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[ SE1 Direct ]     

Issue 64 | 8 January 2002
Welcome to the first SE1 Direct of 2002! Happy New Year


London Town plc, the developers behind the
controversial plan for a skyscaper on Bankside next to
Tate Modern, withdrew their plans before Christmas, it
emerged today. It seems likely that fearing that their
original plans would be rejected by Southwark Council,
the company will now put forward revised proposals for
the prime riverside site.

More news will be posted at
later this evening

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

* Reader Offer at Conran's Blue Print Cafˇ

* What's on this week

* SE1 news from around the Web

* January issue of 'in SE1'

* TicketWatch with First Call Tickets

* In the London SE1 Forum


[ Reader offer: Blue Print Cafˇ ]

2 courses and a glass of wine, £14.95.

Beat the Blues this January with excellent and
delicious food from Blue Print Cafˇ. 

Blue Print Cafˇ would like to offer SE1 Direct
subscribers a 2-course set menu and a glass of wine for

With panoramic views stretching from Tower Bridge to
Canary Wharf, Blue Print Cafˇ, opened in 1991, was
Conran's first restaurant in the Butlers Wharf
Gastrodrome. Its elegant, fresh, modern interior is
complemented perfectly by its inventive menu created by
highly acclaimed Head Chef, Jeremy Lee. The menu
changes daily so more than one visit is recommended.

Blue Print Cafˇ
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD

T 020 7378 7031   F 020 7357 8810

Terms and Conditions
Please quote "SE1One" when making a reservation.
Reservations are subject to availability.
Available from 3 Jan - 13 Jan 2002, for lunch and
dinner. 3 courses are available for £18.95


[ What's on this week ]

Thursday 10 January 
Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut
6.30pm; £3 (conc £1)
John Calder talks about his recent book on Beckett -
revealing aspects of the author's thinking on the state
of human existence, our future and the meaning of life.
Calder will answer questions and read extracts to
demonstrate Beckett's extreme originality, humour, and
sometimes shocking approach to the concepts of time,
art, love and theology.

For more on what's on this week, check out 'in SE1' -
see below for details


[ SE1 news from around the Web ]

Tower Bridge closure: information from the Corporation
of London

One of SE1's most famous residents, the Archbishop of
Canterbury, today announced his retirement

Six injured in Southwark road crash

Workspace buys Inland Revenue building for 5 million

Two rescued by new lifeboats


[ January issue of 'in SE1' ]

The January issue of our monthly what's on guide is now
reaching all the usual distribution points, or you can
download a copy in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) at


[ TicketWatch with First Call Tickets ]

The Island by Athol Fugard at the Old Vic

The Wonder of Sex at the National Theatre

No Man's Land at the National Theatre

South Pacific at the National Theatre


[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

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

Tower bridge closure

Tate Tower plan withdrawn

The Circle, Queen Elizabeth Street - what's it like?

Motorbike parking near Grange Road

Coffee Shop debate: "woolly anti-corporate bleating"?

The Honest Cabbage - not what it used to be?

Piano bars

Dance classes

Got an opinion you would like to share with the rest of
SE1? Visit


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Please remember that there are many more cultural
events on offer at the South Bank Centre, the Royal
National Theatre and the National Film Theatre that we
do not have the resources to cover in our publications.
Check out these websites for full details of what's on:

>> C O N T A C T   D E T A I L S

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in SE1 - what's on guide
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