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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 309

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Monday 9 October 2006                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert:  Do you want to pay less tax? 
* Reader offer: 50% off Young Vic Cut Price Card
* What's on this week
* Noticeboard: ITV London offers funding for local projects
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

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offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
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* Potters Fields coach park: 3 towers will be built
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* St Joseph's celebrates 40 years in the Borough
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* Tanner Street restaurant blaze
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* Tesco Old Kent Road revamp announced
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* Bill Clinton spotted at Waterloo theatre
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* National Film Theatre relaunch programme revealed
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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'.

Find out about free educational events for adults and
children to enjoy together:

Tuesday 10 October
2pm-5.30pm at Corsica Studios, Unit 5, Farrell Court
Elephant Road; free
A display of MFC members' video shorts and photography on
World Mental Health Day. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 10 October
7pm at Crockatt & Powell, 119 Lower Marsh; £3
Nancy Mattson with a London reading of her new book 'Writing
with Mercury' - newly published by Flambard. Nancy is a
Canadian poet resident in the UK and this is her first UK
published collection.   Hylda Sims is a singer, poet and
novelist and will be reading and singing from her collection
Sayling the Babel - Hearing Eye.   Floor spots welcome.
Info & map:

Wednesday 11 October
at Hara - The Circle Bar, Queen Elizabeth Street
Dr Liam Fox MP will be joining Southwark and Bermondsey
Conservatives for a discussion of Britain's current defence
and foreign policy and the Conservative response to this. 
Info & map:

Thursday 12 October
7pm-9.30pm at Pedlars Acre Community Hall, Opal Street SE11
Meeting for residents of Bishop's Ward (Waterloo) in
Lambeth. The theme of the meeting is Traffic & Transport.
Agenda includes the Cross River Partnership's work in North
Lambeth, including information on the South Bank Centre, The
Cut refurbishment and the Cross River Tram project.
Info & map:

Sunday 15 October
11am-4pm at Roots & Shoots, Fitzalan Street SE11; £1 (conc
Catch the first juice of this yearÕs apple harvest. 2006
apple juice nouveau a la Lambeth will be available to taste
or buy and on display will be more than 50 varieties of
apples from The Brogdale Trust in Kent, which will be
auctioned off at the end of the day. Plants, honey,
producers' market, children's activities and more.

Sunday 15 October
4pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; £5-£31
BBC World Service and Shakespeare's Globe present a unique
one-off performance of King Lear to be broadcast by the BBC
World Service on Christmas Eve.   The actors will have
scripts in hand and perform to microphones onstage,
appearing without costumes or props. Alongside the actors
will be sound effects artists providing sound support to the
story on stage.  In the title role as King Lear is Philip
Madoc who appeared in Michael Bogdanov's TV adaptation of
Macbeth. The Fool is performed by Andrew Sachs, fondly
remembered as Manuel in Fawlty Towers. Mali Harries (Holby
City, Foyle's War) plays Lear's strong-willed daughter
Info & map:

Thursday 16 November
At the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Bermondsey Street
A cross between wine tasting and speed dating for 40-55 year
olds. The female places are fully booked, however there are
still a few vacancies for men.
Details here:


[ Noticeboard: ITV London offers funds for local projects ]

ITV London has a small donation fund available for
registered charities in the London area, to support local,
grass roots community projects. Projects with a media focus
are particularly welcomed. If you are interested in applying
for funds of up to £500 to support your project, please
write to Vanessa Scott, Regional Affairs, ITV London, 200
Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HF by 30 November 2006.
Please include full details of your charity including the
registration number and information about the project you
are seeking a donation for.


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The Alchemist at the National Theatre
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* CORE at Union Works - exhibition in Bankside factory
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Coffee shops open late?
* Bonfire Night Fireworks (?)
* Chinese buffet
* Grange Road Doctors' Surgery
* Good venue to hire?
* Tesco Old Kent Road - Re-development
* Hit and run at St. George's Circus
* Where can I buy a (digital?) piano in SE1?
* Gambia St query
* Bermondsey in the Guardian
* Charity shop required ... and other questions
* The Circle -- Electricity bills?
* 240 Blackfriars Road (opposite Christ Church)
* Has anyone seen the new play at the Old Vic?

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