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Issue 247 | Monday 25 July 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Private Off Street Parking Bay in SE1 
* Final call for the August 2005 issue of 'in SE1'
* 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.


WATERLOO BRIDGE DISCUSSION AT WATERLOO HISTORY GROUP
Tuesday 26 July 
2pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Find out about the women who rebuilt Waterloo Bridge. 


FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE
Thursday to Sunday at The Scoop, More London Riverside
(next to City Hall); free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747
CHILDREN OF HERCULES: Thu-Sun 9pm; free 
Open-air production of Euripides' tale of dispossessed
refugees seeking asylum. 
TREASURE ISLAND: Wed-Sun 6pm; free 
Open-air theatre for all the family. Comedy, music,
pirates, parrots and fast-moving action. 
http://www.suzannarosenthal.com/scoop


SUMMER FETE & PARTY AT SOUTHWARK TOURIST INFO CENTRE
Thursday 28 July
Fete 11am-5pm and part 6pm-9pm at Southwark Tourist
Information Centre, Vinopolis, 1 Bank End
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1049
Southwark Tourist Information Centre is holding two
fundraising events on Thursday 28 July – a fete during
the day followed by a summer party in the evening. The
events are  are in aid of two very important causes:
1. The Mayor's London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund
2. Educational projects in Sri Lanka, (as part of the
Tsunami relief fund).
A big incentive to come to the free fete will be the
fabulous tombola, with the chance to win one of over
fifty amazing prizes courtesy of London tourism
partners. These include dinner at Bankside restaurants
and family tickets to the London Dungeon.  Also, Blue
Badge guide Simon Rodway will be conducting a one-hour
Bridget Jones walking tour at 5pm and the Pearly king
and queen are expected to make an appearance.
Refreshments will be on sale and there will be fun and
games for the kids.
In the evening everyone is invited to a free party
courtesy of Bar Blue, the stunning new cocktail bar
within Vinopolis.  Bar Blue will be serving up
complimentary nibbles and special-price cocktails, with
10% of sales going to the two causes.  Up the Arts
comedy club in Bankside will provide the entertainment
and there will be mystery goody bags and a charity
auction with the chance to get your hands on some
wonderful London artwork and experiences.
There is no need to book tickets but places at the
party are subject to availability. The number of places
on the guided walk is limited to 30 people and
participants will be asked to give a donation for the
two causes.
http://www.visitsouthwark.com


WALK THE ELEPHANT: SECRET ELEPHANT & BANKSIDE-ELEPHANT
Friday 29 July 
Secret Elephant: Meet 11am & 3pm Southwark TIC,
Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1049
Bankside to Elephant: Meet 1pm Southwark TIC; free 
Highlighting places of interest. 
http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk 


FLYTOWER FILM: BLOOD WEDDING 
Friday 29 July 
10.15pm at the National Theatre, South Bank; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1047
Director Carlos Saura captures a  breathtaking and
stark flamenco-ballet of Lorca's play, featuring a
powerful and passionate Cristina Hoyos as the bride and
the celebrated choreographer Antonio Gades as her
illicit lover. 72 minutes. Rated U. Following the NT's 
production of The House of Bernarda Alba. The Watch
This Space film programme, projected on to the massive 
Lyttelton flytower, is presented in association with
the NFT. 
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/wts 


OPEN DAY AT ST GEORGE THE MARTYR CHURCH 
Saturday 30 July 
11am-2pm at St George's Church, Borough High Street;
free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1012
Last chance to see inside Borough's Little Dorrit
church before it closes for £3.6 million restoration. 


MAKE & PLAY YOUR OWN KOAUAU (TRADITIONAL MAORI
INSTRUMENT)
Saturday 30 July 
11.30am-1.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis
Road; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
A workshop on Koauau a traditional maori instrument
using the mediums of clay and bone with and
introduction to the "koauau" history, traditional and
modern use and custom of the instrument and Whakamahi a
guided step by step process of how to make a koauau and
actual making of a koauau. Once you have made your own
personalised Koauau , you are then taught the tikanga
of playing the instrument  Whakamutunga: korero time,
questions and finishing off your koauau. All materials
will be provided. The participants will ideally sit on
the floor with a small space in front of them. There is
to be no eating or drinking during the workshop. Age
range from 5 years old to 105! 
http://www.workshopfestival.co.uk 


COMMUNITY DAY AT HATFIELDS OPEN SPACE AND AROUND
Saturday 30 July
12 noon-6pm at Hatfields Open Space, Paris Gardens
Pitches and Christ Church Gardens; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1046
Sports taster sessions, football tournament, seniors
tea pary, tennis tournament. Plus Hatfields Open Space
consultation, seniors hanging basket workshops, mosaic
and pot planting workshops, free massage, refreshments
and stalls. 
http://www.colombo-centre.org


DREAMSPACE IN POTTERS FIELDS COACH PARK
Saturday 30 July to Monday 29 August 
Daily 1pm-8pm; £5 (conc £3) 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1045
Dreamspace, a multicoloured walk-through sculpture, is
coming to Southwark this summer for the second year
running. To be part of Dreamspace visitors take off
their shoes, wear a coloured cape and are then free to
wander inside the structure. Natural light penetrates
the thin translucent sheets flooding the space with a
spectacular display of continuously changing colours.
Created by artist Maurice Agis, with ambient music by
composer Stephen Montague, Dreamspace is attracting a
cult following amongst its 200,000 visitors. One
described his experiences as "...surreal, magic, like
swimming in a sea of changing colours."
http://www.dreamspace-agis.com


COME AND SING GOSPEL AT ST HUGH'S
Saturday 30 July
Morning workshop 10am-1pm (participants £3)
Evening performance 7pm (audience £5)
at St Hugh's Church, Crosby Row
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
With Juliet Fletcher from Green Tree Productions.
Beginners welcome. Tickets and further information 020
7367 6700. 

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[ Final call for August 2005 issue of 'in SE1' ]

The August issue of 'in SE1', the monthly printed guide
to what's happening in the area, goes to press in a
couple of days time.

If you are organising an event, show or exhibition
during August this is your final chance to get it
listed in the premier what's on guide for SE1 - just
send the details to listings@inSE1.co.uk ASAP!

And if you want to advertise your business or
organisation, email sales@inSE1.co.uk or call 020 7633
0766 right now.

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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.

CHURCH COMMISSIONERS TO SELL REMAINING SE1 HOUSING
The Church Commissioners are to sell the Octavia Hill
estates in Waterloo and the Borough, second Church
Estates Commissioner Stuart Bell revealed in a written
answer to a question from Kate Hoey MP.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1673


KATE HOEY OPENS ZIMBABWE'S IN PRAISE OF WOMEN
EXHIBITION AT OXO TOWER
"Livelihoods, homes and reason for living are being
destroyed on the whim of a dictator" said Kate Hoey MP
at the opening of a Zimbabwe sculpture exhibition on
Oxo Tower Wharf.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1670

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local companies - big and small.

MEMBERSHIP BOOST FOR SOUTH BANK EMPLOYERS' GROUP
London South Bank University and ITV London have just
joined the South Bank Employers’ Group, the association
of the area's largest employers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1674

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

GBP 2 MILLION TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN ROUTES
The Pool of London Partnership recently approved four
new projects for the north Southwark area: three
tunnels projects and a traffic calming project will see
more than £2.1 million invested.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1675

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

THE TRIUMPH OF PAINTING PART II AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY
This second part of Charles Saatchi's celebration of
contemporary painting is a compilation of pieces by
German artists. They include Dirk Skreber, Albert
Oehlen, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Franz
Ackermann and Kai Althoff.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1672

GOBLIN MARKET AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Goblin Market is a mystical and fantastical play that
is based on the Victorian poem by Christina Rossetti.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1671

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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/

- Chiropractor
- Anti Social Behaviour - Tanner Street
- Princess Street Group Practice
- The Crown, 108 Blackfriars Road
- "The British Working Class"
- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- SE1 postal service campaign
- Looking for an electrician
- Nelson Square
- Smelly Bermondsey Street
- Fridge/Freezer repairs
- New Kent Road closure last night
- Can anyone help with a good managing agent?
- Employment Solicitor/ Independent Pension Advisor
- Bermondsey Street & Square 
- Lovely Japanese Hairdressers...
- St Georges Circus - derelict Georgian terraces
- Evening classes 

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