During the Sapphire City Festival (October 19-28), the Inverell Music Centre is placing a piano in the Central arcade (near the IGA Store).
The piano will have a sign on it, saying PLAY ME, and children and adults alike will have the opportunity to play the piano.
You may like to find some old music you played years ago and bring it along, or simply play some tunes you know by heart.
The sign also says TREAT ME KINDLY, so please treat the instrument with respect.
The idea is to bring the community together through music and also encourage people to bring a musical instrument in their life. If the venture is successful it may be repeated during future festivals.
The idea of putting pianos in public places has been going on for a number of years.
In 2008, an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram, known as “Olay me, I’m Yours” toured internationally.
The pianos are decorated with artwork and have reached 10 million people worldwide.
More than 1,900 street pianos have been installed across the globe from London to New York. There are two pianos in a large railway station in London and in 2010, New York City installed 60 pianos in public parks, streets and plazas.
This month, “Play me, I’m yours” is taking place in Munich and will be followed by Paris and then Tokyo. Now Inverell has joined the trend so make the most of it while it is in place.
Music is such an important part of life and the Music Centre in Moore Street exists to promote and encourage music making in Inverell.
The Centre is used for private music lessons, for choirs, drama classes, drumming, the Music Makers gropu as well as workshops and concerns.
So please enjoy playing your piano.