Urban Creation is sponsoring one of the 18 individually-decorated pianos set to be dotted across Bristol this summer, bearing the simple instruction, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
The free-to-play piano project will be hitting the streets from August 17 to 7 September, with the Urban Creation piano situated on the city’s buzzing Harbourside.
Luke Jerram and his team have selected 18 local artists, one for each piano. The artist chosen to work on the Urban Creation piano is Captain Arthur Barrel, with the theme of the design based on an animal pirate ship. Captain Arthur Barrel will be at The Galleries this weekend (29 and 30 July) transforming the piano.
The piano will sit underneath the covered walkway next to The Watershed.
Jonathan Brecknell, director and owner of Urban Creation, said: “Bristol’s creativity is one of the things I love about this city. It is what makes it so unique, vibrant and dynamic. Play Me, I’m Yours is such a brilliant way of celebrating Bristol’s creative spirit, and is a fantastic way of bringing people and communities together, so we are thrilled to support it. This is a project that is close to my heart, having played the piano throughout my childhood. I’m sure I won’t be able to resist having a go at reviving my piano playing this summer!”
Luke Jerram’s world famous street pianos project has spawned marriage proposals, inspired musical compositions, helped discover new stars and been played by celebrities including Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland, Alicia Keys and Cindy Lauper. This year marks the 10th year of the project, which has seen over 1,700 pianos in over 55 cities across the globe, from Hong Kong to New York.
Visit www.bristolstreetpianos.co.uk to see the full map of the pianos and to find out more.