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Hello from Antwerp, Belgium! by Magic Kim on Feb 15, 2016
Hello Buskercentral people and all of the other Busker-lovers,

I'm a mid 30's Belgian magician from Antwerp. I'm studying magic since I was about 15 years old, and perform now for already 12 years. I always were more interested in close-up magic, but through meetings with other magicians, I started doing kids-magic on birthday parties, schools, etc...
Because I performed for children, I tried to start performing as a clown-dressed magician. Yet, some years later, I stopped doing those children shows, and I'm focusing pure on sleight of hand magic for the use in close-up and/or parlor magic. Because I have a busy day-job as a European International Courier Driver, I didn't liked the hassle anymore when working with contracts.
For that reason, I will start out Busking here in Belgium as soon as the spring is in the country. I studied a lot of other street performers, as well magic as other arts, and I really want to go out now to Hit the Bricks!!!

The name Mik-Kado is the only thing...

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Victory in York that keeps streets alive! by BC on Jul 1, 2015
:sax: (YORK) City Halls often see busking as a potential problem to be managed and restricted. The victory with the York City Council resulted in a document designed to encourage and welcome buskers from all over the world.
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An online petition was started by the Keep Streets Live Campaign. It was signed by over 4000 people and called on York to scrap their restrictive policy and work with the busking community to produce new guidance. It seems while one town is outlawing busking and street performing, another is begging for buskers to revitalize their historic and shopping districts.

The York document may influence London's policy that criminalizes street musicians. A campaign has been set up to challenge it and protect Britain's public spaces. The Camden dispute has organized buskers consulting in the House of Lords, taking the...

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trouble with the law by patrick210 on Jun 25, 2013
I've been busking without a tip jar or sign. I don't ask for money i just play. When someone offers money i stop playing, put the money in my pocket. The police tell me im soliciting. I say no im not. They say yes you are. I say no im not....ect . can anyone give me some talking points? One cop said by accepting money im giving the impression that im soliciting and i would have to prove that i didn't in court.

making music on street in istanbul by rugu on Jun 16, 2009
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Victoria International Busker Festival by Bohemians on Jul 6, 2011
French Bohemians Georges & Cerika will act as cultural hosts, performers and exhibitors at the upcoming Victoria International Busker Festival.

Victoria International Busker Festival

When
From Friday, July 15th, 2011 to Sunday, July 24th, 2011

What & Where
One of the world’s most unique festivals! Will feature a range of performers from around the world on event stages along the downtown Inner Harbour, in Bastion Square and at Bay Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada.
A very first for Victoria

Victoria International Busker Bistro

A bistro with a European touch at the heart of the Busker Festival

Come join us for evenings of uplifting Live Bohemian music that will make you feel you just traveled all over Europe and back .
Browse our unique Bohemian Arts pieces.
Live the experience of a personalized Stone Reading by Cerika.
Enjoy the gourmet food menu of the Busker Bistro or simply stop for a refreshing pause, a cool drink or a beer.

Schedule
The Bistro will be open from 12H00/noon t...

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