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Issue 246 | Tuesday 19 July 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: ELAN & CO - Chartered Certified Accountants 
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Archbishops Park and Guy's abseiling
* 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.

WALK THE ELEPHANT: LITTLE TRAMP WALK AND WALWORTH WALK 
Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 July
Tuesday: 12.30pm Little Tramp Walk; 7pm Walworth Walk  
Wednesday: 12.30pm Walworth Walk; 7pm Little Tramp Walk  
Meet outside  Charlie Chaplin pub, New Kent Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1039
These two walks are being run to celebrate the life and
work  of Charlie Chaplin who hails from 
Elephant and Castle. Walworth Walk features present and
former places of interest from the Elephant and Castle 
to the Walworth Road. The Little Tramp highlights
places of interest in Charlie Chaplin's life. There
will be an opportunity to ask Southwark Council
officers questions about the regeneration plans.
http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk
http://www.londoncharliechaplinfestival.org


ALL HALLOWS COPPERFIELD STREET OBJECTORS' MEETING
Wednesday 20 July
6.30pm-8.30pm at the Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1007
Meeting organised by local residents concerned about
Southwark Cathedral's plans for the site of All Hallows
church in Copperfield Street. An update on progress, an
opportunity to share concerns and comments with
neighbours and discuss alternative uses for the site.
Background:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1599


MIXED DOUBLES AT THE NETWORK THEATRE
Thursday 21 to  Saturday 23 July 
7.30pm at the Network Theatre, Lower Road, Waterloo;
7.50 (conc 6.50); bookings tickets@networktheatre.org
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1041
Waterloo's amateur theatre company based at the unique
Network Theatre deep below Waterloo station present
'Mixed Doubles', a collection of five short, funny
skits on relationships by different authors such as Fay
Weldon, Alan Aykbourn and others and now also includes
'The Age of Excess' by Moira Buffini which is a short
scene from Loveplay. 
http://www.networktheatre.org


DOGGETT'S COAT AND BADGE RACE
Friday 22 July 
Starts 12.15pm at London Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1042
Six waterboatmen race with the tide from London Bridge
to Albert Bridge in competition for the prize of
scarlet livery with a large silver badge. 
http://www.watermanshall.org 


LONDON GLASSBLOWING SUMMER OPEN WEEKEND & SALE 
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July 
11am-5pm at 7 The Leathermarket, Weston Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=941
Peter Layton and his team demonstrate glassblowing and
Frances Binnington from San Francisco with gilding and
glass painting. Refreshments. 
http://www.londonglassblowing.co.uk 


CHARLIE CHAPLIN OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING
Friday 22 July 
From 7pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth
Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1040
Event starts at 7pm with the 'Lounge Lizards' playing
music from the Chaplin era. Screenings from 7.30.
Programme includes: SHOULDER ARMS (1918): Chaplin's
second film for First National had the working title
Camouflage. His collaborators and friends were uneasy
about his intention to make a comedy film about the
grave and disastrous on-going war. Chaplin, however was
confident that such a comedy would find a broad
audience around the world. EASY STREET (1917): This
film is considered by many to be one of Chaplin's
finest works and it evokes the turbulent and troubled
South London of his childhood. He was born in East
Street off the Walworth Road and his early years were
unhappy due to the separation of his parents, his
mother's mental instability, his father's alcoholism
and what he called the humiliation of poverty. 
Also showing a selection of the Imperial War Museum's
military archive film incorporating Chaplin references,
this event is being presented in association with the
Elephant & Castle Regeneration Team, Southwark Council
and the Imperial War Museum.
http://www.londoncharliechaplinfestival.org


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 23 July
From 10.30am outside Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874 
Organised by The Friends of Southwark Cathedral
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral


ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL OPEN DAY
Saturday 23 July
11am-4pm at St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road
(entrance on Westminster Bridge Road); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1038
Go behind the scenes of one of the UK's most famous
hospitals and  see inside the brand new Evelina
Children's Hospital. Chat to staff about what they do,
top tips on keeping fit and healthy, see inside an
ambulance, find out more about working for the NHS.
Learn how to get involved with your local hospital.
Fun and games for all the family, with free raffle with
great prizes, face painting, music for all tastes  and
children's disco. Plus healthy barbecue and
strawberries and cream.
http://www.gstt.nhs.uk


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT
Saturday 23 July
11am at Charles Dickens School, Lant Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=696
Performance of solo and ensemble work by pupils,
followed by refreshments. Silver collection for school
funds.
http://www.geocities.com/boroughmusicschool/


LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN OPEN DAY
Saturday 23 July 
2pm-5.30pm at Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace
Road; 3 (conc 2; child 1) 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Home of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 12th
century. White fig planted in 1555, parkland, roses and
herbs. 
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org 
http://www.ngs.org.uk

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[ Noticeboard ]

CALLING ALL USERS OF THE ARCHBISHOPS PARK PLAYGROUND
The Friends of Archbishops Park and Lambeth Council are
applying for funding to upgrade the playground area of
SE1's largest park. They are looking for input from
users of the park to inform the design development of
the playground.  A very brief questionnaire is
available at http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1044
(PDF) which should be returned by Friday 22 July to the
address indicated or you can send your response by
email to ajohnstone@lambeth.gov.uk


ABSEIL 450ft DOWN GUY'S HOSPITAL TOWER
On 6 and 7 August, 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.

TONY BLAIR VISITS CITY HALL
The Prime Minister came to City Hall on Tuesday
afternoon to sign the book of condolence for the
victims of Tuesday's explosions opened by the Mayor of
London on Monday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1663


A GOOD SCHOOL? IT'S OUTSTANDING, SAY INSPECTORS
St Saviour's and St Olave's Girls' Secondary School at
Bricklayers Arms has received a glowing report from
Ofsted inspectors, who told pupils "your school was one
of the best we have ever seen".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1662


RESIDENTS FUMING OVER LIFT REPAIRERS' "PRACTICAL JOKE"
Residents of Dodson and Amigo estate complained to
Southwark Council last autumn after lift repair workers
replaced the lift buttons in the wrong order ... and
they're still waiting for an answer.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1661


DERELICT CHAPEL TO BE RESTORED BY LONDON SOUTH BANK
UNIVERSITY
A derelict Presbyterian chapel on Borough Road will be
restored as part of a scheme announced by London South
Bank University for two major new buildings on its
Southwark Campus.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1658

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local companies - big and small.

BANKSIDE OFFICE STRIKES GOLD IN ECO AWARDS
Staff in a Bankside office are the first in Southwark
to get a gold award for their efforts in minimising
waste, recycling and keeping the front of their
premises clean and tidy.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1659

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

TRACING THE HISTORY OF NECKINGER MILLS
Trace is a site-specific installation across the first
floor windows of Neckinger Mills in Abbey Street
recalling the female workers who played a key role in
the building's past.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1669


STEP FESTIVAL GOES OUT WITH A BANG
Just last Friday afternoon 120 Southwark school
children and Steam Industry educators and actors put on
a spectacular show in the Scoop open-air amphitheatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1667


DARTH VADER ABANDONS 'DARK SIDE' TO ENTERTAIN SICK
CHILDREN
MediCinema, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers from the
UKGarrison played host to a very special screening of
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" in the
on-site cinema at St Thomas'.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1666


LOCAL STUDENTS MAKE IT A MAGIC CAKE DAY FOR TABARD
STREET KIDS
Earlier this month an after-school club in Tabard
Street hosted the first Magic Cake Day. 35 children
between the ages of 4 and 11 decorated 150 cakes,
inspired by Konditor and Cook's famous square cakes.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1660


COMMUNITY FILM CLUB GETS OFF TO FLYING START
Bankside's new Community Film Club drew a sizeable
crowd for its inaugural screening - 1949 London police
drama The Blue Lamp.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1657

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

TREASURE ISLAND AT THE SCOOP
This summer The Steam Industry is again putting on a
free theatre season in The Scoop next to City Hall. One
of this year's productions is an adaptation of Robert
Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1668


ARISTOCRATS AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
The action in Aristocrats at first seems slow moving
but the setting is an Irish country house Ballybeg Hall
where there is time to have interesting and revealing
conversations.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1665


SIDDHARTHA BECOMES THE BUDDHA AT THE UNION THEATRE
Union Theatre is currently presenting Sri Chinmoy's
Siddhartha becomes the Buddha. It is presented by
Immortality's Flame-Waves, an all female company that
was started by the play's director and actor Dipika
Smith.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1664

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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/

- Bogus charity collector - river walkway
- Lovely Japanese Hairdressers...
- Old Blackfriars Station in SE1
- The Crown, 108 Blackfriars Road
- Looking for covered parking near Sumner Street
- Events in Potters Field Park
- Nelson Square
- Good electrician needed urgently
- 8 Roupell Street
- St Georges Circus - derelict Georgian terraces
- St Saviour's and St Olave's Girls' Secondary School
- Canterbury Tales
- The Angel
- Bermondsey Beat
- The White Hart
- Water off - Bermondsey Street

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

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