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Issue 237 | Monday 16 May 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY
* 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.

BRICKS AND MORTALS: NO 49 BANKSIDE 
Wednesday 18 May
11am on BBC Radio 4 (and 'on demand' for a week after
broadcast)
Bricks and Mortals brings history to life through
different domestic buildings and the imagined stories
of the people who may have lived there over the
centuries. Each week, an expert guide leads a tour
around a different house and offers,through the lives
of some of its imagined inhabitants, an insight into
major events in the past which have touched the
building and the people who lived in it. The series
starts at No. 49 Bankside, between Tate Modern and
Shakespeare's Globe. The present house on the site was
built in 1710, in the footprint of a much older inn
whose cellars still lie beneath it. Novelist and
historian Gillian Tindall, who has researched the house
and its past, is the expert guide. Innkeeper Mechisedek
Fritter is in despair: it's 1642 and Cromwell is
threatening to shut down the theatres, and with them
will go Mechisedek's livelihood. Upstairs in the
drawing room, it is 1777 and Edward Sells is counting
out his money and musing on his rise from Thames
waterman to wealthy coal merchant. In another drawing
room,in 1852, young Sophia makes her miserable farewell
to the house, the river, and to the young curate she
secretly loves; her father is moving the family away
from the area, whose elegant houses are now
overshadowed by large warehouses and factory chimneys.
Finally,in the attic, it is 1901,and Marion's mother is
making shirts, thinking about her children: Marion, who
has been taken out for the day by the Cripple Society,
and Jack,thousands of miles away in India,probably
never to be seen again.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/


ANTI-HATE CRIME EVENT AT THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
Wednesday 18 May
11am-4pm at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=993 
The Southwark Police Hate Crime Unit is hosting this
event to promote awareness of hate crimes and attempt
to ensure lesbian and gay people feel safer in SE1.
The event also marks the tenth anniversary of the
Southwark Anti Homophobic Forum (SAHF) and will be
attended by Hate Crime Unit police investigators,
members of SAHF, Victim Support organisations and the
Southwark Council LGBT coordinator. As well as helping
to forge links between local police officers and
lesbian and gay people, the event will also look to
encourage more victims of homophobic crime to report
incidents.


AFTERNOON PLAY - WATERLOO SUNSET
Wednesday 18 May
2.15pm-3pm on BBC Radio 4 
It's nearly 40 years since Terry Collins first met
Julie McTravers in the Swinging London of 1967. Now
fate brings them back together again ...but a lot of
water has flowed under Waterloo Bridge since the Summer
of Love.  Terry sells flowers from a stall outside
Waterloo Station. As a  young man in the Sixties he
used to fancy himself as a bit of a  photographer in
the David Bailey mould.Now he snaps Polaroids of
passing girls,delivers a perfunctory chat-up line,and
pins the  pictures on the wooden frame of his flower
stall.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/afternoonplay.shtml


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 19 May
7pm at the County Hall Council Chamber, Belvedere Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=887
Community meeting chaired by MPs Simon Hughes and Kate
Hoey. Updates on Archbishop's Park, Lower Marsh People,
Sports Action Zone and SE1 United.
http://www.southbanklondon.com


ONE BLACKFRIARS ROAD SKYSCRAPER PRE-PLANNING EXHIBITION
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 May
Friday 3.30pm-6.30pm, Saturday 9am-12 noon at the
London Nautical School, Stamford Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1011
Pre-planning exhibition of proposals for a skyscraper
on the One Blackfriars Road site (previously known as
Ten Blackfriars Road) on the corner of Stamford Street
and Blackfriars Road. Meet members of the project team
and discuss your aspirations for the site. Actual plans
have not yet been drawn up but Beetham (who acquired
the site from Sainsbury's last year) hope to submit a
new application this year.
http://www.beetham.uk.com/


LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN OPEN DAY
2pm-5.30pm at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road; £3
(child £1, concessions £2)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Lambeth Palace garden is one of the oldest and largest
private gardens in London. Site occupied by Archbishops
of Canterbury since the end of the 12th century. Formal
courtyards with historic white fig (originally planted
1555). Parkland style garden with mature trees,
woodland and native planting, pond, hornbeam allée.
Also formal rose terrace, new summer gravel border,
herb garden and beehives.
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org
http://www.ngs.org.uk


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL NEW LITURGICAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Saturday 21 May
2pm at Southwark Cathedral; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Free workshop and performance by the Great Choir of the
three short-listed pieces. The winner of the
competition will be announced at the end of the
performance.
http:/www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/


SUNDAY CINEMA DOUBLE BILL AT THE CORONET: END OF SEASON
Sunday 22 May
at the Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; entrance fee just £3
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=786
5.30pm Fat Slags
7pm Churchill - The Hollywood Years
A night of raucous and surreal British comedy. The last
of the spring season of fortnightly Sunday
double-bills.
http://www.cinemafurore.com


'THE CUT' SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT THE OLD VIC
Sunday 22 May 
7pm at the Old Vic, The Cut; £5 on the door. The
exhibition of artwork by St. Mungo's clients is from
6pm onwards
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=853
The Old Vic has created a dramatic new partnership,
working with clients of St Mungo's - London's leading
homeless charity ­ and Chinwag Theatre to create a
unique series of performances on London's most famous
stage. Collectively entitled 'The Cut', the stories ­
which are all based around the theme of identity - will
be performed at The Old Vic on Sunday.
All the performances will centre on the struggle to
rebuild and regain identity following homelessness.
Focusing on self-discovery rather than self-pity, the
stories will aim to highlight how becoming homeless can
happen to anyone and that the key part of the
experience is how you move forward.  
Each story will be devised by the cast themselves ­ all
clients of hostels in Lewisham and Southwark - whose
workshops at The Old Vic, facilitated by drama experts
from Chinwag Theatre, have improved not only their
performance abilities, but also their confidence, self
esteem and team building skills. 
Alcohol will not be served on the night but soft drinks
will be available. The evening is recommended for those
aged 15 years and over due to the use of strong
language in the plays.
http://www.oldvictheatre.com

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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.
Here are the stories we've covered in the past 7 days:

CAPITA IN TOWER BRIDGE CONGESTION CHARGE BUNGLE
More than 2,500 Congestion Charge fines have been
wrongly issued to drivers who followed official
diversion signs during the recent closure of Tower
Bridge after Capita failed to switch off cameras in
Druid Street, Fair Street and Tooley Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1571


PLANNING ROW MAY HALT SOUTH BANK BEACH SCHEME
Plans for a sandy beach to be installed on the
Hungerford Car this summer are now "at risk", after
Lambeth's planning committee deferred its decision
pending a visit to the site.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1570


WATERLOO ESCALATOR CLOSURE
The three escalators linking Waterloo tube station to
the mainline concourse have been closed this week for
the start of refurbishment work expected to last until
November.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1569


FOUNDER'S PLACE PLANS SUBMITTED
Revised plans for the health-led regeneration of the
Founder's Place site opposite St Thomas' Hospital have
been submitted to Lambeth Council this week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1567


GREEN APPLE FOR BOROUGH MARKET'S FLORAL HALL
The Floral Hall portico building was one of the major
winners in the prestigious Green Apple Awards for the
built environment and architectural heritage held last
week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1566


AWARD-WINNING HOLOCAUST PLAY AT CITY HALL
City Hall this week hosted a special presentation of
James Still's play And then they came for me -
remembering the world of Anne Frank, followed by a
panel discussion with Holocaust survivors.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1565


VICKI McCREERY: BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE ONE YEAR ON
Friends and family of cyclist Vicki McCreery gathered
on Blackfriars Bridge on Tuesday afternoon to mark the
first anniversary of her death in a collision with a
bus in the controversial cycle lane.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1564


130 WATERLOO HOMES SOLD BY CHURCH COMMISSIONERS
Part of the Church Commissioners' housing portfolio in
Waterloo has been sold off this week as part of a GBP
70 million deal.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1563


BERMONDSEY SQUARE AFFORDABLE HOUSING WINNER ANNOUNCED
The Architecture Foundation, Urban Catalyst and the
Igloo Regeneration Fund have selected Urban Salon as
the winner of their architectural competition for
affordable housing in Bermondsey Square.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1560

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses, large and small:

GREEN AND BLACK'S STAYING IN SE1
Green and Black's has no plans to leave SE1 for
Birmingham or shed jobs following a takeover by
Cadbury's.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1572

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

HOSPITAL UNVEILS WORLD FIRST ANIMATED POETRY
The Knowledge and Information Centre at St Thomas'
Hospital celebrated its first anniversary this week
with the unveiling of the world's first glass wall
featuring poems that light up using electroluminescent
(EL) technology.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1573


LISTEN UP! ASPIRING BROADCASTERS SOUGHT FOR LOCAL RADIO
PROJECT
Community groups in Waterloo are working on plans for a
temporary radio station for North Lambeth and North
Southwark this summer and are looking for groups and
individuals who want to get involved.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1568


SIR TREVOR MCDONALD OPENS MARY SEACOLE EXHIBITION
Sir Trevor McDonald came to the Florence Nightingale
Museum on Tuesday to open a special exhibition to mark
the 200th anniversary of the birth of renowned nurse
and herbalist Mary Seacole.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1562


TURNING JUBILEE GARDENS INTO A 'WORLD-CLASS' PARK
Four concept designs for Jubilee Gardens, the South
Bank green space between the Festival Hall and County
Hall dominated by the London Eye, have been revealed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1561


WATERLOO RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO REACH FOR THEIR
AMBITIONS
A recent series of talks have encouraged residents of
Waterloo to find out about getting a job in the
creative and cultural industries - some of the most
important employment sectors in the area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1559

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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/

- Sale of Tower Bridge Centre
- Moving to Southwark Street
- Good Thai Food
- Demolition of Victorian School Building Grange Road
- Metro Central Heights
- Fusebox - Food Review
- Was Bedale Gallery- now a STARBUCKS? (or Neals Yard?)
- Frankie Fraser at Waterloo library new
- Waterloo house featured on Channel 4 'Grand Designs'

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

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