<![CDATA[Busker Central It's the Law Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:59:14 -0400 <![CDATA[Coffs Harbour busking policy goes wonky]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=78&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=78&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 (AUSTRALIA) The Coffs Harbour City Council's busking policy continues to rage by charging buskers $12 per day to perform.

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<![CDATA[Buskers wanted at London’s St Katharine Docks]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=35&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=35&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 Street entertainers are to be allowed to perform on a privately-owned stretch of London Docklands for the first time, after its owners announced plans to award busking permits in a bid to revitalise the area.

St Katharine Docks in Wapping - next to the Tower of London and owned by property company F&C Reit - is now looking for performers such as magicians, jugglers and musicians to entertain in one of four designated zones within the site.

One of the proposed busking areas sits on the riverfront next to Tower Bridge, while another would see performers make use of a courtyard space known as Centre Basin.

The street performers idea is part of a wider initiative aimed at raising awareness of St Katharine Docks and increasing visitors to it, which is being overseen by Gossip Consultancy on behalf of F&C Reit. It is hoped that the initiative will help enliven the area, in much...

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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 19:56:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Tombstone "the town to tough to die"]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2305&b=112&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2305&b=112&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:11:17 -0500 <![CDATA[How to be a Tube Busker in London]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=150&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 (LONDON) It seems there simply aren't enough buskers in London's tube these days to satisfy the growing masses.
Also known as the underground subway, a clear and present message to the "powers that be" is rumbling around the tube. Buskers believe many more should be permitted to display their art form in the nation's capital.

As it turns out, you can now take a quick internet lesson on How to be a Tube Busker with a recent article at the Londonist.com.

There's only one thing standing in the way - "the system". Tube busking has now been legal for 10 years. The article goes into a step-by-step process that may, in the end, prove the licensing procedure to be entirely futile.

You will be judged by a 3-person jury that may or may not be qualified to determine what is art and what...

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Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:28:13 -0500
<![CDATA[Buskers form the Church of the Holy Kazoo]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=152&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=152&c=4&sid=1c28452ae7b5a18efffeb4004edb4af9 (CAMDEN TOWN) Holy guacamole! Camden has banned amplified street music and now requires unplugged performers to buy licenses.
With the help of the Great Golden Kazoo in the sky, buskers have formed a church to sidestep the new busking laws. The Church of the Holy Kazoo has just been formed in the nick of time by buskers exercising the human right to "preach" in public.

It all started when Buskers staged a "street jam" in the heart of Camden to protest against the controversial new rules to license busking in the borough. Street performer Jonny Walker came up with the idea after Camden council's new laws required buskers to pay for licenses. He realized that street preaching is protected under freedom of expression laws so he set up the Church of the Holy Kazoo. It means Jonny...

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