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Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Mark helps launch International Busking Day

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday 21st July saw Mark unveil one of two specially liveried London buses being used to promote International Busking Day (22nd July) and the Lord Mayor of London’s Gigs annual young buskers competition.

Mark is pictured with buskers Kal Lavelle,
Jay Johnson and Modupe Obasola

The Mayor’s young buskers competition, held in association with Gibson guitars, turns some of the captial’s busiest and most iconic locations into stages for upcoming musical talent, including, St Paul’s Cathedral, major rail stations, Westfield London, London Underground, Wembley Park, Battersea Power Station and Trafalgar Square.

Mark says, “With so many smaller pub and club venues in London and other cities around the world falling victim to gentrification and rising rents it is more important than ever that enlightened civic authorities actively promote live music and performance in public places. It’s good to see the Mayor of London taking this initiative with Gibson Guitars.”

more on Gigs/International Busking Day

Mark’s new album

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mark’s as yet untitled new album is currently scheduled for completion in March 2018

Henrick Hansen Documentary

Friday, June 30, 2017

Henrick Hansen, who did the short film for the Tracker album promotion, is to make a Mark Knopfler documentary scheduled for a 2018 release together with an in-concert film featuring live performances from the Tracker tour. A Tracker live album may possibly accompany the documentary.