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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 312

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Monday 30 October 2006                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre 
* What's on this week
* Reader offers: The Salon at Hay's Galleria 
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Time & Talents Community Centre
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* This week on the SE1 blog


[ 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:

* Borough Market shoppers urged to sign Thameslink petition
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* Borough Market hosts birthday celebration
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* Borough Market wholesalers get back pain advice
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* Gorillaz appearance brings crowds to South Bank Centre
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* Stamford Street Neighbourhood Centre topped out
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* Experts warn of housing timebomb
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* Trading Places in Lower Marsh - photos and poems @ RFH
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* Campaigners burn models of Berkeley Homes' towers
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* Lib Dems launch Green Switch Week at Bermondsey Spa
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* £5 wormeries for Southwark residents
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* Zandra Rhodes opens watercolour exhibition
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* Train derails at Waterloo
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Running an event?

[ Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre ]

Thinking of change?
Lighten your life with the Alexander Technique.

Using the Alexander Technique you can become...
- alert
- balanced
- relaxed
- focused
- effective
- confident.

The Alexander Technique "gives us all the things we have
been looking for in a system of physical education: relief
from strain due to maladjustment, and consequent improvement
in physical and mental healthÉ and, along with this, a
general heightening of consciousness on all levels."
Aldous Huxley, writer

The South Bank Alexander Centre has three experienced
Alexander Technique teachers, including Glynn MacDonald -
Master of Movement at Shakespeare's Globe.
Daytime and evening appointments are available. If you would
like to find out more, we offer free 20-minute introductory

South Bank Alexander Centre, 27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
[email protected]

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

[ 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 31 October
Doors open 7pm (no admission after 8pm) at SEone, St Thomas
Southwark Mysteries presents The Halloween of Cross Bones
IX. The ninth annual ritual drama to honour the spirits of
"the outcast dead". Magical songs and poems from The
Southwark Mysteries performed by John Constable (aka Crow)
and the Liberty Crew, followed by a procession to the site
of Cross Bones.  Entry price includes free bowl of pumpkin
soup. No advance booking - come early to avoid
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 November
Wed-Sat 7.30pm; matinee Sat 3pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition,
56 Park Street
SplitMoon Theatre presents a new drama by Peter Sturm, Part
1 of a trilogy on the early life of Alexander the Great.   A
try-out of Part 1, 'AlexanderProjekt1', received six
performances in December 2005 and on the strength of its
success SplitMoon is now showing an 80 minute version
'Killer of the Sun' to help raise funds for the Rose.   A
team of eight actors and a bouzouki player take up the
gauntlet. Written largely in verse with live music we offer
a highly dramatic evening in a theatrically charged setting.
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 November
6pm at Living Space, 1 Coral Street
Working together with Groundwork Southwark and Lambeth,
Waterloo Green Trust will be setting up a new Friends of
Ufford Street Recreation Ground to help progress the project
and to plan possible activities on site such as a gardening
group.  Meeting for residents and stakeholders; come and
share your views.
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 November
7pm at Charterhouse-in-Southwark, 40 Tabard Street
West Bermondsey Community Forum's quarterly planning meeting
with Emma Williamson, community planner from the Willowbrook
Centre.  Look at Southwark's most recent planning
applications for the West Bermondsey area and get help and
support to make objections to the ones you don't agree with.
Info & map:

Saturday 4 November
Workshop 10am; performance 7pm at St Hugh's, Crosby Row
Come and sing Gospel with Juliet Fletcher of Green Tree
Productions.   Morning workshop is 10am-1pm with the
performance in the evening.  Beginners are welcome to the
workshop and an audience is needed for the evening.
Organisers are calling it a "St Hugh's fun-raising event".
Info & map:

Sunday 5 November
Cars leave Hyde Park from 7am
Annual run from Hyde Park to Brighton open to cars built
before 1905. 500 cars will take part. Route crosses
Westminster Bridge then via Lambeth Palace Road and Lambeth
Road to Kennington Road.
Info & map:


[ Reader offers: The Salon at Hay's Galleria ]
Established in Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, SE1 20 years
ago next year, The Salon offers Hair, Skin and Body
treatments. L'Oreal Premier Salon also carrying Thalgo,
Fudge and Jessica products. IPL Hair reduction system.
Current promotions for SE1 Direct readers:
- 1/3 off all beauty treatments (Mon, Tue, Wed) 
- Half price cut & blow dry with a full head of highlights
You need to bring the offer voucher with you to claim these
discounts which can be printed from the Special Offer page
of the website at


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The State of the World at the National Theatre
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[ Noticeboard: Time & Talents Community Centre ]

An occasional section for announcements from local charities
and voluntary organisations.

The Time & Talents Community Centre in Rotherhithe SE16 is
looking to appoint an Over 60s Monday Club Group Leader for
four hours a week. The successfull candidate will run a
recreational group for older people at the centre (near
Jamaica Road) between 1pm & 3pm on a Monday. They would have
experience of working with older people. For more
information or to get an application pack please call Sarah
on 020 7231 7845 or email [email protected]
Closing date November 24th. Committed to equal


Befrienders wanted to visit housebound older people in the
SE1 & SE16 areas.  No experience necessary If you have two
hours  a week to spare and would like to support older
people in our community please give us a call on 020 7231
7845 and ask for the Neighbourhood Care Team (Sue Sarah or


[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Christmas fairs list
* Incident at E and C
* Tarpaulin/Visquine
* Babysitter?
* Can anyone recommend a GP surgery please?
* Psychic, tarot, clairvoyant....
* Disco Dancing
* Feature on Shad Thames
* Watering Holes
* How hard is our water?

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


[ This week on the SE1 blog ]

Aggregating interesting articles about local people and
places from around the web:

- Design Museum reveals 2007 programme
- Hugh Pearman on the new Young Vic building
- Liberal/SDP breakthrough in Waterloo - 25 years on



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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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