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Issue 242 | Tuesday 21 June 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Make a difference in someone's life 
* 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.

ELEPHANT & CASTLE SUMMER EXHIBITION
Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 June
10am-5pm at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, upper
level 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=993
The most up-to-date information on the regeneration
scheme - and view a computer-generated movie showing
how the Elephant and Castle will look in 10 years time.
Elephant Links SRB programmes and arts  projects will
also be exhibiting work. Southwark Council officers
will be at the stand on Wednesday. 
http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: OPEN FORUM MEETING
Tuesday 21 June
6.30pm-8.30pm at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1007
Agenda includes a presentation on the proposed
development at All Hallows Church in Copperfield Street
and proposals for fixed trading pitches on the Bankside
riverfront.


FRIENDS OF ARCHBISHOP'S PARK AGM
Tuesday 21 June
7pm-8pm at the ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1022
Annual meeting of this campaigning group which has
worked hard to protect and improve SE1's largest green
space. Your chance to get involved. There will be
presentations on the Founder's Place scheme and
Lambeth's action plan for Archbishop's
Park.


SEE POOL OF LONDON IN THE POOL OF LONDON
Tuesday 21 June
9pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside (next to City
Hall)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
A unique screening of the 1950s Pool of London heist
film will be shown as part of the More Movies season.
Not only is it a great story involving the
first-interracial relationship in a British film but
also a great archaeology-on-film experience where
people can see what the Pool used to look like 50 years
ago. The old classification for this film is Category A
which is the equivalent of a PG in modern
classification.
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop


LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 June
Wed 10am-4pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-3pm
at Arch 27, Wootton Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1019
See the winning entries from the Cross River
Partnership's architectural competition for ideas to
transform derelict railway arches. The competition,
managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects,
attracted 53 entries from six countries which have set
an international standard for what could be achieved.
The competition brief presented competitors with a
choice of three indicative sites: Waterloo; Vauxhall;
and London Bridge.
http://www.crossriverpartnership.org/page.asp?id=1578


MORE MOVIES AT MORE LONDON: FREE OUTDOOR FILM SHOWS
Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 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 22: Dr. No  (1962, UK, 105 mins, PG)
Thu 23: Festival Express (2003, USA/Netherlands, 90
mins, 15)
Fri 24: Moulin Rouge!  (2001, USA/AUS, 127 mins, 12A)
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


Q& A WITH THE CAST OF THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Thursday 23 June
5.30pm at The Old Vic, The Cut; 5 (booking: 0870 060
6628)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1021
Come and find out the behind-the-scenes secrets of The
Old Vic's smash-hit production, The Philadelphia Story.
The Q&A will include cast members Jennifer Ehle ('Pride
and Prejudice', 'This Year's Love', 'The Camomile
Lawn'), Adrian Lukis ('Pride and Prejudice', 'Peak
Practice') and Julia McKenzie ('Shirley Valentine',
'Fresh Fields'), among others.
Glamorous and sophisticated, The Philadelphia Story is
a compelling mix of wit, satire and romance.  It was
first performed on Broadway in 1939, and became one of
the great movies of Hollywood's golden age.
http://www.oldvictheatre.com


ELEPHANT IMPACTS EXHIBITION
Friday 25 and Saturday 25 June  
10am-5pm at the London College of Communication,
Elephant & Castle (Eckersley Gallery - ground floor)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1020
The Elephant Impacts scheme has helped transform
Elephant and Castle ahead of the major regeneration
programme. Striking photographs will be exhibited
showing  physical improvements in the area, including 
the cleaning and relighting of subways, refurbishment
and relighting of bridges, installation of feature
lighting on a number of buildings, tree lighting and
tree planting. There will also be information displayed
on the 1.5 billion redevelopment programme. Southwark
Council officers will be in attendance on both days. 
http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk


SATURDAY FAMILY GARDENING
Saturday 25 June 
10.30am-2.30pm at the Diversity Garden, Library Street;
free
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. 
Join the mini-beast safari around the garden, look in
our woodpile bug home made by the Saturday family
gardeners. Have a go at pond dipping and see what pond
creatures you can spot in our wildlife pond.
Help to look after the plants in the Diversity Garden
by weeding & digging the beds. Thirsty plants will need
watering! Harvest some vegetables and plant seeds in
pots to take home.
Join in with environmentally themed arts and crafts
activities in the garden.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Information: 020 7261 1009, leah@bost.org.uk


OLD KENT ROAD FIRE STATION OPEN DAY
Saturday 25 June
11am-5pm at the Fire Station, 405 Old Kent Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1023
A chance to have a look behind the scenes at a busy
local fire station. Fire safety information,
demonstrations of rescues and the hot fat fryer,
recruitment information and benevolent fund. Other
emergency services and agencies including Met Police,
ambulance service, Southwark Arson Reduction, St Johns
and more. Including entertainment, bouncy castle and
refreshments.
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/area/events.asp


NORTH LAMBETH PARISH & COMMUNITY FETE
Saturday 25 June
2pm-5pm at Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace Road
(entry via garden gate, facing the river); 3 (conc 1)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Spend the afternoon in the Archbishop of Canterbury's
beautiful gardens, listen to the Southwark Jazz Band
and the Archbishop Sumner School Steel Band, browse the
stalls, try your hand on the sideshows or have your
face painted.  Stalls include home produce, plants,
books, bric-a-brac and the ever popular tombola.
Children's activities by Kennington SureStart.  Enjoy
ice cream and spicy hot food, or a cup of tea and a
cake from the tea tent.

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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.

BOROUGH MARKET TWINNED WITH BARCELONA
Borough Market last week announced a collaboration with
the La Boqueria market in Barcelona as it hosted a
conference aiming to influence the national agenda on
the way we grow, buy, sell and eat food.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1624


LONDON'S BEST DESIGNED BUILDINGS REWARDED BY THE RIBA
A hostel in Borough Road is one of 22 London buildings
to receive an award from the Royal Institute of British
Architects to mark the start of Architecture Week 2005.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1623


A NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR REDUNDANT OFFICE FURNITURE
Students at an Elephant and Castle college have created
art works from redundant office furniture donated by
London Bridge-based recycling charity Green-Works.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1618


FRAUD CHARGES DROPPED
Fraud charges against Park Street resident Maureen
Lynch have been dropped after the Crown Prosecution
Service failed to present any evidence at Tower Bridge
Magistrates Court last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1617


PROTESTS BANNED ON THE SOUTH BANK
Much of the South Bank will be off-limits to
demonstrators as part of a half-mile exclusion zone for
protests close to the Houses of Parliament.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1614


CYCLISTS BRAVE THE RAIN FOR BANKSIDE'S BIKE WEEK
BREAKFAST
Cyclists from Southwark and beyond were undeterred by
the pouring rain and converged on Shakespeare's Globe
on Wednesday morning for the annual Bike Week breakfast
gathering.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1613


JOWELL: "LONDON EYE IS HERE TO STAY"
Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has told the House of
Commons that the London Eye's future in SE1 is secure,
whilst negotiations continue between the wheel's
operator and the South Bank Centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1612


SPACEY: "I LOVE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY"
As he prepares to take 6 weeks off from The
Philadelphia Story to star in the next Superman movie,
Kevin Spacey says that he is upbeat about his first Old
Vic season despite poor reviews.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1611

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local business - big and small.

GHANAIAN TRIBAL CHIEF VISITS BUTLER'S WHARF CHOCOLATE
HQ
Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount
Chief of the Dormaa Area in Ghana this week paid a
visit to the Gainsford Street offices of leading
Fairtrade chocolate business The Day Chocolate Company.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1619

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

ABSEILERS TAKE THE PLUNGE FOR THE EVELINA CHILDREN'S
HOSPITAL
Hospital staff and local residents and workers took
part in a daring abseil challenge down Guy's Tower to
raise funds to buy vital equipment for the new Evelina
Children's Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1621


BEING A SCHOOL GOVERNOR: A "WORTHWHILE" EXPERIENCE
Hundreds of school governors attended a reception at
Shakespeare's Globe last week to celebrate their
contribution to the community, coinciding with the
launch of a governor recruitment drive.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1620


ARCHITECTS PROPOSE 'GREENING' OF COUNTY HALL EYESORE
It's one of the worst eyesores in SE1, and now
architects have put forward a speculative proposal to
bring the former County Hall annexe in Westminster
Bridge Road to life as a 'Green Island'.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1610

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

BATMAN BEGINS AT THE BFI LONDON IMAX CINEMA
Though intended to be larger than life and visually
impacting, this movie could be enjoyed in either IMAX
or regular form. If you are frequently visited by
motion sickness then this IMAX movie version is not for
you.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1622


UNION OF SHORTS 2005: PUB AT THE UNION THEATRE
Union of Shorts 2005: Pub is a compilation of short
plays devoted solely to the pub at The Union Theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1616


THE WINTER'S TALE AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
This current production successfully takes the audience
back to Shakespeare's time through the use of authentic
clothing, music, props, and even dance. As a groundling
or a seated spectator this tale proves to be a joyful
event for all.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1615

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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/

- Southwark recycling
- Melons
- Service Charges in your Building
- Free Cinema in June in SE1
- Leathermarket Court Management Company
- The Bridge House pub TBR
- Does anyone know of a tennis coach?
- Bermondsey Square
- Events in Potters Field Park
- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- Lovely Japanese Hairdressers...
- What's the best cafe in Borough?
- Motorbike stolen on Long Lane
- Ministry of Sound (and rubbish)
- Leathermarket Gardens
- Elephant & Castle "Regeneration" - Summer exhibitions
- Locksmith needed
- Founder's Place consultation

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

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