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Issue 245 | Monday 11 July 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Metro Planting- bringing life to urban spaces
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Local 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.


LONDON BOMBINGS - BOOK OF CONDOLENCE AT CITY HALL
The Mayor of London has announced that a book of
condolence will be opened at City Hall at 1pm today.
http://www.london.gov.uk


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 tonight.
More on The Blue Lamp:
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/447704/


ST HUGH'S SALE SHOP - JUMBLE SALE
Wednesday 13 July
10am-2pm at The Rainbow Building, 32 Crosby Row; 10p
admission - includes free tea, coffee and cakes
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
Everything must go! Toys, books, music, clothes and
household items - prices from 5p. This is the last sale
before the Sale Shop closes for the summer. The Sale
Shop will open again in September and there will be a
Table Sale and Fun Day on 12 November. Supported by
West Bermondsey Community Forum
Info: 020 7403 9683 or email WBForum@tiscali.co.uk


BOROUGH AND BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 13 July
7pm at the Cathedral School of St Saviour & St Mary
Overie, Redcross Way
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1037
Note the change of venue for this regular meeting for
residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer Wards. Agenda
includes street trading.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/communitycouncil


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP - GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 13 July
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726 
Agenda includes Jubilee Gardens redesign and beach
plan.
http://www.wcdg.co.uk


HARRY POTTER FUN DAY ON THE SOUTH BANK
Saturday 16 July
11am-5pm at Foyles, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1036
To celebrate the publishing event of the year, the
launch of JK Rowling's sixth book, Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince, Foyles at the Royal Festival Hall is
hosting a fun-packed day of entertainment for all the
family.
- From 11am, a young Magician, the famous Foyles Stilt
Walker and a Face Painter cast their spell.
- At 12.30pm, children's author Dugald Steer appears as
the Victorian dragonologist, Ernest Drake, sharing his
unrivalled knowledge on the magical subject of dragons
from his fascinating book Dragonology.
- At 1pm and 4pm Mercury Prize nominee Susheela Raman
performs.  Raman's bold and sensuous voice skilfully
weaves the music of India with sounds from her Western
upbringing.
- At 2.30pm, artist Nicola Heindl holds an art master
class, bringing characters alive for children.
Nicola's figurative paintings appear on a range of CD
covers of recordings of world music distributed by
Putumayo World Music.
- At 3pm, local school children will be playing the
Royal Festival Hall's Gamelan. A Gamelan is a
traditional Indonesian percussion ensemble consisting
primarily of tuned gongs, metallophones and drums.
- Fancy dress competition to win a 5 Foyles book token
every hour. Come as your favourite Harry Potter
character and have a chance to win a prize.
- EAT will be providing celebratory food.
- MDC will supply a goodie bag for every child who
attends the fun day.
Foyles will sell Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
at 9.99.
http://www.foyles.co.uk


JUMBLE AND BRIC-A-BRAC SALE AT ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Saturday 16 July
11am to 1pm at the Amigo Hall (beside St George's
Cathedral), Lambeth Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=709
Ecumenical Jumble and Bric - a - Brac Sale organised by
the Anglican parish church of St George-the-Martyr in
Borough High Street and Southwark's Roman Catholic
cathedral. Second-hand clothes, books, bric-a-brac,
toys and refreshments. in aid of St George's Cathedral
and St George the Martyr.
Any donations for the sale can be left in Cathedral
House, Westminster Bridge Road, St George the Martyr,
Borough High Street or at the Royal Oak, 44 Tabard
Street.


TURKISH FEST AT THE COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 
1pm-7pm each day at Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground;
free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=734
The South Bank turns Turkish for the weekend with
music line up combining the best of traditional and
contemporary musicians from Turkey and the UK plus a
riverside bazaar selling the best of Turkish cuisine
and crafts. For the first time in London for Turkish
Fest is the Ottoman mehter march.  For centuries this
music accompanied the marching Ottoman army into
battle, its uplifting beat instilling the soldiers with
strength and courage.  Today this music featuring drum
and zurna - an oboe-like woodwind instrument  is part
of Turkish folk culture.
The Children's Garden features a bouncy castle, candy
floss, mini play area, Henna Tattoos and face painting.
Over the two days there will be a number of fashion
shows highlighting the latest designs - from Turkish
leather from Karia to independently designed jackets
and ladies wear.  A collection of paintings and other
artworks are shown and for sale by artists including
Fadime Yildirim, Nevin Borazan and Dogan Ors.
The South Bank riverside walkway is transformed into a
Turkish Bazaar with stalls serving the best of Turkish
food, drink, spices, music and crafts.  The festival
bazaar includes famous Turkish dishes, cheese and
olives, fruits and nuts, alongside traditional items
like carpets, rugs, hand painted plates and more. 
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org
http://www.turkishforum.org.uk


INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE MEMORIAL TRUST CEREMONY
Saturday 16 July
1pm at the International Brigade Memorial, Jubilee
Gardens
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1035
A ceremony to honour the 2,100 men and women who left
these shores to fight side by side with Spanish
republicans in their struggle against Fascism 1936-9
and to remember the 526 who did not return. Chaired by
Jack Jones. Guest speaker John Pilger. Singer: Liz
Shirley.
http://www.international-brigades.org.uk


OPEN DAY AT SAMYE DZONG TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTRE
Sunday 17 July
10am-5pm at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre,
Carlisle Lane
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1034
Enjoy yourself at Samye Dzong's Open Day. Relax having
various therapies from Ayuevedic Massage to Shiatsu,
various stalls, refreshments and creche will be
available all day. All proceeds will go to the Kagyu
Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre's new building
fund.

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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.

BELFAST GUNS MARK WWII ANNIVERSARY
The guns of HMS Belfast sounded across the Pool of
London on Sunday afternoon as part of the National
Commemoration Day to mark the 60th anniversary of the
end of World War II.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1656


SECURITY ALERT AT THE ELEPHANT
The Elephant and Castle junction was sealed off on
Friday afternoon whilst a suspect package in Newington
Causeway was examined by the emergency services.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1652


KING'S REACH TOWER EXTENSION GETS THE GREEN LIGHT
An extra four storeys will be added to King's Reach
Tower in Stamford Street and the Milroy Walk shopping
area redeveloped after Southwark Council granted
planning permission for a new scheme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1650


EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON - DISRUPTION IN SE1: PICTURES
Roads and bridges in SE1 were closed in response to the
series of explosions in central London on Thursday
morning. SE1's hospitals have been receiving
casualties.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1649


SANDI TOKSVIG OPENS FOYLES' SOUTH BANK BRANCH
Sandi Toksvig arrived on the South Bank by speedboat on
Tuesday to open the new Foyles bookshop at the Royal
Festival Hall.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1647

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local companies - big and small.

BANKSIDE BUSINESSES GET BEHIND THE CANTERBURY TALES
Members of Bankside's business community enjoyed a gala
performance of Southwark Playhouse's The Canterbury
Tales on Wednesday as guests of Better Bankside, the
business improvement district.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1654


BRISK TRADE AT BIKE SHOPS AS STRANDED COMMUTERS TAKE TO
THE ROAD
Bicycle shops in central London reported a boom in
trade on Thursday as commuters stranded by the Tube
shutdown sought alternative means of transport.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1651

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

'QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS SOUTHWARK' THEME FOR BOROUGH
MUSIC SCHOOL
The Borough Music School is embarking on a performing
arts project inspired by a portrait of Elizabeth I with
Bermondsey Abbey in the background, thanks to a grant
from the Clore Duffield Foundation.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1655


STEP FESTIVAL GETS UNDER WAY
Southwark Theatres' Education Partnership (STEP) has
launched its second annual festival.Shawcross took to
the stage to help raise 100,000 for the theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1646

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

WILLIAM BLAKE AT THE MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Cloud & Vision: William Blake in Lambeth recalls his
ten years as a resident of Waterloo.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1653


RIGHT TO REPLY: THE TRIAL OF OTHELLO AT SHAKESPEARE'S
GLOBE
This is the the fourth year of the Globe's educational
project involving Southwark and Lambeth schools. Right
to Reply: The Trial of Othello is a project teaching
students to improve their communication skills and
their relationships with others.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1648


CEDRIC PRICE: DOUBT, DELIGHT AND CHANGE AT THE DESIGN
MUSEUM
If you absolutely go nuts over technical drawings,
building models, and blueprint layouts then head on
over to the Design Museum for the exhibition of Cedric
Price's work.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1645

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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/

- Chiropodist - SE1
- Water off - Bermondsey Street
- Gun salute at HMS Belfast
- London 2012 
- Chav on Small Bike Green Walk Area
- The White Hart
- Canterbury Tales
- Start of a bad day
- Ambulances
- History of Rose and Crown
- Students renting
- Cut hole in wall
- Newington Causeway reopened?
- Elephant and Castle newsletter
- Hartley - Again!
- Trying to find a house with a garden?
- Need driving lessons
- Gyms
- Simon the Tanner: how not to run a business
- Bermondsey Beat
- Looking for parking in Alaska

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

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