Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Piano helps Londoners reclaim the streets

Piano playing on London's streets is creating a sense of community.
Great deals on musical instruments
Pianos and ping pong tables are helping Londoners reclaim their busy streets and generate community spirit in the capital thanks to the efforts of Sing London and Ping! London.

Under the initiative, pianos and ping pong tables have been placed outside key London stations and people are encouraged to have a quick tinkle on the music instrument or a game on the table.

"London can be quite a shy city. This brings some spontaneous fun," Sing London's Kelly O'Reilly told the Guardian.

"We have great spaces in London, but they are usually just used as thoroughfares. Using them to provide unexpected events such as pop ups, which people can engage with, reminds us they are there for the public to use and enjoy," she added.

The schemes are similar to those ran in a number of other European nations and it is hoped that they can expand within the UK to help make the nation's streets more interactive.

It is thought that the community spirit seen during the Olympics may help make such projects more popular.

Published by A.WADNFCR-2133-ID-801435131-ADNFCR Posted on 24 Aug 2012 11:20 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Prime Series feature a Media Player, Turntable, Mixer and analysis software. Fulfilling every possible need of the modern DJ, Denon DJ hit the nail on the head.

10 Jan 2017 16:44
thumbnail

A 64 channel HDX and USB3 AD/DA interface, the Orion32 HD is the latest addition to the Orion range and offers a whole host of new interesting features.

10 Jan 2017 11:57
thumbnail

The perfect expansion for any interface, Focusrite's OctoPre range have more inputs than ever, giving you the freedom to record multiple tracks simultaneously.

5 Jan 2017 16:12

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat

13 Jan 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Unconventional being what Ibanez do best, the SRAS7 brings the best of both worlds to the modern musician with its combination fretless and fretted fretboards,

12 Jan 2017 10:52
thumbnail

With a variety of new additions to their 2017 line-up, Korg spill the beans on their new revamps, updates and products that are to be appearing at NAMM

12 Jan 2017 08:34
thumbnail

With a stellar 2017 line up at hand Vox have yet again proved to be the masters of innovation, providing a solid mix of classics and contemporary twists

12 Jan 2017 08:34