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Thread #54781   Message #850770
Posted By: Nemesis
19-Dec-02 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
Subject: RE: PEL: Mummers stopped Cerne Abbas
IF THIS LAW GOES THRU UNCHANGED,
CHRISTMAS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!

Already .. under existing legislation this week PEL officers in Cerne Abbas   Dorset have stopped Mummers performing a traditional play ... and then followed them 500 yeards down the road to stop them performing at another pub! (story: Dorset Echo: 18 December )

PLEASE put the details of this protest event in your calendar and pass it on to as many people as possible, and please attend if you can.   Just in case .. the House of Lords has confirmed that carol singing will be a licensable event (same license that a Landlord has to apply for!

                        Monday 27 January 2003, 1:00 PM
                           Parliament Square, London
                               Mozart's Birthday
                                  Silent Protest

To illustrate the apalling impact that the Government's Licensing Bill will have on live and community music-making.
Bring your instrument (AND A GAG -medical-type mouth-coverings work well),
but don't play it.


Contact:Caroline Kraabel 020 7237 1564.
Caroline is part of the London Musicians' Collective

On a personal note: anyone in the Worthing area want to share a charabanc? PM me ..