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Issue 62 | 13 December 2001
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* What's on this week

* Free glass of wine at fish! County Hall

* Win a Christmas Makeover with The Stress Exchange

* Quick Snippets

* TicketWatch with First Call Tickets

* Advertisement - Digital art at the SE1 Gallery

* In the London SE1 Forum

Apologies for the lack of a bulletin last week -
unforseen circumstances prevented us from publishing

[ What's on this week ]

Thursday 13 & Tuesday 18 December
1pm-2pm; Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street
Join in the Christmas cheer with children from local
schools who will be singing under the beautiful atrium
of Hay's Galleria.	

Thursday 13, Friday 14 and & Saturday 15 December
7.30pm; £10 (conc £8); Rose Theatre, 56 Park Street
The latest in the successful season of readings at the
Rose Theatre site. This time, the Mad Moll Theatre
Company will be staging Thomas Middleton and Thomas
Dekker's lively 1611 comedy  with a most unusual
heroine:  Moll Cutpurse, the cross-dressing,
hard-drinking, purse-snatching Roaring Girl herself.
To book in advance, or check seat availability, contact
Mad Moll direct on 020 8741 3924.

Thursday 13, Friday 14 and & Saturday 15 December
7.30pm; New Arch Theatre, under Waterloo Station (past
the Eurostar Dispatch office); £7 (conc £5) on the door
or from 01959 576251
Geoids' Christmas Show is a new muscial comedy by Simon
Holland, based on A Christmas Carol. Geoids are a
Waterloo-based musical theatre company who draw their
members from local residents and commuters. New members
always welcome.

Saturday 15 December 
From 5.30pm at the National Theatre
From sundown, we present a celebration of Hanukkah and
the miracle of eternal light (5.30pm-7.15pm).
Energetic music & song with POMEGRANATE PUPPETS
(5.30pm). A chorus of voices accompanies the lighting
of candles. Live and traditional klezmer sounds from
sell-out virtuosos BURNING BUSH (6pm).
OI VA VOI: a night of clubbed-out gypsy grooves.
Authentic folk, dub and breakbeat with a dash of
contemporary funk, culminating in a brilliant light
show. (10.15pm-11.45pm)

Saturday 15 December
7.30pm; St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; £9 (conc £5) 
Conducted by Jonathan Butcher. Overture King Lear
(Berlioz), Symphony no 2 (Sibelius) and Symphony in C
(Stravinsky). 020 8607 9450 for more details.

Saturday 15 December
7.30pm; Southwark Cathedral; £5-£15
John Bate conducts Thames Philharmonic Choir.

Monday 17 December
6pm; St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road

Tuesday 18 December
12.45pm; Southwark Cathedral
The Dean, the Very Rev Colin Slee leads a carol service
with a difference. Working within an informal framework
the Dean invites the congregation to sing all their
favourite carols and read the traditional lessons.
Musical accompaniment is provided by the Tudor Rose
Brass Quintet, the Thursday Singers and the Director of
Music, Peter Wright. There is a retiring collection for
the charity, CRISIS. "The Carol Sing-in seems to be
remarkably popular with workers just before Christmas,"
says Colin Slee. "Itıs all a bit hazardous because it's
not like a normal carol service. The people who come
risk getting picked on to sing a solo, read a lesson,
or jump up and down jangling their keys!"

Tuesday 18 December
Until 8pm; Oxo Tower Wharf
South Bank's major shopping evening event. 


[ Free glass of wine at fish! County Hall ]

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* bring a printout of this newsletter with you to claim 
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* not in conjunction with any other offer
* valid at fish! County Hall until 31 January 2001

fish! County Hall, 3B Belvedere Road
Reservations: 020 7234 3333


[ Win a Christmas makeover with The Stress Exchange ]

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well-being clinic near London Bridge that brings under
one roof a team of the Capital's most exciting
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over £100. Closing date for entries is 15th December
2001 and packages must be used by end of February 2002. 

Click here now for your chance to win


[ Quick Snippets ]

George Cochrane - formerly of Tate Modern - profiled

Conde Nast builds a new team for Tate magazine

London Eye bids to go permanent

Helen Baxendale turns on London Eye lights

London Neighbourhoods Online - new federation of London's community websites


[ TicketWatch with First Call Tickets ]

Surrealism - Desire Unbound at Tate Modern

The Wonder of Sex at the National Theatre

No Man's Land at the National Theatre

South Pacific at the National Theatre



** SE1 Gallery, Southwark Bridge Road **

An exciting collection of work by Digital Artists

Oct 18. 01 - Jan 20. 01 
Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm 
Tel:		020 7401 9494 
e-mail:		[email protected] 

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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

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

Tower bridge closure

Looking for a Drama Club

SoBo -  new name for area?

Tower Bridge Road area - Robert de Niro moving in...

Driving instruction in SE1

Off-road parking in Bermondsey Square area

The Swan Pub, Old Kent Road

St John's Waterloo - Charity Concert - Handel's Messiah


Bermondsey Square & New Caledonian Market Developments

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