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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 265       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 5 December 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
* December 2005 issue of 'in SE1' - and great Old Vic comp
* 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. 

BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM AGM & DOON STREET PRESENTATION
Monday 5 December
5.30pm at the Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1030
Agenda includes presentation on Coin Street Community
Builders' plans for a 48-storey tower and leisure centre on
Upper Ground/Doon Street. Followed by Community Film Club
(see below).
Information: sue@banksideresidentsforum.org


TONIGHT - COMMUNITY FILM CLUB @ TATE MODERN - SCROOGE (1951)
Monday 5 December 
7pm (doors open 6.30pm for free refreshments; film duration:
86 min) at Tate Modern; Please use the Level 2 cafe entrance
and staff will direct you to the Starr Auditorium from
there; free to members (see below)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1030
The classic Charles Dickens tale about the miserly Ebenezer
Scrooge who treats all men with contempt and all kindness as
'humbug'. To join the Community Film Club - it's free to
people who live and work in the area - simply send an email
to communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk


CHRISTMAS SEASON LAUNCH AT THE SOUTH BANK CENTRE
Tuesday 6 December 
From 4pm at Festival Riverside, South Bank
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1074
The SBC will be launching its Christmas season with a
spectacular event on Festival Riverside. 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. 
http://www.rfh.org.uk 


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Tuesday 6 & Monday 12 December
5pm-8pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
Calendars, seeds and garden-themed gifts and cards for sale.
http://www.museumgardenhistory.org

 
INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE: FREE WATERLOO BUSINESS TRAINING
Thursday 8 December
Do you live in Waterloo and have a business idea you'd like
to develop? Would you like to come to a free training
session on Thursday? If so please contact Abigail at
oneLondon on 0779 247 1115 or email waterloo@one-london.com
to book a place on the free Introduction to Enterprise half
day training session or call her to arrange a free one to
one advice session.


LUNCHTIME CONCERT - JS BACH ORGAN WORKS
Thursday 8 December
1pm at Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas' Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=997
Recital by David Adkins.


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL 10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Saturday 10 December 
2.30pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=940
Celebrating 10 years of after-school music teaching in the
Borough area. A special concert with a Christmas flavour.
Followed by refreshments.
http://www.geocities.com/boroughmusicschool


CHRISTMAS TREE FAIR and PRODUCERS MARKET AT ROOTS AND SHOOTS 
Saturday 10 December 
11am-4pm at Roots & Shoots, Fitzalan Street SE11
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=976
Free demonstrations on how to make festive wreaths. Visitors
will be able to buy all the components - from florist oasis
to fresh greenery - to make their own at home for a fraction
of the cost of buying a ready-made wreath.
For young visitors, the London Beekeepers will be offering 
candle-making sessions with real beeswax, in the apple barn,
part of the 0.5acre wildlife and nature garden in a little
known green oasis off Kennington Road.
Besides the annual sale of Christmas trees – fresh from the
farm, a dozen decorated trees, designed by a host of
creative forces across the capital – from gardeners to
fashion designers, actors, chefs and musicians will also be
on display to give visitors exciting ideas on how to dress
your tree. The trees will raise money for charity via 'A
Tree is Not Just for Christmas Auction' to show that a
charitable donation will outlive that time when the needles
start to fall... Dozens of producers will be selling
UK-grown organic fresh produce such as turkeys and hams from
Sheepdrove farm, fruit and vegetables, bread and Christmas
cakes, as well as stalls selling Christmas gifts – from
hand-made jewellery, ceramics to garden tools and plants.
Refreshments will be served in the new £1.5m eco-hall using
electricity generated by solar-power. And to fend off winter
chills, there will be a lunchtime barbeque of organic
sausages and burgers served with home-made chutney. Trainees
will be roasting chestnuts and serving warm mulled drinks.
http://www.rootandshoots.org.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.

MULTIPLEX UNVEILS ELEPHANT SKYSCRAPER PLAN
A 42-storey tower with integrated wind turbines is to be
built at the Elephant and Castle, if councillors approve an
application submitted by developers Multiplex this week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1890


OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM MOVES FROM ATTIC TO CRYPT
Southwark's Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
will be moving temporarily from the attic to the crypt of St
Thomas' Church while essential repairs are carried out on
the roof.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1889


MAN DIES AFTER COLLAPSING IN KENNINGTON POLICE CELL
A man arrested outside St Thomas' Hospital died after
collapsing while in custody at Kennington Police Station,
according to the Metropolitan Police.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1888


TOOLEY STREET'S UNICORN THEATRE FOR CHILDREN OPENS ITS DOORS
The new Unicorn Theatre was opened on Thursday by Lord
Attenborough in a ceremony involving local school children,
famous British actors and a huge, rearing, animated model of
a unicorn.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1882


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS RECOGNISED IN LONDON-WIDE TOURISM AWARDS
Local tourism initiatives and attractions topped the bill at
Tuesday night's prestigious Visit London 2005 awards, with
Southwark's Tourist Information Centre winning the Best
Borough category.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1880


BUS DRIVER ASSAULTED AT BRICKLAYERS ARMS
Police investigating a violent attack on a bus driver in the
Old Kent Road have released images taken from CCTV cameras
on the bus.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1878


FIRE BRIGADE RELOCATION CONFIRMED
The London Fire Brigade has confirmed plans to relocate its
headquarters from Albert Embankment to Union Street. The
Lambeth site is likely to be redeveloped, with plans for a
skyscraper under consideration.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1877

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[ December 2005 issue of 'in SE1' - and great Old Vic comp ]

The December issue of our essential monthly printed guide to
what's on in the area is out now.

** Turn to page 2 for a great competition to win tickets to
see Aladdin at the Old Vic **

To find out where to pick up your copy, see
http://www.inSE1.co.uk/distribution.php

Or to download and print your own copy without venturing out
into the cold, simply visit http://www.inSE1.co.uk/

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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.

BANKSIDE BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS
Representatives of local companies gathered at Southwark
Cathedral on Wednesday for a special Choral Evensong for the
Business Community and to light up the cathedral's Christmas
tree.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1881

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

40 YEARS OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK
Southwark Council last week marked the 40th anniversary of
the establishment of the London Borough of Southwark in its
present form with a celebration dinner at Shakespeare's
Globe.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1891


CELEBRATING SOUTHWARK'S YOUNG SPORTS STARS AT THE MINISTRY
OF SOUND
200 of Southwark's brightest young sporting stars gathered
at the Ministry of Sound last week for an awards ceremony to
mark the end of the second year of the Southwark Community
Games.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1887


SHEEP TO BE DRIVEN ACROSS MILLENNIUM BRIDGE
Next year's London Architecture Biennale will feature an
inaugural sheep drive across the Millennium Bridge, it was
revealed last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1886


LOCAL SMALL GRANTS FOR REGENERATION PROJECTS
A new round of applications for the Pool of London
Partnership Small Grants Fund - funded by
PricewaterhouseCoopers - is now open.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1885


ARCHBISHOP AND KEVIN SPACEY AT WATERLOO'S CHRISTMAS TREE
LIGHTING
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and Old Vic
artistic director Kevin Spacey were at the Christmas tree
lighting in Waterloo's Emma Cons Gardens.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1883


ELEPHANT'S ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL 
The third annual Elefest Film Festival got under way on
Monday night at the London College of Communication. The
programme of free movie screenings finished on Saturday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1879

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

MENTAL FIGHT CLUB'S BLAKE NIGHT AT THE HOP CELLARS
Southwark-based Mental Fight Club this week held a special
Blake Night event at the Hop Cellars to commemorate the
248th anniversary of the birth of visionary artist and poet
William Blake.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1884

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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/

- Tree Vandals- shock horror!
- Menier Chocolate Factory
- Potters Fields
- Vervena Beauty Clinic
- Sainsbury's Borough High Street
- Royal Oak Tabard Street
- Tate comp
- Crime wave in Bermondsey Street
- Live Music... You Missed It
- Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre - regen team responds
- Polish Delicatessen - Pierogies 
- Aladdin's Tower Bridge Rd 
- Nearest Cinema
- Tabard Gardens really desirable address!
- Extended pub opening in Borough
- Wanted: Tacky Haberdashers
- Southwark CC mini zone
- Tooley Street 'Terrace'
- Waterloo Christmas Light Mystery Dignatary Revealed
- Unicorn theatre at More London re-opens
- London Fire Brigade Sports Pitch 
- Auction house

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