Colorful Pianos For Anyone to Play Are Invading Boston
"Play Me, I'm Yours" That's what it says on the piano and when you start playing, a crowd gathers to listen and sing along.
That's the piano you'll find outside Fenway Park. Imagine sitting down on the bench and belting out "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" with strangers.
What is "Play Me, I'm Yours" and how did it start? It started with a man named Luke Jerram:
‘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. Where people have met for the first time around the pianos, the project has led to several marriages around the world. ’
These would look really good around Portsmouth! Play Me I’m Yours is currently taking place in Boston, MA through until 10 October 2016.