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Issue 227 | Tuesday 8 March 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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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 at the Clink Prison Museum
* 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.

RECENT LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL WORK
Tuesday 8 March
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at the Community Room,
106 The Cut; £1 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=885
Melissa Melikian on the Roman Cemetery at Lant Street,
Faye Simpson on her work as community archaeologist at
the Museum of London and Richard Buchanan on how the
Museum of Garden History was founded. Southwark and
Lambeth Archeological Society event.


CULTURAL MELA & EXHIBITION: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK
Wednesday 9 March 
11am-3pm Bengali Womenıs Group. Rockingham Community
Falmouth Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=974
Music, dance, drama, henna painting, food and  guest
speakers. A women-only event.
Saleha: 020 7357 0623; Janer: 020 7403 9888 
http://www.southwark.gov.uk


PERCEIVE: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY REFLECTING SOUTHWARK 
Thursday 10 March 
7pm (last admission 10.30pm) at Corsica Studios, 5
Elephant Road; £5 (concessions £3)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=975
Perceive! is an art event that aims to challenge
perceptions of Southwark. Through various regeneration
projects, the face of Southwark has been changing
significantly. From modern art at the Tate to 3D movie
screening at the IMAX [that's in Lambeth actually -
ed], a range of efforts have been undertaken to put
Southwark on the cultural and social map of London.
However, while regeneration is to be seen as an ongoing
process its transforming effects differ within the
area. Young photographers have examined the area and
created a visual documentation showing the "hot spots
and not spots" of this diverse borough.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary
screening produced by PALOP and the electronic composer
Luca Lamberti. The event is produced by 362
productions, a student organisation at London South
Bank University dedicated to promoting art.


MINI SPA DAY FOR WOMEN: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK
Friday 11 March
10am-3pm Downside Fisher Youth Club, Coxson Place,
Druid Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=972
Massage sessions. Aqua aerobics, nail and beauty,
indoor bike riding, swimming, crèche.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk


A DAY IN THE ARCH: WHITES GROUNDS SE1
Saturday 12 March
11am-4pm at Whites Grounds Arch; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=973
A unique opportunity to build an exciting public space
for young people. Jam Factory-based DIVE Architects has
been commissioned to transform a derelict railway arch
close to Tower Bridge into a  public play space for 11
to 16 year olds. The location will provide a roof for
numerous activities such as  climbing walls, skate and
roller-blade ramps, a performance stage, basketball and
football skills training sessions.  
Saturday's event will include design proposals for the
arch, along with artwork and models crafted by students
from local schools during a recent series of
workshops. The emphasis will be on encouraging input
from those who will actually use and enjoy the  new
space.   DJ, bring a record learn to DJ, yoga boxing
workshops, football and basketball training, mountain
bike experience, performance stage, plus barbecue by
Northfield Farm (traders at Borough market), cakes
and drinks. Plus at 1pm street dance performance by
Thug Angels.


SCIENCE, MAGIC AND MEDICINE @ THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE
Saturdays 12 and 19 March
2pm at the Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street; free (booking essential)
Two talks and a walk by Dr David Leaback as part of
National Science Week. These two illustrated talks will
tell of how science-based medicine grew over 200 years
at hospitals like Guy's and St Thomas'. After the
second talk those present will be offered a short
guided walk to illustrate the local setting of the
above period and events.
http://www.thegarret.org.uk


Final chance to book for an event next week:
CLASS: CONNECTING LEARNING AND STRATEGY IN SOUTHWARK
Wednesday 16 March 
At Tate Modern; free
This conference is a must-attend for anyone involved in
the delivery or promotion of post-14 learning in
Southwark, providing a once a year opportunity to gain
valuable updates on key local and sub-regional
strategies affecting the delivery of learning in
Southwark and discover and share good practice through
locally focussed workshops. Find out how your
organisation can get involved in Adult Learners' Week
and help to ensure a wide and diverse range of
activities for Southwark residents. Network and make
links with other local organisations working towards
shared aims and objectives.
http://www.snll.org.uk/class

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lunchtime yoga.

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

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

ABBEY STREET POST OFFICE CLOSES ITS DOORS
Abbey Street Post Office closed for the last time on
Monday evening, just a fortnight after the closure of
the Bermondsey Street office.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1452


ATTENBOROUGHS MOURN TSUNAMI DEAD AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
More than 500 people gathered in Southwark Cathedral on
Monday at a memorial service for three members of Lord
Attenborough's family killed in the Asian tsunami.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1451


AIR AMBULANCE LANDS IN POCOCK STREET
The Air Ambulance landed in a tight corner in Pocock
Street during an emergency on Saturday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1450


"URGENT" REPAIR FOR OLD VIC'S WARTIME BOMB DAMAGE
A report by architect Tim Ronalds has found that the
Old Vic is in "urgent" need of repairs to fix
structural problems including a leaky roof.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1448


DOCKHEAD REMEMBERS V2 DEATHS
Holy Trinity Dockhead Church was packed on Wednesday
night for a Mass of Remembrance on the 60th anniversary
of the V2 attack which brought death and destruction.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1447


VINE JOINS BOOKCROSSING CRAZE AT WATERLOO
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine gave away hundreds of books
to members of the public at Waterloo station on
Wednesday to mark World Book Day.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1446


FEARS FOR MISSING KENNINGTON GIRL
Police are growing concerned for the safety of Katrina
Scicluna, a 17 year old girl who has been missing from
her home in Kennington's Hercules Road since Sunday 27
February.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1441


LOTTERY BOOST FOR LAMBETH HERITAGE
Lambeth's history will be revealed at the Museum of
Garden History thanks to a lottery grant for a
multimedia display that will tell the colourful story
of the borough and its diverse community.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1440


VAUXHALL CROSS GOES SOLAR
A Waterloo company has helped Transport for London to
'go solar' with photovoltaic panels installed as part
of the newly opened Vauxhall Cross transport
interchange.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1439

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
MUSIC FOR YOUTH FESTIVAL AT MORLEY COLLEGE
The Music for Youth Regional Festival, held at Morley
College, drew over 600 young musicians and dancers from
London and the Home Counties.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1449

 
TREE PLANTING AT THE ELEPHANT
Volunteers from Elephant and Castle joined Trees for
Cities last week in planting trees in front of the job
centre on Newington Causeway.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1445


SOUTHWARK CALLS TIME ON LITTER BUGS
Giant pieces of litter, from crisp packets to burgers
to cigarette butts, came to life in Borough High Street
last week in an innovative piece of street theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1444


TALKING SIGNS AID HOSPITAL NAVIGATION
It can be a stressful experience going into hospital,
especially when you canıt find your way around, and if
English isnıt your first language it can be even
harder.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1443


FROM A SEA OF TARMAC TO COMMUNAL GARDEN IN 3 MONTHS
Work is underway to transform wasted space near Tooley
Street into a new piazza and communal garden that will
both beautify a key pedestrian route and boost
community spirit.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1442


DINNER PARTY RAISES FUNDS FOR MS RESEARCH
The Union Street-based Multiple Sclerosis International
Federation (MSIF) hosted a Global Dinner Party at the
Jerwood Space last week to raise funds towards finding
a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1438

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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/

- Homeopath for children?
- Georgetown restaurant?
- Coronet Cinema
- Want to rent in SE1
- Rude Staff in SEOne club
- Looking for a reliable roofing company
- Orchids in SE1?
- Fame Academy comes to SE1
- Excellent noodles at Elephant & Castle
- Southwark's traffic wardens caught on film
- Looking to rent a two bedroom place
- Bar location for a short film?
- Helicopter at Geoffrey Chaucer School
- Looking for local computer shoppe...
- Pinky's Supermarket, TBR
- Cello lessons
- Looking for a Pub Quiz
- Architect
- Need driving lessons
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane

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

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