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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 264       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 28 November 2005 

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: Too busy to do you own shopping?
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Local business news from the London SE1 website
* Features from the London SE1 website
* Competition: win a biodynamic massage
* 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. 

ELEFEST 2005 - FILM FESTIVAL AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Monday 28 November to Saturday 3 December
Elephant and Castle's free festival of film and multimedia
returns for a third successive year. This year's screenings
are at the London College of Communication. Admission free;
entrance on first-come, first-served basis.
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1080
** MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER (LAUNCH NIGHT)
6pm The premier of two short films made especially for
Elefest by people who live, work or study in the area 
7pm PAVEE LACKEEN (The Traveller Girl) 2005 Ireland (15)
Dir: Perry Ogden 87 mins; An intimate portrait of the Irish
traveller community.
** TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
7pm PRESSURE 1975 UK (15) Dir: Horace Ové 120 mins 
Considered to be the very first black British feature,
Pressure is an angry but sincere and balanced film. I
** WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 
7.15pm OLIVER TWIST 1948 UK (U) Dir: David Lean 116mins 
David Lean's 1948 version of Oliver Twist is a classic of
British cinema and some would argue the definitive
adaptation of a Charles Dickens novel.
** THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER
6.30pm The first public screening of seven short films made
as part of Southwark Council's Get Scene film competition.
7.15pm MARIA FULL OF GRACE 2004 Columbia/USA (15) Dir:
Joshua Marston 101mins; The award-winning story of a
17-year-old Columbian girl  who struggles for survival on
the margins of society and gets lured into becoming a drug
mule. 
** FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER
6.30pm Southwark TV presents a special edition of their
Southwark Hour programme for the Community Channel.
7.30pm Short films made by people who live, work or study in
the local area.
8pm FRIDAY NIGH ART EVENT at Corsica Arts Club, Elephant
Road; Corsica Studios will be continuing their tradition of
bringing together a diverse selection of artists,
performers, musicians and filmmakers.
** SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
11.45am LAST ORDERS 2001 UK/Germany (15) Dir: Fred Schepisi
109 mins; Set in South London in 1989, this is a tale of
four men who are forced to face their own mortality when one
of them dies. Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winston and
Helen Mirren star. 
2.30pm PATHER PANCHALI 1955 India (U) Dir: Satyajit Ray 115
mins; This was the first film to be directed by the now
internationally respected director Satyajit Ray.
Full festival programme: http://www.newelephant.net


HANDS FOR AIDS: WORLD AIDS DAY
Thursday 1 December
12 noon at the Millennium Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1081
On World Aids Day a human chain across the Thames to show
unity in the face of a disease that knows no boundaries.
Depending on numbers, the line will cross Millennium Bridge
and Southwark Bridge by way of Bankside and the City's
Queenhithe Dock and remain linked for five silent minutes.


WATERLOO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING
Thursday 1 December
3pm-7pm
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=936
A special VIP guest will be leading the big Christmas lights
switch on event in Waterloo on Thursday at 5pm. The name of
the mystery dignatory will be revealed by Lambeth Council on
Tuesday. Fun for children begins at 3pm when the Waterloo
Green Trust start their children's party on Waterloo
Millennium Green, Baylis Road. Father Christmas has been
invited and there will be a bouncy castle and activities
including cake decorating and competitions. 
A variety of community groups will also have stalls on the
green. The Old Vic is holding Aladdin-themed panto workshops
for two local schools. A Christmas tree has been provided on
Emma Cons Gardens by the Norwegian Embassy.
At 4.50pm Morley College's 'Can't Sing' Choir will be
leading carol singing on Emma Cons Gardens, Waterloo Road. 
After the lights are switched on at 5.30pm there will be
late night shopping till 7pm throughout Waterloo. Festive
refreshments from Cubana will add to the Christmas cheer.


OXO TOWER WHARF & GABRIEL'S WHARF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WEEKEND
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=949
The main shopping weekend with music and lighting to create
a relaxed and friendly festive environment ideal for
shopping.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk
http://www.gabrielswharf.co.uk


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST MATTHEW'S-AT-THE-ELEPHANT 
Saturday 3 December
11am-3pm at St Matthew's, Meadow Row off New Kent Road 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=988


FRIENDS OF SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saturday 3 December
12.30pm-3.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Friends of Southwark Cathedral fundraising. Home-made cakes,
jams, preserves. Beautiful jewellery. Children's corner with
teddy tombola, craft activity, lucky dip, raffle and lots,
lots more. 
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.

SURPRISE ROYAL VISIT TO BOROUGH MARKET
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made a
surprise visit to Borough Market on Friday, chatting and
sharing jokes with traders as they toured the stalls.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1874


SOUTH BANK A KEY DESTINATION FOR OVERSEAS TOURISTS
71 per cent of overseas visitors to the capital intend to
come to the South Bank, according to a new study by Visit
London
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1873


SOUTHWARK TENANTS JOIN FORCES FOR HOUSING CAMPAIGN
A gathering of Southwark tenants agreed to form an alliance
to defend council and social housing.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1870


POTTERS FIELDS: RESIDENTS SPELL OUT THEIR MESSAGE
Local residents campaigning against a development of eight
cylindrical towers on the Potters Fields coach park site
sent a clear message to Berkeley Homes on Tuesday morning.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1867


BLACKFRIARS SKYSCRAPER ZONE: COUNCILLORS ORDER RETHINK
Southwark Council's executive has voted against designating
Blackfriars Road as a zone for skyscrapers and has asked
officers to redraft the consultation document on tall
buildings.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1866


MAN JAILED FOR BLACKFRIARS ROAD RAPE
A 36 year old man from Blackfriars Road was on Monday
sentenced to life imprisonment at the Inner London Crown
Court for raping a 43 year old woman in June 2005.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1863

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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.

NEAL'S YARD REMEDIES OPENS IN BOROUGH MARKET
A branch of Neal's Yard Remedies has opened in Borough
Market's Bedale Street.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1868


NEW CAFE BRIGHTENS UP BLACKFRIARS ROAD
A new cafe serving fairtrade and organic products has opened
in Blackfriars Road. Cafe Arlington is a social enterprise
helping homeless people get back into work.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1864

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

FROM BORSETSHIRE TO BERNIE SPAIN GARDENS
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow and Archers star Terry
Molloy (aka tree warden Mike Tucker) have launched National
Tree Week by planting a celebratory tree in Bernie Spain
Gardens.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1875


UNOFFICIAL DEPOSITED RECORDS AT TATE MODERN
The hoardings around EDF Energy's work site on Bankside's
Sumner Street have been brightened by a new art project by
two Danish artists exploring the history of Southwark.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1872


TENT FOR PEACE UNVEILED ON BANKSIDE
Shakespeare’s Globe is marking Islam Awareness Week with the
Tent for Peace - an international design project inspired by
Othello.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1871


GEORGE NICHOLSON'S MADE IN SOUTHWARK BOOK LAUNCH
** SPECIAL READER OFFER **
Made in Southwark: a photographic celebration of the hand
was launched at the Creative Industries Conference held at
the Design Museum.
http://www.london-se1.c o.uk/news/view/1869


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES TENTH BIRTHDAY
Borough Music School is celebrating 10 years providing
after-school music tuition to local children with a
celebration concert next month.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1865

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[ Competition: Win a biodynamic massage ] 

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Closing date: 12 December 2005. One entry per person. 
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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

GAINSBOROUGH TO TURNER AT SOMERSET HOUSE
Watercolour views of the Thames are being shown as part of
the Gainsborough to Turner exhibition.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1862

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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/

- 171-173 Bermondsey Street: New Bar/Pub?
- Fan heaters
- Sainsbury's Borough High Street
- Where to donate clothing?
- Elephant Tesco
- Where to buy a Christmas tree?
- Old Blackfriars Station in SE1
- Charity shops in SE1?
- Crime wave in Bermondsey Street 
- Best place for special meal
- Hairdresser?
- Tooley Street 'Terrace'
- Wools and yarns
- Royal Oak Tabard Street
- Fighting City Hall - a success!
- Potter's Field Protest
- Anonymous building opposite Konditor and Cook
- Extended pub opening in Borough
- Another Loo Flushed Away

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