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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 310

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Monday 16 October 2006                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Thinking of change?
* Residents' offer: become a friend of Bankside Gallery
* 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
the news on a map:

* Passer-by shot at Elephant & Castle
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* Good ratings for local health service
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* Young Vic reopens
  *** plus reader offer: save 50% on Cut Price Card ***
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* M&S opens London Bridge food store
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* Bravery awards for men who tackled Waterloo thieves
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* Restaurant hygiene ratings go online
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* 'Ambassadors for the Borough' come to the rescue
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* Families in Southwark learn together
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* Car club offers convenience without the hassle
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* Archbishop lends a hand with new park mosaic
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* Power cuts from Bermondsey to Kennington
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* Stanton: Southwark will oppose extra powers for mayor
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* Giant slides fill Tate's Turbine Hall
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Residents' Special Offer: become a Friend of Bankside
Gallery for only £15 during October

If you are a Southwark resident become a Friend of Bankside
Gallery for £15 (usual price £25) and you can enjoy 10%
discount on unframed picture purchases, 5% discount on
framed picture purchases, 10% discount on purchases from the
Gallery Shop, private view invitations, regular newsletters
and an exciting programme of talks and events.  

Call in and see us at 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH next
to Tate Modern or call 020 7928 7521, email
[email protected] 


[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events 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 17 October
7pm at Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street
NB venue is now Keyworth Centre, not Technopark as
previously advertised.  Regular meeting of councillors for
Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.  Agenda includes presentations
on Cooltan Arts, Mint Street Park and the Rough Guide to
Community Consultation from Bankside Residents' Forum.  Tim
Hetherington will talk about Southwark Community Games, and
local police officers will give an update on current issues.
Info & map:

Wednesday 18 October
12pm-6.30pm  at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education,
Webber Street; free
Come along and browse, meet booksellers and publishers, see
the best of multicultural books, story props and games.
Stories and songs for under fives and storytelling with
Sandra Agard, a local storyteller  Discussion forum with
invited panel: How does sharing stories from many cultures
support learning?  Free refreshments for children.
Info & map:

Wednesday 18 October
7pm-8.30pm at Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road;
free (booking essential)
A panel of writers, historians and theorists will discuss
lost, 'ruined' or overlooked links between the Tradescant
Ark and the seventeenth century social, cultural and
physical architectures that constructed its spaces,
collections and audiences.
Info & map:

Thursday 19 October
6.30pm at Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street
Open forum meeting for Bankside residents with information
on forthcoming developments in the area.  Meet Tim Cutts,
Southwark's Borough and Bankside planning policy officer.
Updates on Southwark policies including  Section 106, Tall
Buildings Policy and the launch of the consultation on the
Special Planning Guide.  Meet the Better Bankside rangers.
See plans for the Holland Street development and the Tate
Modern extension.
Info & map:

Thursday 19 October
7pm-9pm  at Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street
Kate Hoey MP and Simon Hughes MP invite local residents to
the South Bank Forum. Topics will include grotspots - help
to identify the worst corners of our neighbourhood and talk
about the small changes that would maker a big difference.
Find out how plans are progressing for the £1 billion
redevelopment of Waterloo Station. Bill Edgerley of P&O
Estates will give an update on the redevelopment of
Elizabeth House in York Road. And hear about new ways of
helping local people get jobs in the area.  And Thames Water
will give a presentation on its plans to dig up SE1 streets
to replace Victorian water mains.
Info & map:

Thursday 19 October
6pm-8pm at Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street
A Better Bankside Business Club seminar including a panel
discussion on the key issues facing women in business.
Featuring: Marie Armstrong (European business development
director, Reed Smith), Jilly Forster (founder, The Forster
Company) and Sue Hill (founder and managing director, Sue
Hill Recruitment).  6.15pm Seminar 7.15pm Refreshments &
Networking   This is not a women-only event. However, women
are particularly encouraged to attend.
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Friday 20 October
12.30pm-3pm  at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street; free
Meet shortlisted artists exhibiting in this year's
exhibition. Artists will be on hand to offer tours and
responses to this year's exhibition as well as giving
informal talks about their own work and leading hands on
activities for everyone to get involved.
Info & map:

Saturday 21 October
10am-1pm  at the Community Garden, Tate Modern, Bankside;
Help get the garden ready for autumn by planting bulbs,
there’ll be lots of digging and planting - a fun day for
all.  Community Initiatives at Tate Modern, in partnership
with Bankside Open Spaces Trust, are continuing to develop
the community garden space (north-east of the gallery, near
the Millennium Bridge).  Artist Michele 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
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Saturday 21 October
From 11am at Borough Market; free
11am: The Town Crier heralds the ceremonial arrival of the
Lord Mayor and a day of 18th-century revels.  The market
trustees invite traders and customers to don 18th-century
dress; the best child's costume will win a cake from
Patisserie Lila and £150 to spend in the market (result to
be announced in front of the entrance to Roast at 3pm).
2006 is also the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Company
of Fruiterers who will be bringing superb fruit to Borough.
All afternoon street performers, actors and musicians in
period dress will mingle with the crowd to take Borough
Market back to its beginnings in 1756.  Roast will serve
18th-century dishes and host family workshops given by a
team from Tate Britain on Hogath's Southwark Fair, kindly
loaned by Southwark Council.
Info & map:

Saturday 21 October
12pm-3pm  at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street; free
Drop in and join shortlisted artists exhibiting in this
year's exhibition who will be providing inspiration for the
whole family to get drawing with hands on activities and
talks about their work. Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult.
Info & map:


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Shortcuts 2006 at the Union Theatre
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* Telltale at the Elspeth Kyle Gallery
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* Caught in the Crossfire at The Bargehouse
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* Tobias and the Angel at the Young Vic
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Football club for 8-year-old boy
* Chiropractor
* Jasmine Garden
* New web site for Fair Housing TMO    
* Freecycling
* Demolition of Chaucer school etc.
* Restaurant hygiene ratings go online
* Guy's car park barrier episode
* Blue men over Maya House
* Chess club
* Organic Box Schemes
* Giant slides at the Tate Modern

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


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