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Issue 254 | Monday 19 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
* Final call: October issue of 'in SE1'
* Local business news from the London SE1 website
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Calling local charities
* 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.

OPEN WEEK AT ST MARY MAGDALEN BERMONDSEY
Until Saturday 24 September
Mon-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm & 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 to visitors as part of the Diocese
of Southwark's Open Churches Week.  On Sunday 25
September there will be an open air service in the
churchyard at 10.30am, followed by free hotdogs.
http://www.stmarysbermondsey.org.uk


GOOD GOING FORTNIGHT: CYCLISTS' BREAKFAST
Tuesday 20 September
8am-10am at On Your Bike, Tooley Street; free
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+2SZ
Come and have breakfast at Tooley Street and get advice
from the police and street wardens about bike security.
Pick up your security card to record all your bike
details in case of theft. Cycle parking hotline phone
number 020 7545 5459, let us know where you think
additional cycle parking is needed and we will come out
on the day to check for suitability. We will then
either mark out the exact location or let you know why
it is not suitable. Installation of cycle stands will
follow.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: OPEN FORUM MEETING 
Tuesday 20 September 
6.30pm-8.30pm at John Marshall Hall, Christ Church, 27
Blackfriars Road
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+8NY
Agenda includes: Southwark Council update on the Tall
Building Strategy for Bankside, update on the Section
106 (planning gain money) strategy for Southwark, and
news of other local development. Everyone Welcome. For
more information contact Sue Page 020 7928 9528 or
sue@banksideresidentsforum.org


SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES WALKS 
Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 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: The Bermondsey Walk: Crafts and Industries
Wed: The Secret Elephant: Little-known places andlocal
folk-lore.
Information: 020 7403 1496


CHRIST CHURCH SOUTHWARK OPEN DAY
Wednesday 21 September
8.30am-6pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+8NY
Open Day as part of the Diocese of Southwark's Open
Churches Week. Displays, history, a prayer tree, and
prayer corner. A chance to see historic windows
featuring Bankside buildings.
http://www.christchurchsouthwark.org.uk


FREE ONE DAY TRAINING COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO WORK
Wednesday 28 September
From 9.45am in the Conference Room at the Living Space,
1 Coral Street
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+7BE
Charted Institute of Environmental Health certificate
awarded upon successful completion of the course.  Free
to unemployed people aged 16+ and living in Lambeth and
Southwark.  For more details contact Judith Chen on 020
7202 6900 or email judith.chen@southbanklondon.com
http://www.living-space.org.uk


SOUTHWARK & BERMONDSEY CONSERVATIVES DRINKS EVENING 
Wednesday 21 September 
From 7pm at Bermondsey Kitchen, xx Bermondsey Street 
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+3TQ
Members, friends & guests welcome. 
http://www.bermondseykitchen.co.uk
http://www.southwarkandbermondseyconservatives.com


DESIGN MART AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September
10am-5.45pm (Fri till 9pm) at the Design Museum, Shad
Thames; free
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+2YD
Discover the future stars of British product and
furniture design in the Design Mart exhibition at the
Design Museum. Free for everyone to enjoy in the
spectacular new Design Museum Space, Design Mart offers
an invaluable opportunity for a dozen gifted young
designers to showcase their work to the media, industry
and the public during the busiest time of the design
year when the international design community flocks to
London. As well as providing invaluable support to
talented young designers immediately after graduation,
Design Mart offers exciting opportunities for you to
see – and, in some cases, to buy - the work of
Britain's talented young designers. 
http://www.designmuseum.org
http://www.londondesignfestival.com


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 24 September
11am-4pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+9DA
Secondhand and nearly-new books on sale in aid of
Friends of Southwark Cathedral.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral

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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.

BERMONDSEY SQUARE LAND TRANSFER DEAL SECURED
The redevelopment of Bermondsey Square has moved a step
closer with the news that Southwark Council and Igloo
Regeneration Partership have completed a land transfer
deal.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1741


CLEVER COMMUTER CROWNED
Kevin Reid from Bermondsey was crowned winner of
Southwark's Clever Commuter race after cycling from the
Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre to Potters Fields in the
morning rush hour in just eleven minutes.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1740


LONDON FASHION WEEK SHOW ON MILLENNIUM BRIDGE
London Fashion Week has been launched with a fashion
show on the Millennium Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1739


IN PICTURES: THAMES NELSON FLOTILLA
Bridges and riverside walkways were lined with crowds
on Friday lunchtime as thousands gathered to watch the
Thames Nelson Flotilla, a recreation of Lord Nelson's
waterborne funeral procession.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1736


UNICORN THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE AND FIRST SEASON
The new GBP 13 million Unicorn Theatre in Tooley Street
- the UK's first purpose-built professional theatre for
children - will open on 1 December. Details of the
first season have also been revealed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1735


GREAT SUFFOLK STREET SENSORY ATTRACTION GETS THE
GO-AHEAD
Dialogue in the Dark has been granted planning
permission for its new attraction at Harling House in
Great Suffolk Street. Building work will begin next
month and the exhibition is due to open late January
2006.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1729


BEETHAM REVEALS DETAILED BLACKFRIARS ROAD TOWER PLANS
The latest images of Beetham's proposed 68-storey
residential building on the site of Sainsbury's former
headquarters have been shown to the Waterloo Community
Development Group.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1728


RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY TO BUILD NEW HQ IN UPPER GROUND
Rambert Dance Company has announced plans for its new
GBP 16.5 million headquarters on Upper Ground.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1725


POTTERS FIELDS PARK REVAMP BACKED BY MAYOR
Ken Livingstone has named the forthcoming relandscaping
of Potters Fields Park as one of the next batch of his
100 Public Spaces programme, underlining the importance
of open spaces.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1724

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[ Final call: October issue of 'in SE1' ]

The October issue of our monthly printed guide to
what's happening in the area, 'in SE1', is being put
together this week.

So if you're organising a local event next month, it's
not too late to get it included. Email the details to
listings@inSE1.co.uk ASAP.

And if you'd like to advertise your business in the
October issue, call 020 7633 0766 or email
sales@inSE1.co.uk today!

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

MAJOR BANKSIDE OFFICE DEVELOPMENT 'TOPPED OUT'
Land Securities and Bovis Lend Lease this week
celebrated the 'topping out' of the first phase of the
Bankside123 development close to Tate Modern.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1734

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

IN PICTURES: THE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
The riverside between Westminster Bridge and Tower
Bridge was packed with crowds this weekend for the
annual Thames Festival, culminating in a giant
fireworks display on Sunday night.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1738


IN PICTURES: WATERLOO CARNIVAL DE CUBA
Colourful Cuban costumes and music filled the streets
of Waterloo on Friday as the second annual Waterloo
Carnival de Cuba made its way from Johanna School to
Waterloo Millennium Green.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1737


GIANT PINTS SPOTTED ON BANKSIDE
If you were on Bankside on Friday morning and thought
you saw three giant pints of beer, don't worry - you
weren't hallucinating.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1733


TATE MODERN OFFERS BICYCLE SECURITY TIPS
Cyclists in the Bankside area were offered security
advice at a temporary information stand outside Tate
Modern on Thursday as part of a collaborative effort
between the gallery and local police.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1731


JACK STRAW OPENS BANKSIDE GALLERY'S NEW SHOW
15 September 2005 - London SE1 website team
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was at the Bankside
Gallery on Wednesday to open the Painter-Printmakers
exhibition.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1727


'BEACONS OF HOPE' PROJECTED ONTO SOUTH BANK LANDMARK
Photographs of 50 people are being projected onto the
Shell Centre to serve as 'beacons of hope' for all
those affected by lymphoma, a cancer of the blood which
kills nearly 200,000 people every year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1726

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

DENKMAL 53 AT TATE MODERN
Visitors to Tate Modern will find the Denkmal 53
exhibition hard to avoid. [Artist's name censored to
prevent email filters from rejecting this email...]
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1732

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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/

- Amazing find in Bermondsey Street tunnel!
- Recommendation for builder/joiner?
- Beekeeping on Borough High St
- Violent activities at Mint Street Park
- Artists studio
- 1 Blackfriars Road (Beetham tower)
- Leaks or Rising Damp - I don't like wet floors!
- Information on Stantley House, Frazier Street
- Potters Field

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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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[ Noticeboard: Calling local charities ]

Are you a local charity in need of a one-off donation?
Southwark Cathedral is able to make awards of c £500 to
local charities with specific funding needs. In
previous years the Borough Music School, Springboard
for Learning and Walworth City Farm among others have
benefitted. Please apply by 1 October to
marion.marples@southwark.anglican.org or write with
details to Marion Marples. Southwark Cathedral, London
Bridge, SE1 9DA

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