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Monday, 13 July 2009

Play Me I'm Yours

Thirty pianos have been installed around the streets of London with 'play me I'm yours' written on them. Yesterday even the rain didn't deter players.
Such a brilliant idea. I've heard all sorts of music played. Strangers are chatting to one another, some dance and others sing. Their final day on the streets is today, then they will be donated to schools and community groups. Let's hope the magic continues.

27 comments:

Angie said...

I hope the weather improves for you. We had blue skies & sun here - just to rub it in (typical Oz winter!!)

Sass said...

Oh, I'm visiting the UK at the moment, and I just left London for Edinburgh. I wish I had known about these pianos... :(

alestedemadrid said...

It´s real magic. I would like to find something like that in my own city...

Karine said...

That's such a wonderful idea!!! I wonder if they would do something like that here in Montreal...

Brianna said...

Without getting into too much detail.... This idea makes me wet.

Ok, to put a cool pianos around the city and let what will happen just happen just proves there is goodness and harmony (literally) in the world!

foam said...

yeah, i had actually heard about that on pbs ..
what a wonderful idea.

WhatKathyDid said...

Awesome isn't it? Although apparently the one in Southwark Park got torched on the first night :(

Kaori said...

That is brilliant! What a cool idea! I wish they'd so something like that here too.

So did you play something? :)

Tammy said...

What an wonderful idea. I could have spent hours listening to everyone play. Your city is always amazing me. Wish I could get there more often but it's so great that I can visit you everyday with your wonderful pics. Keep up the brilliant work!

Jasmine said...

What a fun idea!!! Like Tammy, London is always amazing me as well. I need to visit again soon.

Ivy said...

Brilliant. Music and community what more could you ask for?

Rolf said...

Singing in the rain would have been my choice

marley said...

This was such a good idea. I just wish I had learned to play the piano.

The Lone Beader said...

That is so cool!

Mirela said...

What an incredible idea! I bet people are loving it!

Melissa said...

Another reason I want to move abroad! :) What a good idea!

lunarossa said...

Another splendid idea in London! Nowhere is like it! Ciao. A.

zwjohnson said...

That is a really cool program to have. I like the piano in the rain,

Mara said...

A great idea, imagine strangers chatting to each other just because there's a piano!

f8hasit said...

What a fabulous idea!

Unfortunately we can't do that here where I live. They would probably end up missing. But the real truth is, I don't know if anyone would know what to do with them...

:-)

Meri said...

Great idea, but a question: will the pianos withstand sitting in rain, possibly for days?

Not quite there yet... said...

What a fun, silly and expensive idea!

henny said...

Such a great idea. I'm with you, hoping for the magic continues.

French Sydneysider said...

I saw those in Sydney a few months ago.. they've now travelled all the way to London! Awesome :)

Laura said...

I've been amazed how well these pianos are surviving so well on London streets. Nearly all I pass are being played every day. How fabulous.

Tom "Unbearable Moores said...

This is one of the best ideas I've seen around the city. Reading a pamphlet on it before the project started I rather cynically dismissed the idea that it might have any impact on strangers interacting, but, as always, I've been proven wrong. Well done London!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

I didn't get to see any of these, but I thought the idea was truly wonderful, and inspiring in a way that things in London seldom are.

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