This summer a world-famous street pianos project will return 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 which are installed in public spaces across a city for everyone to play and enjoy. The project, from Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, first came to Bristol in 2009 and 2017 marks its 10th year. It has seen over 1700 pianos played in over 55 cities across the globe. Each piano bears the simple instruction Play Me, I’m Yours.
From Thursday 17th August – Thursday 7th September pianos will be at locations across Bristol including Broadmead, the Harbourside, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway – and Knowle West Media Centre.
The Knowle West piano will be decorated by young people taking part in our summer holiday activities. They will be working with emerging artists Jasmine Thompson and Nick Ogri (pictured above) to create the designs and make them a reality. The piano will be unveiled ready for the first performance on Thursday 17th August at 3.30pm. Join us for a series of performances and free tea and cake!
The piano will then be available to play for the rest of the summer holiday during our opening hours. Drop in between 9am-7pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm on Fridays.
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 you’re sharing photos and video on social media please tag @knowlewestmedia and use the hashtag #bristolstreetpianos For more information about the project visit www.bristolstreetpianos.co.uk
We look forward to hearing your music – and maybe uncovering a piano superstar in the making…