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Issue 244 | Monday 4 July 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: The Circle Spa reopens under new management
* Local 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.

BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 6 July
7pm at Aylwin Girls' School, 55 Southwark Park Rd SE16
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=705
Open meeting of the councillors for Riverside, Grange
and South Bermondsey wards. Agenda includes Bermondsey
Spa update and details of the plan to turn Joseph
Lancaster and Geoffrey Chaucer Schools into a single
5-19 City Academy.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/communitycouncil


NORTH LAMBETH AREA COMMITTEE
Thursday 7 July
7pm at Kennington Park Community Centre, 8 Harleyford
Street, SE11
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1026
Agenda includes a public question on parking provision
in Stannary Street, plus updates on local projects. 
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/meetings


CHILDREN OF HERCULES: FREE OPEN AIR THEATRE @ THE SCOOP
Thursday 7 July to Sunday 14 August
Thu-Sun 9pm at the Scoop (next to City Hall on the
Queen's Walk); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
Suzanna Rosenthal and The Steam Industry return to the
Scoop amphitheatre this summer, with a six week season
of free open-air theatre. The company continue to draw
from the writings of ancient Greece and will perform
Euripides' classic drama, Children of Hercules in a new
translation by Kenneth McLeish. A timely story of
dispossessed refugees seeking asylum in a distant land,
this gripping drama raises profound questions on human
values and democratic freedom. Fleeing persecution from
their dead father's enemy, the children of Hercules are
cast out of their homeland in desperate search of
safety. Winning asylum in Marathon, they embrace their
newly found freedom. But the price for liberty is a
bloody one, and soon their persecutors are waging war
on the city and all its people. With a fascinating
final dilemma, tempered by jubilant reconciliation,
this play offers an unforgettable evening of powerful
drama.
* Treasure Island opens next week.
http://www.morelondon.com/thescoop/
http://www.suzannarosenthal.com/scoop/


UP THE ARTS COMEDY AT THE MILLER OF MANSFIELD
Friday 8 July
9.15pm (doors 8.30pm) at the Miller of Mansfield, 96
Snowsfields; 6 (conc 5)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1015
Great night of laughter guaranteed from eight acts
including Angie McEvoy, Vic Lambrusco, Mitchell
Anderson, Lee Nelson, Verity Welch with Paul Ricketts
(MC). Plus unexplained events, unexpected guests,
international gravy boat racing and positively
encouraged audience participation.
Website: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1032


TATE SCAVENGERS
Saturday 9 July
10.30am at Tate Modern; booking required - to register
a (four-person) team at 10 per person please email
caroline.brimmer@tate.org.uk - over 18s only
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=907
Artist Joshua Sofaer teams up with Stacy Makishi to
create the ultimate creative scavenger hunt. With only
eight hours, and the whole of London as a hunting
ground, teams are invited to register, pack their A-Zs
and race down to Tate Modern.
Twenty-five competing teams will be issued with one
hundred clues at 10.30 on Saturday 9 July. These clues
are worth points and points mean prizes! After
deciphering the clues the teams will have to beg, blag,
barter and bluff their way around the city scavenging
the items required. Teams can expect to complete the
day with all kinds of weird and wonderful things, many
of which relate to the Tate Collection. The team with
the most points wins 1,000 cash.
The objects collected will form a one-day exhibition in
Tate Modern's Turbine Hall on Sunday 10 July.
Website: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1033


TABLE SALE AT ST MATTHEW'S-AT-THE-ELEPHANT
Saturday 9 July
11am-2pm at St Matthew's, Meadow Row; 20p
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=988
Books, toys, useful items and food.


BERMONDSEY CARNIVAL and THE EVENT - SOUTHWARK PARK
Saturday 9 July
Procession starts 12 noon at Spa Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1025
The procession will make its way along Grange Road,
Southwark Park Road and into Southwark Park, kicking
off The Event - Southwark Park. This year the carnival
is celebrating the human body. In Southwark Park the
stage iwll be showcasing home grown rock and roll. Down
at the bandstand Southwark joins the national VE and VJ
Day celebrations with a singsong and knees-up, pie and
mash and jellied eels. Add to that a traditional
Victorian funfair, inflatable slides, arts and craft
workshops, music, dance and drama by local schools and
groups alongside professional entertainers,
storytelling, traditional games, football, netball,
basketball and archery.


30th ANNUAL RIVER THAMES BARGE DRIVING RACE
Saturday 9 July
Starts 12 noon at Greenwich
Crews of watermen and lightermen row 30 tonne barges,
without the use of an engine, on a seven mile course
from Greenwich to Westminster Bridge. The race has been
held every year since 1975. Spectators can watch the
event from a number of vantage points, the best being
Tower Bridge, London Bridge and Westminster Bridge.


AN INTRODUCTION TO BULGARIAN DANCE - IN WATERLOO
Saturday 9 July
11.30am-1.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis
Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Experience the thrill and excitement of the folk dances
of Bulgaria taught by Boyko Andonov. An introduction to
Bulgarian folk dances all to beautiful and lively
music. Most of the dances you will be taught are
commonly danced in communal and family celebrations.
Many are line dances. No partner is necessary. Come,
learn and have fun. A family friendly workshop.
http://www.workshopfestival.co.uk


WEST SQUARE SUMMER AFTERNOON EVENT
Sunday 10 July
2pm-4.30pm in West Square SE11; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1029
Refreshments, raffle, conjuror, stalls, home and garden
produce, and a band.


HMS BELFAST TO BE FIRE BROADSIDE ON NATIONAL
COMMEMORATION DAY
Sunday 10 July
3.50pm at HMS Belfast, Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1028 
The guns of HMS Belfast will be fired to mark the start
of the period of silence following HM The Queen's
address to the Nation. HMS Belfast will be firing a 12
Gun Broadside.  The ship's gun turrets will be trained
towards the river and fired. This spectacular
pyrotechnic display will take place for the first time
in the Pool of London.
To mark the commemorative day, entry will be free for
those aged 60 and over on the 10 July at the Churchill
Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, HMS Belfast and special
exhibitions with an entrance fee at Imperial War Museum
http://www.iwm.org.uk/2005
http://www.mod.uk/ww2/


And coming up next week:
COMMUNITY FILM CLUB: THE BLUE LAMP (with DIRK BOGARDE)
Monday 11 July
7pm at Tate Modern (use level 2 cafe entrance); free
for members
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1030
The idea of a Community Film Club came out of
discussions at Bankside Residents' Forum meetings. The
Club will launch with films made in the Bankside area.
As membership grows there will be opportunities to
widen the choice of films.
This month's film is The Blue Lamp (1949; 84 minutes)
starring Dirk Bogarde and Jack Warner.
Members will be entitled to free entry to all Film Club
screenings, regular Film Club mailings and programme
notes, an opportunity to discuss films over a drink
with other local people and watch films in comfortable
cinema conditions.
To become a member email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk
or join on the evening of the first screening.
More on The Blue Lamp:
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/447704/

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[ Advert: The Circle Spa reopens under new management ]
 
The Circle Spa has been completely refurbished 

* State of the art 'Life Fitness' equipment 
* Individual TV screens on all cardiovascular machines
* Personal training
* Over 35 exercise classes per week
* Spin, Boxercise, Pilates, Yoga, Body Toning  
* Sauna, Steam room, Swimming pool, Whirlpool spa 
* Upgraded changing rooms - new showers and lockers 
  with Molton Brown products 
* Opening hours: Weekdays 07.00-22.30 / Weekends 
  08.00-20.30  

Contact us to arrange a free health and fitness
consultation:  020 7378 7112 / info@circlespa.com 
http://www.circlespa.com

Please call in at any time to look around the club: 
The Circle Spa, Queen Elizabeth St, London SE1 2JE

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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.

SOUTHWARK CELEBRATES CATHEDRAL CENTENARY WITH ALL-DAY
PARTY
Southwark Cathedral this Sunday staged a day long
celebration inside and outside the ancient building to
mark its first hundred years as a cathedral church.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1642


ARCHBISHOP'S G8 PLEA AT SOUTHWARK CENTENARY
The challenges facing the G8 leaders give added
relevance to the Christian call for people to love
their neighbours said the Archbishop of Canterbury.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1641


TIME CAPSULE MARKS START OF FESTIVAL HALL REFURB
A time capsule has been buried in the walls of the
Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank to signal the
start of a 91 million revamp.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1640


SUICIDE AND SURVIVAL ON THE THAMES
In two separate incidents on Thursday night, lifeboat,
fire and police boats were sent to rescue to people in
trouble in the River Thames near Westminster Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1639


BANKSIDE RESIDENT CLASHES WITH MAYOR AT TV DEBATE
Bankside resident Anne Radford clashed with the Mayor
of London Ken Livingstone on ITV's London Debate
programme screened on Wednesday night.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1638


ELEPHANT WETHERSPOONS ATTACK: CCTV IMAGES RELEASED
Police officers investigating a stabbing at the
Elephant and Castle in February have issued CCTV images
of a man they are keen to trace in connection with the
incident.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1635


CS GAS ATTACK DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
A man was attacked with CS gas and a car was badly
damaged during an attempted robbery near Blackfriars
Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1634


NEW BOAT SERVICE LINKS LONDON EYE WITH TOWER OF LONDON
This week the Thames welcomed two new boats which will
join the Thames Clippers fleet on commuter and leisure
services, including a new direct link between Waterloo
and St Katharine's piers
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1633

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

COMMENDATION FOR PEABODY TRUST'S SUSTAINABLE
REGENERATION
Peabody Trust's regeneration scheme at Coopers Road -
off Old Kent Road - has been commended in the Best
Social Housing Development category at the National
HomeBuilder Design Awards.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1637


SCHOOLCHILDREN GET SNEAK PEEK AT NEW HOSPITAL
A group of schoolchildren have had a preview of the new
state-of-the-art Evelina Children's Hospital as part of
Architecture Week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1636


LONDON ASSEMBLY'S VAL TAKES TO THE STAGE TO BACK THE
UNICORN
The new Unicorn Theatre has named its main auditorium
to recognise support from the Garfield Weston
Foundation. The news comes as the London Assembly's Val
Shawcross took to the stage to help raise 100,000 for
the theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1632

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]


THE CANTERBURY TALES - FROM THE GEORGE TO THE CATHEDRAL
Southwark Playhouse is putting on a fantastic open air
version of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1644


21ST CENTURY WATERCOLOUR AT BANKSIDE GALLERY
This show represents the wide variety of styles and
techniques of the 21st Century. Some of the most
fascinating techniques are on display.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1643

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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/

- On the way to SE1
- Volunteering
- Distance from Camberwell
- Simon the Tanner: how not to run a business
- Lovely Japanese Hairdressers...
- Chris Martin
- Wedding Invitations / Printer?
- Aerobic Classes/Aerial Installer
- Wheel Chair Shop
- Wanted: Cleaner
- Looking for a computer expert
- Late night licencing applications
- Bermondsey Spa
- 10 Blackfriars Road (aka One Blackfriars Road)
- Elephant and Castle newsletter
- Miraculous Image in Shad Thames
- Looking for parking in Alaska
- Dressmakers in SE1?
- Looking for a car mechanic...
- Bicycle tool hire
- Evening Standard guy in London Bridge station
- Igloo in SE1
- Smelly Bermondsey Street
- Congestion Charge increase
- Shoefayre/Flutes

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

Please note that you need to register separately for
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