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Issue 241 | Monday 13 June 2005

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* What's on this week
* Advert: Open House at the South Bank Alexander Centre
* Noticeboard
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* 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.

BIKE WEEK IN SE1
Until Sunday 19 June
This week the London Cycling Campaign and other groups
are holding hundreds of cycling-related events across
London and the UK. Both Southwark Cyclists and Lambeth
Cyclists have packed programmes of events and rides;
see their websites for full details:
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk
http://www.lambethcyclists.org.uk
Also look out for Southwark Cyclists' stall at the
Southwark Needle (southern end of London Bridge)
Monday-Thursday this week from 5.30pm till about
6.40pm.

Here's a condensed selection of events from both
groups' programmes:
Mon 13: 6.30pm at Southwark Needle, London Bridge
Afterworker ride to Putney. Southwark Cyclists.
Tue 14: 6.30pm at Southwark Needle, London Bridge
Afterworker ride around Southwark's border. Southwark
Cyclists.
Tue 14: 6.30pm Stone Circle outside National Theatre
Cycling the Bounds of Lambeth: A circular ride to
discover the hidden gems of Lambeth. Lambeth Cyclists
Wed 15: 7am - 9.30am. Southwark Cyclists' Breakfast at
Shakespeare's Globe. Bike groups from all over London
are converging on Bankside. There'll be animators,
celebs, politicians and all sorts. Breakfast too.
Wed 15: 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. Afterworker hard,
45m ride to North Downs or a more gentle ride down to
Woolwich Ferry and back west along the Greenway.
Southwark Cyclists.
Thu 16: 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. Afterworker 30m
ride east to Erith. Southwark Cyclists.
Thu 16: 6.30pm at Stone Circle outside National Theatre
Cyclists' barbecue: Ever popular and traditional Bike
Week event. A short ride from Waterloo to Kennington -
more socialising and eating than cycling! Lambeth
Cyclists.
Fri 17: 4am at Southwark Needle. Ride to Billingsgate
Fish Market for breakfast. Southwark Cyclists.
Fri 17: 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. Afterworker easy
ride around the Royal parks. Southwark Cyclists.
Sat 18: 9am at Southwark Needle. All day tour of
Docklands. Southwark Cyclists. 
Sun 19: 10am at Southwark Needle. Treasure Hunt round
Bankside and City of London. Southwark Cyclists.
How to find the Southwark Needle:
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1017
How to find the Stone Circle:
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1018


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 15 June
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Agenda items include Emma Cons Gardens masterplan and a
new open space plaza outside Cubana.


MORE MOVIES AT MORE LONDON: FREE OUTDOOR FILM SHOWS
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until 24 June
9.15pm at The Scoop, The Queen's Walk (next to City
Hall); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Wed 15: Brighton Rock  (1947, UK, 92 mins, PG)
Thu 16: Easy Rider  (1969, USA, 95 mins, 18)
Fri 17: The Matrix  (1999, USA/AUS, 136 mins, 15)
In the event of rain or high winds the screening may be
cancelled. Proof of age may be required for films rated
15 or over. All children under 15 must be accompanied
by an adult and are only permitted entry to films
classified 12A and under.  
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop


NATIONAL THEATRE 'ARCHITOUR' 
Saturday 18 June
10.15am and 12.15pm at the National Theatre, South
Bank; £5 (conc £4) 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1018
Guest architects join National Theatre guides for
special tours, looking at Lasdun's celebrated building
from a design, structural and practical point of view.
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/platforms
http://www.architectureweek.org.uk


ST GEORGE THE MARTYR CHURCH OPEN DAY
Saturday 18 June
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 several 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 also
be open for visitors on Saturday 30 July.


CELEBRATING SANCTUARY AT THE COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 19 June
2pm-7pm in Bernie Spain Gardens & Oxo Tower Wharf; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=734 
Be entertained by musicians, dancers, jugglers,
storytellers and holistic practitioners from London's
refugee communities at Celebrating Sanctuary. This free
festival event launches Refugee Week and celebrates the
evolving and positive contribution of refugees to
cultural life in London and the UK. 
 Celebrating Sanctuary features performers from recent
conflict zones as well as the UK's more established
refugee communities.  Among the highlights are the
young rockin' Klezmer sensations Oi Va Voi;  the
sublime sounds of Baghdad oud master Ahmed Mukhtar; and
the mesmerising performances of traditional & gypsy
music from central and Eastern Europe from Szapora. 
Chill out in one of two large yurts (shelters
traditionally associated with Central Asian nomadic
people) and enjoy the acoustic sounds from Andrew
Cronshaw (2004 World Music Award nominee) who has
joined forces with Tigran Aleksanyan (Armenia) for a
collaborative electric Zit
Be entranced by traditional stories told by
storytellers Eden Soloman (citizen of the world
formerly from the Horn of Africa region) while she,
quite literally, spins yarn and Sofia Buchuk.
There's a separate dance stage featuring magical dance
performances from Papyera (Colombia), Grupo Animador da
Umaru (Angola), Shpresa (Albania) plus ribbon and
umbrella dance from Oi Lam Lee (China).  Creative
workshops for children and families take place
throughout the afternoon.
Alongside the performance line up will be stalls
brimming with food, drink and crafts from many refugee
communities.
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org   
http://www.refugeeweek.org.uk


BALANCE FOR LIFE FESTIVAL
Sunday 19 June
2pm-7pm at Downside Fisher Youth Centre, Coxson Place,
Druid Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=972
This Father's Day treat dad to something different and
make a saving too. An afternoon designed to relax the
mind and increase vitality. Spend the afternoon with
your dad and choose from a range of treatments at low
or no cost.  Meditation, yoga, massage,
environmentally-friendly facials, exercise classes,
swimming pool.  Balance for Life brings the concepts of
sustainability and well-being together,  believing that
by fostering our own well-being and inner balance we
become a positive influence  within our families and
communities. 
http://www.balanceforlife.co.uk


OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - FREE SOUTHWARK BIKE RIDE
Sunday 19 June
Departs 3pm from the Tourist Information Centre at
Vinopolis; booking advised
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=742
As part of Bike Week, Southwark Tourist Information
Centre is offering a free bike ride. The two-hour tour
is open to anyone who can ride a bike. Local poet and
guide John Constable will lead the ride, which will
take in a medieval graveyard as well as local
attractions associated with famous local residents,
including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens and Chaplin.
You don't even need to own a bike in order to take
part, as The London Bicycle Tour Company at Gabriel's
Wharf is offering a special hire rate of just £5 for
participants. For more details on bike hire contact
Robert at the London Bicycle Company on 020 7928 6838;
mail@londonbicycle.com Participants may turn up at 3pm
on the day with a bike, but to ensure a place it is
advisable to book in advance. For more information or
to reserve a place contact Eleanor Marriott on 020 7403
7340 or eleanor.marriott@southwark.gov.uk The ride will
be supervised by professional cyclists but participants
take part at their own risk.
http://www.visitsouthwark.com

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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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[ Noticeboard ]

An occasional section offering advance notice of
forthcoming local happenings:

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION THE MAYOR OF LONDON
ITV and the Greater London Authority invite you to
attend a major television studio debate on issues
affecting Londoners. The ITV London Debate will be held
at the London Studios, Upper Ground, London SE1 on
Wednesday 29 June and will be chaired by Alastair
Stewart. If you have a question you'd like to put to
the Mayor about an issue that bothers you or is
affecting your area this is your opportunity to do so.
Even if you don't have a question to ask you can come
along to the debate. For tickets to the ITV London
Debate call  on 020 7633 2647 or email
stateoflondondebate@itv.com


ABSEIL 450ft DOWN GUY'S HOSPITAL TOWER
On 9 and 10 July, 80 daring participants will be
abseiling down the 450ft Guy's Hospital tower to raise
funds for Cancer Research UK - and you could join them.
More than one in three people in the UK will be
diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives.
Cancer Research UK is making huge strides in
identifying causes of the disease, improving treatments
and creating awareness of the need for a healthier
lifestyle. Their ground-breaking work, funded by
donations from the general public, delivers medical
advances that save thousands of lives. To register or
for further information, call 0870 402 9898 or email
londonevents@cancer.org.uk

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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.

OBE FOR YOUTH MUSIC CHARITY BOSS
The chief executive of an SE1-based music charity is
among the local residents to be recognised in the
Queen's birthday honours list.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1609


JONATHAN DIMBLEBY OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART CANCER CENTRE
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby opened a refurbished GBP
3.6 million state-of-the-art imaging centre – which
helps in diagnosing and treating cancer - at St Thomas'
Hospital last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1608


GREEN GARTER HELPS TO CONNECT THE ELEPHANT
A plethora of new initiatives to encourage walking in
the wider Elephant and Castle regeneration area was
launched last week at an event at Southwark Local
History Library.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1607


MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION PLANNED FOR GREAT SUFFOLK
STREET
Dialogue in the Dark, a multimedia tourist attraction
staffed by the blind and partially sighted, could open
close to the junction between of Union Street and Great
Suffolk Street this autumn.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1602


CONCERN OVER CATHEDRAL'S PLAN TO BUILD ALONGSIDE
COMMUNITY GARDEN
Over 50 residents from the Church Commissioners flats
in Union Street and Winchester Cottages were at a
meeting to called to discuss opposition to plans for
flats on the site of All Hallows Church.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1599


BBC CITY HOSPITAL PRESENTER OPENS GUY'S CANCER FACILITY
A newly refurbished cancer treatment facility with the
latest equipment has been opened by Jeremy Milnes,
presenter of the City Hospital docusoap, at Guy's
Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1594


BERMONDSEY'S ONE STOP SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS
Southwark Council's transformation of the way it deals
with public enquiries got underway last week with the
opening of the first One Stop Shop in Bermondsey and a
call centre at London Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1596


UNICORN THEATRE APPEALS FOR FINAL FUNDING
The new £13.2m Unicorn Theatre for Children on Tooley
Street took another step closer to opening when its was
topped out at a ceremony for contractors.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1593


SOUTHWARK TWINNED WITH PARIS NEIGHBOUR
Southwark has been officially twinned with the French
town of Clichy, neighbour to Paris.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1592

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local business - big and small.

MINERVA HOUSE SOLD FOR GBP 42 MILLION
Minerva House, a riverside office property opposite
Southwark Cathedral, has been bought by Insight
Foundation Property Trust for GBP 42.13 million.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1603


JUBILEE LINE'S GBP 78 MILLION BOOST FOR SOUTHWARK
PROPERTY VALUES
Property values in the area around Southwark tube
station have been boosted by £78 million since the
arrival of the Jubilee Line Extension, according to a
new Transport for London study.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1598

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

PENELOPE KEITH RELEASES 121 BALLOONS IN WATERLOO
Over the past 121 years Children's Country Holidays
Fund has provided holidays in the countryside for
nearly two million disadvantaged London children.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1606


SOUTHWARK PAINTING CHOSEN FOR MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
BOOK COVER
A painting by Adam Boulter in a Southwark church is the
cover picture for a major new book about
Muslim-Christian dialogue.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1604


MORLEY YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERFORM AT NATIONAL FESTIVAL
29 youngsters from the Centre for Young Musicians at
Morley College are travelling to Birmingham next month
to take part in the National Festival of Music for
Youth, part of a 600-strong London contingent.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1601


OLD VIC HELPS TO NURTURE YOUNG TALENT
Stars of the future may be among the young actors and
crew chosen to produce and perform at The Old Vic on
Sunday 12 June in one of 16 regional showcases for
Shell Connections.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1600


MAYOR UNVEILS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AT MORE LONDON
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and photographer Yann
Arthus-Bertrand have unveiled a giant aerial
photographic image at More London to illustrate the
impact of climate change.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1595

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

FRIDA KAHLO AT TATE MODERN
For the first time in over twenty years Tate Modern is
offering you a glimpse into the gripping world of Frida
Kahlo.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1605


PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
The Globe season continues with Pericles, Prince of
Tyre. As with many of Shakespeare's plays the Bankside
locality and characters play their part.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1597

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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/

- Events in Potters Field Park
- Views of Southwark on film and video, in ads etc
- Borough Market
- The Bermondsey cafe
- Free Cinema in June in SE1
- Bermondsey Square
- London Eye Review
- The homeless in SE1
- Desperately Seeking Pool Soon

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go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

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