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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 301      

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

Monday 14 August 2006                         ISSN 1750-0656

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* Help us to spread the word about the London SE1 website
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
* What's on this week
* Noticeboard: Monster panto, self-build housing
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* From the London SE1 Blog

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[ Help us to spread the word about the London SE1 website ]

The SE1 Direct newsletter has more than 5,000 subscribers
and the London SE1 website receives thousands of visits
every day. 

But there are still many people who live or work locally who
are unaware of this free community resource.

Can you help us to spread the word by displaying or
distributing some of our new promotional cards? 

See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/56811 for
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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
the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map.php

* Riverside ice cream ban: decision deferred
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2296

* The Garrison goes smoke-free
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2294

* Waterloo gets chip-and-pin parking meters
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2295

* South Bank 'unrecognisable' without the London Eye
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2292

* Dirty Pretty Things to play Coronet road safety gig
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2291

* Czech Wreck team raise money for St Thomas' radiotherapy
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2290

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[ Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre ]

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established since 1983. More than 20 professionally
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including Herbal Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical
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75 Roupell Street, London SE1 8SS 
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Email acupunctureltd@btconnect.com
Web http://www.acupuncturecentre.org.uk

5 minutes from Waterloo, Waterloo East & Southwark stations

Open 8am-9pm Mondays to Fridays * 9am-6pm Saturdays

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Free consultations to discuss whether treatment could be
helpful for you.

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Now booking for NOVEMBER - get in quick while there's space!
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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'.


WHAT THE DICKENS! FREE GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 15 August
Meet 7pm at John Harvard Library, Borough High Street
Marshalsea Prison, Lant Street and The Mint  the criminal
underworld of Dickens' childhood. Led by John Constable.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/644


OUT IN SOUTHWARK - FREE GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 16 August
Exploring sexual identity and Lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender history against the backdrop of Southwark's
medieval Liberty with its cross-dressing actors and "Geese"
licensed by Bishops. Led by John Constable.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/645


CYCLOPS! - FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 17 August  to Sunday 17 September 
Aug 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 at 6pm at The Scoop (next to
City Hall); free
Free open-air theatre. The Steam Industry presents
Euripides' only surviving comedy, the family adventure,
CYCLOPS!.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/155


PLAY IN A VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 18 August to 2 October
Royal Festival Hall Riverside Terrace
http://www.play.philharmonia.co.uk/


SECONDHAND BOOK SALE AT THE ROYAL OAK
Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 August 
at the Royal Oak, Tabard Street
In aid of St George the Martyr Restoration Fund
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/711


YOUTH FAIR IN SPA GARDENS
Saturday 19 August
12 noon-6pm in Spa Gardens, Grange Road; free
Free youth fair with barbecue, music, DJ, jobs and training
advice, bouncy castle, free Bollywood dance lessons,
football tournament and more.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/773


CAPITAL AGE FESTIVAL IN BERNIE SPAIN GARDENS
Sunday 20 August 
2pm-6pm in Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground; free
Cultural festival created by older people, for older people
and free for all.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/11

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[ Noticeboard ]

An occasional section for news in brief from local
organisations

FANTO'S MONSTER PANTO: QUAY PLAYERS AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
This small and friendly Bermondsey-based drama group is
currently seeking new members. They are putting on Fanto's
Monster Panto in St Anne's Church Hall in December - a
great, ghoulish show, with lots of well known songs and a
hilarious script.
Can you sing a bit? Can you dance a bit? Do you like having
fun A LOT? Come and join rehearsals every Tuesday night at
7:30, St Anne's Church Hall, Thorburn Square, Bermondsey,
SE1. For more info call 020 7252 1970/07989 587728 or visit
http://www.quayplayers.org.uk


SELF-BUILD HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE
Are you 
- Living in Southwark? 
- In Housing Need?
- Interested in Self Build? 
If so Community Self Build London are looking for people in
the construction and building field, with families, to join
this environmentally friendly self build housing
co-operative. 
Must be willing to commit minimum 20 hours/week once on
site. Current commitment at least one evening per month.
Interested? Call Community Self Build London on 020 7785
6598.

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The Pirates of Penzance at the Golden Hinde
Read more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2293

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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

- Feliks Topolski
- Video/DVD rental shop
- Gladstone Arms
- Car Hire in or near SE1
- Recommended lawyer for SE1 block
- Deli on the corner of Wild's Rents and Long Lane?
- Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Falmouth Rd
- Leathermarket JMB
- Water leak on New Kent Road
- Demolition of Old School House at 12 Grange Road
- Gracelands Palace RIP
- St Mungo's Great Guildford Street
- Schools in SE1
- Superman
- Southwark Playhouse premises
- Sky in Leathermarket Court
- Ladies Boxing
- St Olave's Grammar School
- Bite to eat with kids..........?

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

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[ From the London SE1 Blog ]

News stories from the papers and websites that you may have
missed:

- Halabi to sell 100 million Shard stake
- Alan Sugar in IBM South Bank deal?
- Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' Hospital

Find out more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/blog/

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