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Old 09-04-08, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Euro spots

hey all, i'm heading over to Europe (flying in to London) in 2 weeks and meeting a friend graduating from Academy of Circus Arts. we're going to kick around Euro-land for 2 weeks and i'd like to catch some acts while over there. i may perform a bit, if possible, but mostly this is just a vacation. so, i was hoping some of you might have recommendations on where i can catch some good street acts and if certain days are better than others.

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Old 09-05-08, 02:26 AM   #2
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The only place I know where you can see street performers on a regular basis is Covent Garden in London.
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Wink But what about Zagreb?

Are you being stingy with your pitch?
Trying to keep those beer and potatoe hats all for yourself?
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No Jesus, if you come to my pitch you'll just see me !
It's not worth his while just to come here and see me.
I'm not that good.
I am however quite protective when it comes to sharing the veg and beer I get in my hats.
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Don't fly Air France if you got too many bags,according to Jim! Gav I try tomatoes and potatoes with a little hot sauce first thing in the morning. It starts my day out right
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when can I come and try some of your pitch produced cookery??
Sounds delicious!!
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wow. it's like that is it? is covent garden hoppin everyday, or primarily on the weekends?

anyone?
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May be better on the weekdays since it's late summer, but when I was there (July) it was busy busy on the weekends, reasonably busy inside when it was raining, and light on the weekdays, especially before noon. Tends to be busiest between 1-5pm, and two of the best shows - Dr. Philistine and Senor Chainsaw - tend to happen around 6-7PM.

Usually there are at least a few performers hanging out at the pitch, and you can ask them what the schedule is like!
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thank you much for the replies.

gav, sorry but it looks like Zagreb will not be on the itinerary. don't take it personally--i'm sure your show is wonderful. and when i do one day make it out there, i'll bring some lager and lima beans. or swill and squash.
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when your in london also go across to the south bank by the london eye a giant ferris wheel thing there´s always performers over there, and there.

also in paris san michel after 6 or 7pm

or any time during the day at bo bo pompidue and i know i spelled all that wrong.

barcelona has statues but is going through a problem with th city councel right now for shows...no shows or very few that sneak but beware sneakers the take your rigs!
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Centre Georges Pompidou - lots of statues, maybe some shows?
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