Thursday, 6 February 2014

Leicester Square Artists


While the renovations to Leicester Square took place the street artists were banned from the area.  They popped up at various venues as they fought for the right to go back to the square after its £15 million refurbishment.  They have attained the right to be have short periods of time in the area but have to constantly move on.  And so their battle against the council continues.  

6 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A sad decission for the artists.

Sharon said...

That is too bad, with all the tourists who walk around Leicester Square, it's a perfect spot for artists to sell their work.

William Kendall said...

Good portrait of these two. It would be an ideal locale for artists...

Jack said...

With some kind of licensing, the city could permit some artists while assuring that the area is not overtaken. Good luck to the artists.

Angie said...

Shame on the City! Should allow a 'pop-up' gallery.

Bill Nicholls said...

So did you get sketched