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Got shut down for use of an amp by Bath City Council. New ruling due to too much noise outside the Abbey area.

The NT have ruined the busk at the Henge by closing the parking area and seated sections by the now closed link road so this is now a no go completely.

Just bought property in Avebury again NT controlled but this amazing place is still up for grabs as they can't seal sections off, this means its also a freebie to visit up against the Henge at £15 a ticket !!

We are being squeezed too much by the NT as they don't like buskers on their pitches,, still as I have purchased a piece of it they can't stop me hahaha ,,,,,,, so as I now reside on a World Heritage site does that make me a National Monument ????

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Kondini, would you explain for a person - me - in a different culture, what NT is an abbreviation for, thanks.
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Their is one pitch by the Abbey thar street performers share, I know Gazzo, Billy and Dominic work that regulary Did they get shut down as well or was it just you for using an amp? It has been at least 8yrs since I worked Bath, never use to use an amp back then times change. Are they shuting down Buskers in Bath altogether now I was thinking of visiting in November.
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Just the use of amps. This was bought to the fore after rehearsals in the Abbey were halted due to the amp noises outside. I have worked Bath all over with my main pitch by the underground car park and never had trouble before. It appears that unknowns were the instigators and caused the problem, and there has always been open doors to all busker wise, hence the numbers who turn up now. I have cut Bath down and use Avebury now as a regular.
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This has attracted a lot of attention in the UK press.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/se......sker-row

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-29315263

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/20......at-abbey (interesting cartoon)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-......ers.html

I'm 200 miles away, but heard about a guitarist being so loud that the noise stopped the Evensong Service. Stories like this make it harder for buskers in other areas.

It now seems to have been resolved http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Meeting-B......ory.html
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There is definitely an art to using an amp so that one doesn't offend. Most learn that the bigger, louder the amp, the more money they make and for a short-sighted outlook, that's fine. When pitches are burned out, they've moved onto greener pastures.
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It has always been the musicians not the magicians who have caused problems here. I have worked the City centre on and off for over 40 years and never had a sound problem. There are a hard core of opposition factors (Some shop owners and private individuals) Who have their own itinery and are a constant pain, but you get to know who where and when to avoid.

Once more the instigators on this occasion were from out of the area and busked with the loudest is best formula. They were soon put in place by a couple of the regular guys but it was too late.

This has happened before and will no doubt happen again , so I think time will restore all back to normal.

Ken.
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You may be interested to know that there will be a showdown between a busker and the rector of Bath Abbey:

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2014/session_detail/9007

Speakers:
David Dixon, deputy leader and cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Bath and North East Somerset Council
Edward Mason, rector, Bath Abbey
Dr Munira Mirza, deputy mayor, education and culture, Greater London Authority; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism
Gabriella Swallow, cellist, broadcaster and arts commentator
Jonny Walker, founding director, The Keep Streets Live Campaign; professional musician and street performer
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On Oct 15, 2014, Nick Broad wrote:
You may be interested to know that there will be a showdown between a busker and the rector of Bath Abbey:

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2014/session_detail/9007

Speakers:
David Dixon, deputy leader and cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Bath and North East Somerset Council
Edward Mason, rector, Bath Abbey
Dr Munira Mirza, deputy mayor, education and culture, Greater London Authority; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism
Gabriella Swallow, cellist, broadcaster and arts commentator
Jonny Walker, founding director, The Keep Streets Live Campaign; professional musician and street performer


Not exactly a show-down

It's a chaired discussion between the Rector of Bath Abbey and a totally different musician in a venue miles away
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Been there with this before. Its all a no contest with the Council being the dictator and the public the losers.

Time will put this right as Bath like Stratford is a busker friendly City and as with all Cities they have their tourist attractions of which buskers are one.
The ruin is outsiders who come now and then thinking they will quick score and move on, they don't, as one has to build up a following in order to make a living here.

Not a place for the novice and such spoil it for the regulars.
Rather than stay and moan about it I have moved on in order to survive, but will return when the fuss has vanished.
Ken.
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