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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 296

Monday 10 July 2006                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: "we can work IT out..." The Beatles
* What's on this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
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* Waterloo station revamp timetable revealed
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* Winning design chosen for South Bank 'parliament'
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* Young Vic prepares to return to The Cut
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* Landlord could block Tooley Street lapdancing
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* STEP Festival brings schools and theatres together
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* Waterloo premiere for SE1 kids' composition
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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural eveqnts taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

Monday 10 July
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Architects Cracknell Ferns present detailed plans for
improvements to this busy Waterloo street which straddles
the Lambeth-Southwark border.
Info & map:

Tuesday 11 July
6pm-8pm in the Community Garden, north-east of Tate Modern
Find out more about the works of art in the Tate Collection
that feature plants and greenery, help to maintain the
garden by tending to the flower beds or look at the wildlife
and log what you find. Community Initiatives at Tate Modern,
in partnership with Bankside Open Spaces Trust, are
continuing to develop the community garden space. Artist
Mich¸le Fuirer will be inviting people to make contributions
to a participatory art project, through thinking about our
connections to green spaces. If you would like to come
along, contact [email protected] for details or
call 020 7401 5176.
Info & map:

Wednesday 12 July 
7pm at Aylwin Girls' School, Southwark Park Road
First meeting after a four-month gap for the local
elections. Meet your new councillors. Covers Grange,
Riverside and South Bermondsey wards. Agenda includes
release of Section 106 funds to Unicorn Theatre and info on
the licensing policy review consultation. The ongoing
controversy about the Tooley Street lapdancing club is
likely to be raised.
Info & map:
Meet the members of Bermondsey Community Council:

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July 
Fri 3pm-6pm & Sun 9am-12 noon at Mercure London City
Bankside, Southwark Street
GC Bankside present plans for the Holland Street Buildings,
including Irwin House and 120-122 Southwark Street as well
as the Bankside Industial Estate and the so-called Tate
Tower site next to Tate Modern.
Info & map:

Friday 14 July
12 noon-6.30pm; processions 1.30pm
Carnival procession organised by Mandinga Arts featuring the
pupils of Johanna Primary School and others.
The Carnival procession (1.30pm) will make its way to Lower
Marsh and the Millennium Green, helped along the way by a
Brazilian marching Samba band.
Moving the event to lunchtime and linking it with an
expanded Lower Marsh Market with bars, food with fresh
tropical smoothies and cocktails as well as the  local shops
gives residents, businesses and office workers in and around
Waterloo a chance to come together and enjoy the
The fun starts at midday with extended stalls at Lower Marsh
market with the main entertainment and activities commencing
during lunchtime and going on with a Salsa band until early
Info & map:

Saturday 15 July
At Siobhan Davies Studio, 85 St George's Road
9.30am-1.30pm BREAKFAST BARBECUE - An outdoor Aussie style
barbeque for breakfast and brunch with a chance to tour the
new Siobhan Davies Studios is available to all.   There will
be a charge for the barbeque
9.30am-10.30am GLOBAL DRIFTS Video installation set in the
foyer of the Siobhan Davies Studio, allowing people to play
with video images of their own improvised movements and see
them projected onto a film screen. Interact live with
dancers performing at the performance event Accented Body in
Brisbane, Australia through a video portal link.  A rare
opportunity to dance in Brisbane and London at the same
10am-11am and 12 noon-1pm CHILDREN'S CLASS: AFRICAN
CONTEMPORARY DANCE:  Open to children between the ages of
seven and eleven, Akosua Boakye introduces a fun class using
African rhythms. Limited places, no experience necessary.
Free of charge.
10am-1pm CHILDREN'S FACE PAINTING Children can have their
faces painted by members of International Workshop Festival,
transforming them in to colourful characters. Free of
Previous Siobhan Davies Bank dancer Annie Lok and her
collaborator Lalitaraja will lead a movement Jam around the
building.  Starting in the Studio's foyer, they will work
with the Global Drifts installation, experimenting with
movement on film.   They will also be working on their own
new material in the Research Space.  People are welcome to
watch or join in. Free of charge
Info & map:

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July 
2pm-7pm at Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground, South Bank
Turkish Fest - now in its third year - once again brings a
taste of Turkey to the South Bank. Celebrating all things
Turkish, this years music line-up includes the Turkish
Golden Trombone, a group formed from the Turkish State
Opera; Hakan, Group Tolerance and Canan Turan with her group
performing a mixture of modern Turkish music.
There will be performances from the Turkish Classical Chorus
and the oriental sounds of Orient Expression DJs. This
year's Turkish Fest will also include traditional folk dance
and belly dance performances.
A Turkish Bazaar along the riverside will be serving the
best Turkish food and drink as well as spices, textiles,
music and craft to transport the real Turkey to the Thames.
Info & map:

Until Saturday 15 July
Southwark Council's Cuming Museum will be moving to a new
home from mid-October, where visitors will be treated to
exciting new exhibitions showcasing the world-wide Cuming
collection and the history and vibrancy of Southwark.
The move coincides with the Cuming Museum's centenary year,
and will mean a venue that is fully accessible and offering
improved facilities for schools and visitors.
In the meantime visitors have only a week left to catch the
Cuming Museum's exhibition of unique Polynesian textiles and
jewellery before the museum moves to its new fully
accessible location.

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Spring Awakening at the Union Theatre
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

- Bankside Restaurant / Southwark Playhouse
- Elusive Camel Under New Management
- Mobile Meeting Place
- Morocco Street Stopping-up (2004?)
- Initial opinions about the Bermondsey area
- Sushi Restaurants?
- Warehouse / car park wanted for wedding marquee
- Violin Teacher req.
- People living in St Mary's Churchyard 
- Allotments
- Downings Roads boats

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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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