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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 303

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Monday 29 August 2006                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
* What's on this week
* Free Employment Law and Health & Safety Seminar
* Noticeboard: Calling all Waterloo swimmers
* 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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* Children's hospital shortlisted for top award
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* Local schools celebrate GCSE success
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* Cohesion Commission launched in Borough High Street
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* Elephant traders get first refusal in new development
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* Community theatre project wins Lottery funding
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* Maison Brillant in liquidation
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[ Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre ]

The largest dedicated acupuncture clinic in Europe
established since 1983. More than 20 professionally
qualified and registered practitioners of Chinese Medicine
including Herbal Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical

75 Roupell Street, London SE1 8SS 
Tel 020 7928 8333
Email [email protected]

5 minutes from Waterloo, Waterloo East & Southwark stations

Open 8am-9pm Mondays to Fridays * 9am-6pm Saturdays

Calm and tranquil atmosphere.

Free consultations to discuss whether treatment could be
helpful for you.

Get your ad here:
Now booking for NOVEMBER - get in quick while there's space!

[ 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'.

Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 August, Friday 1 September
Workshops at 11am, 1pm, 3pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Tue: Indian Dance
Wed: Storytelling
Fri: Drawing & Colouring
The dynamic creative arts charity Create is offering four days of fun-filled creativity for all the family at The Scoop.  Part of a wider initiative to encourage people to explore the stimulating environment of More London, More Creative provides families with a chance to be creative and have fun together.
Info & map:

Tuesday 29 August
7pm at George Inn, 77 Borough High Street; free
Carole Wright leads a guided tour of North Southwark's green  and open spaces, taking in eco-friendly architecture and forms of transport.  No need to book: just turn up in plenty of time. Walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Info & map:

Wednesday 30 August
7pm at George Inn, 77 Borough High Street; free
Aspects of healing explored on a walk from Guy's Hospital to Bedlam, via parks on the sites of old prisons and the Cross Bones people's shrine.   Led by John Constable.  No need to book: just turn up in plenty of time. Walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Info & map:

Thursday 31 August 
12 noon-5.30pm at Millwall Astroturf
An afternoon of fun, competition and sportmanship for 7 - 15 year olds. Millwall Community Scheme coaches running the
session. Contact Michelle on 020 7525 1615 or email
[email protected] to book a place.

Friday 1 September
7pm 9am-5pm (from 1 Oct 10am-5pm) at Museum of Garden History,  Lambeth Palace Road
Partisans / John Etheridge (solo)  The museum's month of jazz begins with the incredible guitar of John Etheridge, showcasing his unique playing with a solo show. One of the true masters of the guitar - John Etheridge is one of our unsung national treasures, and was nominated this year for Jazz Musician of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Info & map:

From Saturday 2 September
Every Saturday at Rockingham Community Centre, Falmouth Road
An exciting programme of activities from Nigeria and the African diaspora. For details and booking contact 020 7435 7030, [email protected] 
Info & map:

Saturday 2 September
3pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street
Theatre 503's production of Poet No 7 by Ben Ellis has been selected for the 2006 Dublin Fringe Festival.  To help with fundraising efforts to stage the show, there's a special reading of extracts from Ben's latest play. Horrific Acts for Charity is a jigsaw of sometimes comic, sometimes dark vignettes written during his recent Australia Council residency at the Keesing Studio in Paris. It takes a look at the bad side of humanity's good side, because generosity can come with strings attached... 
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[ Free Employment Law and Health & Safety Seminar ]

Elan & Co in association with Peninsula offer you and a guest a FREE seminar on Employment Law and Health & Safety featuring a presentation on 'How to obtain funding for small and medium sized businesses including Governement Grants'.  Topics covered  in the seminar will incude Issuing Contracts, Recent Legislation, Employee Rights and Health and safety policy.  The presentation will look at the various options for smaller businesses in obtaining funding, areas covered will include Applying for Grants, Debt Finance and Business Angels. 
This seminar should prove very interesting to any employer, whether the company is small or large and is completely free of charge. 
It will take place on Wednesday 4 October  at London Bridge Hotel between 2pm and 5pm. For more information or should you wish to attend this seminar please email Thomas Pick from Elan & Co at [email protected] stating the name, company, address and contact details of those who wish to attend.


[ Noticeboard ]

If you are a competent swimmer aged 16 years or over, then you can help Waterloo Swimming Club. They need competent swimmers to help parents take their kids swimming. Apart from carrying all the kit, parents have to comply with the pool safety rules; there must be one competent adult swimmer for two kids under 8 years old or for two kids who cannot swim. This means parents with more than two kids or those who cannot swim, cannot take their kids swimming! To help  out contact Abigail Tripp, Family Links, 99 Upper Ground SE1 9PP, [email protected] or 07792 471115. 


[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

Pub quiz
Roxy Bar & Screen
Tyers Gate planning/Bermondsey St
Le Pain Quotidien
Bankside Restaurant
Can you recommend a paver?
"Homo Homemakers" church fete!
County Terrace Tavern, NKR: any memories?
Information about Bankside - safety
Having a Family in Shad Thames
Stolen Bicycles
Tailors in SE1
Local Charity
Looking for Playmates for my children
Spare wheel theft in Chaucer Drive
TV Rental in London Bridge area?
White boxes in Leathermarket Gardens
Bag theft in Bermondsey Street pub

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