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Street Piano London

Dotted through London at the moment are twenty pianos, free for anyone to play, anytime. It’s an art project that has been running internationally for the last 3 years or so. Find out more here Street Pianos London

I accidentally came across the piano on Millenium Bridge earlier this week so on Friday I planned a route that would take me past 5 of them, on the way to meet friends in the pub. I had never really thought about how rare it must be to play piano outside but the social aspect of this project was what really struck me. Playing an instrument for many people is a very private thing and the wonderful player I met at One New Change said he was terrified of playing in public. I have to say, it didn’t show. Another player joined (a brilliant concert pianist) and they spent time turning pages for each other and sharing stories. Many city projects try to get strangers talking with little success, but Street Piano seems to do it effortlessly.

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