Save the classical musicians of Covent Garden sign now

I pledge my support to the tradition of classical buskers in Covent Garden, London, whose livelihoods are currently under threat.





In a move to significantly reduce street performance in Covent Garden Market, the owners (Liberty International/Capco) have announced that they will cut performances by 50\% as of April 2008.





If this reduction in schedule goes ahead, the highly trained classical musicians and opera singers will no longer be able to sustain a living from this specialized form of street entertainment. As a result, the only dedicated classical music pitch in the world will be no more. This will end a wonderful and unique tradition that has long been a reason for people to visit the area.


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Latest Signatures

  • 19 February 20161000. Laura S
    I've always enjoyed the calibre of performance at Covent Garden. It is unique. Sometimes I go soley to see the various acts on offer. I pop into the shops after performances and would estimate I spend a good 20 every time I do. There is clearly more than
  • 18 February 2016999. Esther G
    I support this petition
  • 16 February 2016998. Christine F
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2016997. Matthew M
    Keep music live!!
  • 09 February 2016996. Lucy K
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016995. Alex K
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016994. Leopoldina M
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016993. Clare R
    I have spent much time watching performances by amazing buskers at Covent Garden, indeed they are the lifeblood of the area. Without them, Covent Garden would just be another overpriced grey shopping centre, like all others! Businesses would suffer as peo
  • 31 January 2016992. Jeremy B
    Musicians and performers are part of the vitality of Covent Garden and must stay
  • 27 January 2016991. Shelley Y
    covent garden street music provided me with best memories of my life...dont stop it!!
  • 27 January 2016990. Andrew B
    I support this petition
  • 25 January 2016989. Andrew B
    This is the only reason I ever pop over to Covent Garden in the evening. My costom will be lost it the music goes and I suspect so will many more.
  • 22 January 2016988. Brian W
    who will bother to go to yet another just the same shopping mall?
  • 13 January 2016987. Caroline S
    The only interesting thing about covent garden is the buskers. Why would you want to get rid of them?
  • 12 January 2016986. Lauren E
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016985. Sophie W
    covent garden is amazing as it is, dont change it!!
  • 08 January 2016984. Liz B
    Loose the street performers and loose the essence of all that makes Covent Garden special!
  • 04 January 2016983. Phil K
    This is what Covent Garden is all about...buskers, markets, theatre. If people want a trendy spot, naff of to Leicester Square!
  • 31 December 2015982. Peter Ghp
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015981. Gemma P
    DO not stop the music!!!
  • 26 December 2015980. Richelle R
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015979. Rosa E
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 2015978. Mary R
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015977. John V
    Please permit this noble tradition to continue!
  • 14 December 2015976. Cristina D
    Performers in Covent Garden are part of the core of the area. Far fewer tourists will come with the consequent loss of revenue for the local enterprises if this part of the artistic world is denied them.
  • 13 December 2015975. Jayne S
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015974. Wendy M
    I support this petition

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Liberty International/Capco

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