Appetite presents Play Me Im Yours with Paul Fairclough

Appetite presents 'Play Me, I’m Yours' from 1-31 August. Up to 20 street pianos, decorated by local artists and community groups, will be located in parks, squares and other public spaces in Stoke-on-Trent for anyone to play and enjoy. At the end of the project the pianos will be donated to local charities and community groups.To celebrate the launch Paul Fairclough will be presenting his show live around the piano! 

So if you’re a singer, artist, actor or you just want to have a go and see what all the fuss is about, find out where your nearest street Piano is as part of the 'Play me, I'm Yours project.

'Play Me, I’m Yours'

Touring internationally since 2008, 'Play Me, I’m Yours' is an artwork by artist Luke Jerram. More than 1200 pianos have now been installed in 46 cities across the globe, from Paris to Santiago de Chile, bearing the simple invitation 'Play Me, I’m Yours'.

"The idea for 'Play Me, I’m Yours' came from visiting my local launderette. I saw the same people there each weekend and yet no one talked to one another. I suddenly realised that within a city, there must be hundreds of these invisible communities, regularly spending time with one another in silence. Placing a piano into the space was my solution to this problem, acting as a catalyst for conversation and changing the dynamics of a space."
Luke Jerram, International artist and creator of ‘Play Me, I’m Yours'

The pianos have also enticed many hidden musicians out of the woodwork. It has become apparent that there are thousands of pianists out there who don’t have regular access to a piano. 'Play Me, I’m Yours’ provides access to this wonderful musical instrument and gives musicians the opportunity to share their creativity by performing in public.

'Play Me, I’m Yours’ created a beautiful and worthy moment for our city, by bringing the Street Pianos to our city’s parks and public spaces. It’s things like this that make me extra proud to be a New Yorker, and the endless possibilities represented in these streets."
Alicia Keys on New York Street Pianos

For more information visit -http://www.stokestreetpianos.co.uk