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Play Me, I'm Yours

London: 2012

Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, which has been touring internationally since 2008.  More than 700 pianos have now been installed in 30 cities across the globe, from New York to London bearing the simple invitation Play Me, I’m Yours.  The project has reached more than two million people worldwide, with each new city that commissions the work becoming part of a growing legacy.

In 2012 the City of London Festival celebrated its golden anniversary on a grand scale, presenting Play Me, I’m Yours with 50 golden street pianos spread across London landmarks and beauty spots for three weeks, from 24 June until 13 July 2012. 

There are three Street Pianos still available to play in London two at St Pancras International Station – one is located near the Eurostar arrivals gate and the other in the main shopping arcade. These pianos are being regularly repaired and tuned courtesy of St Pancras Station Management team. The third Street Piano is located at Herne Hill Railway Station in South London and is being cared for by local residents and shopkeepers with support from Herne Hill ForumWatch this brilliant film about the Herne Hill piano.

This website was made for you to post and share your films, photos and stories about the pianos. Whilst documenting each piano’s journey, the website connects the pianos and their communities across the city and acts as a legacy for the artwork.  You can still post and/or view films, photos, and comments on this website.

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Veronica

My name is Verónica Villa-Agudelo and I'm a journalist and writer from Colombia. Last July I spent some time in London and transited St. Pancras rail station on a regular basis, and couldn't help to notice the blue August Förster piano they keep there for travelers to play. It awoke my interest and I decided to write a short story (Or a series of short stories) about people who play it, how the interact and so on. But of course, the main character is the piano, so I was wondering if any of you could help me identifying its model and maybe providing me some technical details about it (Date of building, weight, sound features) Any help or information you can provide, will be most welcome. Thanks for your time and for sharing beautiful stories about these amazing instruments that bring so much magic to the world.

September 1st. 17:09pm

Location: St Pancras Station

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Adelaide Harliono

George Harliono accompanying his sister Adelaide singing Ave Maria at Kings Cross St. Pancras station in London.

August 31st. 00:02am

Location: St Pancras Station

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Yin-Jui Tsai

The elderly lady with a lovely straw hat, green shoes and grey pants standing besides the piano listened to my playing for quite a long while one piece after another. After my finishing last piece and ready to head off for the underground with my girlfriend, she elegantly walked up to us smiling, holding my both hands saying "The last time I saw someone play like that was my father...and you just also look like him." As my girlfriend (who recorded this video) told me afterwards, the lady had tears in her eyes while simply quietly standing there paying her kind and generous attention to my piano playing. She told us before leaving that her name is Christine. I would like to see her again and play the piano for her before my leaving this country for my hometown on the opposite side of the globe in September this year. While not certain, I believe she would be a Londoner (due to her light belongings and walking towards underground without other younger family members around). This video was recorded on the 24th July, and if by any chance you know the warm and adorable elderly lady in this video, whose father played the piano for her when she was a girl, please inform me if possible at any time. I will appreciate it with all my gratitude.

August 15th. 21:54pm

Location: St Pancras Station

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Kate Whittington

Sadly I don't have a photo or a video as I was running to catch my very last train home at about 1am this morning... but I WISH I could have stopped to listen a while, and perhaps to tell this guy he'd made my (otherwise not that great) evening. He was playing the theme to Princess Mononoke, one of my all time favourite films, and it sounded even more hauntingly beautiful echoing through the mostly deserted station in the early hours of the morning.

August 10th. 20:58pm

Location: St Pancras Station

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J. A. Lim

For the previous post.

August 10th. 16:09pm

Location: St Pancras Station

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J. A. Lim

This was recorded 46 weeks ago in September 2013 when I first arrived in London. It is very soothing to listen to piano pieces in the hustle and bustle of everything in this foreign land. This music has been stuck in my head for too long, and I'd be really glad if someone could email me (jumaiiyah@gmail.com) the name of the music piece so that I could listen to it again.

August 10th. 15:56pm

Location: St Pancras Station

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