Save the classical musicians of Covent Garden

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    Covent Garden Courtyard Buskers
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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.