St Pauls Learning Centre donate to Bristol Street Pianos
Our team at St Paul's Learning Centre, an Ethical Property Centre based in Bristol, have identified an excellent use for their old piano which sat unplayed in the Hall for many years. Centre Manager, Red Cottam, decided to get in touch with the project ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ to kindly offer their unused piano to the installation.
Play Me I’m Yours, an artwork by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, is a musical art trail of individually-decorated street pianos installed in public spaces in over 55 cities across the globe from Hong Kong to New York, bearing the simple instruction “Play Me, I’m Yours”. The project has inspired musical compositions, helped discover new stars and been played by celebrities including Jools Holland and Alicia Keys.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the project, the installation has come to the creatively brilliant city of Bristol. 18 street pianos, all transformed by Bristol artists, have been placed in public locations across the city to form a musical arts trail for everyone to visit, play and enjoy. St Pauls Learning Centre’s piano was decorated by Bristol street artist Sickboy, who is well-known for his graffiti inspired art and has had installations featured in the Tate Modern, London.
The piano will be based at The Bearpit in Bristol from 17 August to 11 September, which is hosted by The Bearpit Improvement Group who are very pleased to have the piano located there and plan to keep it at the end of the presentation so it can be used for special events and activities.
This gesture has proved to be a great way to not only recycle but to give back to the community.
For more information about the project, and to see our fabulous pink and purple piano in action, please click here.