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Issue 253 | Monday 12 September 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Local business news from the London SE1 website
* Features 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.

NORTH LAMBETH AREA COMMITTEE
Tuesday 13 September 
7pm at Pedlars Acre Community Hall, Opal Street, SE11    
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=987
Come and hear about: tunnel Project in Vauxhall
co-ordinated by the Cross River Partnership, an update
on the Council's long term Street Lighting Project, and
delivering the Community Strategy in North Lambeth
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/CouncilDemocracy/


SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES WALKS 
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 September
Meet 7pm at John Harvard Library in Borough High Street 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=743 
Free walks led by John Constable
Tue 13: The Outlaw Borough
Wed 14: The Ghost Walk (Haunted inns, a Roman cemetery
and Cross Bones graveyard.) 


CLEVER COMMUTER CHALLENGE: GOOD GOING WEEK
Thursday 15 September
Begins at 8.15am at Peckham Pulse and finishes at
Potters Fields
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1057
Participants have to race from Peckham Pulse to Potters
Field by Tower Bridge by any method. Everyone who
enters will enjoy a free breakfast - and get to prove
themselves a Clever Commuter. To take part email
carole.crankshaw@southwark.gov.uk or turn up at Peckham
Pulse on the day. Each entrant timed from start to
finish. You can travel by any method: car, bus, train,
tube, bike, scooter, motorbike, rollerblading... or
your own personal secret transport weapon! The route is
only 5 km, so a perfect cycling, skating or walking
distance.
http://www.mobilityweek-europe.org
http://www.goodgoing.co.uk


HEALTHY LIVING DAY FOR OVER-50s AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Friday 16 September
10.30am-4pm at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre in
the space above Tesco Metro; free
Map: 
St George the Martyr Charity event for over 50s with
stalls, music, gentle exercise, a raffle and light
refreshments. Stalls from Age Concern, Southwark
Pensioners' Forum, Charterhouse-in-Southwark,
Blackfriars Settlement and Southwark PCT.
More information: stgeorge@marshalls.org.uk


THAMES NELSON FLOTILLA
Friday 16 September
12 noon
The recreation of Nelson's water-borne funeral
procession arrives in Pool of London from Greenwich.
HMS Belfast fires a salute as the flotilla continues
upstream to King's Reach opposite Oxo Tower Wharf. 40
traditional oared craft including HMS Victory's Cutter,
shallops and three City livery company barges. The
Havengore, which bore Sir Winston Churchill's coffin in
1965, precedes the procession accompanied by Dunkirk
Little Ships.
http://www.thamesnelsonflotilla.org


1 BLACKFRIARS ROAD SKYSCRAPER CONSULTATION
Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September
Fri 3.30-6.30pm; Sat 9am-12 noon at London Nautical
School, Stamford Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1011
Public consultation on proposal for 70-storey building
on corner of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street.
http://www.thebeethamorganization.com


WATERLOO CARNIVAL DE CUBA
Friday 16 September
4pm; free
Map: Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=736
Procession of fantastical creatures created by pupils
and parents from Johanna Primary School. Procession
will travel through Lower Marsh, down Frazier Street
and through the Tanswell Estate. The procession will
arrive at Millennium Green at 4.30pm where the
performers will be welcomed by Kate Hoey MP and the
procession will be followed by music and dancing on the
Green until the event closes at 7.30pm.  Live music and
salsa on the Green with Cubana and Carnival de Cuba.


THE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September
Annual festival on and around the Thames between
Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge. A packed weekend
of fun for all the family, culminating in a night
carnival on Sunday night and fireworks in association
with ITV. For a concise guide to what's on, see page 8
of the September issue of 'in SE1' - download a PDF
from http://www.inSE1.co.uk
http://www.thamesfestival.org


OPEN HOUSE LONDON
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September
More than 20 architecturally significant buildings in
SE1 (and dozens more across London) open their doors to
the public for free this weekend. For a concise guide
to what's open and when, see page 8 of the September
issue of 'in SE1' - download a PDF from
http://www.inSE1.co.uk
http://www.openhouselondon.org


OPEN WEEK AT ST MARY MAGDALEN BERMONDSEY
From Saturday 17 September
Sat 10am-4pm at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1056
The historic church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey
Street will be open on Saturdays 17 & 24 Sep 10am-4pm,
and Monday 19-Friday 23 Sep 9.30am-12.30pm.  
http://www.stmarysbermondsey.org.uk


IMMORTAL2 - NO FIT STATE CIRCUS AT POTTERS FIELDS
Saturday 17 September to Sunday 2 October
Tue-Sun 8pm (matinee Sat & Sun 3pm); 15 (conc 10)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1055
Mixed media contemporary circus fusing film, circus,
live music and theatre  inside futuristic silver Big
Top. Direct from the Edinburgh Festival. 
http://www.nofitstate.com


WORTH THE WALK - NATIONAL WALKING DAY - LAMBETH
Sunday 18 September
Meet 2pm at Lambeth North station; free (booking
essential - walking@tfl.gov.uk or 01386 751500 by 7pm
Friday)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1054
Lambeth Walk via Hercules Road hearing associations
with William Blake, a circus strongman and filming
locations for  Passport to Pimlico, Lambeth Road
viewing  the Museum of Garden History and  Lambeth
Palace to Albert Embankment with the International
Maritime Organisation and Fire Brigade HQ. Then into
Black Prince Road mentioning the Doulton Lambeth Studio
and through Duchy of Cornwall housing to the site of
mediaeval Kennington Palace at Kennington Cross. Now
via Kennington Road with the only surviving home of
Charlie Chaplin to Cleaver Square past Lambeth Art
College and the White Bear Theatre. 
http://www.tourguides.co.uk/national_walking_day.html


WORTH THE WALK - NATIONAL WALKING DAY - SOUTHWARK
Sunday 18 September
Meet 2pm at the Southwark Needle, south end of London
Bridge; free (booking essential - walking@tfl.gov.uk or
01386 751500 by 7pm Friday)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1017
Southwark walk takes in through 2000 years of history
from a Roman settlement through to Tate Modern. We
leave the 1970s London Bridge (on the site of many
earlier ones right back to the Romans) towards
Southwark Cathedral. The Shakespeare trail takes us to
the George Inn and the site of the 16th century Rose
theatre and the Globe theatre reconstruction. We pass
by the Borough Market with its Bridget Jones and Harry
Potter connections. We see the remains of the Bishop of
Winchester's Palace and the infamous Clink Prison. We
end with new attractions Vinopolis, Tate Modern and the
Millennium Bridge. 
http://www.tourguides.co.uk/national_walking_day.html

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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 BERMONDSEY
The prime minister came to Bermondsey on Monday to
deliver a major speech on education at the new City of
London Academy in Lynton Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1723


CATHEDRAL'S PLAN FOR ALL HALLOWS SITE VETOED BY COUNCIL
Southwark Cathedral's controversial plans for the
redevelopment of the All Hallows church site in
Copperfield Street have been turned down by Southwark
Council.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1719


BEETHAM TOWER PLAN PRAISED BY CABE BUT WESTMINSTER WILL
OBJECT
The proposed 740ft skyscraper by Blackfriars Bridge has
been praised by CABE as a "bold addition to London's
skyline", but Westminster City Council is preparing to
object to the scheme.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1718


MISSING GIRL'S BODY FOUND IN THAMES NEAR HMS BELFAST
Police searching for a girl who fell into the Thames
from Albert Embankment in the early hours of Sunday
morning have recovered her body from the river near HMS
Belfast.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1717


MORLEY STREET FALL WOMAN IDENTIFIED
A woman who died after a fall from the balcony of flats
in Amigo House, Morley Street, on August Bank Holiday
Monday has been named as Julie Katnoria, 24, of Webber
Row.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1716

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

BUTLER'S WHARF ARCHITECTS COMMENDED FOR DANSON HOUSE
RESTORATION
Architects Purcell Miller Tritton of Maguire Street
last week received a commendation from RIBA London for
the restoration of the capital's "the most significant
building at risk".
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1722

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

ANNA FORD OPENS WATERLOO FAIR
BBC News presenter Anna Ford was at St John's
Churchyard in Waterloo on Saturday to open a community
fair.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1721


KEVIN SPACEY UNVEILS OLD VIC'S NEW SEASON
Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey this week
announced his plans for the Waterloo theatre into 2006,
including a unique British/Iraqi collaboration on The
Soldier's Tale.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1720

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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/

- Local builder needed - small job - any
recommedations?
- Leaks or Rising Damp - I don't like wet floors!
- Thameslink 2000 Inquiry
- Broken digital camera needs fixing
- Burnt work top
- Time Out delivery
- HOW many coffee shops in TBR?
- Violent activities @ Mint Street Park - BOST reply
- Information on Stantley House, Frazier Street
- The Founders Arms
- Southwark CC mini zone
- Southwark One Stop Shop aka "Face to Face"
- Advertising in the sky over London
- St Georges Circus - derelict Georgian terraces
- MOT testing in SE1
- Artists studio
- All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street
- Care homes in SE1

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