VIDEO: Community piano strikes a chord!
November 21, 2022
A community piano has been installed in the centre of Manor Walks and you are invited to come and have a play!
The inspiration came from Cramlington Town Councillor Mark Swinburn who said: “I originally had the idea early in 2020 however the pandemic put paid to that but the wait has been worthwhile. It’s great to hear people playing it already. The piano was donated by a wonderful family to whom I’m most grateful. I’ve funded the work that has gone into restoring, tuning and transporting it and it is fantastic to see it here – I hope it is well used by the local community.”
“I hope it will bring cheer, stir memories and brighten people’s day by listening to the music, or having the opportunity to sit and play.”
The ‘Play me, I‘m yours’ project began in Birmingham in 2008 and more than 1000 pianos with a simple instruction “Play Me, I’m Yours” have already been installed in 37 cities across the globe, reaching about six million people worldwide.
Cramlington Town Mayor also had a go at tickling the ivories. Councillor Loraine De Simone said: “I’m playing all the right notes – just not necessarily in the right order.”
No comment from us Madam Mayor!
Pictured: Town Mayor Cllr Loraine de Simone, Cllr Mark Swinburn and Cramlington Town Councillor Community and Youth Manager Maggie Martin at the colourful community piano in Manor Walks.