This Summer 18 Pianos will be arriving on Bristol Streets as part of Luke Jerram’s Play Me, I’m Yours 2017 Street Pianos Project.
Free for everyone to play and enjoy, the musical trail of 18 individually-decorated pianos will be installed in public spaces across Bristol from 17th August to 7th September
It is the 10th year of the project which has seen over 1700 pianos in over 55 cities across the globe reaching over 10 million people, bearing the simple instruction Play Me, I’m Yours.
The initial batch of pianos arrived yesterday by truck at the Bearpit in Bristol city centre, before being put into storage ready to be decorated later this summer.
The locations of the street pianos will be announced later this summer ahead of the launch – I will keep you posted!
Luke Jerram explains: “It’s very exciting to see the first pianos arrive at The Bearpit, right in the heart of the city, and a real hub of creativity, reflecting the spirit of Play Me, I’m Yours. It means it is only a matter of weeks now until the piano art trail kicks off and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds – people always embrace it in different ways in each city, which is all part of the fun!”
The three pianos that arrived at the Bearpit were delivered from the Piano Shop Bath, a key partner of Play Me, I’m Yours in Bristol.
Play Me, I’m Yours is a globally-successful project which has inspired musical compositions, spawned marriage proposals, helped discover new stars and been played by celebrities including Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland, Alicia Keys and Cindy Lauper.
During the project, you can share your stories, photos and videos via www.bristolstreetpianos.co.uk, Bristol Street Pianos Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram by searching streetpianos, using the hashtag #bristolstreetpianos.
For more family-friendly activities and events taking place in Bristol this Summer, please head over to the Bristol Mum Facebook Page.