Keep Spontaneous Street Performance Alive!

Liverpool City Council are enforcing strict laws which prevent street performers from plying their trade unless they agree to these new, restricting regulations. After street protests and personal attempts to stop the new laws from many of our city’s most beloved buskers, Liverpool City Council is still ploughing ahead with their BID (Business Improvement Districts)-based plan. Since when were corporate, national businesses more important than our home-grown talent? The council seems to be putting capitalist needs before the requirements of our city’s musicians.

Our city’s street artists need your help to keep performing and filling the city centre’s streets with music and life!

Read the full discussion, with terms of the new laws and arguments against it, and sign the petition at: Keep Spontaneous Street Performance Alive

Here are some more in-depth stories about the campaign that I have found across the internet:

Buckers launch legal bid to stop police dubbed Simon Cowell Cops halting performances because they are bad quality

Buskers campaign against new policy in Liverpool (suggests that some of the clauses the council have included are actually illegal)

About teafortwotalk

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