PLAY ME … I’M YOURS
It has long been the norm to decoratively paint inanimate forms, such as dogs or cows, etc. and place them around our towns to attract attention to the arts and to our local shops.
It was taken a step further in June of this year when a London artist thought up the idea of using pianos. Thirty pianos were colorfully decorated and each bore the words...”Play me, I’m yours”. They were placed around the city of London and the public was encouraged to play and sing along.
Each piano was painted to correspond with the area where they were located ... from the theatrical area to the financial. Even the rain was not a deterrent. Each piano had a laminated song book and a large transparent tarp available in case of a change in the weather.
Piano players of all ages were encouraged to participate and even those who could do no more than plunk out a note or two were welcomed. I wish I could have seen it in person. I can just imagine a group of stuffy Britishers ensconced in conversations about politics or finances coming across an impromptu song fest. It would be fun to see the effect that this might have on their day.
Who knew that Londoners could have so much fun?