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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 300      

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
Local news and information: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 7 August 2006                          ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Would you like help sourcing finance?
* What's on this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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[ Local news & features 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

* Carnaval del Pueblo comes to Southwark
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2289

* Drain trains return to Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2288

* Palestra wind turbines gain planning permission
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2287

* "Major victory" for Bankside residents as tower is shelved
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2282

* Disturbance at Ministry of Sound - police appeal
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2283

* Workers and residents learn how to be safer in the city
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2284

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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural eveqnts taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/ or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL FOR FREE?
Do you want a work out before you start work?
The Colombo Centre is offering its football pitches for free
every weekday morning between 07.30 and 09.30.
Phone 020 7261 1658 to book your pitch.
Visit http://www.colombo-centre.org for details.


TALES FROM THE SCOOP: FREE CHILDREN'S STORYTELLING
Monday 7 to Friday 11 August 
12.30pm-2.30pm at The Scoop, next to City Hall; free
Mon: Pauline Stewart
Tue: Bernard Ashley
Wed: Kit Wright
Thu: Tony Bradman
Fri: Nicholas Allan
Info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/at/28/the-scoop


BLACK HISTORY WALK
Tuesday 8 August
Meet 7pm at Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle
Celebration of Black achievement in Southwark. Led by John
Constable.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/642


MAKING THE MINT - MINT STREET ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
Friday 11 August
12.30pm-3pm at Mint Street Park, Southwark Bridge Road
Consultation and display developing options for Mint Street
Adventure Playground.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/727


THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN - FREE SILENT FILM 
Friday 11 to Thursday 17 August
Fri 11, Wed 16, Thu 17 9pm (doors 8pm); donations on the
door; at Shunt Vaults, Joiner Street (under London Bridge
station)
Silent film classic with live accompaniment
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/726


TALENT UNEARTHED SUMMER FESTIVAL AT MINT STREET PARK
Saturday 12 August
1pm-6pm at Mint Street Park
Colourful celebration of the hidden talents of SE1. A free
family festival packed with fun activities, dazzling
displays, inspiring demonstrations, magical performances and
tantalising competitions. Organised by Southwark Playhouse
and Bankside Open Spaces Trust.
Amateurs and professionals join forces to celebrate:
* Music and Performance Southwark Playhouse summer school,
Blackfriars Settlement, jazz, rappers, dancers and
international vibes.
* Visual Arts Artworks by local artists, community groups
and The Art Academy. Plus Sale of Art & Crafts 
* Horticulture St Mungos' Herb Sale, BOST's Chilli display
and WGT's Interactive compost sculpture.
* Cookery Tantalising traditional recipes display,
demonstrations and spicy cooking. 
* Sports Penalty shoot out, Basketball hoop challenge, plus
young activities with Sure Start
Activities: Circus Skills and Carnival workshops, BOST's
Window-box planting and giveaway, Vegetable sculpting and
Cake decorating, Bike Surgery, Graffiti, Face-painting,
Bouncy Castle and more.
Join the Carnival Parade around the Park from 4.30pm
Enter the Best cake in SE1 competition ... Bring your cake
on the day.
Great Free prize draws and Sport and Cookery activities
prizes.
Refreshments, Asian & Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
Information & Community stalls including Bankside Residents'
Forum, Tate Modern, Southwark Skills Bus, SD Dance Co,
Community Music, Southwark Sports and Southwark Tourism
(with local special offers), Borough & Bankside Community
Council Surgery, Borough & Bankside Community Development
Network and BOST's consultation on Mint Street Park
improvements.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/383


BUSTER KEATON SHORTS - NATIONAL THEATRE
Saturday 12 August 
11.20pm; free
Silent shorts projected onto the Lyttelton flytower.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/482


SOCIALITE LONDON PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS' EVENING
Wednesday 16 August
6.30pm at Wine Wharf, SE1 - http://www.winewharf.com
Founded by an SE1 resident, Socialite London is an exclusive
new members club for people who are passionate about
socialising and dining out in London. Members are
professional people who live or work in London who enjoy
great food, great restaurants and great times in the company
of their contemporaries.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, come
to the Socialite London prospective members evening. This
will be an informal opportunity to find out more about
Socialite London, meet other prospective members and enjoy a
glass or two of wine. You will also have the opportunity to
sign up for a free 3 month trial membership.
To reserve your place for this event, RSVP to
guestlist@socialite-london.com. Friends and colleagues who
are interested in joining Socialite London are also welcome,
simply email the names and email addresses of your guests
and they will be added to the guest list.
If you are not able to attend the event but would like to
sign up for a free 3 month trial membership then simply
email membership@socialite-london.com and mention SE1.
http://www.socialite-london.com

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2286

* Chelinot at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2285

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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

- Bankside stripes
- Demolition of 1 Westminster Bridge
- Stopping the cyclists at More London
- Carnaval del Pueblo
- Seven storey hotel on Bermondsey Street
- The Rake - the Utobeer Bar
- Eco wooden flats off Bermondsey Street
- Crockatt & Powell
- St Mungo's Great Guildford Street
- Recycling Plastic Bags?
- St Olave's Grammar School
- Alarm at Norton Rose Building
- A pampering spa day?
- New nursery school on Stamford Street
- Ladies Boxing
- Buying plants in SE1
- Simon the Tanner re opening

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

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