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SE1 Direct 306: your weekly news and events briefing


[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 306

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Monday 18 September 2006                      ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Metro Planting - Transforming Urban Spaces
* What's on this week
* £5 tickets for SE1 residents at The Old Vic
* 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
the news on a map:

* The Mayor's Thames Festival - pictures
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* Ten years of Oxo Tower Wharf
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* Fatal traffic collision on Lambeth Road
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* Is it a dining table oar a life raft?
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* Solar panels for City Hall win Southwark backing
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* Three years of roadworks as Thames Water replaces pipes
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* Potters Fields Park: director appointed
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* Another shooting in the Old Kent Road
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* Man collapses with gunshot wounds in Old Kent Road
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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'.

Tuesday 19 September
6pm-8pm in the Community Garden, north-east of Tate Modern
(near Millennium Bridge); free
Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a chat with other members of the
community, find out more about how you can enjoy the garden
and help put the finishing touches to the space.  Community
Initiatives at Tate Modern, in partnership with Bankside
Open Spaces Trust, are continuing to develop the community
garden space. If you would like to come along, contact
[email protected] for details or call 020 7401
Info & map:

Tuesday 19 September
7.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Meeting of representatives from Waterloo community groups.
Interested individuals also welcome. Agenda includes Lambeth
Council's ALMO plan for council housing, police report and
discussion on cobble stones in Lower Marsh and extension of
381 bus to better cover the hospitals.
Info & map:

Thursday 21 September
1.05pm-1.45pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Rd
A harvest festival celebration with music by the Portcullis
Info & map:

Friday 22 September
7pm at Museum of Garden History,  Lambeth Palace Road
Acker Bilk & his Paramount Jazz Band  Featuring not only his
great No.1 from the 60s Stranger On The Shore but many other
greats in what promises to be an unforgettable night. One of
the most famous names in the whole of the jazz world, Acker
Bilk will always be synonymous with his great song ‘Stranger
on the Shore’, the first-ever recording to be number One
simultaneously in the UK and USA pop charts.
Info & map:

Sunday 24 September
2.30pm-3.30pm  at Guy's Chapel, St Thomas' Street
To raise funds for The Play's The Thing project, Mental
Fight Club presents a special manic depressive recital.   A
Bipolar Expedition with that famous 17th century century
explorer Mr Henry Purcell. 
Info & map:


[ £5 tickets for SE1 residents at The Old Vic ]

A Moon for the Misbegotten starring Kevin Spacey starts
previewing from 15 September and runs until 23 December.

Info here:

Residents of Lambeth and Southwark can purchase selected
tickets for just £5.  Bookings must be made in person at the
Box Office, and you must present proof of address (utility
bill etc).  2 tickets per booking. Group bookers should
call 020 7902 7596 to register their interest.  All
tickets subject to availability.


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Henry Moore: War and Utility at the Imperial War Museum
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* Between Worlds 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

* Wield Group plc aka "Stonedale" managing agents
* Curious about The Rake
* Incessant noise near Sanctuary Street
* Conveyancing
* History of Tenison Street
* Acoustic guitar lessons
* The Food Chain won London favourite charity!
* Restaurants near Vinopolis
* Searching for the elusive ecopod
To read and respond to these discussions and more, go to:


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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