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Issue 249 | Monday 15 August 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Secure Parking Space: Bermondsey Street
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Reader offer: Blueprint Caf's Summer Grill 10
* 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.

SUMMER CYCLE PROJECT 
Until Friday 2 September 
2pm-4pm daily at five sites around Southwark.
Drop-in, get your bike fixed, learn about bike
maintenance and security. Trainers from Cycle Training
UK. For further information contact Michelle on: 020
7525 1615 or email michelle@leathermarketrso.org.uk 


FOOTBALL FUN IN SE1 - FOR 7-16 YEAR OLDS
Until Friday 2 September 
10.30am-3.30pm daily at five sites around Southwark.
Come along, play a game, improve your technique.  
Visit Millwall Astroturf, make new friends. Trainers
from Millwall Community Scheme.
For further information contact Michelle on: 020 7525
1615 or email michelle@leathermarketrso.org.uk 


CAN YOU REMEMBER THE BUILDING OF WATERLOO BRIDGE?
Tuesday 16 August
2pm-2.30pm at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis
Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
Waterloo History Group meeting. Introduced by Zita Cox
who is researching the wartime rebuilding of the bridge
by women. Postponed from last month.


MORE MUSIC AT THE SCOOP
Tuesday 16 August to Friday 9 September
Lunchtimes from 12.30pm and Evenings from 6pm at the
Scoop, next to City Hall on The Queen's Walk 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=747 
More London presents the third annual free More Music
festival, an eclectic month-long mix of jazz, soul,
funk, Latin, pop, reggae, blues, R&B and classical
concerts at the Scoop.
Acts include world-class names such as The James Taylor
Quartet, Hamish Stuart and Jim Mullen alongside up and
coming musicians from EMI's Music Sound Foundation and
artists.
http://www.thescoop.org.uk


WOULD YOU DRINK WATER STRAIGHT FROM THE THAMES?
Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August
Thu 2pm-7pm; Fri & Sat 9am-7pm at the Observation Point
near Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1050
The makers of Smirnoff are unveiling a unique and
spectacular purification installation inspired by their
own purification process to turn the Thames into the
purest drinking water. The amazing state-of-the-art
water purification installation will take water direct
from the Thames, subject it to a rigorous purification
process there and then, and filter it 10 times through
polish charcoal for an ultimate, pure finish. 
You are invited, for the first time ever, to take up
the challenge of sampling Pure Thames  filtered by
Smirnoff.


FULL MOON BIKE RIDE WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Friday 19 August
Meet 7pm Southwark Needle, London Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1017
Full moon ride east through Greenwich towards
Erith and back along the river. Bring lights, spare
inner tube, puncture kit, food, drink, etc. Call Sue
07977 463638 before the departure date.
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk


SATURDAY FAMILY GARDENING AT THE DIVERSITY GARDEN 
Saturday 20 August
10am-2pm at the Diversity Garden on Library Street and
King James Street, off Borough Road; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=980
Drop in, bring a picnic and help with... watering and
weeding, digging and harvesting, plant seeds to avoid
the 'hungry gap,' taste some summer fruits, pond
Dipping, go on a mini-beast safari and join in with
environmental arts and crafts activities. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
Further info: Leah 020 7261 1009 or leah@bost.org.uk
 

CAPITAL AGE FESTIVAL AT THE COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 21 August
2pm-6pm at Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=734
Don't be left out! While younger friends and family
members revel at an ever growing number of summer music
festivals, London's older generation can enjoy their
own event. Across three stages are song and dance
performances by the Jiving Lindy Hoppers, tap-dance
legend Will Gaines (now in his 70s), Sound of 17 Big
Band and jump jive orchestra Dr Teeth, as well as
festival favourite Geno Washington and his Ram Jam
Band. The line up provides plenty of opportunity for
dancing and singalongs!
http://www.coinstreetfestival.org

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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.

FORMER INTERNEES RELIVE 1945 CELEBRATIONS ON BOARD HMS
BELFAST
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the
Second World War HMS Belfast hosted a reunion of
ex-civilian internees of the Japanese who were last
welcomed onboard on 28th September 1945.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1695


ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SEX ATTACKER SENTENCED
A man who pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of an
unknown woman in an Elephant and Castle subway has been
sentenced to treatment at a hospital under the Mental
Health Act.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1694


BRING ROUTEMASTERS TO BANKSIDE SAY LIB DEMS
Lib Dem members of the London Assembly have called on
Transport for London to reconsider its planned tourist
Routemaster bus routes to incorporate Bankside's
attractions.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1693


SOUTHWARK CHOOSES PARTNERS FOR ELEPHANT HOUSING
Southwark Council has chosen two housing association
consortia to build and manage the first 1000 homes of
the Elephant regeneration, marking the start of the
first phase of the ten-year programme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1692


SE1 TOPS MOVIE LOCATIONS LEAGUE
Five of the top 20 London locations used by filmmakers
in the past year are in SE1, according to a new list
published by Film London.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1691


ROD HALL'S KILLER JAILED FOR LIFE
Usman Durrani has been convicted at the Old Bailey of
murdering literary agent Rod Hall at his Prioress
Street flat.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1689


SOUTHWARK COUNCIL APPOINTS A HEAD OF CULTURE
Southwark Council has created a new post to be called
Head of Culture.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1685


SOUTH BANK CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF FESTIVAL RIVERSIDE
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has described the Royal
Festival Hall refurbishment as "a wonderful new
addition to London".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1684


BRITAIN'S HIGHEST FLATS PROPOSED FOR SOUTHWARK
RIVERSIDE
A 70-storey tower block is planned for Blackfriars
Road. At 738 feet it will have the highest flats in
Britain.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1681


JUDE KELLY TO BE SOUTH BANK ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jude Kelly is to be the new artistic director of the
South Bank Centre with responsibility for the Royal
Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell
Room and the Hayward Gallery.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1680


MAYOR SWITCHES ON NEW SOUTH BANK LIGHTS
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has switched on new
lighting on the South Bank.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1679

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[ Reader offer: Blueprint Caf's Summer Grill 10 ]

We've teamed up with the Blueprint Caf to offer SE1
Direct readers the Summer Grill menu for just 10
including a glass of Australian wine.

Blueprint Caf's Terrace Grill is now serving freshly
cooked barbequed food matched with a glass of
Australian wine for just 10.  Menus change daily
offering seasonal, carefully sourced ingredients expect
to choose between whole grilled salmon, hot peppered
marinated chicken, skewers and steak.

During the summer, wines from all regions of Australia
will be featured including those from Primo Estate,
Devil's Lair, Shaw and Smith and Coldstream Hills. 

Blueprint Caf has spectacular views of the London
skyline from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the
Swiss Re building in the West, sweeping across and
along the Thames to Canary Wharf in the East.  Its
light, simple and clean interior provide an ideal
backdrop to enjoy Jeremy Lee's acclaimed European
cooking. 

Opening Times: 
Lunch: Mon-Sun 12noon-3pm  Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm

Terms and conditions:
This offer is subject to availability and weather
permitting.  The wines included in the offer are
specially selected from Primo Estate, Devil's Lair,
Shaw & Smith & Coldstream Hills and are not open to
substitution.  Offer ends 12th September 2005.

Blueprint Caf Design Museum Shad Thames London SE1 2YD
Tel: 020 7378 7031 Fax: 020 7357 8810 
http://www.conran.com 

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses from the London SE1
website:

DTI MOVES TO WIND UP SOUTHWARK STREET BUSINESSES
The trade secretary has presented petitions in the High
Court to wind up Southwark Street-based London Citylink
Limited and London Citylink Secretaries Limited in the
public interest.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1690


MINERVA SELLS SAMPSON HOUSE AND LUDGATE HOUSE
Minerva has sold its Bankside property portfolio in a
GBP 228 million deal.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1688

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

WALKING THE ELEPHANT
A collection of walking guides to the Elephant and
Castle has been launched by the team leading the
regeneration of the area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1687


SEEKING YOUR 'POSTCARDS FROM SOUTHWARK'
Southwark Council is inviting locals to send in their
'postcards from Southwark' as part of a borough-wide
photography competition with over GBP 700 of cash
prizes to be won.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1686

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DRINK AT THE MUG HOUSE
The Mug House under London Bridge is always worth as
visit but on Monday and Wednesday evenings one's
attention will be drawn to an exuberant actress in
costume welcoming you to A Midsummer Night's Drink.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1683


ALIEN ADVENTURE AT THE IMAX
War of the Worlds, move over! IMAX is bringing a new
Alien Adventure to screen!
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1682

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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/

- Cinemas and groceries
- Woolpack Pub
- Smelly Bermondsey Street
- Waitrose coming to SE1 (nearly!)
- Violent activities at Mint Street Park
- Potters Field History
- Elite Decoration and Construction
- London Bridge Tower
- Tooley Street Red Route
- Gantry on Borough High Street (opp.Sainsburys)
- Old Blackfriars Station in SE1
- Clear: A transparent novel by Nicola Barker
- Building work near Bermondsey Kitchen
- New cameras on Tooley Street?
- Question about Pages Walk / Mandela Way
- Mint Street Park ambient "raving"
- Beer Festival
- Little London Court - Mill Street
- Kate (tally)Hoey

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

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