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[ SE1 Direct ] 	  

Issue 17 | 9 August 2000

An email update from the Bankside Press team


[ Senses of Place in Waterloo ]

Waterloo will come to life on Sunday 13 August when the
Young Vic and The Space Project present the climax of
six months of work on their community arts project. 

Senses of Place will celebrate the Waterloo area
through the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell
and taste. Participants are invited to "grab a map"
from the Young Vic between 12 noon and 6.30pm and go on
a "journey of the five senses", visiting the five
transformed spaces along The Cut and Lower Marsh. The
organisers have secured the use of five venues
including a house, a shop, a surgery and a gallery
which will be used to present video, photography,
performance, sculpture, soundscapes and more. 

Other events include Southwark Cyclists' Beating the
Bounds ride marking out the boundary of the Waterloo
Kite area (meet 2pm at the Young Vic), as well as live
music and street performance. 

Many restaurants, cafes and shops will be open
specially for the event, with Cubana in Lower Marsh
offering brunch for 9.95 (children 4.95) with free
fresh ground coffee. 

And look out for the Waterloo Millennium Green plant
stall opposite the Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis
Road. Construction work has now started on this project
- see for
background information.

Further information from the Young Vic on 020 7928 6363


[ Colombianos at the Coin Street Festival ]

Sunday 13 August 
2-6pm; Bernie Spain Gardens; free 
The UK debut of Circo Para Todos direct from Cali in
Colombia with a preview of their circus-theatre show
prior to its run on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 


[ Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare's Globe ]

We sent Farouk Campbell to see this new production at
the Globe:

Dramatic, entertaining and very funny, Two Noble
Kinsmen centres around the rivalry between two close
friends, Palamon and Arcite. Imprisoned and shackled
together both cousins fall in love with Emilia.
Immediately their bond of friendship is questioned as
they both compete for her.

The 16th century parlance within the beautiful ersatz
16th century surroundings of the Globe does not hinder
the play in communicating its wit and beauty to a 21st
century audience.

The acting and flow of scenes keeps the audience
guessing as to the outcome of the rivalry between these
once good friends. The large impressive skeletal horse
enhanced the feel of the play, as too did the musical

This impressive production was brilliantly done and is
well worth catching. The play does not contain your
usual Shakespearian plotting, soliloquies and villains
but it was a collaborative work and is noted for its
prevalent humour. The final conclusion is never a
predictable one.



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