In 2016, Dai composed “The Ballad of Berwick Street Market” which features the voices of the people who work on Soho’s 300 yr-old market, describing the work they do, what Berwick Street means to them and the threat to their livelihoods from the proposed privatisation of the market, with their words interwoven with other field recordings made in and around Soho to form the basis for the piece. He appeared on BBC Radio London shortly after the release to talk to Robert Elms about the work and the future of the market.

Since the recording of The Ballad of Berwick Street Market the stallholders have successfully campaigned to overturn Westminster’s privatisation plans and have secured the future of London’s oldest surviving street market. With thanks to: Sam, Leisha, Mark, Robin, Anna, Janosz, Louise and Rusen.