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Issue 232 | Monday 11 April 2005

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* What's on this week
* _YOUR_ message could be here - scroll down for info
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* 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.

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS GROWING IN HATFIELDS...
Thursday 14 April 
12 noon-2pm and 4-7pm in Hatfields Open Space,
Hatfields
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=991
Have you walked down Hatfields recently and NOT noticed
the park? It is easy to miss - a patch of muddy grass
bounded by the new Columbo pitches and the allotments. 
But change is coming! Hatfields Steering Group has got
funding from London Nautical School and WCRT to turn
this grassy nothing into a lovely local park.
The designers Farrer Huxley have come up with inventive
and beautiful ideas which will be on show at an
exhibition in the park.
What do you think about: a woodland trail, dog mess, a
water feature, a place to have lunch, night time
lighting? Come and have your say!
There will be free activities for kids, such as
planting small tubs that they can take home. Posters
showing the proposed design are already up in the park. 
Everyone is welcome to the Steering Group meetings or
join the mailing list by contacting Kath Rosen,
Waterloo Green Trust: 020 7633 9291 or
kathwcdg@btconnect.com


ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE 40th BIRTHDAY
Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 April
Every day at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=993
Live bands and music every day. Special children's
entertainment this weekend includes bucking bronco ride
(Sat & Sun) and face painting (Sat).


FLORA LONDON MARATHON 2005
Sunday 17 April
Race enters SE1 via Tooley Street and leaves via Tower
Bridge from approx 9.45am. Police will start vehicle
removals along route from 6am. Tower Bridge will be
closed 8am-5pm and Jamaica Road/Tooley Street will be
closed 9am-2pm.
http://www.london-marathon.co.uk

SE1 PEOPLE RUNNING THE MARATHON
Locals running the London Marathon include Fr Addison
Okpeh of St George's RC Cathedral, who is raising money
for the work of priests of his order working in
difficult places - for example with Aids victims in
South Africa, recovering from war in Liberia,
rebuilding after the hurricane in Grenada

Do you live or work in SE1? Are you running the
marathon? Email james.hatts@banksidepress.com with your
story.

SPECIAL BOAT SERVICES
Thames Clippers will operate extra Marathon services on
its route between the Savoy Pier (on the Embankment)
and Greenwich. Stops along the route include Bankside
Pier (Tate Modern), St Katharine's Dock (Tower Bridge),
Canary Wharf, Greenland Pier (Surrey Quays) and
Masthouse Terrace (Isle of Dogs).
With a total journey time of under 30 minutes the
service will help runners travelling from central
London to reach the start at Greenwich Park, while
spectators will be able to take advantage of a special
all day hop-on, hop-off ticket (£10) ensuring that they
catch all the action. First sailing from the Savoy to
Greenwich is at 7.30am arriving 25 minutes later. The
last boat departure from Savoy is at 6.05pm.
http://www.thamesclippers.com/marathon


SUNDAY CINEMA DOUBLE BILL AT THE CORONET 
Sunday 17 April
Film 1 5pm-6.45pm - Interval - Film 2 7pm-9pm at the
Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; admission *ONLY* £3
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=786
PART 1: 
'Tall Orders' - A selection of latest 35mm short film
masterpieces from around the world:
All In All - Norway 2003 (4 mins)
The Birthday - Finland 2004 (15 mins)
Little Man - South Africa 2004 (10 mins)
Peptalk - Sweden 2004 (3 mins)
Shortage of Space - Norway 2003 (6 mins)
Floating - UK 2004 (18 mins)
Cut - Singapore 2004 (13 mins)
[Courtesy of the Independent Cinema Office]
FILM 2:
House of Flying Daggers (15) Zhang Yimou 2003
A visually spectacular martial arthouse movie from the
Hero director. Zhang Ziyi is the beguiling centre, a
blind dancer with many hidden skills, including the
power to captivate her enemies.
http://www.cinemafurore.com


AVENUE OF THE STARS ON BANKSIDE: CONSULTATION
Monday 18 April
6.30pm at the Novotel London City South, 53-61
Southwark Bridge Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=995
Southwark Council is currently considering a proposal
by Unique Communications Group for a project named
'Avenue of the Stars', which would see the installation
of an initial 100 metal plaques honouring British
performing arts 'stars' on Bankside near the Millennium
Bridge in front of Tate Modern. A ceremony to honour
the inductees would be broadcast live on ITV1 in
September.
A presentation event is being held next Monday to offer
some more information on the project and provide the
opportunity for any questions  to be answered directly.
How we have reported this project previously: 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1276
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1190
(note proposed location is now Bankside rather than
South Bank)

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COMMEMORATING PINOCHET'S VICTIMS AT ST GEORGE'S CIRCUS
MPs Simon Hughes and Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday took
part at a tree planting ceremony in memory of victims
of the regime of former Chilean dictator Augusto
Pinochet.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1519


COLOMBO CENTRE'S HATFIELDS SPORTS PITCHES OPENED
Four new floodlit sports pitches were opened by SE1's
MPs and council leaders on Friday afternoon.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1518


ANTI-GUN CAMPAIGNER CHARGED WITH THEFT
Maureen Lynch, 55, of Park Street, will appear at Tower
Bridge Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with theft.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1516


WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL COULD BECOME SHOPPING CENTRE
Waterloo International could be converted into a
shopping centre or luxury flats to meet government's
aim to achieve "best value" from the building once it
is vacated by Eurostar.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1513


ULTRA LOW TIDE REVEALS UNEXPLODED SHELLS
Thames21 staff and volunteers were amazed to find four
unexploded shells in the River Thames on Friday while
cleaning up the foreshore by London Bridge in
Southwark.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1511


SOUTHWARK VESPERS ON EVE OF PAPAL FUNERAL
"Pope John Paul II's influence on the Church and the
wider world has been immense and he will be greatly
missed" says Bishop of Southwark Tom Butler in a
statement issued from the Anglican diocesan office in
Borough High Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1509

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

CAFFÈ NERO OPENS IN THE CUT
Caffè Nero has opened in The Cut in the premises
formerly occupied by Supercut Minimarket which closed a
month ago.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1514


SOUTH BANK STUDIOS HIT BY ITV STRIKE
A strike by broadcasting unions Amicus and BECTU
disrupted production at ITV's London Studios on the
South Bank this week, including Parkinson and Saturday
Night Takeaway.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1512

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MANIFESTO LAUNCHED
The Social Enterprise Coalition has launched its
manifesto for social enterprise at the Oxo Tower.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1517


PHILIP PULLMAN VISITS TOOLEY STREET CHILDRENS' THEATRE
Bestselling author Philip Pullman brought some literary
magic to Southwark when he visited the construction
site of the new £13m Unicorn Theatre being built on
Tooley Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1515


FREEDOM FOR VAL JARVIS AFTER 19 YEARS AT CATHEDRAL
Val Jarvis, St George's Cathedral Parish Secretary for
19 years, has been granted the Freedom of the City of
London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1510

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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/

- More photos
- History of The George, 111 Long Lane Bermondsey
- Rundown riverside lighting
- Grafitti opposite The George TBR
- Street Drinkers in Flat Iron Square
- How about this for a meal?
- Caffe Nero comes to The Cut: what next?
- Where to print wedding invitations?
- Charles Booth Archive
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane
- Rats in Potters Field Park
- Metro Central Heights
- Thameslink 2000 and Borough Market
- Tennis, anyone?
- Coronet Cinema
- Running / Training Partner

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

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