Sound actions by category: Economic 2
Sound action recordings are of sounds designed to affect people, including situations where many make sounds together towards a common goal. Often they're of voices, but they also include sirens, bells, fireworks and more.
NEWSPAPER AND OTHER STREET SELLERS
Big Issue 1 Big Issue seller in Hammersmith, west London, repeats his call but no-one's buying.
Brick Lane curry touts Curry touts in Brick Lane, east London, try to encourage the recordist to go inside different restaurants.
Croydon phone card seller A man stands behind a tiny stall and repeats his sales cry for international phone and SIM cards.
Evening Standard 1 Evening Standard newspaper seller outside Whitechapel tube station, east London.
Evening Standard 2 Evening Standard seller on the forecourt of London Bridge station.
Evening Standard 3 A woman distributes copies of the Evening Standard inside Kings Cross tube station.
Flyer distributor Camden A man repeats the cry of 'Drum and Bass, Dub, Roots and Culture' while handing out flyers in Camden.
Get your royal wedding flags Flag sellers shout their wares at Embankment during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Ice cream van January An ice cream van prowls the streets of south-east London while sounding its chime.
Rickshaw bells and horns Rickshaw operators ring their bells and sound toy horns as theatregoers spill out onto Drury Lane.
Show ticket seller A man working for a ticket agency calls out the titles of West End shows.
Acrobat South Bank 1 A street acrobat on the South Bank pushes a six-inch nail up his nose.
Bankside accordion buskers Two buskers perform with their backs to the river wall. One sings and plays the accordion, the other beats a rhythm on a speaker cabinet.
Busking band Clink Street A two-piece band play drums and guitar in an archway off Clink Street near London Bridge.
Daniel Waples busker By the river near Bankside, a busker plays a small steel drum-like instrument called a 'hang'.
Ebony steel band A steel band plays 'Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer' to an appreciative audience of Oxford Street Christmas shoppers.
Guitar busker Marble Arch A busker near Marble Arch plays the nursery melody 'Frère Jacques' on an amplified acoustic guitar.
Oxford Street bagpipes busker A man in Highland dress plays the bagpipes on Oxford Street, changing tune when children have their picture taken with him.
Randolph the Remarkable A fire-eater banters with onlookers and performs his act outside St Paul's church, Covent Garden.
Sax player Soho A saxophonist plays 'The Girl from Ipanema' at night in Soho, central London.
Steel drum busker On the Hungerford footbridge, a man plays
Sleigh Ride on a shallow steel drum. 1:10
Street magician Bankside A street magician entertains onlookers on the Thames Path at Bankside by performing a trick with a lemon.
The Euston drummer A homeless man plays an improvised drum outside Euston station.
The Great Franko An escapologist entertains a crowd of onlookers at the South Bank.
Underpass sax busker A saxophone player gives a good performance while busking in an underpass at Charing Cross.
Whistling busker At St Paul's Underground station, a busker whose act consists solely of whistling.
IN-STORE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
Magic pens Hamleys A product demonstrator shows off a range of 'magic pens' to customers in Hamleys toy shop.
Toy helicopters Hamleys A toy demonstrator in Hamleys gets a bit carried away showing off model helicopters.
Thames boat trip The captain of a Thames pleasure boat talks about the river to his passengers.
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