The street piano sponsored by Urban Creation as part of Play Me, I’m Yours Bristol 2017 has been donated to a local school.
Urban Creation sponsored one of the 18 individually-decorated pianos that were dotted across Bristol this summer, bearing the simple instruction, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’. Urban Creation’s animal pirate themed piano, which was situated on the city’s buzzing harbourside, now has a new home at St John’s CE Primary School in Clifton.
Jonathan Brecknell, director and owner of Urban Creation, who played the piano throughout his childhood, said: “This project has been fantastic for the city, bringing music to the streets and bringing people together. It has been wonderful to see our piano being played so much. It was important to us to donate the piano to a worthy cause after the project had finished, so we decided to choose St John’s CE Primary School so that its pupils today and in the future can enjoy it!”
Justin Hoye, head teacher at St John’s CE Primary School, said: “The piano is absolutely stunning! It is really is something to behold – we all love it! It now takes pride of place in our main hall at Worrall Road so is visible every day. We cannot thank you enough for thinking of us to donate it to, we really appreciate it.”
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 marked 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.