Update April 2023: The City Corporation are planning a spectacular City-wide Bartholomew Fair in September.
Next year Barts Hospital and St Bartholomew the Great celebrate 900 years of service. The Fair that was started to help fund their work became a huge success – but was eventually closed down for encouraging debauchery and public disorder. Can we we restaged a Fair suitable for today, both traditionally in Smithfield and using the online media we now have? Matthew Bell and David Wilcox floated the idea in the EC1 Echo.