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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 313

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Monday 6 November 2006                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you want to pay less tax?
* Competition: Win tickets for the BFI IMAX 
* What's on this week
* November issue of 'in SE1' out now
* 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:

* Sir Trevor McDonald launches Southwark community TV
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* Architecture Foundation HQ gets green light from planners
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* Elephant regeneration race reaches final stage
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* City Hall blackout highlights climate change danger
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* Westminster Bridge's fascia-lift
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* Local Eritrean refugees feature in Belonging exhibition
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* A window on the world of art - in Borough High Street
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* Mill Street boat blaze drama
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* Princess Anne thanks Evelina donors
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* Hybrid bus coming soon to London Bridge
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* Appeal for missing man who jumped off London Bridge
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* Lynton Road school wins Prime Minister's award
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* Challenges for London Bridge businesses 2012 and beyond
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* Waterloo teenagers stage youth awards ceremony
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* Tour de France route through SE1 confirmed
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* Were you a Tommy's or Guy's baby?
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* Southwark's star volunteers receive awards
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[ Competition: Win tickets for the BFI IMAX ]
Win free tickets for an After Dark film at the BFI IMAX
during November - 15 pairs to be won!

After Dark has just returned to the BFI IMAX at Waterloo,
presenting either classic film favourites so you can catch
them again on the big screen or current hit films - very
handy for SE1 residents!

Films will be shown during the evening in their original
35mm format using traditional cinema projection (NB. not
IMAX or IMAX DMR). The image will fill approximately one
third of the screen and will be one of the largest pictures
in London, with top quality sound. With a superb view from
steeply raked seats and alcoholic drinks available to buy -
and take into the screen - not only is it local, but it's
also one of the best cinemas in the UK in which to watch a

We have 5 pairs of tickets to be won for each of the next
three films in the November After Dark programme:

Fri 10-Thu 16   The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma, 2006)
Fri 17-Thu 23   The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, 2006)
Fri 24-Thu 30   The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)

For timings and details on future After Dark programmes go

To enter, simply answer this easy question:

* Where is the BFI IMAX? 
  a) Waterloo
  b) Leicester Square
  c) Surrey Quays

Send your answer and contact details to
[email protected]
Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 7 November. 
Winners will be contacted by email. 


[ 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'.

Monday 6 November
5.30pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside; free
Specially commissioned film and video pieces by well-known
artists and works gathered from an open call for submissions
from new talent, seeking out anyone with creative ideas.
The distinguishing feature of the project is that all the
works being produced are shot in one single take.
Info & map:

Monday 6 November
6.30pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
Presentation and three short films from the developers of
the Bermondsey Square site, showing the findings from their
archaeological explorations.   Followed by question and
answer session. Refreshments provided.
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Monday 6 November
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside;
A 1943 film about the Blitz and an Imperial War Museum black
and white short showing the Victory Parade in Borough High
Street. 73 minutes. Membership is primarily aimed at those
living and working in Southwark. To become a member email
[email protected] or join on the night.
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Tuesday 7 November
7pm-9pm at Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street
Faith Around the Elephant is a new network growing up for
people of faith living, working or worshipping around the
Elephant and Castle who would like to meet their neighbours
from different religious and spiritual traditions.  This
will be an opportunity to meet each other, share stories
about elephants from religious sources with Sarah Clive from
state of the heart storytelling and discuss ideas for future
meetings and events. All are welcome and there will be halal
and vegetarian refreshments.
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Tuesday 7 November
7.30pm at Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street
All Peabody residents welcome.
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Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 November
8pm at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road
Performed in the round, The 5 Man Show is an up close and
personal triple bill of new work for five male dancers
incorporating an eclectic mix of dance, theatre, humour and
breathtaking lift sequences. 
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Thursday 9 November
8.15am-9.40am  at More London Marketing Suite
The London Bridge Business Improvement District Company and
the Metropolitan Police are working together to reduce crime
in the London Bridge area, and are looking to recruit more
special constables from amongst the business community.
You are invited to attend a business briefing to find out
more about the benefits of helping members of your staff to
become special constables. This Business Briefing is open to
any business in the SE1 area. If you wish to attend please
RSVP to Terry Wilden at the London Bridge BID Company on 020
7407 4701 or email [email protected]  
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Thursday 9 November
1pm-5pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 19 Rushworth Street
Make that difference to an older person.  Come to
Blackfriars Settlement's Volunteer Information Day.  Do you
enjoy meeting new people and want to do something rewarding?
Do you care about the needs of older people?  Are you able
to chat easily and provide company? 
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Thursday 9 November
4pm-7pm at Hankey Hall,  Hankey Place
Are you worried about crime in your area? Do you feel safe
on the streets?   Drop in for a cup of tea, a piece of cake
and a chat with the police from your Safer Neighbourhood
Teams, your Community Wardens, Southwark Mediation and
Victim Support. Find out who they are, what they do and how
they can help you. Refreshments provided.
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Thursday 9 November
7pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Kathryn Harries, the internationally renowned mezzo soprano,
has gathered together well-known friends to raise money for
Bankside-based national charity Speakability by giving a
special concert.
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Thursday 9 November
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Public forum to Explore the role of the United Nations in
Global Governance   Speakers: Sir John Weston, former UK
Ambassador to UN; Rick Bell, from the US Embassy, and Bruce
Kent of Action for UN Renewal.  Hosted by Southwark
Cathedral's Justice & Development Group.
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Saturday 11 November
12 noon till dusk at Bermondsey Square; free
A 200-metre interactive outdoor mural around the Bermondsey
Square construction site will be unveiled this week.  With
the help of developers Igloo Regeneration Partnership, urban
design collective 4WALL and a team of local artists have
been spray painting, drawing, stencilling, brushing and
cutting a series of two metre high boards for the past 2
months in preparation for the grand unveiling.  This day
also marks the start of an open invitation for local people
to join in and make their mark on the hoardings.  Parts of
the installation have been left deliberately blank to
encourage members of the public to join in and add to this
piece of living urban art.
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Saturday 11 November
5pm on the River Thames between Blackfriars and Waterloo
To mark the end of the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of
London and the beginning of a new mayoral year, the new Lord
Mayor will start a magnificent firework display on the river
Thames.  The display is best viewed from the South Bank
between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.
Earlier in the day the lead float in the Lord Mayor's Show
procession will feature the tower of Southwark Cathedral and
will be accompanied by pupils from Cathedral School in
Redcross Way.
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Sunday 12 November
10.50am at Borough War Memorial, Borough High Street
Wreaths are laid by representatives of Southwark
organisations and businesses during the annual ceremony
commemorating those who died in the two World Wars.
Prayers led by the parish priests of St George the Martyr
and the Precious Blood.
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[ November issue of 'in SE1' ]

The November issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. Pick up your copy at any of 70+ locations around
the area or download the PDF version at 


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* Terror 2006 at the Union Theatre
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* Black and Light: George Nicholson at [email protected]
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Valentine's, Long Lane
* Founders Place Development - Appeal
* Grrrrrrrr! In SE1 Newsletters
* Buying game in SE1
* Postal service. Is this a record?
* London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
* Meditation classes
* Pizzeria Castello
* Royal Festival Hall Restaurants
* Kickboxing
* Little Dorrit Park: So annoying...
* Grange Road development?
* Wheelchair accessible venues
* Lambeth ticket scam?
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


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