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Issue 228 | Tuesday 15 March 2005

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* What's on this week
* Advert: NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Reader Offer: 25 per cent discount at Floatworks
* 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.


THE FUTURE OF WATERLOO STATION: WCDG MEETING
Wednesday 16 March
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Waterloo Community Development Group meeting.
John Fellows, asset development manager at Network
Rail, explains the options for the future development
of the overcrowded Waterloo station, including the
opportunity for a ground-level concourse linking Lower
Marsh with the river. Development above the station is
another possibility.
Michael Ball from WCDG will speak about the priorities
for improvements to Leake Street and Upper Marsh, key
connections with the all-important Lower Marsh shopping
area.
Details from 020 7633 9291 or jacintawcdg@btconnect.com


JUMBO JUMBLE SALE
Wednesday 16 March
10am at The Rainbow Building, 32 Crosby Row; 20p
(includes refreshments)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
St Hugh's Church Sale Shop is having a big clear out!
All items priced from 5p to 50p. Clothes, household
linens, crockery, toys, games and general bric-a-brac.
Information from 020 7403 9683 or WBForum@tiscali.co.uk
 

WEST SIDE STORY PERFORMED BY THE INNER CITY PLAYERS 
Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 March
7.30pm (also Sat 2.30pm) at at the Lambeth Mission,
Lambeth Road); £6 (conc £4)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=978
Wednesday night all proceeds go to charity.


GUITAR SEMINAR AT LONDON CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Thursday 17 March 
6pm at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, 50-52
Union Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=979
Two top guitarists from the University of Southern
California performing a guitar clinic. It is a free
event open to all those interested in guitar.
Richard Smith and Steve Trovato will be playing and
sharing tips on how to approach a wide range of
professional situations.
http://www.lccm.org.uk


UNSUNG HEROES: MEDICAL MARVELS
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 March
1pm & 2pm at the Florence Nightingale Museum, St
Thomas' Hospital; £5.80 (child £4) 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=914
Science Week show for all the family run  by the team
from the Science Museum.  Trails and prizes. 
http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk


WHO'S ALLOWED FREEDOM OF SPEECH? WORKSHOP
Saturday 19 March
2pm-5pm at 5 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=977
How the law affects black communities and how do we
proceed from here. An opportunity to discuss how the
Black community communicates and recent actions
affecting our Freedom of Speech. Refreshments will be
provided.
More information from Annette Spence on 07958 142820.


SCIENCE, MAGIC AND MEDICINE @ THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE
Saturday 19 March
2pm at the Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street; free (booking essential)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=981
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
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


PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION FROM BOROUGH MARKET
Sunday 20 March
Starts 11am in Borough Market
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=982
Palm Procession to Southwark Cathedral, Choral
Eucharist and the Passion.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/


NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK OPEN DAY AT ROOTS AND SHOOTS
Sunday 20 March 
11am-4pm at The Vauxhall Centre, Walnut Tree Walk
(entrance off Fitzalan Street) SE11; £1 for adults;
free for children
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=976
Science and art unite at this year's National Science
Week event at Lambeth educational and environmental
charity Roots and Shoots. 'Poetry in Puddles' is the
theme of the Open Day. Visitors will be able to observe
the universe in a drop of water, to write and perform a
poem, do pond dipping and bee watching, and see the
arrival of spring in Roots and Shoots wonderful half
acre wildlife garden in the heart of urban Lambeth.
Refreshments are available. Honey and plants grown by
Roots and Shoots trainees will be on sale.
http://www.roots-and-shoots.org


GREAT VEGETABLE GIVEAWAY IN LIBRARY STREET
Sunday 20 March
12 noon-3pm at Diversity Garden, Library Street (near
St George's Circus)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=980
A family open day in the Diversity Garden with time to
find out much more about how you can grow vegetables in
our crowded city spaces. Visitors of all ages can help
chop and make a healthy shared lunch, meet like-minded
souls, and get tips about how to improve their diet. A
treasure hunt and other competitions will help
celebrate some of the joys of vegetables. A free
balcony planter to grow tasty fresh veg and
strawberries will be offered to the first 30 neighbours
to attend (from the NRF area). Friendly BOST staff will
be present to discuss your needs as a city gardener, or
park-user.
More information from 020 7261 1009 or info@bost.org.uk
 
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[ Advert: NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY ]

Join the thousands of people who have used hypnotherapy
to stop smoking for just £100.

Evening appointments available at The Medical Post
Graduate Centre, St Thomas' Hospital SE1.

Contact Tom Mc Carthy MNCH (Lic)
tel. 020 8682 0127  mobile: 07950 093 890.
email: admin@firstchoice-hypnotherapy.co.uk
       http://www.hypnotherapist-in-london.co.uk

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops
into your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London
SE1 website offers the latest news throughout the week.

'FASTEST UK HOME ADSL' REACHES BERMONDSEY EXCHANGE
ISP UK Online's groundbreaking new 8Mb ADSL service has
just launched in Bermondsey. The fastest ever home
broadband in the UK is available from a handful of
telephone exchanges in London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1472


RED NOSE DAY IN SE1
Paramedics on a trolley bed dash and accountants
releasing red balloons - it was all part of Red Nose
Day 2005 in SE1.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1470


CLAPHAM MAN JAILED FOR RAPE AT ST THOMAS'
A 42 year-old man from Clapham was on Thursday found
guilty of sexual assaults on three women under his care
at St Thomas' Hosptial.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1466


DRUMMING IT UP FOR CHILDHOOD AT TATE MODERN
1,000 people gathered in the Turbine Hall at Tate
Modern on Wednesday night to 'drum it up for childhood'
at an event to mark the end of Kids Company's Shrinking
Childhoods exhibition.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1464


STARS BACK ROSE THEATRE APPEAL
Peter O'Toole, Sir Ian McKellen, Timothy West and
Prunella Scales were among the stars supporting the
Rose Theatre's appeal launch on Tuesday night.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1459


LONDON EYE CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH CHAMPAGNE FOR ALL
The world's largest observation wheel turned five on
Tuesday. To celebrate, all visitors were offered a
quarter bottle of champagne.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1457


FOSTER & PARTNERS TO REDESIGN SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Lord Foster's architectural practice has designed a
transparent glass rotunda based on Shakespeare's Globe
to be erected in New York.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1455

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local companies. Read it first on
the London SE1 website.

MILL STREET COMPANY DIRECTORS DISQUALIFIED
The directors of Mill Street-based employment agency,
which failed with total debts estimated at £430,000,
have given undertakings not to hold directorships or
take any part in company management for a total of six
years
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1469


CIRCLE WATERLOO BECOMES WATERLOO QUARTER
Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance is the new name for
the pilot Business Improvement District (BID) formerly
known as Circle Waterloo.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1461

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]
 
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (AND BACK) WITH THE MENTAL FIGHT CLUB
A photographic exhibition and a book inspired by Lundy
Island celebrate recovery from mental illness.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1473


COMMUNITY PLANNING TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Do you live or contribute to community life in West
Bermondsey, East Peckham, Nunhead, East or West
Camberwell? What's great about where you live, or what
would you like to change?
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1471


SALON AFRIQUE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
If you have been staying away from the South Bank
Centre because there is major work going on, don't. For
behind the hoardings is a still-beating heart.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1468


SOUTHWARK STUDENT RECYCLING SCHEME LEADS THE WAY
The Community Recycling in Southwark Project (CRISP)
has cooperated with the Greater London Authority in
launching a project to increase recycling in university
halls of residence.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1467


RAPPING FOR FAIRTRADE AT CHURCH.CO.UK
A cocoa farmer from Ghana was one of the speakers at
the Lambeth Fairtrade Network's Fairtrade Fortnight
reception at taste@church.co.uk opposite Lambeth North
station.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1463


A NOVEL OF SOUTHWARK AND VENICE
Michelle Lovric, who lives in both Southwark and
Venice, has set her new novel in the two locations.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1460


SMOKING BAN KICKS IN AT GUY'S AND ST THOMAS'
With smoking being banned in both Guy's and St. Thomas'
Hospitals, this change is certain to stir up strong
opinions. Surprisingly some smokers seem to support the
ban.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1458


UNIVERSITY LEADS THE WAY WITH SOLAR PANELS FOR FLAT
ROOFS
London South Bank University has installed a solar
array, taking the initiative in pursuing a greener
London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1453

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

Every week our team of contributors reviews the latest
exhibitions and plays.

DAVID BOWIE'S BLOC EXHIBITION AT COUNTY HALL
Bowieart.com and County Hall Gallery have come together
to present BLOC, a new exhibition that aims to give 16
emerging artists the chance to get a little public
exposure.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1474


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AT THE DESGN MUSEUM
The shortlisted Designer of the Year entries can be
viewed at the Design Museum.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1465


ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY AT THE BANKSIDE GALLERY
The Annual Exhibition of the RWS is at the Bankside
Gallery this month, and it provides a wonderful
opportunity to view a wide spectrum of works that are
sure to challenge your opinions on the medium.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1462


CHINA YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW AT COUNTY HALL
A new exhibition on Chinese culture opened recently at
the County Hall with displays of traditional arts
including calligraphy and kung fu.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1456


MERCURY FUR AT THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Mercury Fur, is a very well written and very well
acted, but ultimately horrifying piece of drama. It is
simply impossible to deny the calibre of this
production; however the worth of this product of
obvious skill is very questionable.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1454

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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/

- Thameslink 2000 and Borough Market
- Southwark Street Accident
- Walking down Hatfields at night
- Looking for local GP
- Chaucer Drive
- Quiet venue for food and cards Sun evening 
- Want to rent in SE1
- Why do "they" keep turning off the water?
- Ministry of Sound
- Nursing Home
- Power Cut
- Coronet Cinema
- David Bowie and County Hall
- Shoe repairs
- Abbey Street Post Office Closure

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

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