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[ SE1 Direct ]    Issue 283       http://www.SE1direct.co.uk

Monday 10 April 2006                          ISSN 1750-0656

A very Happy Easter to all our readers. The next edition of
SE1 Direct will be sent on Tuesday 18 April.

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* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Metro Planting - Transforming Urban Spaces
* 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
* 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

* Potters Fields facelift about to begin
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2112

* Election countdown gets under way
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2111

* Four SE1 buildings shortlisted for RIBA awards
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2110

* Tony Blair visits City Hall for Olympics launch
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2107

* Shard's little sister wins planning permission
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2103

* 19 local projects benefit from final round of PLP grants
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2101

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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. 


BISHOP'S WARD LOCAL ELECTIONS HUSTINGS
Tuesday 11 April
7pm at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
If you live in Bishop's Ward (Waterloo/North Lambeth) this
is your opportunity to hear from and question the candidates
in the local elections on 4 May. Organised by Lower Marsh
People and the Association of Waterloo Groups.


EASTER CYCLE PROJECT FOR 8-19 YEAR OLDS
Wednesday 12 April
Decima Street TA Hall, 7 Decima Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1109
Learn how to keep your bike in great condition. Information
on how to protect you bike from theft. Bike repairs carried
out on a drop-in basis.
Information 020 7525 1615 or info@leathermarketrso.org.uk


ELEANOR COADE: A WOMAN OF STONE - MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Wednesday 12 April
11.30am and 2.30pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth
Palace Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=741
A chance to talk to Eleanor Coade, an important
businesswoman who invented a special recipe to make
artificial stone sculptures, ornaments and building
decorations in her factory by Westminster Bridge in the 18th
century. Find out more about her life and times and the
history of this area at a time when it was changing from
marshes and nurseries to become a hive of industry. North
Lambeth will never seem the same again! Free drop-in events
suitable for all the family (11.30am & 2.30 pm performances,
with gallery walkabout between 12 and 1.30pm). No need to
book but ring 020 7401 8865 for more information. 
http://www.museumgardenhistory.org


MOROCCAN MARKET - FESTIVAL RIVERSIDE @ ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Good Friday 14 to Easter Monday 17 April 
10am-8pm at Festival Riverside, outside Royal Festival Hall
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1074
This Easter experience the brilliant colours, bold designs
and distinctive sights, sounds and aromas of Morocco. To
mark the UK debut of Taoub, an adrenaline-rush of modern wit
and mesmerising acrobatics at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, a
traditional Moroccan souk comes to the South Bank.
Fabric tents stretch across the riverside front of the South
Bank Centre, piled high with handicraft direct from Morocco,
serving Moroccan delicacies and offering a taste of the
country's rich and varied culture. Silver jewellery,
ornaments made from fragrant cedarwood, pottery of all
shapes and colours, goods made from leather - said to be the
softest in the world  and woven rugs are just some of the
bargains to be had. A series of free performances held
throughout the day offer a flavour of Moroccan music and
between shopping and enjoying the entertainments on offer
you can relax on Moroccan rugs, cushions and furniture and
sample authentic Moroccan tea and delicacies or have a henna
artist turn your hand into a work of art.
http://www.rfh.org.uk/main/series/318.html


HOLY WEEK & EASTER CHURCH SERVICES
The London SE1 website has links to the websites of many
local churches: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/worship/
Many local churches are involved in ecumenical walks of
witness on Good Friday.


Looking ahead: 
PLANNING TRAINING: LEARN HOW THE PLANNING PROCESS WORKS
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April
12 noon-2pm - West Bermondsey venue TBA
West Bermondsey Community Forum will be holding planning
training sessions with Emma Williamson from Willowbrook
Centre. This training is useful to anyone who lives in North
West Southwark who has an interest in planning but doesn't
understand how the planning process works or how to make an
objection to a planning application.
The first session will cover:
What is planning/How the system works/How decisions are
made/How to influence decisions/The situation in Southwark
The second session will look at:
Applying knowledge from the first session/Section
106/Reading drawings/Design and layout
Places for the training must be booked through Adele at WBCF
on 05600 760642 or wbcf@btconnect.com
http://www.wbcf.org

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses big and small

* Land Securities donates 150,000 to community projects
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2113

* Body Shop HQ in St Thomas' Street sold for 43 million
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2106

* London Bridge BID goes live
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2102

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

Stories about SE1 people and places

* How to make the most of Southwark's local history archive
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2116

* Over the Bridge and Through the Streets
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2115

* Creating music opportunities for young people
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2114

* 30,000 Community Fund: where did the money go?
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2108

* Savoy Hotel adopts Thames foreshore
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2104

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[ Arts Reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Photospheres at Southwark Cathedral Refectory
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2109

* Shakespeare and Co at The Mudlark
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2105

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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 Village East "Now Open" Flagpole
- Driscoll House, New Kent Road
- Italian deli to open on Borough High Street?
- Guerrilla projection
- SE1 ... used to be brilliant...
- The truth about tall buildings
- Accident in Bermondsey Street, Tuesday afternoon
- The Bermondsey Dog Network
- Evangelical church in SE1?
- Fashion Museum Freehold for sale?
- Venue for fundraising event

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.

- Palm Sunday in Borough Market marks start of Holy Week
- Resurrection Blues to close early
- Leaping beauty: Jonathan Glancey on Siobhan Davies Studios

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

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