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Issue 238 | Monday 23 May 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Open House at the South Bank Alexander Centre
* June 2005 issue of 'in SE1' - last call for listings
* 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.

GOING TO SCHOOL IN WATERLOO IN THE 1930s, 40s and 50s
Tuesday 24 May
2pm-2.30pm at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis
Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
A Waterloo History Group event. Come and share your
memories.


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 24 May
7pm at Aylwin Girls School, 55 Southwark Park Road,
SE16
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=705
Meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. Agenda includes Bermondsey Spa
update, news of the Bermondsey Fashion Market and
Street Festival, Greening Southwark and more.
Councillors will also be taking a decision on an
additional 300,000 of section 106 funding for the
Unicorn Theatre in Tooley Street. An exhibition
relating to the Unicorn will be on display.
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=536


APPOINTED FIRST AID TRAINING: FREE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
Wednesday 25 May 
10am-3pm at the Living Space, 1 Coral Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=703
Lunch is provided and the course is open to anyone 16
plus from Lambeth or Southwark.   To reserve your free
place please contact judith.chen@southbanklondon.com or
telephone 020 7202 6914.  Places need to be booked
TODAY (Monday).


SINGING FEST AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY 
Wednesday 25 May 
12 noon-2pm at John Harvard Library, Borough High
Street; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743
Participate in this enjoyable singing fest. No musical
ability required. An Adult Learners' Week event.
http://www.southwarklearning.info


SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS AFTERWORKER RIDE: RIVER & PARKS
Thursday 26 May  
Meet 6.30pm start at the Southwark Needle, London
Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1013
Up the river towards Putney and then heading north for
a circuit of Hyde Park before meandering back to the
river and back to London Bridge. Andrew 07729 844904. 
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk


A TASTE OF SOUTHWARK
Friday 27 May
1pm-3pm at the Into Centre, 5-13 Trinity Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=958
This free Adult Learners  Week event will give you the
opportunity to learn simple phrases from some of the
many languages spoken in  Southwark. Refreshments from
the various cuisines  across the borough will also be
provided. Try out all the languages on offer and be
entered into a free prize draw. Drop in at any time
1pm-3pm.
http://www.into.org.uk/displayCourse.cfm?CourseID=7916


SATURDAY FAMILY GARDENING
Saturday 28 May
10.30am-3pm at the Diversity Garden on Library Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=980
A drop-in family gardening session for children of all
ages with their families. Come along and participate in
gardening and environmentally themed practical
activities.  Discover mini-beasts in the new woodpile
bug home made by the Saturday family gardeners. Have a
go at pond dipping and see if you can spot the frog in
the wildlife pond Plant out vegetable seedlings from
the greenhouse into raised beds and learn about growing
vegetables. Plant seeds in pots to take home.
Help to look after the plants in the Diversity Garden
by weeding a d digging the beds. Thirsty plants will
need watering! Join in with environmentally themed arts
and crafts activities in the garden.
Information from 020 7261 1009, leah@bost.org.uk
http://www.bost.org.uk


ST GEORGE THE MARTYR CHURCH OPEN DAY
Saturday 28 May
11am-2pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1012
This historic church in Borough High Street will be
holding three open days this Summer before the building
closes for its major restoration work in September. The
3.6 million project is at the contract tender stage
and once under way the works are expected to take about
2 years to complete. The church will be open for
visitors on Saturday 28 May, Saturday 18 June and
Saturday 30 July.
Any enquiries about the project or anyone wishing to
make a donation to the Church Restoration fund please
write to: Ken Hayes, Chair of Fundraising at St George
the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA
or email: hayes@pakeman.freeserve.co.uk


IL COVO SATURDAY SCHOOL FUN DAY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Saturday 28 May
12 noon-4pm at Il Covo Saturday school, The Rainbow
Building, 32 Crosby Row
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
Il Covo is a Community Organisation based in Southwark.
Il Covo Saturday School has been running for 2 years
and is now threatened with closure due to a lack of
funding. The school supports the children's academic
achievement, their motivation for learning, their
social skills and creativity. The Fun Day Fundraising
Event invites families & friends and potential funders
to come and find out more about the school, enjoy
performances, delicious international food, live music
and an open mic session.
http://www.ilcovo.org


MY LONDON: PART OF THE WRITE STUFF LITERARY FESTIVAL
Saturday 28 May
2.30pm at the Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre,
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk; free, but
please book as places are limited. Booking: 020 7525
5078 or arts.admin@southwark.gov.uk
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=919
London-based authors Julie Myerson, Iain Sinclair, Tim
Lott and Alex Wheatle discuss living and writing in the
capital from their particular perspective. Chaired by
Patrick Spottiswode of The Globe Theatre. 
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/DiscoverSouthwark/

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[ Advert: Open House at South Bank Alexander Centre ]
 
As part of International Alexander Awareness Week
The South Bank Alexander Centre will be holding an Open
House
on Wednesday June 15th 12:00 - 2:30
 
Information, free taster sessions, low-cost
introductory lesson vouchers.
 
27a Blackfriars Rd SE1
 
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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[ June 2005 issue of 'in SE1' -last call for listings ]

The June 2005 issue of 'in SE1' goes to press early
this week, so if you're organising a local event in
June, make sure you send the details to
listings@inSE1.co.uk right now!

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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:

'MOVE THE LONDON EYE TO SE10' SAYS MAN WHO TURNED THE
ELEPHANT PINK
The man who transformed the fortunes of the Elephant
and Castle Shopping Centre by painting its exterior a
shocking pink has proposed relocating the London Eye to
Greenwich.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1588


JOWELL: "FACTS NOT SPIN" NEEDED TO SOLVE LONDON EYE
CRISIS
Culture secretary Tessa Jowell is to meet South Bank
Board chairman Lord Hollick next week for urgent talks
to defuse the row which is threatening the future of
the London Eye.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1587


NEW GLOBE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NAMED
Dominic Dromgoole has been appointed as the new
artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, succeeding
Mark Rylance who leaves the Bankside theatre at the end
of this year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1586


LONDON EYE "HELD TO RANSOM" IN SOUTH BANK ROW
An extraordinary row has broken out on the South Bank
which has led to the London Eye being served an
eviction notice by the South Bank Centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1582


DAVID BELLAMY MARKS OCTAVIA FOUNDATION LAUNCH AT
ARCHBISHOP'S PARK
David Bellamy came to Archbishop's Park this week to
plant a rose bush to mark the launch of the Octavia
Foundation, a new organisation devoted to preserving
the memory of Octavia Hill.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1581


SCHOOLS COULD MERGE TO CREATE 3-19 CITY ACADEMY
Two SE1 schools could be merged to create a city
academy for ages 3 to 19 specialising in the performing
arts under new plans expected to be approved by
Southwark Council's executive.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1580


"EXCELLENT PROGRESS" AT SE1 PRIMARY SCHOOL ON SPECIAL
MEASURES
St George's Cathedral RC Primary School is making
"excellent progress" says the church, just days after
it was revealed as one of 55 London schools placed
under special measures by Ofsted.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1575


BARONS PLACE WINS LONDON LIFESTYLE AWARD
An innovative new Peabody Trust-led housing scheme in
SE1 for London's key workers has won a prestigious
lifestyle award.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1574

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses, large and small:

EBAY SNAPS UP SOUTHWARK-BASED GUMTREE
Internet auction giant eBay has bought Gumtree.com, the
international classified ads website based in Southwark
Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1584

ST JAMES'S TEAS TO LEAVE BLACKFRIARS ROAD
St James's Teas Shop, on the corner of Blackfriars Road
and Scoresby Street, is to close at the end of this
month.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1583


BEVERLEY KNOWLES FINE ART SEARCHES FOR NEW SITE
Beverley Knowles is looking for new premises in SE1
following her shock 'eviction' from Borough Market
which has shaken the art world.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1579


PROSPERO HOUSE COMES TO THE BOROUGH
SE1's latest business events venue has been launched
this month. Prospero House in Borough High Street is
Etc Venues' sixth centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1576

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

OLD VIC'S DRAMATIC PARTNERSHIP WITH HOMELESSNESS
CHARITY
The Old Vic has created a dramatic new partnership,
working with clients of St Mungo's and Chinwag Theatre
to create a unique series of performances on the famous
Waterloo stage.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1585


BLACKFRIARS WINE BAR OPENS FOR EVENING MEALS
An evening menu has been introduced at the long
established Blackfriars Wine Bar.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1578


HELPING LOCAL STUDENTS FIND TOURISM JOBS IN SOUTHWARK
More than 140 tourism students from local schools and
colleges attended Southwark's first tourism and
hospitality employment fair held on board HMS Belfast
last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1577

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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/

- Metro Central Heights
- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- Public highways
- Laughing Gravy
- Bye bye Eye?
- Borough Road next to Friendship House
- The Priory in SE1?
- Demolition of Victorian School Building Grange Road
- Was Bedale Gallery
- Why do buses ignore pedestrian crossings?
- Bermondsey Bingo Block 
- Good Thai Food
- Radio 4: Bankside
- 10 Blackfriars Road
- Shunt in SE1
- Jubilee Gardens Consultation
- Penton Place photo

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

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