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SE1 Direct 307: Cross River Tram, climb the Oxo Tower & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 307

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Monday 25 September 2006                      ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
* What's on this week
* Local business news 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
the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map

* Beetham reveals Dubai hotel deal for 51-storey tower
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2336

* Delfina Studios sold for 8 million
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2335

* Blackfriars Road tower image revealed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2334

* Blue plaques for Octavia Hill and Manze's
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2340

* Prince Andrew and Tony Blair at Southwark memorial service
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2333

* Simon Hughes to fight next general election
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2332

* Time Out award for architects' Table
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2338

* Councillors fight NHS budget cuts
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2337

* Shard construction moves closer with 196 million deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2331

* Helpers descend on London Bridge to assist commuters
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2329

* Gordon Brown visits Bermondsey Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2328

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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'.

LEARN ABOUT THE CROSS RIVER TRAM AND THE CUT IMPROVEMENTS AT
THE WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 27 September
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Agenda includes presentation on the proposed Cross River
Tram by Savas Sivetidis of the Cross River Partnership. The
route will cross Waterloo Bridge, splitting at Waterloo Road
with one branch heading down Baylis Road to Brixton.   Enid
Kakaire will talk about the work of the Great Lakes African
Women's Network.  And Kelvin Eden of Cracknell Ferns will
present the finalised landscaping scheme for The Cut.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/31


ELEANOR COADE: A WOMAN OF STONE
Wednesday 27 September
at Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road; free
Wouldn't it be fascinating to talk to a woman from the 18th
century? Well you can! Eleanor Coade lived in 18th century
Lambeth, at a time when it was rapidly changing from being
an area of marshes and nurseries to a hive of industry.
Eleanor Coade not only ran her own artificial stone making
factory, but invented the stone. She would be delighted to
tell you all about her life and work at this time.  
Morning Session 
11.30am - 12 noon: Gallery Interaction 12.00 noon:
Performance  
Afternoon Session 
12.30 - 1.30pm: Gallery Interaction 2.00pm: Performance
2.30 - 3.00pm: Gallery Interaction 3.00pm: Performance  
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/863


THE SHUNT LOUNGE
Wednesday 27 September to Friday 27 October
Wed, Thu, Fri 6pm-late at Shunt Vaults,  Joiner Street
The experimental theatre collective's latest project is a
members' bar deep below London Bridge station.  Each week
will be curated by a different shunt artist. Some will fill
the space with non-stop entertainment, some will do next to
nothing.  There might be performance, film, music, or
installation.  Or just tinkling glasses and the sweet sound
of someone getting a round in.  For the first month the
Shunt Lounge will be free and open to non-members.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1045


SOCIALITE LONDON PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS EVENING
Wednesday 27 September
From 6.30pm at Wine Wharf, Stoney Street SE1
Socialite 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, this
will be an informal opportunity to meet other new members
and enjoy a glass or two of wine. Tempted? To reserve your
place email info@socialite-london.com and mention SE1.
http://www.socialite-london.com


LIGHTBOX PROJECT 4 AT GUY STREET PARK
Thursday 28 September
6pm-9pm  at Guy Street Park, Guy Street; free
Unveiling of the new artwork produced by local young people
in workshops at Charterhouse-in-Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/420


FOOD & COMPOSTING EVENT AT WATERLOO MILLENNIUM GREEN
Thursday 28 September
4pm at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road
Displays and cooking from food growing groups.  Interactive
compost heap sculpture display.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/779


TRACEY EMIN BOOK SIGNING AT TATE MODERN
Friday 29 September
6.30pm-7.30pm in the level 1 shop at Tate Modern; free
Tracey Emin will be singing copies of her new book Tracey
Emin published in the Tate Modern Artists series. Emin has
just been selected to represent Britain at next year's
Venice Biennale.  Email shopmodern@tate.org.uk for details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/933


THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY
Friday 29 to Saturday 30 September
 9pm to 7.20am at BFI London IMAX Cinema,  Charlie Chaplin
Walk
The annual all-night marathon. All three films are shown in
their original theatrical 35mm versions (not IMAX) with the
image filling approximately one third of the giant screen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1037


HOMO HOMEMAKERS AUTUMN FAYRE - OPENED BY SIR IAN McKELLEN
Saturday 30 September
12 noon-5pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Fair for gay men and women to show off their skill as cooks,
gardeners, craftspeople and collectors. There will be
entertainment, demonstrations by celebrity guests and
experts, platform performances and bring-and-buy stalls.
All are welcome - gay or straight, young or old. The event
will be opened by Sir Ian McKellen. Part of the House of
Homosexual Culture, a programme exploring the shared
cultural heritage of lesbian and gay Londoners through a
programme of events, activities and salons.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/847


OXO TOWER WHARF OPEN EVENT - CLIMB THE FAMOUS TOWER
Saturday 30 September
11am-6pm  at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Bargehouse Street; free
A day of activities to celebrate 10 years since the building
opened to the public.  Visit 30 design studios and see new
products on display, take in two fascinating exhibitions,
enjoy special offers at the restaurants, see the specially
commissioned Tower illuminations (from 7pm) and get an
opportunity take a trip to the top of the Oxo tower (numbers
limited). Tamesa@oxo brasserie on the second floor is
offering 10% off its a la carte lunch menu.  Oxo Tower
Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is offering a variety of
freebies to ten customers every day for ten days from 21
September with the best offer on 30 September.  Free tours
up the Oxo Tower - an opportunity to climb the spiral
staircases and look through the giant O X O windows with
marvellous views from its very top (not a trip for the faint
hearted or those suffering from vertigo).  A once in a
lifetime opportunity - the tower has not previously been
opened to the public.  NB Numbers limited and on a first
come, first served basis. Special lighting design of the
exterior of the Tower illuminated from 7pm (designed by
Simon Corder).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/962


AUTUMN PLANTS & GARDENS FAIR
Sunday 1 October
10.30am-5pm at Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace
Road; 3 (conc 2.50)
Those who love the Museum's Annual Spring Plants and Gardens
Fair will be charmed by this new annual event. Specialist
bulb supplier Jacques Amand will be a major exhibitor and
will be joined by nurseries selling grasses, late flowering
perennials and shrubs, as well as exhibitors of seasonal
produce including pumpkins and squashes. Entrance to the
Fair includes access to the Museum's shop and garden.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/153


TERRY DRUMMOND: CAFE CONVERSATION: FAITH IN OUR CITY
Sunday 1 October
5pm-6pm  at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street
Each week St Andrew's invites someone to come along and
discuss their life and faith.  Terry Drummond; former Social
responsibility Officer, Personal Assistant & Lay Chaplain to
the Bishop of Southwark.  All welcome. Tea and refreshments
available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/936


SOMME THEATRE OPEN AUDITIONS - CALLING LOCAL RESIDENTS
Sunday 1 October
10am at the Old Vic stage door, Webber Street
The Old Vic Theatre, in partnership with the Imperial War
Museum, is inviting local residents to sign up for a role in
a brand new play commemorating the 90th anniversary of the
Battle of the Somme. Somme Theatre will see a community cast
exploring the realities of life on the front line and
presenting a nightly show from 15 to 19 November in the
Imperial War Museum's dramatic glass-roofed atrium.  The Old
Vic is looking for 85 volunteers to contribute to all
aspects of the project: both on and off stage. Lambeth and
Southwark residents willing to sign up for the war effort
should come to The  Old Vic (Stage Door) at 10am on Sunday 1
October for an informal audition. All ages welcome from 14
yrs upwards.  No experience is necessary just lots of
enthusiasm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1050


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 2 October
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards.  Agenda includes Southwark Community
Games, Unitary Development Plan and Bermondsey Street and
pedestrian priority.  Plus the regular updates from local
police and the latest on the Cleaner, Greener, Safer
programme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/623

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[ Local business news from the London SE1 website ]

* Better Bankside website launched with chocolate giveaway
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2339

* Councils bid for local enterprise money
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2330

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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

* Founders Place - Next Steps
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58845
* Supermarket at Tabard Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58820
* Halloween Events
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58813
* Good pubs in Bermondsey?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58812
* Personal alarms?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58808
* Local Tenants' and Residents' Associations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58729
* Trestle Tables Required for Fayre
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58728
* Advice needed - getting support for an elderly lady
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58721
* No work without experience
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58673
* Acorn Property Group
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58590
* Shard of Glass Breaking Ground Soon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/58585
    
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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