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Issue 233 | Monday 18 April 2005

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* What's on this week
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* 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.

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closing date is this Friday, so if you haven't sent
your entry yet, there's still time. For full details
see page 2 of the April issue of 'in SE1', available at
locations across SE1, or download a PDF from 
http://www.inSE1.co.uk now.


*CANCELLED* - AVENUE OF THE STARS CONSULTATION
Monday 18 April
Further to the item in last week's newsletter, Unique
Communications Group's application to Southwark Council
regarding the proposed 'Avenue of the Stars' on the
riverside has been WITHDRAWN - tonight's meeting at the
Novotel London City South has therefore been CANCELLED.
Watch this space for more news on this project!


REACH: WORKING FOR THE FUTURE
Wednesday 20 April
11am-2pm at the Canape Bar, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse
Street; free (call 020 7619 6262 or email
REACH@prevista.co.uk to book)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=918
Interested in working in design,  advertising,
theatres, galleries,  arts, photography, crafts? Find
out how at this REACH event. With speakers from the
Young Vic, Thames Festival, Waterloo Job Shop and
National Theatre.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk


TRANSPORT IN SOUTHWARK: GENERAL ELECTION MEETING
Wednesday 20 April
7pm at InSpire, St Peter's, Liverpool Grove SE17
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=996
Southwark Cyclists and Living Streets have invited
representatives of the four main parties to a
pre-General Election meeting to discuss local transport
issues. The meeting will be chaired by John Stewart of
Transport 2000. Speakers to include Kirsty McNeill
(Labour candidate for North Southwark and Bermondsey),
Cllr Richard Porter (Lib Dem candidate for Camberwell
and Peckham) and Jenny Jones AM (Green Party candidate
fro Camberwell and Peckham), as well as a local
Conservative. Cafe open 6pm-7.15pm for snacks and 
drinks.
http://www.in-spire.org.uk
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk
http://www.livingstreets.org.uk


SOUTH BANK BEACH: WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Wednesday 20 April
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Brett Hylwa of South Bank Beach Ltd will introduce the
proposal for a 'diverse lifestyle summer event' on the
Hungerford Car Park site next to Jubilee Gardens. See
the details and give your views. Plus an update on
current projects and applications, including Elizabeth
House in York Road, expansion of Waterloo Health
Centre, County Hall island site, the Fire Station in
Waterloo Road and Emma Cons Gardens.


SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY AT THE GLOBE
Saturday 23 April
9.30am-6pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=919
Celebrations include specially devised games and
side-shows, period and modern music and traditional
party as well as chance to read lines from a play on
stage. Supported by the Mayor of London as part of St
George's Day events. 
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/culture/stgeorge05.jsp


TIME TO BE REAL: MENTAL FIGHT CLUB AT GUY'S CHAPEL
Saturday 23 April
2-4pm at Guy's Chapel, St Thomas' Street; free (booking
advised)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=997
A St George's Day peformance with music and visuals of
Section 1 of Ben Okri's epic poem 'Mental Fight' to
publicly launch Mental Fight Club and to inspire all in
National Depression Week. Featuring works of William
Blake, Lewis Carroll, Nick Cave, Holly Cole Trio,
Handel and others. The Club's patron is St George for
heroic dragon-slaying endeavours inspiring those
battling mental illness. Followed by Festival Evensong
at St George's Borough High Street.
http://www.into.org.uk/mentalfightclub


SONNET MARATHON AT THE ROSE THEATRE
Saturday 23 April
12 noon at the Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=890
William Sutton performs his sonnet marathon for the
second time. Will he beat his best of 2 hours 32
minutes?
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN OPEN DAY
Saturday 23 April
2pm-5.30pm at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road; 3
(child 1, conc 2) 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741

One of London's largest private gardens.
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org
http://www.ngs.org.uk


EDMUND SHAKESPEARE: A SHORT LIFE
Saturday 23 April
3pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Arthur Smith (words) and Rick Jones (lute and voice)
will mark William Shakespeare's 441st birthday with a
celebration of the brief tragic life of his younger
brother Edmund with lute songs, speeches and other
relevant material.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/


ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE 40th BIRTHDAY
Until 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 on Saturday includes Harry Potter ride
and face painting. Celebrations culminate at 4pm on
Saturday with birthday cake and the prize draw for a
City Rover


ST GEORGE'S DAY EVENSONG AND VICTORIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday 23 April
6pm at St George-the-Martyr, Borough High Street
(entertainment 5; family ticket 10)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=998
The parish church celebrates its Patronal Festival
with Evensong at 6pm, followed by a Victorian evening
of entertainment to celebrate the 150th anniversary of
the publication of 'Little Dorrit' by Charles Dickens.


GALLIMAUFRY OF ELIZABETHAN & JACOBEAN MUSIC
Saturday 23 April
7.30pm at the Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street; 5-10
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=890
A Shakespeare's birthday concert of Elizabethan and
Jacobean music for the court, country, playhouses and
streets. Performed by Passamezzo.
http://www.rosetheatre.org.uk


SPRING PLANTS & GARDENS FAIR
Sunday 24 April
10.30am-5pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth
Palace Road; 3 (conc 2.50; child free)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Displays of plants for sale by leading specialist
nurseries, many offering rare and unusual species.
http://www.museumgardenhistory.org


GREAT VEGETABLE GIVEAWAY AT NELSON SQUARE GARDENS
Sunday 24 April 
12 noon at Nelson Square Gardens, off Blackfriars Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=999
A free family event at Nelson Square Gardens where
residents can find out much more about how to grow
tasty vegetables in crowded city spaces like the
balconies and terraces in this area. This is the ideal
time to plant strawberries, chives, spring onions,
spinach and coriander in containers and window boxes.
Visitors of all ages can help chop and make a healthy
shared BBQ lunch, meet like-minded souls, and get ideas
and tips about how to get more nutrients into their
diet. Competitions will help children and adults
celebrate some of the joys of vegetables, while testing
their own knowledge and habits.  A free balcony planter
to grow tasty fresh vegetables and strawberries will be
offered to the first 30 neighbours from the surrounding
estates (within the Bankside and Borough NRF area).
Other resources will be available to help local
gardeners. Friendly BOST staff will be present to
discuss everyone's needs as a city gardener or park
user.
More information from 020 7261 1009 or leah@bost.org.uk

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CHERIE BOOTH LAUNCHES VICTIM SUPPORT LONDON APPEAL
Cherie Booth QC came to County Hall on Monday morning
to launch Victim Support London's Sunrise Appeal to
fund extra services for victims of unsupported crimes.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1531


FOUR RESCUED FROM OLD KENT ROAD BLAZE
The Old Kent Road was closed to traffic in both
directions on Sunday afternoon while firefighters
tackled a fire in flats above a bar and restaurant.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1530


SIX DENY DAVID MORLEY MURDER
Five male youths and a teenage girl pleaded not guilty
to the murder David Morley on the South Bank last
Ocyober when they appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday
morning.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1527


POOL OF LONDON  WELCOMES THE LONDON MARATHON
We meet some of the SE1 residents who ran the 26-mile
course this year. 
** INCLUDES FANTASTIC READER OFFER FROM THE CLUB AT
COUNTY HALL **
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1526


TOWER BRIDGE CLOSURE TO DIVERT TRAFFIC INTO CHARGE ZONE
Tower Bridge will be closed to traffic in both
directions 24 hours a day from 6am on Sunday 30 April
to Sunday 8 May as it undergoes structural maintenance
to its road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1524


KENNEDYS SHOW OFF BABY DONALD AT ST THOMAS'
Camera crews and photographers braved the cold and rain
outside St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday to catch the
first glimpse of Donald James Kennedy, son of Lib Dem
leader Charles Kennedy and his wife Sarah.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1523

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

SHELL PLEDGES 1 MILLION TO REVAMP FESTIVAL HALL
The Royal Festival Hall's neighbour on the South Bank,
petrol giant Shell, has pledged 1 million towards the
renovation of the concert hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1528


IPC BOOSTS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Stamford Street-based magazine giant IPC Media has
appointed Taryn Barclay as corporate responsibility
manager, a move that sees the company increasing its
focus on working within the wider community.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1522

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SOUTHWARK BLUE PLAQUES 2005: VOTE NOW
Five SE1 icons are in the running to be honoured in
this year's round of Southwark Council blue plaques.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1529


BE PART OF THE CANTERBURY TALES IN THE STREETS OF
SOUTHWARK
Southwark Playhouse is looking for 25 people to take
part in their Summer production of Chaucer's The
Canterbury Tales to be performed around some of the
borough's historic locations.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1525


BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT PLANS REVEALED
New images of Blackfriars Settlement's new building
have been released, showing how the charity's services
will benefit from new high-quality accommodation.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1521

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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/

- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane
- Garden centre in SE1
- History of The George, 111 Long Lane Bermondsey
- Sofas in SE1
- Tabard Gardens leaseholder meeting
- The London Scotia Bar/Woolpack
- Kennedys show off new baby at St Thomas'
- Oasis at The Coronet
- Pink lights / Elephant & Castle
- Caffe Nero comes to The Cut: what next?
- Southbeach SE1
- Costcutter TBR
- PC repairs
- Street Drinkers in Flat Iron Square
- Jubilee Gardens Consultation
- Colombo St's new sports facilities = rip off

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