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Licence To Sing In Strand Street

Douglas Development are urging people who go busking in Douglas highstreet to apply for a licence.

You need a licence to be legally busking in Strand Street.

Chris Pycroft, who is overseeing the Douglas town centre regeneration scheme said that the Isle of Man is a popular venue and buskers have told him they have only ever earned more in Covent Garden.

They are welcoming applications from solo performers, vocal and instrumental groups, brass bands, school choirs; in short, any performance artists who feel they could add to the mix of street theatre in the town centre. (audio above)

Mr Pycroft said that with Christmas always generating such strong demand for busking slots street performers must apply to the Partnership by no later than Monday November 1 for this year’s Christmas period.

Busking slots are provided free of charge. Applicants should indicate the duration for which the slot will be required.

To apply contact mailto:ganderson@douglas.org.im, telephone 612022, or call in to 7-13 Victoria Street, Douglas.

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