Earlier this year, Clerkenwell Councillor George Allan & I were chatting to residents in Northampton Square, and the subject of the old bandstand came up. One of the families had very musical children who were saying they wished they could use the bandstand to perform.
Roll on a few months, and it’s become a reality. Bandstand Busking, a self-described ‘a sort of cooperative of music likers’ are organising a series of busking events in London bandstands, including Northampton Square. Their website is not wildly easy to use but certainly gives a flavour of previous events, plus some fetching photos of bandstands in all seasons.