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Let them perform

IT IS a tradition that dates back centuries, threatened by perhaps an even more ancient foe: regulation. Covent Garden’s street performers may learn today whether Westminster council intends to enforce a licensing system which the artists fear will make it impossible for them to operate. Covent Garden would not be the attraction it is today without its performers, acrobats and even the bronzed-up people levitating outside the Apple Store. This is a solution in search of a problem. Let’s keep Covent Garden chaotic and weird.





Evening Standard Limited