema Furore returns to the Coronet with its 42 ft
screen and Dolby digital surround sound. The start of a
fortnightly programme of Sunday double-bills. Licenced
bar, live bands, DJs. This week: Motorcycle Diaries &
Bad Education.
http://www.cinemafurore.com

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[ Advert: NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY ]

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to stop smoking for just 100.

Evening appointments available at The Medical Post
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Contact Tom Mc Carthy MNCH (Lic)
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[ March 2005 issue of 'in SE1' ]

The March 2005 issue of our monthly printed what's on
guide is now hitting the streets. Copies will be
available from all the usual distribution points over
the course of the next couple of days.

As ever you can also download and print your own copy
by visiting http://www.inSE1.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.

MILLENNIUM BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR WOBBLE CHECK
The Millennium Bridge will close for three days during
March whilst part of the decking is removed to allow a
structural inspection.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1433


REHAB FOR GUY'S HOSPITAL COMPUTER THIEF
A 23-year-old from Borough who stole PCs from Tate
Modern and Guy's Hospital will go to drug rehab instead
of jail, despite committing his crimes while on a
similar course.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1432


CHURCH COMMISSIONERS TO SELL WATERLOO FLATS
The Church Commissioners have announced the sale of
part of their estate in Waterloo. The move follows a
review of the Commissioners' residential property
portfolio.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1430


MYSTERY STABBING AT ELEPHANT WETHERSPOONS
Police are appealing for any witnesses or information
concerning a stabbing in Wetherspoons at the Elephant
and Castle on Friday 11 February.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1429


'BARGAIN' LAPTOP OFFER WARNING BY POLICE
Police in Southwark are warning members of the public
to be on the alert for anyone seeking to sell
electrical items in a hurry.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1427


LONDON EYE PROTESTOR FOUND NOT GUILTY
Fathers' rights campaginer David Chick - who the London
Eye dressed as Spiderman last year - has been found not
guilty of causing a public nuisance.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1426


BOROUGH MARKET DIRECTOR LEAVES
Borough Market Director Simon Tattersfield stepped down
on Tuesday at the end of his last day at the Trustees'
offices.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1425

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ] 

HR OWEN EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF THEFT
A court heard last week that Gary Beecher, who worked
at Volvo dealership HR Owen in New Kent Road, had
pocketed customers' money to pay for building work at
his home.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1434

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
LAST CALL FOR SOUTHWARK BLUE PLAQUE NOMINATIONS
You have until Tuesday 1 March to nominate a Southwark
icon for a blue plaque as the council's campaign to
recognise the borough's hidden history enters its third
year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1435
 
 
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Local residents from Blackfriars Peabody estate have
found an interesting new way to improve their
community. They have been working with art students
from the Royal College of Art and neighbourhood artists
in order to develop their surroundings.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1431


BOOKCROSSING AT THE STAMFORD ARMS
Southwark's Stamford Arms is the first central London
pub to become an official bookcrossing zone.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1428

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

TROPICANA AT THE SHUNT VAULTS
Tropicana, showing at the Shunt Vaults below London
Bridge station, stuns with an all-sensory experience
that is not just another night out at the theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1437


THE SHY GAS MAN AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
The Shy Gas Man which is advertised as a "dark comedy"
is certainly dark, and at points uproariously funny,
but it didn't quite manage to combine the two into a
workable whole.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1436

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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/

- Pinky's Supermarket, TBR
- Need driving lessons
- New shop on TBR
- Can't fit sofa through my front door
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane
- Hatfields green space redevelopment
- Moving into Elephant & Castle area...
- Bin emptying on Bermondsey Street
- Let it snow, let it snow ...
- 70-storey skyscraper planned for the South Bank 
- What is happening at Lambeth College?
- Door mat manufacturers
- Lunchtime grub
- Pool of London Lighting
- The Fort
- Thameslink 2000 and Borough Market
- Shoe Shop Bermondsey Street
- The Marigold, Bermondsey

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

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