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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 281       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 27 March 2006                          ISSN 1750-0656

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** Local Elections 2006 **
What are the issues which will determine how you cast your
vote on Thursday 4 May?

Help us to shape our election coverage - tell us today:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/community/localelections/

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
* What's on this week
* April 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
* This week on the SE1 Blog

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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

* Budget boost for South Bank and Bankside cultural quarter
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2089

* South Bank loyalty card launched by Mayor
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2086

* Mayor: GLA will underwrite appeal against "offensive
eyesore" strip club
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2084

* Mayor: lapdancing "certainly not appropriate" in Tooley St
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2078

* Quality Practice Award for Princess Street
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2083

* Million pound Lottery boost for Topolski Memoir
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2081

* 42-storey Elephant tower approved
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2080

* 1 billion redevelopment at Waterloo station
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2077

* "New Brutalist" Old Vic theatre annexe listed
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2076

* Bermondsey's Spa Gardens reopen
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2074

* SE1 student competes at Commonwealth Games
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2073

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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. 


THE BIG SHELTER SIT-IN EXHIBITION AT the.gallery@oxo
Wednesday 29 March to Sunday 2 April
10am-6pm at the.gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse
Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=949
Davina McCall, Joseph Fiennes, Dame Kelly Holmes, Ms
Dynamite and Jarvis Cocker are just some of the famous faces
who have been snapped sitting on their backsides for Shelter
to register their protest at the fact that more than one
million children in Britain are suffering in bad housing.
The celebrity shots, along eith photographs of more than
5,000 members of the public, can be seen this week at
the.gallery@oxo - and you can be part of the exhibition too
by coming along and having your picture taken in Shelter's
red chair.
http://www.shelter.org.uk
http://www.oxotower.co.uk


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM - POSTPONED
Wedensday 29 March
The Bankside Residents' Forum meeting listed in the March
issue of 'in SE1' has been postponed until May.


LUNCHTIME GARDENING CLUB AT HANKEY PLACE GARDENS
Thursday 30 & Friday 31 March
12 noon-2pm at Hankey Place Gardens, Pilgrimage Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1104
All equipment and plants provided. Free refreshments. Bring
a friend. For more information contact Sam Teague at Green
Lanes Network on 020 7252 6894 or info@greenlanes.org


BOROUGH MARKET: THE FOOD SCHOOL, THE FUTURE
Thursday 30 March
6pm at 1 Cathedral Street; download an invite from 
http://www.betterbankside.co.uk
Better Bankside's Business Club is kicking off its new
seminar series with an event looking at Borough Market's
future plans with chief executive Simone Crofton and chair
of trustees George Nicholson. It will take place in the
possible home of the new Food School, no. 1 Cathedral Street
(on the corner of Winchester Walk). The meeting is open to
Better Bankside member businesses and to members and
prospective members of the Business Club. Membership of the
Club costs 100pa (50pa if your business has three or fewer
full-time employees).  Contact Giles Semper for more
information: gs@betterbankside.co.uk


FOUNDER'S PLACE: LAMBETH COUNCIL PLANNING MEETING
Thursday 30 March
7pm at the Franklin Wilkins Building, King's College, 150
Stamford Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=759
Lambeth Council's planning applications committee will
consider the amended application to create 650 flats for
hospital workers, current tenants and private residents,
plus a nursery, health centre and shops. The application has
been amended to reduce the impact on the trees at the
northern end of Archbishops Park but is still controversial.


BOROUGH ROAD & KEYWORTH STREET DEVELOPMENTS: EXHIBITION
Friday 31 March & Saturday 1 April
Fri 10am-8pm & Sat 1am-2pm at the Department of Architecture
& Design, 7th Floor, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=748
London South Bank University is holding a pre-planning
exhibition for two new developments on its campus: a new
building on Keyworth Street to house the health and social
care faculty as well as the education and sports sciences
departments as well as some general teaching space. And a
new building on the junction of Borough Road and Keyworth
Street (behind the frontage of the derelict Presbyterian
chapel) to house a students' union and the relocated
Princess Street Group Practice.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1658
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/campusdevelopments/


WHAT DOES WATERLOO MEAN TO YOU?: WORKSHOP
Saturday 1 April
10am-2pm+lunch at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
The Waterloo Development Framework is the planners' draft
blueprint for Waerloo. Big changes are proposed - a new
ground-level concourse for Waterloo Station with tall
buildings above, and a car-free open space connecting
Millennium Green to Jubilee Gardens. Find out more and have
your say at a free workshop run by Waterloo Community
Development Group with the GLA & London Development Agency.
http://www.wcdg.org.uk
Framework info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1985
Discussion: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/46069


FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY: CROSS GENRE WORKING, PARTNERSHIP
AND COLLABORATION
Tuesday 4 April
6.30 - 8.30pm at the London College of Communication,
Elephant and Castle; book by Tuesday 28 March via
katy@southwarkartsforum.org
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1020
A Southwark Arts Forum networking event and launch of the
Film and Photography Network. An evening of informal
presentations, networking and of course, some wine and
nibbles. The overall aim of the new planned Network will be
to provide a forum for creative exchange between all those
with an interest in Film and Photography - to help spark
potential new partnerships and collaboration between
members. There will be a series of informal presentations
given by speakers in the field: David Grey from Village
Film, Julian Rodriguez, Dean of School of Media, LCC giving
a general introduction to the School of Media  and Peter
Wyeth, Director of Development, LCC  talking about
developments in film training, plus speakers from Wisegem
talking about their community photography initiative. This
will be followed by Q&As, break out networking groups and
finally an opportunity for general networking.
Refreshments will be provided. We encourage participants to
promote their own work on the evening - and invite you to
bring print/ leaflets.
http://www.southwarkartsforum.org

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[ April issue of 'in SE1' ]

The April issue of our sister printed publication hits the
streets at the end of this week. 

Are you organising a local event in April?  Make sure it's
included. It's free - email the details of your event to
listings@inSE1.co.uk right now

Businesses - get your message to thousands of local readers
It's not too late to book an advert; prices from just 25
Email sales@inSE1.co.uk or call 020 7633 0766 for a ratecard

http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses big and small

* Bankside businesses get Budget lowdown
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2085

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

Stories about SE1 people and places

* Clock change will hit early risers hardest says St Thomas'
sleep expert
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2088

* Patricia Hewitt tours Evelina Children's Hospital
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2087

* Elephant awards mark end of SRB programme
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2082

* Falmouth Road Park reopened
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2079

* Looking Back: 30 years of the Wellington Mills estate
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2075

* Neal's Yard Remedies Therapy Room
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2071

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Shared Vision - community arts exhibition @ Morley College
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2072

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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/list/1

- Inside Out and Loyalty Card
- Village East licensing extension
- 'Preservation plan for medieval Bermondsey'
- Muggings on Monday night....
- Sunday roast at the Blueprint Cafe
- Bingo at E+C
- Hairdresser Steven Rayner
- SE1 on Wikipedia
- Ten Pin Bowling at Elephant
- The truth about tall buildings
- Tooley Street lapdancing club
- London Road/Borough Road terraces & LSBU development
- Wormeries
- Guerrilla gardening at St George's Circus
- New skyscraper for Elephant
- Addington Street office block

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 ] 

Our blog is a weblog in the original sense - collecting
stories about SE1 people and places from across the web.

- Harvey Nichols sues over Oxo Tower fire
- Loan Tory is Evelina/Old Vic/National Theatre donor
- Southwark to host memorial service for terrorist victims
- Can you help pay for a piano tuner at Guy's Hospital?

Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/blog/

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