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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 266       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 12 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
* Two great competitions - final chance to win
* 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. 


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


CIRQUE NATIVITY AT COUNTY HALL
Tuesday 13 to Saturday 24 December
2pm and 4.30pm at the Members' Terrace, County Hall, The
Queen's Walk; free
http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=1083
Take some acrobatic sheep, flying angels and the striking
backdrop of County Hall, and you have possibly the most
unusual nativity scene to hit London for quite some time.
County Hall has commissioned Impact Artists to produce a
circus nativity that includes juggling, acrobatics and acts
of aerial daring. Directed by David Downie of Impact
Artists, creator of Cirque de Mer and Groovy Gang. The
production involves some of the UK's most talented circus
performers who tell the tale of the nativity with a dazzling
array of circus skills.
http://www.londoncountyhall.com


ANDREW LOGAN'S CHRISTMAS JEWELLERY SALE
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December
6.30pm-9.30pm at the Glasshouse, Melior Place
http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=1082
Also featuring fantastic Zandra Rhodes gifts and gowns.
http://www.andrewlogan.com


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP MEETING & XMAS PARTY
Wednesday 14 December
7pm at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=726
Agenda includes Waterloo Open Spaces Partnership - Jess Mace
of Waterloo Green Trust and Michael Ball of WCDG provide an
update on projects at Archbishops Park, Jubilee Gardens,
Hatfields, Tanswell Estate and other open spaces issues.
Followed by refreshments, mince pies, music and dancing.
http://www.wcdg.co.uk


LUNCHTIME CAROLS
Thursday 15 December
1pm at Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas' Street
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=997
Half-hour lunchtime carol service for those who work in the
locality, organised by the parish of St George the Martyr,
currently worshipping at Guy's Chapel during the
refurbishment of the Borough High Street church.


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 15 December
7pm at the Franklin Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=759
Topics include 24-hour licensing, sporting opportunities in
the area and updates from local organisations. Plus mince
pies and mulled wine from 8.30pm. Open to residents and
employees in the South Bank, Blackfriars and Waterloo areas. 


FROST FAIR ON BANKSIDE
Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December
Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm on Bankside; free
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=945
The third annual Frost Fair will be held on Bankside in the
shadow of Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. The
organisers say that this year's fair will be bigger and
better than ever.
Festivities include:
- Grand opening by the cast of The Snowman (Peacock Theatre)
- Lantern parade from Southwark Cathedral at 4pm Friday
- 50 metre real ice slide
- Ice climbing wall 
- Olympic ski simulator by GE Electrics (a first for London)
- Ice bar
- Ice sculptures
- Music
- Children's activities
- Entertainers
- Market with stalls including food and drink, Christmas 
  novelty gifts, arts and crafts (open from 12 noon Friday)
http://www.visitsouthwark.com/frostfair2005


OXO TOWER WHARF & GABRIELS WHARF LAST CHANCE SHOPPING
Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=949
Last minute stocking fillers. More than 50 independent
designers and retailers selling gifts from 3 upwards. Live
jazz and brunch menu in Oxo Tower Brasserie 1pm-4pm.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk
http://www.gabrielswharf.co.uk


ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 18 December 
4pm at St George's RC Cathedral, Lambeth Road
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=820
An hour of carols, pieces by the Choir and readings.
Refreshments afterwards in the Amigo Hall. 
http://www.southwark-rc-cathedral.org.uk/


SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS - ST GEORGE THE MARTYR
Sunday 18 December
6pm at Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas' Street
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=997
Main Christmas Carol Service organised by the parish of St
George the Martyr, currently worshipping at Guy's Chapel
during the refurbishment of the Borough High Street church.


FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Sunday 18 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Map: http://se1direct.banksidepress.co.uk/quicklink/?id=874
The Cathedral's main carol service. Very popular, so be sure
to arrive early.
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.

SMOKE FROM HERTFORDSHIRE OIL BLAZE SPREADS ACROSS LONDON
Smoke from a massive fire at an oil depot near Hemel
Hempstead spread across the capital's skyline on Sunday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1901


FINAL ROUTEMASTER SOUTH OF THE RIVER
The final Routemaster bus to operate in public service in
London south of the Thames crossed Westminster Bridge on
Friday lunchtime as the historic vehicles were withdrawn
from route 159.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1900


SOUTHWARK COUNCILLORS CALL FOR C-CHARGE BUFFER ZONES
Southwark Council's assembly - a meeting of all councillors
- has backed calls for the creation of 'buffer zones' at the
edge of the congestion charge area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1899


METRO CENTRAL RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST TREE "VANDALISM"
Residents of Metro Central Heights this week staged a
protest against plans by developer St George which could see
a number of mature trees cut down on Newington Causeway.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1897


TREE IN RED CROSS GARDEN TO REMEMBER CYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIM
The family of a PricewaterhouseCoopers actuary killed in
road accident in Tower Bridge Road in 2003 travelled from
Malaysia to plant a tree in her memory in Red Cross Garden
last week.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1892

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[ Two great competitions - final chance to win ]

* WIN A BIODYNAMIC MASSAGE

Two Mondays ago we gave you details of a great competition
to win a biodynamic massage. If you haven't yet done so,
today is the last day to enter. Simply send an email with
your name and daytime telephone number to
info@spacetobe.co.uk with "Biodynamic Massage Prize Draw -
SE1" in the subject line. See our 28 November issue for
details:
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/issues/index.php?issue=264

* WIN TOP TICKETS TO ALADDIN AT THE OLD VIC

Our sister publication 'in SE1' has teamed up with The Old
Vic to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of
top tickets to see Aladdin. The competition closes on
Friday, so for your chance to win, turn to page 2 of the
December issue. Visit http://www.inSE1.co.uk to find out
where to pick up your copy, or you can download a PDF.

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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.

NEW YEAR BID BALLOT FOR WATERLOO QUARTER
A Business Improvement District proposal for Waterloo has
been launched by the Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1894

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SNOWBALL CELEBRATES SOUTHWARK'S VOLUNTARY SECTOR
Borough-based Mental Fight Club won the "biggest splash"
award at the Spirit of Southwark Awards presented at this
week's Snowball event hosted by the Capital Community
Foundation.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1898


WATERLOO AMBULANCE STAFF RAISE FUNDS FOR ELEPHANT SCHOOL
Waterloo-based London Ambulance Service staff have raised
more than GBP 400 to purchase new sports equipment for
Victory Primary School off New Kent Road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1896


MEND YOUR WAYS IN THE NEW YEAR
From January families in Southwark and Lambeth have an
exciting opportunity to take part in the MEND Programme - an
interactive 10-week programme for overweight children.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1895

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST AT THE SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Once again the Southwark Playhouse has come up with an
original and thoroughly enjoyable family show for the
Christmas Season. A traditional Christmas scene is ideally
set with sparkling tree and flickering candles.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1893

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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/

- Smoke from Hertfordshire Explosion over SE1
- Patisserie Lila and their 'minimum charge'
- The end of the Routemaster
- New skyscraper for Elephant
- New London Bridge Tesco arriving soon?
- Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
- Pub opening times over Christmas
- Shad Thames and Tooley Street Residents Association
- Christmas Turkey
- Simon the Tanner late licence
- Southwark's 40th Birthday Party
- Any local baby-friendly restaurants open on xmas day?
- Kitchen premises needed
- Menier Chocolate Factory
- "the Bridge" on Weston Street
- New Year's Eve
- Vervena Beauty Clinic

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