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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 318

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
Daily local news & features: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 11 December 2006                       ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* 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

* Bishop of Southwark thanks well-wishers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2489

* Waterloo tube station transformed into live music venue
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2488

* Crowds brave the rain for Christmas at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2487

* Date-rape drug in Borough restaurant: man convicted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2486

* Local photographer Steve Hollingshead launches 07 calendar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2493

* Father Christmas visits London Aquarium
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2492

* Beormund School tops national table
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2485

* Fitzpatrick family celebrates 50 years at the Lord Clyde
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2484

* Southwark kids create futuristic South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2482

* Countess of Wessex visits Westminster Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2480

* Old Vic a community theatre says Kevin Spacey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2479

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[ Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre ]

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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'.


TREE DRESSING DAY IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN
Tuesday 12 December
10.30am-12.30pm in the Community Garden at Tate Modern,
Bankside; free
Make Christmas pomanders and decorations out of found
materials and dress the trees with recycled materials
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 or call 020 7401
5176.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1346


WATERLOO GREEN TRUST & WATERLOO MILLENIUM GREEN TRUST AGMs
Tuesday 12 December
6.30pm at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street
Annual General Meetings of the two trusts followed by
refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1401


NORTH LAMBETH AREA COMMITTEE - TOUR DE FRANCE & ADDINGTON ST
Wednesday 13 December
6.45pm at Redfearn Centre, 329 Kennington Lane
Meeting for residents of the Waterloo area. Agenda includes:
* Sports and Leisure provision in North Lambeth including
information on the Leisure Delivery Plan and Sports Action
Zone 
* The Tour de France in North Lambeth 
* Community Safety update from the Community Safety Team  
* Public Transport allocations from the Addington Street
Section 106 agreement
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1204


MEDITATION FOR PEACE
Wednesday 13 December
6.30pm at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at St Andrew's Community and
Worship Centre.  A response to the critical situation in the
world and our community. Experience of meditation not
essential. Open to everyone, faith or no faith.   Contact
Revd Jane Kustner at jane.kustner@btinternet.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1403


FANTO'S MONSTER PANTO
Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 December
7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm) at St Anne's Church Hall,
Thorburn Square
Ghoulish panto presented by the Quay Players, a local
amateur dramatic group.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1435


INDIGO SAXOPHONE QUARTET: MUSICAL CHAIRS @ BOROUGH MARKET
Thursday 14 December
12.30pm-1.30pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
A selection of light classical to more jazzy pieces.  Third
in a series of free weekly concerts in the run up to the
Bankside Frost Fair.  Local employees are encouraged to
bring along their lunches and take a seat at one of Better
Bankside's pink tables and chairs.  The Better  Bankside
rangers will distribute information on other events such as
the Bankside Frost Fair and the Bring a Better Christmas
appeal. There will also be an opportunity to purchase
Christmas cards with profits going to charity and comment on
the Bankside Urban Park proposals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1373


ST JOHN'S GARDEN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Friday 15 December
4pm-6.30pm  at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; free
The new St John's Garden is opening with a Christmas
celebration.
* Welcome speech in church hall 5pm
* Opening ceremony in the new garden 5.10pm
* Followed by lantern lit carols and music  
Lots to see and do! 
Mosaic making and sale, Lantern and Christmas Craft
workshops, Drumming class with master percussionist (for
ages 10 yrs plus), Refreshments, Bric a brac sale, Community
stalls, Art exhibition, plants for sale... Plus join the new
Friends of St John's Garden group.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1433


BANKSIDE FROST FAIR - WITH HUSKY SLEDDING RIDES
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December
Fri 4pm-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-6pm on the Bankside
riverside walkway; free
Bankside will yet again be home to the 4th annual Frost Fair
outside Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Last year's
event attracted more than 100,000 people making it London's
largest free winter event. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1039


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Saturday 16 December
11am at Charles Dickens Primary School, Lant Street; free
Performance of solo and ensemble work by Borough Music
School pupils.  Followed by light Christmas refreshments
Admission free. Silver collection for school funds.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1359


SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sunday 17 December
6pm at Guy's Chapel, St Thomas' Street
Carol Service for the  parish of St George the Marytr,
worshippng at Guy's Chapel during restoration works.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1410


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 17 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
This is the main Cathedral carol service for parishioners,
friends and visitors.   It is not suitable for young
children who have their own service with parents on
Christmas Eve.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1261


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 17 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street
A traditional Christmas carol service with six lessons.  
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1363

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

News for and about local businesses big and small

* SECUR1TY - the impact of crime on SE1 businesses
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2491

* Business community gathers for Christmas tree lighting
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2483

* Project Elephant aims to nurture design talent
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2481

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Journey to the River Sea at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2490

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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

* Vinopolis - Bar Blue... ouch
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62372
* Dim T at More London
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62349
* Can flattery soothe the dead?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62334
* Roadworks in the middle of the night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62316
* The Trinity (formerly Hole in the Wall, BHS)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62312
* Borough Market - open on Thursdays?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62289
* Help with new logo
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62252
* Man with Van - Brilliant!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62251
* New Year's Eve fireworks (apart from the Eye)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62250
* Any hairdresser recommendations for a long haired bloke?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62243
* Southbank Tandoori - The Cut
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62223
* South Bank Dental
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62204

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

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