World famous piano project comes to Knowle West

This week a world-famous street pianos project returns to the streets of Bristol – and Knowle West will be one of the main locations.

Play Me, I’m Yours is a musical trail of 18 individually-decorated pianos installed in public spaces across a city for everyone to play and enjoy.

From Thursday 17 August to Thursday 7 September pianos will be at locations across Bristol including Broadmead, the Harbourside  – and Knowle West Media Centre. (KWMC).

The project, from Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, first came to Bristol in 2009 and 2017 marks its tenth year. It has seen over 1,700 pianos played in over 55 cities across the globe. Each piano bears the simple instruction Play Me, I’m Yours.

 The Knowle West piano is being decorated by artists Nick Ogri and Jasminei Thompson, working with young people taking part in KWMC’s summer holiday activities. .

The piano will be unveiled for its first performance this Thursday at 3.30pm – followed by a line-up of performers and free tea and cake.

It will then be available to play for the rest of the summer holiday during KWMC’s opening hours. People can drop in between 9am-7pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm on Fridays.

KWMC’s Communications and Press Officer  Rachel Clarke says: “We’re looking forward to hearing Knowle West make music and we’d love to see your photos and videos of the piano, whether you’re playing a classical concerto, writing own composition, freestyling on the keys or doing something else entirely!”

If sharing photos and video on social media  tag @knowlewestmedia and use the hashtag #bristolstreetpianos For more information about the project visit www.bristolstreetpianos.co.uk