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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 320

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Wednesday 27 December 2006                    ISSN 1750-0656


The next edition will be sent on Tuesday 2 January.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a
Happy New Year and we hope that you have found this
newsletter useful during 2006.


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Situations Vacant - new feature
* What's on this week
* January 2007 issue of 'in SE1'
* 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:
* Southwark pupils star in Queen's broadcast
Read more at:

* Borough Market rail viaduct: decision due next summer
Read more at:

* Fears for affordable housing as Octavia Hill homes sold
Read more at:

* Bishop: I find Crucifix Lane story "very strange"
Read more at:


[ Situations Vacant - new feature ]

We've introduced a new service on the London SE1 website for
local businesses and organisations to advertise local job

Current job adverts:
* Mentor for Artist in Residence Project, Morley College
* Part Time Helper, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
* Researcher, South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter
* Receptionist, Jonathan Bailey Associates 

Details of these jobs at:

Ads are free for a limited time: If your local organisation
has a job vacancy to promote, email
[email protected] today.

Please could the person who sent details of a vacancy at the
end of last week send the email again - thanks!


[ 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'.

Wednesday 27 December
6.30pm at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at St Andrew's Community and
Worship Centre.  A response to the critical situation in the
world and our community. Experience of meditation not
essential. Open to everyone, faith or no faith.   Contact
Revd Jane Kustner at [email protected]
Info & map:

Thursday 28 December
Registration 1.30pm for a 2pm start at Hay's Galleria,
Tooley Street
Crack the code and claim the treasure! Join this sponsored
treasure hunt along the Thames and spread some Christmas
cheer among London's homeless. Starting with registration at
Hay's Galleria, the route takes you along spectacular Thames
walkways, finishing as the sun sets over the city.  Register
via [email protected]
Info & map:

Thursday 28 to Friday 29 December
10am-5pm  at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane, Tooley Street
This Christmas on board HMS Belfast professional actors and
a team of living history specialists stage an interactive
six-scene play to put into context this hard-fought naval
engagement.  Unfolding throughout the day on Thursday 28
December and again on Friday 29 December, the re-enactment
will help to bring a part of HMS Belfast's history to life
for visitors. 
Info & map:

Sunday 31 December & Monday 1 January
Projections on Shell Centre from 8pm; Fireworks 12am-12.10am
at British Airways London Eye; free
A spectacular fireworks display fired from the London Eye
will mark midnight on New Year's Day. More 200,000 people
are expected to celebrate the start of 2007 in central
London.  Following the chimes of Big Ben at midnight, a
ten-minute display, organised by the Mayor of London, will
be fired from the London Eye and from the river.  The
fireworks can be viewed wherever you can see the Eye - from
balconies, windows and high points across the capital.   The
display will also be broadcast live, on BBC One. There are
viewing areas between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges on
the banks of the Thames.  A rolling programme of lighting
and large-scale projection effects will animate the Shell
Centre before the countdown into 2007 commences. This year's
theme is Dreams of London featuring the aspirations of
pupils from Johanna Primary School in Waterloo.  See map of
viewing areas.
Info & map:


[ January 2007 issue of 'in SE1' ]

A final call for events listings and adverts for the January
edition of our printed local what's on guide which hits the
streets in the middle of next week.

Send your January events to [email protected] and
your advertising enquiries to [email protected] right now!


[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* SE1 on YouTube
* Furniture hunt!
* Prospective demolition of Borough Market
* Bagels
* Tyers Gate Bottle Bank
* How can we improve your community website in 2007?
* Living near Blackfriars Road
* Cycling - South Bank
* Red route fines?

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


Before sending us event information or press releases,
please read this page:

Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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