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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 319

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Monday 18 December 2006                       ISSN 1750-0656

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The next editions of SE1 Direct will be sent on Wednesday 27
December and Tuesday 2 January.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a
Merry Christmas and we hope that you have found this
newsletter useful during 2006.

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you want to pay less tax?
* Situations Vacant - new feature
* 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
 
* Arctic explorer launches fourth Bankside Frost Fair
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2502

* New sculpture garden in Waterloo churchyard
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2501

* Volunteers wrap hundreds of gifts for Bankside charities
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2500

* Tower Bridge Road building collapse: builders fined
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2499

* Borough Market to host daily TV show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2497

* Crockatt & Powell celebrates first year of bookselling
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2496

* Small grants available for Bermondsey youth projects
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2495

* Celebrities back Santa's Toy Sack Challenge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2494

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[ Situations Vacant - new feature ]

We've introduced a new service on the London SE1 website for
local businesses and organisations to advertise local job
vaancies. 

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/

Current job adverts:

* Business Development Manager, South Bank & Bankside 
  Cultural Quarter
* Part Time Helper, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
* Researcher, South Bank & Bankside Cultural Quarter
Details of these jobs at:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/

Ads are free for a limited time: If your local organisation
has a job vacancy to promote, email
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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'.

A MUSICAL INTERLUDE FOR ADVENT IN BLACKFRIARS ROAD
Monday 18 December
1.10pm-1.40pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
A collection of gentle old and new worship songs sung by
Suzette Noseda accompanied on the piano by Judith Rust.
Followed by coffee or tea and mince pies. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1427


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF GARDEN HSOTRY
Monday 18 December
5pm-8pm at Museum of Garden History  Lambeth Palace Road
Catch up on some last minute Christmas shopping and enjoy a
glass of mulled wine in the oasis of the Museum of Garden
History.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1440


CATHEDRAL SING-IN
Tuesday 19 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Annual lunchtime Cathedral Sing-in for office workers and
the local community hosted by the Dean, the Very Revd Colin
Slee. Popular carols by request.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1310


CAROL SINGING AROUND THE PARISH OF BERMONDSEY
Tuesday 19 December
6.20pm at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street 
Carol singing around Bermondsey Street and Square. The tour
starts out from St Mary's and includes a visit to Tower
Bridge Care Centre. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1367


LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 December
6pm-9pm at Design Museum, Shad Thames
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1413


THE LONDON NATIVITY - FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 December
Wed-Sat 6.30pm; Sun 2.30pm at The Scoop by City Hall; free
For Christmas 2006 Phil Willmott returns to re-stage a
unique open-air event - a pacey, thought-provoking,
hilarious and moving modern-dress staging of the beautiful
medieval Nativity plays - presented with the company's
trademark blend of wit, drama, comedy, puppetry and live
music, in keeping with the lively and accessible style in
which these pieces were first performed.  Wrap up warmly and
bring an umbrella for this magical free celebration of the
story of Christmas in the open air.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1432


CHRISTMAS CAROL-O-KEE
Wednesday 20 December
7.30pm at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street
Drop in any time to share some mulled wine and ask for your
favourite carol to be sung or sing it yourself!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1362


BUSINESS CAROL SERVICE
Thursday 21 December
1pm at Guy's Chapel, St Thomas' Street
40-minute Business 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/1409


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Thursday 21 December
1.05pm-1.45pm  at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road
Lunchtime Christmas carol service with music by the
Portcullis Singers.  Followed by mince pies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/704


CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT LOCAL CHURCHES
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/cat/12/church-services
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/worship/


CRISIS WINTER WALKABOUT
Thursday 28 December
Registration 1.30pm for a 2pm start at Hay's Galleria
Crack the code and claim the treasure! Join this sponsored
treasure hunt along the Thames and spread some Christmas
cheer among London's homeless. Starting with registration at
Hay's Galleria, the route takes you along spectacular Thames
walkways, finishing as the sun sets over the city.  Register
via events@crisis.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1122


NEW YEAR FIREWORKS
Monday 1 January
12am-12.10am at British Airways London Eye, free
A spectacular fireworks display fired from the London Eye
will mark midnight on New Year's Day. More 200,000 people
are expected to celebrate the start of 2007 in central
London. The fireworks can be viewed wherever you can se
e the Eye - from balconies, windows and high points across
the capital. 
The display will also be broadcast live on BBC  One. There
are viewing areas between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges
on the banks of the Thames.  A rolling programme of lighting
and large-scale projection effects will animate the Shell
Centre before the countdown into 2007 commences. This year's
theme is Dreams of London featuring the aspirations of
pupils from Johanna Primary School in Waterloo.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1458

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The Enchanted Pig at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2498

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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

* Black and Blue restaurant, Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62674
* Wright Bros.
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62596
* Alderminster Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62563
* Electrician in an emergency
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62536
* Mentoring
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62523
* 3am boozing at Chicken Cottage
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62492
* Refurbished area of Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62447
* Personal Training
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62435
* Talk Talk broadband
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/62408

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

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