Buskers unleashed on city

21:54, Jan 15 2014
Lori Bell
Lori Bell

The crowds have been charmed, entertained and thoroughly warmed up as the World Buskers Festival 2014 officially opens today.

A small audience packed The Press Club at Christ's College last night to watch some of the festival's favourites provide a sneak peek of what is in store for the following weeks.

Australian comedian Lori Bell, and homegrown comic Nick Rado were two performers supplying the laughs for the opening night crowd - while Scirt's general manager, Duncan Gibb, delighted many with his impromptu juggling skills.

This year's World Busker's Festival gets under way today, with Canterbury performer Sam Wills' global hit show The Boy with Tape on his Face a highlight on the day's agenda.

The festival runs until January 26 with old favourites like comedy duo Daredevil Chicken Club and opera diva Le Gateau Chocolat, and new shows including Michele A'Court's one woman act Stuff I Forgot to Tell my Daughter.

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