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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 263       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 21 November 2005 

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: It's time to fill in your Tax Return!
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Final call: December 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
* 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.

BOROUGH AND BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 21 November
7pm at the Cathedral School of St Saviour & St Mary Overie,
Redcross Way
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1037
The first meeting of Borough and Bankside Community Council
since July, and the first since the controversial
resignation of Cllr Catriona Moore. Meeting for residents of
Cathedrals and Chaucer Wards. On the agenda: Chris Moxon
from the Unicorn Theatre will talk about their programme for
the coming year and offers available to Southwark residents.
Tim England will talk about the developments at the Old Kent
Road waste management site and its impact on services in
Borough and Bankside. Planning: Paul Evans will debate the
SPD scoping document and update the Community Council on the
progress of key schemes. Members are asked to approve t two
local parking schemes. Members are asked to consider the use
of Cleaner Greener Safer contingency funds for works in
Hankey Place Gardens. 
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/communitycouncil


FIRE SAFETY TALK AND CHIP PAN FIRE DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 23 November
11am-2pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Leathermarket Gardens
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=733
Soup and bread, tea and coffee available. Organised by
Blackfriars Settlement.


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Saturday 26 November 
1pm at Amigo Hall, St George's RC Cathedral, Lambeth Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=820
Books, food, gifts and raffle.
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk 


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY 
Saturday 26 November 
11am-6pm at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 51-53 Southwark
Street; 2 (child free)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=968
Ceramics, textiles, photographs, prints, cards and festive
decorations by artists  supporting the work of the charity,
Paintings in Hospitals. Raffle with prizes including a
Borough Market Hamper, Seurat goodies from the Chicago Art
Institute and an artwork by Bridget Bailey, Lucy Casson,
Sarah Chamberlain, Bernard Lodge, Anne Lynch, Angela
McGahan, Liz and Mario Minchiello and Russell Walker. Face
Painting and fun art activities for children. 
http://www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk 


LONDON GLASSBLOWING - CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO AND SALE
Saturday 26 November to Sunday 4 December
Daily 11am-5pm at London Glassblowing Workshop, 7 The
Leather Market, Weston Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=941 
Playing with Light is the theme for this year's Christmas
Open House and Sale. It is also the theme of a series of
Ikebana demonstrations that will take place throughout the
period of the Christmas Sale. Extraordinary shapes, colours
and bargains can be found at this annual events.
http://www.londonglassblowing.co.uk


RARE READINGS: THE INVENTION OF KINGS
Sunday 27 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 a new anarchic comedy of ideas by Perri
Snowdon.


Looking ahead to next week:

ELEFEST 2005 - FILM FESTIVAL AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
28 November to 3 December
Elephant and Castle's free festival of film and multimedia,
returns for a third successive year next Monday. Launched as
a platform from which to champion local film and video
artists as well as to celebrate the cultural wealth of the
area, Elefest is beginning to solidify a reputation for
creating a programme of work that emphasises the diversity
of the art form and for giving budding directors and film
artists the opportunity to screen their work for the first
time in public. Films produced by homegrown talent sit
alongside international work from Ireland to Columbia, and
highlight the variety of programming from much applauded
renowned features to new shorts.
More programme details in next week's SE1 Direct, or see 
http://www.newelephant.net

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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.

BOROUGH MARKET TO LAUNCH FOOD SCHOOL
Children from Charles Dickens Primary School were on hand on
Thursday to help launch Borough Market's GBP 250k
fundraising campaign to create the UK's biggest food
classroom.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1857


FOUNDER'S PLACE PLANNING MEETING ABANDONED
The Lambeth Planning Committee meeting to discuss the
Founder's Place development suddenly closed on Thursday
without the application being discussed.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1856


WATERLOO TENANTS JOIN GENERAL SYNOD PROTEST
Tenants of Church Commissioners properties fighting sell-off
plans staged a protest outside Church House in Westminster
on Wednesday as members of General Synod gathered.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1855


HOTEL OWNER FINED GBP 16,000 FOR BREACHING FOOD HYGIENE
REGULATIONS
The former proprietor of the Driscoll House Hotel on the New
Kent Road was ordered to pay fines totalling GBP 16,000 at
Camberwell Green Magistrates Court last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1851

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

The December issue of our monthly printed what's on guide,
'in SE1' - http://www.inSE1.co.uk - goes to press this week. 

If you're organising a local event in December or early
January, please send details ASAP to listings@inSE1.co.uk 

And it's not too late to advertise your business and any
festive special offers you may be running. Call 020 7633
0766 or email sales@inSE1.co.uk now to discuss the
possibilities.

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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.

ANOTHER MAJOR DEVELOPMENT ON BLACKFRIARS ROAD
The northern end of Blackfriars Road is set for further
change with Great Portland Estates purchasing 231 and
235/241 Blackfriars Road for GBP 11 million with plans for
redevelopment.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1861


LONDON BRIDGE-BASED LEISURE FIRM WINS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
AWARD
Greenwich Leisure was named on Thursday as the overall
winner of this year's Enterprising Solutions Awards run by
the Social Enterprise Coalition at a ceremony at Waterloo's
IMAX cinema.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1860


BUSINESSES VOTE TO APPROVE LONDON BRIDGE BID
The proposal to introduce a Business Improvement District
(BID) in the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge has
been given a strong seal of approval in a business
referendum.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1853


BANKSIDE TRAVEL GROUP LAUNCHED
The Better Bankside Travel Planning Group has been launched
with an early morning breakfast conference at the Jerwood
Space.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1852

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

COMMUNITY PROJECTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
Local community projects in North Southwark are being
encouraged to apply for a grant from Land Securities'
Capital Commitment fund, which offers funding of up to GBP
5,000.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1859

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]


THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D AT THE BFI LONDON IMAX CINEMA
Seeing The Polar Express in 3D is a sure way to get into the
Christmas spirit this year. Based on Chris Van Allsburg's
children's book, the fim was first released last year and is
back by popular demand.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1858


CORAM BOY AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Jamila Gavin's novel
provides an electrifying, disturbing, utterly compelling
night at the theatre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1854

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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/

- Roast @ Borough Market
- Jam factory question
- Vervena Beauty Clinic
- Potters Fields
- Driscoll House, New Kent Road
- New London Bridge Tesco arriving soon?
- Bermondsey Street Shops
- 1 Blackfriars Road [Beetham 68-storey tower]
- Southwark Council major works charges
- Elephant and Castle Regeneration
- Another bit of SE1 heritage gone! (Banksy in Clink Street)
- Tyers Gate bins
- Loft insulation - council grants?
- Tooley Street Red Route
- Anonymous building opposite Konditor and Cook
- Old photos of SE1
- Network Rail & Thameslink 2000
- Founders Place Planning Committee Site Visit

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