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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 279       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 13 March 2006                          ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Computer repair and maintenance @ home
* What's on this week
* 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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[ 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. You can also see
that news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map.php

* Work starts on Hopton Street tower
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2052

* Livingstone tours Royal Festival Hall
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2051

* Princess Royal visits King's Bench Street
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2050

* Royal visit to Tooley Street's Unicorn Theatre
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2049

* IceSpace at Potters Fields - details revealed
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2042

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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. 


POETRY PARLOUR AT CROCKATT & POWELL
Tuesday 14 March
7pm at Crockatt & Powell, 119 Lower Marsh; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1094
Launch of a new monthly poetry night at the new independent
bookshop in Lower Marsh. Spring launch for Brittle Star
Magazine - bright new talented poets and short story
writers.
http://www.crockattpowell.com


LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORK
Tuesday 14 March
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at the Community Room,
106 The Cut; £1 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=885
Various speakers discuss recent local archaeological and
historical work. A Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological
Society event.


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 15 March
7pm at Aylwin Girls' School, 55 Southwark Park Road SE16
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=705
Final meeting of this community council before elections in
May. For residents of the Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. Agenda includes tributes to Cllr Stephen
Flannery, who died last month. Plus updates on traffic
options for Bermondsey Street, the latest on Bermondsey Spa,
a police update and an opportunity for public questions.
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/communitycouncil


PLANNING TRAINING WITH THE WILLOWBROOK CENTRE
Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March
7pm-9pm at a Bermondsey venue; bookings via Adele at WBCF on
020 7403 9683 or wbcf@wbcf.org 
Sessions organised by the West Bermondsey Community Forum to
help local residents understand and engage with planning and
regeneration issues. The first evening will cover: What is
Planning?/How the system works/How decisions are made/How to
influence decisions/The situation in Southwark. The second
evening will look at: Applying knowledge from the first
evening/Section 106/Reading drawings/Design and layout 
http://www.wbcf.org


THE WONDERFUL HUMAN KIDNEY STORY
Friday 17 March
1pm at Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas' Street; free, open
to all
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=997
Pupils from the Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary
Overie will be performing this play, staged to celebrate
National Science Week and funded by the Guy's and St Thomas'
Charity. The 27 six year olds will wear red or white
baseball caps to represent red and white blood cells and
demonstrate how a kidney works on a set constructed out of
church pews to look like a giant nephron – the functional
unit of the kidney that filters and cleans the blood. A
modern dialysis machine and older, larger artificial kidney
from the 70s have been provided by Guy's Hospital so that
the audience and school class can see the progress being
made in dialysis services, and compare the artificial kidney
to a model of the human kidney, kindly provided on the day
by The Gordon Museum.
http://www.cathedral.southwark.sch.uk/
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk


FAMILY FUN ON BOARD HMS BELFAST OVER ST PATRICK'S WEEKEND 
Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March
HMS Belfast, Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street. Admission £8.50
for adults.  Children under 16 are FREE. 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1028 
Celebrating HMS Belfast's launch date on St Patrick's Day
1938, the family quiz trail provides the opportunity for
families to learn more together about HMS Belfast's history
and her testament to the men who lived and served onboard
during the Second World War. With a prize for every child
who completes the questionnaire, the quiz trail will provide
a great day out for all the family. The St Patrick's Day
quiz trail is just part of HMS Belfast's C35 programme of
events taking place throughout 2006 to celebrate her 35th
year as London's floating Naval museum, providing nine decks
of living history to explore. 
http://www.iwm.org.uk/hmsbelfast 


C10 BUS ROUTE EXTENDED VIA LONG LANE & REROUTED IN LAMBETH
From Saturday 18 March
The Victoria - Elephant & Castle bus route is being is being
extended from Elephant & Castle via Newington Causeway,
Borough High Street, Great Dover Street, Long Lane, Abbey
Street and Jamaica Road to Bermondsey Station, then via
Brunel Road, Rotherhithe Street and Redriff Road to
terminate at Canada Water Bus Station - replaces route 225
between Bermondsey Station and Canada Water.
Rerouted between Lambeth Bridge and St George's Circus via
Lambeth Palace Road and Westminster Bridge Road (serving St
Thomas' Hospital).
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/buses/


OVER THE BRIDGE & THROUGH THE STREETS: A NEW MUSICAL PLAY 
Saturday 18 March 
2pm & 4.30pm at The Network Theatre (in Lower Road under
Waterloo Station; enter from Waterloo Road); Admission free
but reservation essential on 020 7525 9002
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1041
Written and performed by Southwark Playhouse, Borough Music
School and Children of Cathedral School. When Queen
Elizabeth I decides to take a holiday in Southwark, everyone
is surprised. Although it is only across the water, it seems
a world away from the glamour of the court. This is the
story of her journey, and the people and places she finds
along the way.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1655
http://www.geocities.com/boroughmusicschool/
http://www.cathedral.southwark.sch.uk/


ROOTS & SHOOTS OPEN DAY & MARKET
Sunday 19 March
11am–4pm at Roots & Shoots, Fitzalan Street SE11 (off
Lambeth Walk); £1 (child under 12 free)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=976
Spring market in wildlife garden. Fruit and vegetables,
organic meat and bread, apple juice, local honey and plants.
Crockatt & Powell book stall. 
http://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses big and small

* DTI minister tours South Bank regeneration
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2047

* Lambeth Building Society to merge with Portman
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2043

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

Stories about SE1 people and places

* Southwark College teacher wins creative writing prize
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2054

* Peabody staff get it in the ear on Women's Day
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2048

* Waterloo's young footballers are London champions
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2046

* The House by the Thames
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2046

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Searching for Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2045

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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Last week we launched a new forum section for local business
issues in association with Better Bankside: 
http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

- Decent Homes Scam?
- Recycling plastic: now not just bottles
- Bizarre-looking woman plastered in black hair dye
- Brilliant local historical website
- Football club 13yrs+
- Floor Laying
- London Docklands
- Spare keys exchange?
- French connection advert on E&C roundabout
- Anyone used El Azteca Mexican catering?
- Pink elephant on rolling skates sighted over Lambeth...
- Madeira Cafe coming to Waterloo
- New development on Pages Walk
- Pedestrian Crossing on Tower Bridge Road
- New Kent Rd Post Office closes
- Sundays in Borough Market

To read and respond to these discussions and more, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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[ This week on the SE1 blog ] 

- Siobhan Davies Dance Company - St George's Road
- High Court rules against Saatchi
- 100 years of Lambeth North station
- Eleanor Marriott swaps Southwark for South America
- Spacey shrugs off the critics
- A walk through Kennington
- Guy's and St Thomas' boss is highest paid in NHS
- Rapping about SE1 ... in Latin

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/blog/

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