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Issue 257 | Monday 10 October 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Transforming Urban Spaces with Plants
* October issue of 'in SE1' - new interactive map
* 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.

MINT STREET PARK - HAVE YOUR SAY ON ANTI-SOCIAL
BEHAVIOUR AND LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS
Tuesday 11 October
6.30pm at Mint Street Adventure Playground
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1066
On the agenda will be the rise in anti-social behaviour
and how to tackle it. Bankside Open Spaces Trust is
also seeking ideas to improve the current landscapeing.
Everyone is welcome.


COMMUNITY FILM CLUB - THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS
Tuesday 11 October
** NOTE CHANGE OF TIME **
2.30pm (programme starts 3pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside;
use the Turbine Hall entrance and staff will direct you
to the Starr Auditorium from there; free to club
members
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1030
The London Nobody Knows (1967, Director: Norman Cohen,
Duration: 58 min) This is a documentary about London.
James Mason narrates as he explores the more
unfashionable and less well-known sections of London,
from old Victorian theatres, the 'catacombs' beneath
the Camden Freight Terminal, the Chapel Street Market
and Salvation Army hostel, to the homeless living on
the streets. There will be free refreshments available
before the film. This is the third screening for Tate
Modern's Community Film Club. Members will be entitled
to free entry to all screenings, regular mailings and
programme notes, an opportunity to discuss films over a
drink with other local people and watch films in
comfortable cinema conditions. To become a member (it's
FREE) email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk - please note
membership is primarily aimed at those living and
working in Southwark.


MAKING AND PLAYING ALL KINDS OF GAMES
Wednesday 12 October
10am-2pm at the Centre for Literacy in Primary
Education, Webber Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1065
CLPE is holding a free open day during family learning
week with sessions that enable families to 'make and
play all kinds of games'.  The focus of the drop-in
workshops is to enable parents to develop literacy and
numeracy skills with their children, through the use of
games and other practical activities. All parents and
carers with primary-aged children are invited to join
this event.  
http://www.clpe.co.uk


GARDENING CLUB AT DIVERSITY GARDEN
Wednesday 12 October
10am-1pm at Diversity Garden, King James Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=980
Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Gloves and
tools will be provided.
For further information contact BOST on 020 7261 1009
or email info@bost.org.uk


SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES: FREE WALKS WITH JOHN CONSTABLE

Wednesday 12 October at 1pm: BLACK HISTORY WALK
inspired by the recent publication of Speak of me as I
am: The Black presence in Southwark since 1600 by
Stephen Bourne. A celebration of Black people in
Southwark, with two resident south Londoners: Nigerian
actor Susan Aderin and Anglo-Celt poet John Constable
(aka John Crow)
Meet outside Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1064

Thursday 13 October at 12.30: BANKSIDE TO ELEPHANT WALK
a walk with the author of The Southwark Mysteries, from
the familiar sights of Bankside through the back
streets of St George's Fields to the Elephant and
Castle. Includes a visit to the people's shrine at
Cross Bones graveyard.
Meet inside Tourist Information Centre, 1 Bank End
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1049

Thursday 13 October at 6.30: THE LITTLE TRAMP
a stroll down Charlie Chaplin's memory lane, through
the neighbourhoods that shaped his celebrated "Little
Tramp" character
Meet outside Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1064

Friday 14 October at 12.30: WALWORTH WALK 
'The Fool's Land', St Peter's Church and the old Surrey
Gardens: changing cityscapes down the Walworth Road
Meet outside Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1064

Friday 14 October at 6.30: THE SECRET ELEPHANT WALK
the legend of Mary Overie, a Roman cemetery, Austin
Osman Spare and a haunted music hall: myth and magic
around the Elephant and Castle
Meet outside Tourist Information Centre, 1 Bank End
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1049

For more information: John Constable 020 7403 1496
email mysteries@boltblue.com
http://www.into.org.uk/SouthwarkMysteries
http://www.gooseandcrow.co.uk
funded by Elephant & Castle Regeneration Partnership


SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS ANNUAL MEETING AT CITY HALL
Wednesday 12 October
7pm at City Hall, The Queen's Walk
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=931
680-strong Southwark Cyclists must be one of
Southwark's busiest voluntary groups, organising around
200 rides a year for all sorts of cyclists, holding
monthly planning meetings, running training classes,
lobbying for better facilities, running schools and
infrastructure projects, and much more besides. Val
Shawcross is hosting their Annual Meeting at City Hall.
Rose Ades, who heads-up Transport for London's Cycling
Centre for Excellence, is the keynote guest speaker.
The meeting will also elect Southwark Cyclists new
management committee and anyone interested will be very
welcome to simply come and listen, or join in and help.
The meeting ends no later than 8.30pm when all present
are invited to celebrate a very successful year over
dinner at Tas on Borough High Street. 
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk


THE JOHN PEEL RIDE: SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Thursday 13 October
Meet 9am Southwark Needle or 9.40am at Liverpool Street
station for the 10am train to Manningtree. 4 tickets
for the price of two. 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1017
It's John Peel Day today, the first anniversary of his
death. There's music all over in memory. But Southwark
Cyclists are simply riding to visit his grave. It's a
gentle 26 miles from Manningtree station to Great
Finborough in  deepest Suffolk. They'll pace the ride
for whoever turns up (within reason!) and stop for
coffee etc as necessary. Pub lunch. Afterwards, the
nearest station for London is only 3 miles away. Or
there's Manningtree.  One Railway are ready for the
deluge of cyclists. "St Andrew's Church in Great
Finborough is built of flint rubble in the Decorated
Style and dates back to 1874 when Squire Pettiward -
the local landholder - substantially rebuilt the
earlier parish church. The Architect was R M Phipson, a
student of Augustus Pugin, the renowned Victorian
gothic revivalist. Unusually for a Suffolk church, St
Andrew's has a tall spire and it is believed that the
Squire requested this so his wife could find her way
back to the village when she was out in the countryside
riding her horse. The spire is still a well known local
landmark" says English Heritage.
Barry: 07905 889 005
http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk


GARDENING CLUB AT GAMBIA STREET
Thursday 13 October
2.30pm-4.30pm at Gambia Street Garden
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1062
Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Gloves and
tools will be provided.
For further information contact BOST on 020 7261 1009
or email info@bost.org.uk


FAMILY DAY AT ALFRED SALTER PLAYGROUND
Saturday 15 October 
12 noon-4pm at Alfred Salter Playground, adjacent to St
John's Estate, Druid Street; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1063
Family event with activities for under 14s in the
playground to mark the handover of playground
management to Fair Community Housing Services. Drumming 
workshops, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face
painting, community information and refreshments.
Bankside Open Spaces Trust will be supervising
community planting in the flower beds around the park.
Also activities and information for young people in the
Downside Fisher Club. 


APPLE DAY FAIR AT ROOTS & SHOOTS 
Sunday 16 October
11am-4pm at Roots & Shoots, entrance off Fitzalan
Street, SE11
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=976
The first pressing of this season's apple juice, which
will be produced from fruit grown in Welsh orchards.
Visitors will be able to assist with the pressing which
will take place in the apple barn, part of the 0.5acre
wildlife and nature garden in a little known green
oasis off Kennington Road. Some 50 varieties of apples
from The Brogdale Trust in Kent  will be on display
will be auctioned off at the end of the Fair. Friends
of Roots & Shoots will be showing off dozens of unusual
home-grown tomato varieties from their London kitchen
gardens. The Apple Fair will also host the first WI
Country Market stall in central London selling
home-made chutneys, jams and cakes. Producers will have
stalls selling Lambeth honey, alongside UK-grown
organic fresh produce: meat, fruit and vegetables,
bread and cakes. There will also be stalls selling
hand-made jewellery, ceramics and garden tools. For
children, local chocolate-makers will be showing the
art of making choccie biscuits, and potters will be
offering hands-on sessions with clay. Refreshments will
be served in the new 1.5m eco-hall using electricity
generated by solar-power. And to fend off autumn
chills, there will be a lunchtime barbeque of organic
sausages and burgers served with home-made apple
chutney and salsa. Throughout the day, to celebrate
harvest-time, actors from theatre group, The Lions
Part, will be making a giant Corn Queene which will be
heading up the annual October Plenty event on Bankside
the following Sunday (23 October).
http://www.thelionspart.co.uk
http://www.roots-and-shoots.org/

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[ October issue of 'in SE1' - new interactive map ]

Last week we forgot to include our customary reminder
that the latest issue of 'in SE1' - our monthly printed
what's on guide - had hit the streets. 

Not sure where to find a copy? Well, we have more than
70 distribution points across the area, and you can
find many of them on our new interactive map: 
http://www.inSE1.co.uk/distribution.php

Alternatively you can download and print your own copy
without having to set foot outside the door:
http://www.inSE1.co.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.

WATERLOO STATION REVAMP ON THE CARDS
Network Rail has confirmed that in the next few months
it intends to seek a private sector partner for a
multi-million pound redevelopment of Waterloo station.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1778


'UNKNOWN BUILDER' STATUE COMES TO BANKSIDE
Southwark councillors last week voted to approve plans
for a relandscaping of the Bankside riverside walkway
west of Tate Modern, including the installation of two
new sculptures.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1772


ARTWORK TO BRIGHTEN ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SUBWAYS
The Elephant and Castle subways will soon be brightened
by new artwork by students from local schools as a
result of a project led by the Elephant's community
wardens.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1771


DANGEROUS DRUGS STOLEN FROM AMBULANCE AT ST THOMAS'
Police are appealing for the return of a quantity of
dangerous drugs that were taken from an ambulance at
about 7pm on Tuesday outside Accident and Emergency at
St Thomas' Hospital.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1769


PARK PLAZA REVEALS PLANS FOR COUNTY HALL ANNEXE SITE
Park Plaza Hotels plans to become the South Bank's
largest hotel operator with two new developments,
including a 930-room conference hotel on the County
Hall annexe site at the end of Westminster Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1768


NO POWER IN THE CUT FOR SPACEY'S TRIUMPHANT FIRST NIGHT
A brief power cut in the Waterloo area on Tuesday night
failed to dampen spirits at the Old Vic for the first
night of Trevor Nunn's production of Richard II, with
Kevin Spacey in the title role.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1766


BERMONDSEY RED DIESEL LEAK SPREADS UPSTREAM
Red diesel which leaked from a sunken pontoon at
Bermondsey's Cherry Garden Pier has spread upstream
along the SE1 riverside and beyond, with patches
spotted as far away as Wandsworth.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1764

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local companies big and small:

LAND SECURITIES SELLS BANKSIDE 4 FOR 24.5 MILLION
Land Securities has sold its Bankside 4 site in Sumner
Street - intended for a Richard Rogers
Partnership-designed residential tower - to Grosvenor
and Clan Real Estate for 24.5 million.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1773


GOLD ECO-AWARD FOR CONFERENCE CENTRE STAFF
Staff at an SE1 conference venue are among the first in
Southwark to get a gold award for their efforts in
minimising waste, recycling and raising employee
awareness of environmental issues.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1770

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

FAMILY LEARNING WEEK KICKS OFF AT THE ELEPHANT
Southwark's Family Learning Week programme got off to a
flying start on Saturday when more than 50 families
took part in workshops at the Elephant and Castle
Shopping Centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1777


CATHEDRAL SCHOOL PUPILS LEARN ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY
Occupational therapists in SE1 have been promoting
their profession in local schools and colleges as part
of a national awareness week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1776


MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK GETS TO GRIPS WITH EBAY
The Mayor was on hand to give her backing to a course
on how to buy and sell on the internet held at the Into
Centre to launch Elephant Angels' SCALP2 programme of
taster sessions for jobseekers.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1775


ROBOTIC FISH MAKE LONDON AQUARIUM DEBUT
There may be a different fish to see for every day of
the year at the London Aquarium at County Hall, but now
there's a new variety that has never swum any of the
world's oceans.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1774


RADIO 3 COMES TO SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Southwark Cathedral's girl choristers made their radio
debut on Wednesday with Wednesday's live broadcast of
Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1767

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

RICHARD II AT THE OLD VIC
The King, Richard II - played by Kevin Spacey - is the
most colourful part of this modern day black and white
and grey staging of Shakespeare's play. He has most of
the best speeches too.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1765

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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/

- Bus Stop changes hands again
- Driscoll House, New Kent Road
- The White Hart
- A sublime and labyrinthine landscape...
- Middlesex Playground Footie
- Helicopter at night
- Bermondsey and the Blitz
- Looking for after school help
- Norwegians moving in...
- New Year & Frost Fair
- If sea levels rise ...
- Violent activities at Mint Street Park
- Water Pressure
- Where to eat near Old Vic
- Cafe for local people
- Freeview reception for ITV, C4 and related channels
- Dentist in SE1 or SE16

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