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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
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Posted:Ok, I'm interested in performing in the street when I'm good enough, probably in London, Reading or Oxford.Does anyone know if I have to have a street performer license like buskers do?

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Thistle
Thistle

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Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:I don't think so. But public liability insurance is a very good idea. The cops will leave you alone if you have it, but if you don't they make you leave in my experience of busking in the UK.Onelove, Thistlefirepixie
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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
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Posted:Thanks for your replySince I posted my question, I've found out that it's illegal to perform anywhere in London except in Covent Garden, but you need a licence to perform there.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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cutie poi girlie
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Location: porthtowan, truro, cornwall
Member Since: 14th Sep 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:that's not fair, like, free street performing for all! cutie
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p.s soz for that weird reply i'm hyper today..


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Christina aka Str0be
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Location: Wichita, Kansas
Member Since: 27th Sep 2001
Total posts: 19
Posted:sorry if I sound ignorant, but what is busking?

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Cassandra
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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
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Posted:Yes, yes, yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssI am soooo happy cause I , for the very first time, can answer a question about english and not ask ithurray!!!!Busking is performing in the streets for money.
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catboy
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Location: leicester, england
Member Since: 24th Sep 2001
Total posts: 167
Posted:i am originaly from the centre of oxford, and although I dont know if you need a licence to do fire performance, me and some mates got nailed for not having a busking licence there once. i think they are about 200 quid or so for the year (this is a few years ago now), but you can get that back in about a day when the city is busy. best times are begining of the summer or end of the summer (loads of tourists AND rich students to throw their cash at you...
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mates of mine are in a band that busks most weekends, and when its busy they can make 200 quid each in a day (there are 4-6 of them depending...


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