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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 282       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 3 April 2006                          ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Advert: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
* 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

* Waterloo and City 'pit ponies' lifted into the fresh air
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2099

* Mayor & Dean launch legal challenge to lapdancing licence
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2096

* Founder's Place planning decision deferred
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2095

* 'Muncher' devours Coopers Road estate eyesores
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2094

* Troubled Chaucer school is Southwark's most improved
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2093

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[ Advert: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique ]

A 6-week group class starting in May at the South Bank
Alexander Centre.

For details contact us on 020 7928 6378 
or lizzie@AlexanderCentre.co.uk

"The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my often
tense and busy life. Its thoughtful approach has made me
calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer
sense of my own well being. I am grateful for it."

Joan Bakewell, TV presenter and journalist

South Bank Alexander Centre
27a Blackfriars Rd SE1
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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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. 


EASTER CYCLE PROJECT FOR SOUTHWARK YOUNGSTERS
Monday 3 to Wednesday 12 April
For 8-19 year olds. Five Sessions will be held at locations
around Southwark. Drop in, get your bike fixed and learn
about bike maintenance and security.  Trainers from Cycle
Training UK.
For further details contact  Michelle on 020 7525 1615 or
email michelle@leathermarketrso.org.uk 


THAMES CLIPPERS: NEW TIMETABLE
From Monday 3 April
The river service linking Savoy Pier with Canary Wharf and
Greenwich (with SE1 stops at Bankside and London Bridge
City) has a new timetable from today with more services.
http://www.thamesclippers.com


QUESTION TIME WITH GUY'S & ST THOMAS' NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
MEMBERS' COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Monday 3 April
6.30pm-8pm in Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth
Palace Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1038
To help patient members choose who they want to vote for the
Trust has organised a Question Time with the candidates.
More than 2,800 patient members of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS
Foundation Trust will this week receive ballot papers to
elect five patients to the Members' Council, the body of
local people, patients and staff set up to help advise it on
how it carries out its work. There are nine patients
standing for election: Peter Budge, Michael Craft, David
Edwards, John Hyde, Jeremy Marsh, Lesley Mayne ,James
McIntosh, Clive Welch and Jane Wardle. People interested in
becoming a member of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation
Trust or who require more information about the election
should call 0870 703 0159 or email members@gstt.nhs.uk.
Members can be one of the following: a resident of Lambeth
or Southwark, a patient at the Trust in the last three years
or a member of Trust staff. Members should return their
completed ballot papers by 12noon on 28 April. The result
will be announced on 3 May. 


COMMUNITY FILM CLUB: MY FAIR LADY
Monday 3 April  
7pm (doors open 6.30pm for refreshments) in the Starr
Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside; free to Film Club members
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1030
(Musical, cert U - 1964, Director: George Cukor, 170 mins)
Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) bets his new friend
and fellow language expert Colonel Pickering (Wilfred
Hyde-White) that within six months he can turn a Cockney
flower girl (Audrey Hepburn) into a duchess but Higgins  a
confirmed bachelor  gets more than he bargained for.
It's free to join the Community Film Club - just email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk - please note that membership
is primarily aimed at those living or working in Southwark.


WATERLOO FAMILY PROVISION & RELANDSCAPING OF RIVERSIDE WALK
Wednesday 5 April
7pm at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
General meeting of the Waterloo Community Development Group.
Agenda includes presentations on provision for young
children and their parents in Waterloo, and plans to
re-landscape the South Bank riverside walk between the
London Eye and the National Theatre.
http://www.wcdg.org.uk


GIANT PAGES OF POETRY PROJECTED ONTO CITY HALL
Friday 7 April
7.30pm-11pm outside City Hall, The Queen's Walk; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=931
Over the course of eight nights well-known London buildings,
including the Barbican, City Hall and Somerset House, are
transformed into giant illuminated pages of poetry. As part
of the Beckett Centenary Festival at the Barbican, American
artist Jenny Holzer has been commissioned to present a
series of light projections, For London. Light projections
have been an essential component of her work for a decade,
and this will be the first time they have been seen in
London.
http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
http://www.london.gov.uk


WILD FLOWER PLANTING DAY IN THE TATE MODERN COMMUNITY GARDEN
Saturday 8 April 
10.30am in the Community Garden (north-east of Tate Modern)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1108
Community Initiatives at Tate Modern, in partnership with
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, is looking to continue to
develop the community garden space for use by the local
community by organising a wild flower planting day.
Artist Michele Fuirer will be available all day inviting
people to make contributions to the art project, through
thinking about our connections to green spaces. There will
also be something for you to take away... 
You'll need to come dressed in clothing suitable for the
outdoors, so don't forget your wellies! Everyone is welcome.
Contact peter@bost.org.uk for details or 020 7261 1009.
http://www.bost.org.uk


HOLY WEEK & EASTER CHURCH SERVICES
The London SE1 website has links to the websites of many
local churches in its Places of Worship section:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/worship/

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[ April issue of 'in SE1' ]

The April edition of our monthly printed guide to what's
happening in the area is out now - pick it up at any of  70+
locations - find your nearest at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

Alternatively download and print your own PDF:
http://www.inSE1.co.uk

This month: find out about special events for St George's
Day and Shakespeare's Birthday, the hat show coming to
Southwark Street and the new Bookshop Theatre in The Cut -
plus the most comprehensive local what's on listings -
including plenty of Easter holiday ideas for families.

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses big and small

* Business Club looks at Borough Market's future
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2098

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

Stories about SE1 people and places

* SE1 United youth charity celebrates independence
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2100

* Southwark schools take to the Globe stage
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2097

* Amanda Holden launches Oxo Tower exhibition
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2091

* Take your odd socks to Tooley Street
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2090

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Shared Experience at the Imperial War Museum
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2092

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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

- The Old Vic Annexe - Listed
- Waterloo and City line trains
- "Joy and Beauty" at the Elephant
- Major cleaning
- Floor sanders?
- Gym (pay-per-visit)
- Spa Park
- Lawn Bowls
- Locksmith

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.

- Interview with Samuel Adamson
- Penguin spotted on Bankside
- 20 years ago: GLC abolished
- Marks Barfield: anything but the London Eye

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

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