The Live Music Forum
Hamish Birchall Bulletin
Monday 7th September 2009 - More Licensing Act casualties
This from Peter Cripps, chairman of Glosfolk, an organisation which promotes the appreciation of, and participation in, folk song, music, dance and drama in Gloucestershire, Sunday 6th September 2009:
TO ALL GLOSFOLK MEMBERS AND FOLK PERFORMERS:
The Sunday afternoon performances in Gloucester Docks, to which many of you have contributed, and which have had excellent feedback from the public and the organisers, were to have been extended with at least one extra Sunday (13th September). However, Gloucester City Council (who own the land on which the performances take place!) would not give a Temporay Event Notice for the extra day, so all the arrangements have been cancelled.
In a non-folk related event, a free brass band concert in Cirencester
was recently cancelled because of the Act. Cirencester Band was engaged
If anyone doubted the evil effects of the Licensing Act, or that sooner or later it would start to be enforced in Gloucestershire..................!