During the weekend of 22/23 May, Speakers’ Corner saw 20 hours of music, sun and fun, with dozens of buskers entertaining large crowds.
Also wowing the audience were a circus performer, musical families, a tuba-playing minister, a folk quartet and even Michael Fabricant MP!
Sunday was the turn of Bruford Low (a.k.a. BUSKATHON organiser Dave Simcox) who busked at the piano for 10 hours, ably assisted by a host of singers who joined in with gusto!
Both days were concluded with a singalong round the Joanna; Speakers’ Corner resounding to Beatles numbers and other popular songs.
Lichfield Arts volunteers rattled buckets and handed out hundreds of leaflets publicising FUSE, which takes place in Beacon Park on 9/10/11 July (www.fuselichfield.org.uk)
Dave Simcox was tired but ecstatic by the end of BUSKATHON. “I had set myself a target of £1,000, so to double that is truly amazing. As well as raising much-needed funds, we have also raised the profile of FUSE, and also Speakers’ Corner as a public space for the whole community. My heartfelt thanks to all of those who contributed, either by performing, collecting or just turning up and giving money. We finished the event with the song “Perfect Day” and for me, that sums it up.”