Our candidate for Camden Town with Primrose Hill ward, Ben Van der Velde is organising an excellent protest against Camden’s draconian and contradictory busking rules this Sunday, with Jonny Walker, Founding Director of the Keep Streets Live Campaign, and Comedian Mark Thomas. Join in and find out more…
Sunday Service: May 4th, 1pm, Britannia Square, Camden Town, outside HSBC and Camden Town Tube
You are cordially invited to the inaugural service of the Church of the Holy Kazoo this Sunday May 4th at 1pm. This fledging religious movement was formed in the aftermath of Camden Council’s controversial decision to criminalise street music across its entire geographical area, introducing fines of up to £1000 for unlicensed busking and giving themselves the power to confiscate and sell musical instruments to pay the fines as well as banning wind and percussion instruments.
However, all is not lost. Camden’s policy exempts music that is part of a religious procession or service from the need for a license, so we are issuing a general invitation for music and culture lovers everywhere to bring their instruments of choice and join our joyful congregation. The service will be presided over by comedian/activist, Mark Thomas, comedian/Camden Green Party Candidate, Ben Van Der Velde and the founding director of the Keep Streets Live campaign, Jonny Walker. The musical participation of the congregation is strongly welcomed and encouraged.
Our church is inclusive and non-judgmental and has few dogmas, save these two:
1.) Busking is a sacred act in our church and an expression of worship.
2.) Our songbook is every song, hymn or piece of music that has ever been written.
We want to celebrate public space as a place of community and spontaneity and stand against unjust laws that stifle creativity so join us this Sunday as we fill the streets of Camden with music, laughter and a slightly unsettling buzzing sound.
Join the event online: https://www.facebook.com/events/604776976274559