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Issue 229 | Monday 21 March 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Metro Planting- bringing life to urban spaces
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* April 2005 issue of 'in SE1'
* 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.


FRIENDS OF JUBILEE GARDENS COMMUNITY MEETING
Monday 21 March
7pm at the Living Space, 1 Coral Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=703
An opportunity to hear more about progress with Jubilee
Gardens and about the many ways in which Friends of
Jubilee Gardens can influence the design and future
management of the Gardens. Please be there to share
your thoughts, opinions and experiences.


THE BOMB THAT FELL ON THE AIR RAID SHELTER IN THE CUT
Tuesday 22 March
2pm-2.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Lou Shepperd on the bomb that fell on the air raid
shelter on the Young Vic site in The Cut and other
wartime memories. A Waterloo History Group event.


EUCHARIST AND BREAKFAST FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Wednesday 23 March
8.15am at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Annual Eucharist and breakfast for Bankside's business
community. RSVP to breakfast@southwark.anglican.org or
020 7367 6700.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/


SPRING FESTIVAL AT REPA AND DICKENS SQUARE
Thursday 24 March
12 noon-7pm at REPA and Dickens Square Park, Dickens
Square, off Harper Road); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=984
Come and celebrate Spring and REPA's new, fully
accessible community space and adventure playground.
Find out about new and established youth and
community projects. Get involved with the West
Bermondsey Community Forum. Have your say at the
world-famous Talkaoke! Activities, fun and games for
all ages. Community flower planting and gardening
clubs. Music and entertainment. Free entry, free food
and lots of fun! If you'd like to book a stall or would
like to showcase your skills or services such as music,
workshops or therapies, please get in touch.
WBCF - Katie Nicholls on 020 7403 9683 
WBForum@tiscali.co.uk
REPA - June McCLuskey on 020 7403 8337
june.mccluskey@btconnect.com


HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CHURCH SERVICES 
Many churches in SE1 have their own websites with full
details of Holy Week and Easter services:
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk
http://www.stmarysbermondsey.org.uk
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk
http://www.preciousblood-borough.org.uk
http://www.rc.net/southwark/londonbridge-lasalette/


GOOD FRIDAY INTER-CHURCH PROCESSION OF WITNESS       
Friday 25 March
11am meet at Our Lady of La Salette, Melior Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=985
Procession along riverside to Christ Church Southwark
for a brief service and hot cross buns.


GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT WATERLOO STATION       
Friday 25 March
10.30am Procession from St John's to Waterloo Station
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=855
With service on the concourse at 11am
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk


FINGERSMITH ON BBC ONE
Starts Sunday 27 March
9pm on BBC One
BBC One transports viewers back to the mean streets of
Dickensian London in a thrilling new drama, packed with
thieving and treachery, romance and betrayal. Sally
Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Elaine Cassidy, Rupert Evans
and Charles Dance star in Peter Ransley's three-part
adaptation of Fingersmith, Sarah Waters'
Booker-nominated novel. Set in 19th-century London,
Fingersmith - Victorian slang for pickpocket - tells
the gripping story of a young woman who becomes
embroiled in an elaborate deception and discovers that
nothing is quite what it seems. Much of the novel is
set in Southwark (St George's Circus and Lant Street) -
how will this be reflected in the TV adaptation?
Buy the book from Amazon.co.uk:
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=986 


EASTER MONDAY FUN DAY AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Monday 28 March
11am at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
A short service for families and children followed by
an Easter Egg Hunt in the Cathedral gardens.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/

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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.

SOUTHWARK'S PETER WRIGHT IS TOP ORGANIST
Peter Wright, director of music at Southwark Cathedral,
has been elected President of the Royal College of
Organists.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1485


DOCKHEAD WILL LOSE A FIRE ENGINE
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority is to
press ahead with plans to withdraw one of the two fire
engines based at Dockhead fire station in Bermondsey.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1484


SONGS FOR SEVEN STOREYS AT EVELINA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Lambeth schoolchildren gathered in the new Evelina
Children's Hospital in Lambeth Palace Road on Wednesday
for the premiere of a specially commissioned song
cycle.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1481


£400,000 LOTTERY BOOST FOR NAUTICAL SCHOOL
The London Nautical School in Stamford Street has been
included in the Big Lottery Fund¹s £750 million New
Opportunities for PE and Sport programme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1480


ITALIAN PRESIDENT'S WIFE VISITS BANKSIDE
Franca Ciampi, wife of the Italian President, has paid
a surprise visit to Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1479


HUGHES RAISES ABBEY STREET POST OFFICE AT PMQS
Simon Hughes this week raised the issue of post office
closures in the House of Commons at Prime Minister's
Questions, 10 days after the closure of the Abbey
Street branch.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1478


THE REMEDY NOMINATED FOR ORANGE PRIZE
Michelle Lovric's new novel The Remedy has been
nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1476


DYSON LAUNCHES VACUUM CLEANER AT OXO TOWER WHARF
Former Design Museum chairman James Dyson chose Oxo
Tower Wharf to launch his latest vacuum cleaner.
Bemused passers-by also spotted three giant yellow
balls on the Thames.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1475

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[ April 2005 issue of 'in SE1' ] 

The April issue of our monthly printed what's on guide
is being put together this week. 

If you're organising an event in April somewhere in
SE1, make sure we've got the details - email
listings@inSE1.co.uk right now. Remember listings are
FREE.

And it's still not too late to place an advert for your
business or service - see 
http://www.inSE1.co.uk/advertising.php for a ratecard,
email sales@inSE1.co.uk or call 020 7633 0766 today.

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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.

BANKSIDE'S BUDGET BRIEFING
Local business representatives gathered at Clink
Street's Amano Cafe early on Thursday morning for a
briefing on Gordon Brown's Budget delivered by Ed
Crooks of the Financial Times.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1482

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SOUTHWARK SCHOOLS EXHIBIT CHAIRS AT DESIGN MUSEUM
Chairs designed by pupils from Southwark primary
schools have been on display at the Design Museum this
weekend.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1487


TATE MODERN JOINS BIKES FOR BUSINESS
Cyclists took over Tate Modern's turbine hall on
Thursday lunchtime to launch the gallery's membership
of the Southwark-based Bikes for Business initiative.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1483 

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

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

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
When the House of Bernarda Alba was performed at the
Young Vic in 1999 it was during a June heatwave
reflecting the unbearable temperature referred to in
Federico García Lorca's play.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1486


WILLIAM BLIGH AT THE MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Navigating History is a special exhibition celebrating
the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Bounty¹s
legendary captain William Bligh, a Lambeth resident who
is buried in the museum's grounds.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1477

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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
- Simon the Tanner has closed
- Looking for a decent supermarket?
- Colour of London Bridge
- The London Scotia Bar
- Walking down Hatfields at night
- Listed buildings: Manze's
- Bed Frames
- Bikes for Business
- Sale of Tower Bridge Centre
- What's up with Bernie Spain's flower beds?
- Mill Street Cafe
- Coronet Cinema
- Peace in Jubilee Gardens
- Georgetown restaurant?

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

Please note that you need to register separately for
the London SE1 Forum - your login details for this
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