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[ SE1 Direct ]     

Issue 54 | 16 October 2001


Welcome to SE1 Direct. Due to circumstances beyond our
control we have been unable to send our usual bulletins
for the past few weeks. Another bulletin with details
of this weekend's events will be sent out on Thursday
or Friday. Normal service will then be resumed.

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

* October issue of 'in SE1'

* News & Events

* Quick Snippets

* In the London SE1 Forum


[ October issue of 'in SE1' ]

The October issue of 'in SE1' (our monthly what's on
guide) has been available at the usual venues for a
couple of weeks now. If you haven't seen a copy yet,
you can download one at


[ News & Events ]

Wednesday 17th October. 
Meet 6.45, depart 7pm from The George Inn, Borough High
Street. £3 suggested donation on the night 
John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries,
conducts a guided tour of the old Bankside 'Liberty',
relating the folk history of ancient sites to his
vision of Southwark's unique identity. Sites include
the Tabard Inn, Southwark Cathedral, St Mary Overie
dock, Winchester Palace, The Clink Prison and the
Crossbones Graveyard. The tour ends with refreshments
and revels back at The George.

Thursday 18-Saturday 20 October
DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE at the Rose Theatre Exhibition
The Rose Theatre Exhibition is following the success of
Dr. Faustus at the end of August with a series of
staged readings of Dido, Queen of Carthage. The play
has only been performed a handful of times in the past
fifty years so it will be a real treat to see such an
undervalued play brought to life in the space
Christopher Marlowe once worked in. The readings take
place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Saturday 20
October from 8pm at The Rose in Park Street.
Tickets £10.00/£8.00 concs. Friday 19th will be a Gala
Performance from 7.00pm and tickets will cost £30.00 
To book please call 020 8469 0140.

Thursday 18 October
Staff, students, alumni and guests of Trinity College
of Music will sail downriver from Wesminster to
Greenwich, accompanied by HMS Westminster for the
official opening of the King Charles Court, Trinity's
new home. Tower Bridge will be raised between 1.30 and
2.00pm for the boats to pass.

Thursday 18 October
The Princess Royal, Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage
Trust, is to attend the British première of
Shackleton¹s Antarctic Adventure at the BFI IMAX Cinema
on Thursday 18 October. The princess is due to arrive
just before 7pm. The film uses original footage and
re-enactments to convey the drama of this extraordinary
story of survival against all odds.

Livesights, operators of the fabulous ThamesCam webcam
that watches the Pool of London, are now offering
multimedia desktop shows and screensavers, including
the opportunity to replay the Thames Festival Lantern
Procession and the Great River Race on your own

The Bankside Open Spaces Trust is conducting a survey
of the current and potential use and management of 10
local open spaces. They are asking for volunteers to
contribute one hour per week to help carry out the
survey. To find out more, please contact the Bankside
Open Spaces Trust on 020 7261 1009. The survey is
funded by The Bankside Business Partnership.


[ Quick snippets ]

Deisgn Museum Galliano fashion exhibition postponed

Surrealism: desire unbound reviewed in New Statesman

Will the USA attacks prompt changes to the London
Bridge Tower plans?

The Observer speculates on strife at the South Bank

Southwark News profiled in the Evening Standard


Monkey Business - Halo or Horns party 

Dust off your halo and polish your horns for a night of
heavenly hijinks in Covent Garden. Monkey Business, the
blind date party with a difference, is back and hotter
than ever - Thursday 1 November 2001.

If you want to have a great night out with (or without)
your mates plus the chance of a little romance then
check this out: 

To advertise in SE1 Direct email [email protected]

[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our
message board at

Tate Tower: what's the latest

Cleaner and car parking

Bagels and jam factory

Mattress for charity

Bricklayers' Arms Roundabout - debate continues

Plumbers in the Tower Bridge area

History of my building (Trinity/Bath/Devonshire House)

Parking on Bermondsey Steet

St Mary Magdelen, Bermondsey Street

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