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[ SE1 Direct ]    

Issue 40 | 9 April 2001

An email update from the Bankside Press team

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* Octavia Hill Estates: update

* Royal visit to Waterloo

* Bridget Jones' Diary

* What's on for children during the Easter Holidays

* Holy Week and Easter in SE1's churches

* My Fair Lady - West End tickets

* In the London SE1 Forums


[ Octavia Hill Estates: update ]

We reported on the Church Commissioners' plans for a
consultation on the future on the future of the Octavia
Hill estate in Waterloo in the April issue of "in SE1"
and on the website - see

Our report did not make clear the feeling of the
residents of the estates, who will be joined by local
clergy and MPs Simon Hughes and Kate Hoey on a protest
march to the Church Commissioners' offices in York Road
on Monday morning. The demonstrators will be carrying a
palm branch (to symbolise Jesus' reception in Jerusalem
on Palm Sunday) and 30 silver coins (representing the
betrayal of Jesus by Judas).

The demonstration will begin at 10am in Ufford Street,
reaching York Road at 10.45am.

Check out on Monday evening
or early on Tuesday morning for photographs of the
demonstration and more on this story.

You can read the South London Press's report on the
controversy at


[ Royal visit to Waterloo ]

Princess Alexandra visited Waterloo last week for a
special service at St John's Waterloo to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Festival of Britain.

for pictures and a full report.


[ Bridget Jones' Diary ]

You can't have missed the hype about the release of
Bridget Jones' Diary on Friday this week. It will be a
must-see for those who live or work in the Borough
Market area, as parts of the film were shot in and
around Bedale Street last year.

In the meantime, you can buy Helen Fielding's book to
prepare yourself for the film:

And the film soundtrack is also available:


[ What's on for children during the Easter Holidays ]

The holidays are now under way, so visit, download a copy of "in SE1" and
check out page 8 for details of many of the special
holiday activities on offer in SE1. We'll be sending
out another bulletin at the end of the week with
details of other events, including a very egg-citing
Easter egg hunt in Archbishop's Park.


[ Holy Week and Easter in SE1's churches ]

"in SE1" also has an outline of Holy Week and Easter
services at Southwark's two cathedrals (Anglican and
Roman Catholic) and at Christ Church Southwark and St
John's Waterloo.

You may wish to check out these websites for more
comprehensive information:

Southwark Cathedral:
St George's Cathedral:
St John's Waterloo
St George the Martyr Borough High Street:


[ My Fair Lady - West End tickets ]

The National Theatre run my have sold out, but we have
teamed up with First Call to offer SE1 Direct readers
the chance to book fast-selling tickets for the West
end run of the hit show.

Meanwhile, Martine McCutcheon's return to the role of
Eliza Doolittle has been delayed further by health
fears - see


[ In the London SE1 Forums ]

Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our
message boards:

- The Chop House does a "truly awesome" Sunday roast
- Closing down The Drome
- Bermondsey Antiques Market on Good Friday
- Cyclists at Oxo Tower Wharf

To get involved, visit


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