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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 316

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Monday 27 November 2006                       ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* 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
the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map

* Potters Fields campaigners petition Prime Minister
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2466

* Queen at Southwark Cathedral for Mohegan ceremony
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2458

* Cross River Tram: have your say
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2456

* Giorgio Locatelli booksigning in Borough Market
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2465

* New powers to tackle nuisance drinkers in Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2467

* Bermondsey Spa attracts international interest
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2464

* Gordon Brown speednetworks in The Cut
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2463

* New Kent Road minicab gun seizure: two men jailed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2462

* Man seriously injured in Long Lane 'road rage'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2461

* Second blue plaque for Charles Dickens School
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2460

* Police seek identity of St Thomas' mystery patient
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2459

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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 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'.

ELEFEST EVENTS THIS WEEK
The annual film and creative festival at the Elephant &
Castle continues this week. Highlights:
- Southwark.TV 4 Years On
- Paradise Now - film on Israel/Palestine
- The Working Class - screening of Michael Collins' film
- Talk on the black presence in Southwark since 1600
- Julie Myerson reads extracts from her book
- Dance Workshops at Siobhan Davies Studios
- The Wind That Shakes the Barley - Ken Loach
- Echo Park LA (Quinceanera)
- The Lavender Hill Mob
- Passport to Pimlico 
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/series/46/elefest


FRIENDS OF ARCHBISHOP'S PARK AGM
Monday 27 November
7.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
All welcome at the annual general meeting of the group
representing users of SE1's largest green space. The meeting
will be chaired by Cllr Peter Truesdale.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1369


A BETTER BOROUGH HIGH STREET - PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday 28 November
7pm at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell Road
Public meeting about initiatives to improve Borough High
Street. Borough High Street is one of London's oldest
thoroughfares, a gateway to the City of London, Bankside and
Bermondsey. An open meeting to see presentations, hear
details of existing plans and to give your views.  Speakers
are due to include Simon Hughes MP and Cllr Danny McCarthy
as well as representatives of Transport for London,
Southwark Council and Southwark Living Streets.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1113


BOROUGH AND BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 29 November
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Lant Street
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.
Agenda includes Southwark Refugee community forum, Ethnic
Health Foundation (Rockingham Community Centre), Thames
Water presentation on the Victorian mains replacement 
programme and Southwark Children's Information Service.
Plus details of the latest projects to be funded by the
Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme and the Community Fund.
There will be a local police update and the opportunity to
raise questions with your councillors.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/917


MEET THE ARCHITECTS DAY - TRANSFORMING TATE MODERN
Wednesday 29 November
11.30am-1pm in the Starr Auditorium, Level 2 at Tate Modern
Find out about Tate Modern's plans for a 165 million
extension south of the former Bankside Power Station.
Architects Harry Gugger and Ben Duckworth from Herzog & de
Meuron and key members of the Transforming Tate Modern
Project Team will give presentations about the ideas behind
the design of the new development and will also be available
to answer audience questions.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1305


WALL OF SHAME - WALL OF HOPE
Wednesday 29 November to Sunday 3 December
 at Riverside Walkway near National Theatre,  South Bank
Tonight, in Britain, more than one million children will go
to bed in a place they can't call home.   Housing charity
Shelter is calling on Gordon Brown to address homelessness
and bad housing by mounting a 30-metre interactive 'Wall of
Shame' on the South Bank.   They are inviting members of the
public to transform the white 'Wall of Shame' into a red
'Wall of Hope' using hundreds of red brick stickers
customised with their signatures.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1377


FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC IN BOROUGH MARKET: BOEHM CLARINET
QUARTET
Thursday 30 November
12.30pm-1.30pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
A selection of pieces from around the world starting at
home, travelling through mainland Europe, then across the
Atlantic, to 1940s USA. Enjoy a '1960s Nightclub' in Spain,
an authentic 'Klezmer Wedding' and some late night American
jazz.  First in a series of free weekly concerts staged by
Be in the run up to the Bankside Frost Fair.  
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1371


ROSE GRAY & RUTH ROGERS BOOKSIGNING: RIVER CAFE POCKET BOOKS
Thursday 30 November
6pm-7pm  at Foyles, Festival Riverside, Royal Festival Hall,
South Bank; free
Join Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers for a River Cafe alternative to
mince pies and mulled wine - a glass of prosecco and their
delicious pistachio cakes and pine nut cakes.  Rose and Ruth
will be signing copies of their new series of River Cafe
Pocket Books.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1297


WINTER WARMER - BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM
Thursday 30 November
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
The Bankside Residents' Forum AGM from 6.30 - 6.45 in the
Cathedral Education Centre is followed by time for residents
and those who work in Bankside to meet friends and
neighbours.  Access via double glass doors at the West End
of the Cathedral.   Contact Sue Page: 020 7928 9528
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1242


IMPACT OF CRIME ON BUSINESSES IN SE1: BREAKFAST SEMINAR
Friday 1 December
8am-9.30am  at Novotel London City South, 53-61 Southwark
Bridge Road
The London Bridge BID Company and Better Bankside, in
partnership with the Metropolitan Police, invite you to
attend one of two breakfast events to discuss the cost
impact that crime in the SE1 area has on your business. Come
along for breakfast and for free advice from our security
and insurance experts.   Please confirm your place by
contacting:  Terry Wilden, London Bridge BID Company on 020
7407 4701, or info@londonbridgebid.co.uk  Jogitha Jesudasan,
Better Bankside on 020 7928 3998 or jj@betterbankside.co.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1295


CROSS RIVER TRAM CONSULTATION
Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December
From 12 noon at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Cross River Tram (CRT) would link Euston and Waterloo with
branches to Camden Town and King's Cross in the north and
Brixton and Peckham in the south.  Should the Brixton branch
go via the Elephant or via Lambeth North station? Find out
what this scheme would mean for you at the roadshow,
complete with full-size tram.  Event will take place in the
shopping centre and at the new ecopod outside the leisure
centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1247


PULLENS YARDS OPEN STUDIOS & CHRISTMAS SALES
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December
Fri 6pm-9.30pm; Sat 10am-9.30pm; Sun 10am-5pm at Clements
Yard, Iliffe Yard and Peacock Yard, London SE17
Hold back on buying some of your more special presents,
until you've seen the unique Christmas gifts from designers,
artists, makers and publishers at a special workshop sale. 
The cinnamon tang of mulled wine and mince pies will scent
the misty December air in the truly Dickensian setting of
the cobbled Pullens Yards. The Pullens is one of London's
longest established workshop sales. The weekend event will
feature forty or more open workshops, including gold and
silversmiths, couture and designer clothing, glassware and
ceramics, graphics, fine arts, photography, book publishers,
fashion and furniture.
Info: http://www.pullensyards.co.uk/news.php


CHRISTMAS FETE AT HANKEY HALL - IN AID OF EPILEPSY BEREAVED
Saturday 2 December
11am at Hankey Hall, Hankey Place
Local resident Maria Walsh is commemorating the lives of her
brother and sister by organising a Christmas Fete. Caroline
Walsh died from Sudden Unexpected Death due to Epilepsy
(SUDEP) in 2002 and Phillip Walsh died from epilepsy-related
complications in 2003.  Maria has chosen to donate all
proceeds to Epilepsy Bereaved, a charity which support
families bereaved by epilepsy and funds research into sudden
epilepsy deaths in young people.   To offer assistance with
the event or to make a donation to Epilepsy Bereaved,
contact Maria at mariaw@copytechgroup.co.uk   Maria is
appealing for donations of items that can be used on the
day. All donations are welcome; nothing is too big or too
small. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1056


MOSAIC WORKSHOP IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN AT TATE MODERN
Saturday 2 December
11am-3pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Get involved by using foraged materials from the Thames
including Victorian roof tiles, ceramic pieces and other
found materials to help make the community garden mosaic.
Community Initiatives at Tate Modern, in partnership with
Bankside Open Spaces Trust are continuing to develop the
community garden space for use by the local community. Those
that live near to the gallery who may not have a lot of
outdoor space are particularly encouraged to visit the
garden. If you would like to come along contact
synthia.griffin@tate.org.uk for details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1345


BARGAIN BIN ART FAIR
Saturday 2 December
7.30pm-10.30pm  at Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey
Street
4WALL are sending out 500 blank postcards and pencils to
world famous artists, celebrities, rock stars and
politicians  asking them to draw something, sign it and
send it back.  4Wall are also going to The White Bear pub
and local Bermondsey schools with 500 more postcards.  On 2
December they will add all the art into a tombola and sell
99p raffle tickets to anyone who comes along.  Buyers could
get a Damien Hirst out of the hat but they could just as
easily get a Wayne Smith from the pub across the road.
Nowhere else do you get the chance to own original art for
99p.  All the money raised will be plugged back into local
youth art schemes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1259

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Love and Money at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2457

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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

* Metro Central Heights
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61822
* Nightclubs Near Bermondsey Station?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61816
* Flowers on St Saviours Dock bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61744
* Traffic in Trinity Street & surrounding area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61733
* Places open for Christmas Lunch in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61539
* Bermondsey Graffiti Wall
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61532
* Sport activity for 4-6 year olds?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61505
* Simon the Tanner is shut again
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61504
* Southwark Street crossing near Bear Lane
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61464
* Looking for a Tree Expert
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61459
* Christmas trees
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61446
* Parent Support Group
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/61398

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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