When: 17th August – 7th September 2017
What is it?
Play Me I’m Yours is an artwork by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, offering a musical art trail for the public to enjoy for free. From 17th August to 7th September, individually decorated street pianos will be popping up in public spaces across the city, which everyone will be welcome to play and enjoy.
The installation in Bristol will mark the 10th anniversary of the Play Me, I’m Yours project, with 18 street pianos, all transformed by Bristol artists. The pianos can be found at various locations, including Bristol Bus and Coach Station, Whapping Wharf, the ss Great Britain, The Tobacco Factory and Temple Meads Station.
The public are encouraged to visit the project website to post and share their films, photos and stories about the pianos. Whilst documenting each piano’s journey, it will connect the pianos and their communities across the city and act as a legacy for the artwork.
So far the pianos have reached over 10 million people worldwide, with more than 1700 pianos set up in over 55 cities, from Hong Kong to New York. All the pianos bear the simple instruction ‘Play Me I’m Yours’.
The project is said to have already spawned marriage proposals, inspired musical compositions, and helped to discover new stars.
The pianos have also been played by a number of celebrities, including Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland, Alicia Keys and Cindy Lauper.
More info: www.streetpianos.com