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Seven street pianos come to SE1

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50 pianos free for anybody to play have appeared on the streets of London - and seven of them are in SE1.

Seven street pianos come to SE1
Alex Nicholl
Pianist Alex Nicholl at the Southwark Cathedral street piano

Play Me, I'm Yours is an artwork by Luke Jerram which was first presented in 2008. For the past three years the street pianos have formed part of the City of London Festival.

This year, to celebrate the festival's 50th anniversary, the pianos have spread beyond the confines of the Square Mile and seven of them can be found south of the river:

Bankside Mix (Sumner Street, outside Blue Fin Building) 9am-9pm
Borough Market 8am-10pm
London Eye
More London Place 8am-10pm
Potters Fields Park
Southwark Cathedral (churchyard) NB piano locked on Sundays
Tate Modern (Bankside, by Millennium Bridge)

The 50 pianos all have individual golden designs created by five emerging London street artists who have each produced 10 variations of their own distinctive styles.

The golden pianos will remain in place until 13 July for members of the public to enjoy. They are free to play. Details of special events at the pianos can be found at www.streetpianos.co.uk – individuals and groups are encouraged to organise their own sing-alongs and get-togethers.

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