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Biggest street music competition gets underway this weekend

Aimed at young people aged 11 - 25 there were over 1000 entries for Gigs Big Busk, the competition to crown the busker of the year. Over the next three weeks 200 acts will perform all over London for the public to judge.

Performers will play everyday except Mondays and the public can vote for their favourite act online at

'Busking is a familiar and much loved part of city life, particularly in London and our Gigs competition is a fantastic opportunity for talented young musicians to shine in front of public. Over the years Gigs has provided a platform for some great musicians wanting to carve a career in the music industry. We're calling on the public to keep an eye out for our latest line up of talent, show their appreciation and, most importantly, get voting! We might have a budding Ed Sheeran or Ellie Goulding in our midst.'

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Artists celebrate London 2012 anniversary

Artwork from two critically acclaimed artists, 3D Joe and Max has been unveiled at the East Village - former home to the Olympic Athletes during London 2012. The 3D artwork is to celebrate the two year anniversary of London 2012. Members of the public are invited to interact with the installations which feature a vortex view over iconic East London.


Free ride on a Routemaster as part of Jubilee Celebration

This weekend you can ride a Routemaster for free as more than 100 Iconic Routemaster Buses gather in Central London for the Routemaster Diamond Jubilee Celebration. More than 130 are booked to appear at the event this weekend.

The event at Finsbury Park will also feature different buses from the past century from the 1020s to the modern day Routemaster.

An American dream come true for King's Cross

The West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross will play host to an authentic American Yard Sale today. As well as stalls of American vintage fashion and design, there will be Americana food and drink with a soundtrack of funk and blues for your day.

Professional lindy hop dancers will be running sessions for anyone feeling energetic enough to join in. The Yard Sale will run from 10am to 4pm and is part of the King's Cross Stories; a summer long series of events.

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