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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 262       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 14 November 2005 

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Transforming Urban Spaces with Plants
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Reader offer: Fashion and Textile Museum
* Local business news from the London SE1 website
*  Situations Vacant: two local jobs
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Carol singers wanted for the South Bank
* 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.

THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWARK WITH TERRY JONES
Wednesday 16 November
6.30pm-9pm at Hara The Circle Bar, 13-15 Queen Elizabeth
Street; £10 (includes your first drink and a finger buffet)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1077
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce and Southwark Heritage
Association present an evening of information and
entertainment on the history of Southwark. Speakers on local
history include Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame),
Shakespeare's Globe authority Val Alliez and London Bridge
expert Peter Lennard. Terry Jones will be delighted to sign
copies of his latest book for those wishing to purchase them
on the night. Places are limited; to book contact Ray Austin
on 07782 337401 or email ray.austin@southwarkcommerce.com


CHARTERHOUSE-IN-SOUTHWARK OPEN DAY 
Thursday 17 November 
2pm-7pm at Charterhouse-in-Southwark, 32 Crosby Row; free 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=869
Charterhouse-in-Southwark, which has been in SE1 for over
120 years, opens its Tabard Street and Crosby Row buildings 
including the church. Music and drama performances, Charlie
Chaplin film, tea dance, childrenÕs entertainment,
information on groups and healthy food.  Afternoon includes
a 'Southwark has changed for the Better' debate at 5pm. 
http://www.charterhouse-in-southwark.org.uk/openday.htm


INSPIRED ART FAIR
Thursday 17 to Monday 21 November 
11am-7pm at The Bridge, Weston Street; £6 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1079
A platform beneath London Bridge Station for independent
painters, sculptures, photographers, illustration and
digital artists. Works range from £500 to £3,000. Visitors
are invited to vote for an artist that appeals to them 
most.
http://www.inspiredartfair.com


UP THE ARTS COMEDY AT THE MILLER OF MANSFIELD
Friday 18 November
8.45pm (Door 8.15pm) at the Miller of Mansfield, 96
Snowsfields; £5 (conc £4)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1015
Karen Cockfield, Danny Hirst, Keith Farnan, Paul Hickman,
Nathan Caton, Verity Welch and Del Strain (MC).
http://uptheartcomedy.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk


COMMISSIONS WEEKEND AT OXO TOWER WHARF & GABRIEL'S WHARF
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November
11am-6pm at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, and
Gabriel's Wharf, Upper Ground
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=949
For that extra-special someone (or for yourself!), why not
commission a unique piece of jewellery, fashion or an item
for the home. Commissioning is a thoroughly enjoyable and
satisfying experience to ensure you get exactly what you
want ... and something no-one else has! Visit the design
shops at Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf open throughout
the weekend.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Witness a unique musical event on Saturday
19 November at 8pm. Percussionist Volker Strater performs
live at BDM Design studio at Oxo Tower Wharf playing
selected furniture items from the BDM collection.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk
http://www.gabrielswharf.co.uk

 
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE CHRISTMAS FAYRE 
Saturday 19 November
Doors open 2pm at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell
Road (off Southwark Bridge Road); entrance 25p
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1078
Cakes, pickles, jams, Christmas puddings, bric-a-brac,
tombola, books, raffle and refreshments.


RARE READINGS: CATCH-22 BY JOSEPH HELLER
Sunday 20 November
6pm (doors open 5pm) at The Pit, Old Vic Theatre, Waterloo
Road; free (donations welcome)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=908
Rehearsed reading of Heller's vulgarly, bitterly, savagely
funny play.

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Specialising in creating thriving planting schemes for 
all lifestyles and environmental conditions, using a 
range of architectural and low maintenance plants.
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tel+fax:  020 8299 3837  mob: 07900 932 064
http://www.metroplanting.com

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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.

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND: HOW IT WAS OBSERVED IN SE1
Moving images of poppies were cast onto Shell Centre, and
the London Eye was lit red for four nights to mark
Remembrance Weekend.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1850

PLANNING MEMBERS MISS FOUNDER'S PLACE SITE MEETING
Only two Lambeth councillors were present for the planning
committee's visit to the proposed Founder's Place
development site next to Archbishop's Park.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1848

HONORARY DEGREES FOR KEVIN SPACEY AND THE BISHOP
Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey and Bishop of
Southwark Tom Butler were among those awarded honorary
degrees by London South Bank University at Southwark
Cathedral this week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1847

POTTERS FIELDS: RESIDENTS PREPARE LAST MINUTE PLEA TO
PRESCOTT
A vote at the inaugural meeting of the Potter's Field
Development Pressure Group was unanimous in opposing the
Berkeley Homes plans for the riverside site next to Tower
Bridge.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1846

THAMESLINK 2000 "A JOKE" ADMITS TRANSPORT SECRETARY
Transport secretary Alistair Darling has admitted in the
Commons that "the name is a bit of a joke". Meanwhile
Borough Market residents have organised a petition to draw
attention to the scheme's impact on the area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1843

POLICE RECRUIT UNIVERSITY STAFF AND STUDENTS AS SPECIAL
Constables
Officers from the Cathedrals ward Safer Neighbourhood team
have launched the new Campus Watch initiative at London
South Bank University with the aim of recruiting staff and
students as special constables.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1842

CATHEDRALS WARD COUNCILLOR QUITS
Lib Dem councillor Catriona Moore has resigned as a member
of Southwark Council with immediate effect to enable her to
take up a job as adviser to the social care inspectorate.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1840

REMEMBERING KEN SARO-WIWA ON THE SOUTH BANK
A silent demonstration was held outside the Shell Centre on
Thursday morning to mark the tenth anniversary of the death
of Nigerian writer and artist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Later a
memorial event was held on the riverside walkway.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1839

VAT CONTROVERSY OVERSHADOWS CITY ACADEMY OPENING
Bermondsey's new City of London Academy could now be allowed
to open its facilities to community use without a GBP 3.5
million VAT bill, thanks to the intervention of MP Simon
Hughes.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1838

VISION FOR JUBILEE GARDENS REVEALED
The latest round of consultation on plans for Jubilee
Gardens was launched this week at the London Television
Centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1835

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[ Reader offer: Fashion and Textile Museum ]

The museum has recently opened its latest exhibition,
i-Dentity. A multi-sensory touring exhibition directed and
curated by Terry Jones, the magazine's founder, creative
director and editor-in-chief.  With the success of this
exhibition, the FTM is now open late on Wednesdays and would
like to give a special offer for readers of SE1 Direct.

Come visit the museum on a late night Wednesday and you will
receive a 10 per cent discount in the FTM gift shop and a
free Lavazza coffee in the FTM cafe.

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF
Tel: 020 7407 8664 - Email: visitorservices@ftmlondon.org
http://www.ftmlondon.org

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.
Late Night Wednesday 10am-8.30pm with last entry at 8pm.

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

Our business section offers news for and about local
companies big and small.

BRITISH AIRWAYS SELLS LONDON EYE STAKE
British Airways is to sell its stake in the London Eye to
the Tussauds Group, but the attraction will continue to bear
the airline's name, it was announced on Thursday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1841

INTERNET AUCTION HOUSE COMES TO DRUID STREET
Danish entrepreneur Simon Neubert-Luckner has opened a new
online auction house with a real-world showroom on Druid
Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1836

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[ Situations Vacant ]

This is a preliminary trial of a new recruitment advertising
service to be launched in the New Year.

PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
20-25 hours per week for a creative design company
Apply now: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk/situationsvacant/

PARISH AND CENTRE ADMINISTRATOR
Christ Church, Southwark seek a half-time parish and centre
administrator for a period of nine months.
Apply now: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk/situationsvacant/

If you'd like to advertise local job vacancies here, email
james.hatts@banksidepress.com

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

IN PICTURES: LORD MAYOR'S SHOW FIREWORKS
Crowds lined Blackfriars Bridge, the Queen's Walk on the
South Bank, Waterloo Bridge and Victoria Embankment to watch
the annual firework display marking the City's new mayoral
year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1849

LITTLE DORRIT PARK PEACE GARDEN OPENS
A small peace garden has been opened off Borough High Street
with the ceremony timed to coincide with the approach of
Remembrance Sunday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1844

SE1 DOCTORS SET UP EMERGENCY HOSPITAL IN EARTHQUAKE ZONE
Doctors from SE1's hospitals have set up a field hospital
amidst the rubble of a devastated mountain town to provide
medical care to survivors of one of South East Asia's worst
humanitarian disasters.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1837

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM AT THE UNION THEATRE
For a night filled with music and laughter away from the
crowded West End, Side by Side by Sondheim at the Union
Theatre is ideal.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1845

HENRI ROUSSEAU AT TATE MODERN
A major exhibition by the French artist Henri Rousseau has
opened at Tate Modern prior to its showing in Paris and
Washington next year.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1834

MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: WALKING ON THE MOON 3D AT THE BFI
LONDON IMAX CINEMA
IMAX 3D allows audience members to experience the
magnificent desolation of landing on the moon without
leaving Waterloo.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1833

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[ Noticeboard: Carol singers wanted for the South Bank ]

On Tuesday 6 December from 4pm the South Bank Centre will be
launching its Christmas season with a spectacular event on
Festival Riverside.

During the evening the lights will be switched on by a
celebrity, the retailers on Festival Riverside will be
offering free mulled wine and Christmas goodies and there
will be a surprise 'stunt' attracting many members of the
public and the media.

The South Bank Centre would like to invite local charities
and community groups to come down and do some carol singing
to raise funds and their charity's profile on the evening.
Venue and refreshments provided by the SBC!

If you are interested in participating, email
lmcfall@rfh.org.uk or call 020 7921 0630.

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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/

- Network Rail & Thameslink 2000
- Help: New development disaster
- Cooperage/Tower Bridge Piazza
- Founders Place Planning Committee Site Visit
- Vervena Beauty Clinic
- Tea leaves...well tea leaf!
- Ministry 24 hr licence
- Fina Estampa
- Can anyone help with a good managing agent?
- Plans for Jubilee Gardens
- Hairdresser?
- Snooker
- Electrician recommendation
- Dentist - is that a rip-off?
- Tyers Gate bins
- Tanner Street Park
- Violent activities at Mint St Park - PC Thorne responds

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London SE1 Forum - your login details for this email
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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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