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Issue 41 | 21 April 2001

An email update from the Bankside Press team

We seem to start every bulletin with an apology at the
moment, but those of you who have visited the site over
the past few days may be wondering why things have been
a little strange. Well, we've been changing our hosting
provider, and it has proved to be a challenge to
reconfigure all the scripts that power the site to work
on the new setup. Hopefully we're nearly there now,
although there may still be a few quirks here and

Watch this space over the coming months for details of
exciting new web developments from Bankside Press.

In the meantime, there's a lot going on in SE1 at the
moment, so read on...

>> I N   T H I S   B U L L E T I N 

* Fun and games in Archbishop's Park

* Tate Modern: one year on

* Bridget Jones' Diary

* This week in SE1

* Southwark Social Investment Forum

* May issue of "in SE1"


[ Fun and games in Archbishop's Park ]

The recently-formed Friends of Archbishop's Park have
arranged for two playleaders from Blackfriars
Settlement to organise fun and games for children aged
between 5 and 11 for two hours every Saturday morning
starting today at 11.00am. The initial trial will run
for three months. Co-ordinator Sarah O'Connell says
"please note that this is not child-care and if your
child needs to be accompanied you should be there".
Archbishop's Park lies between Westminster and Lambeth
Bridges. Entrances can be found in Lambeth Palace Road
opposite St Thomas' Hospital, in Lambeth Road opposite
Pratt Walk, and in Carlisle Lane. O'Connell adds that
"the Park is the largest green space in the area and
worth getting to know. Appication forms to join Friends
of Archbishop's Park can be obtained from the
parkkeepers' hut in the Park."

- What do you think of Archbishop's Park? Comment now


[ Tate Modern: one year on ]

Next month Tate Modern celebrates its first birthday.
But what impact has the phenomenally successful gallery
had on the people who live and work in the Bankside

We're preparing a feature for the May issue of "in
SE1", and we'd love to hear your comments on Tate
Modern's first year. Just visit


[ Bridget Jones's Diary ]

In the last SE1 Direct mailing we mentioned that scenes
in Bridget Jones's Diary were filmed in Borough Market
and other SE1 locations.

Friday's Evening Standard has more on this:

Have you seen the film? Did you recognise any SE1
locations? Again, we'd love to hear from you - see


[ This week in SE1 ]

Saturday: Gala Organ Day at St George's Cathedral

Sunday: Shakespeare's Birthday: Sonnet Walks

Monday: Shakespeare's Birthday Concert, Southwark

All week: ACTS - a play based on the Acts of the
Apostles at St John's Waterloo


[ Southwark Social Investment Forum ]

The Forum's first "open market for ideas and action in
Southwark" took place on 7 April, described as a
"gathering of people determined to find ways forward to
fair, safe and peaceful life for all in Southwark".

Organiser Canon Peter Challen says "social investment
is about pulling together in a rich variety of ways. At
the Clubland event 28 stalls proclaimed the range of
community efforts"

The market place stalls included the Bermondsey-based
New Economics Foundation, Southwark Heritage
Association and Southwark Young Pilgrims, as well as
groups like Southwark Local Exchange Trading System.
Southwark Council's Community Development Unit,
responsible for the recent Area Forums, also had a


[ May issue of "in SE1" ]

Just a quick reminder that the May issue of our printed
what's on publication will be going to press early next
week, so if you've got any news and listings for us,
please get in touch ASAP to [email protected]

To receive details of next year's event , contact Peter
Challen on [email protected] 

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