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Play Me, I'm Yours Glasgow 2014

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Play Me, I'm Yours Glasgow 2014

Glasgow Piano City By Glasgow Piano City

Bringing Play Me, I'm Yours to Scotland, for the first time, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ~ from July 23rd to Aug 3rd and spreading a new appreciation of acoustic pianos citywide.

Glasgow Delivery stage

pledged of £11,825

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

There will be around 15 Pianos located in venues around the city for the 11 days of the Games. Pop-up pianos will tour other sites and at various locations along the route of the Queens Baton Relay for 4 days prior to the Games.
We are also inviting venues with high quality instruments to open their lids and give free access to the public in a new series of ' Lids Open Days '.

What we'll deliver:

  • New rear panels will be fitted to many of the pianos to allow for more decoration area and make them ' in the round '.
  • We will gather pianists of all ages & abilities, encouraging Glaswegians to have a go and ~ Gaun Yersel !
  • We will invite local schools, artists & community groups to decorate pianos.

Why it's a great idea:

Our lives are so full of ' busyness ' these days. A decorated Streetpiano is an invitation to pause . . . in the midst of life and to play freely and listen to each other. It is a welcome permission ~ to have a wee breather and enjoy something we can easily lose touch with . . . music.

Many of the pianos we will be using were unused and would have been discarded well before they needed to be.

The Pianos will provide a legacy beyond the Games as they find new homes in friendly venues and community events for as long as they are playable. Beyond that they will be up-cycled as much as possible and continue to be a creative catalyst.

Lids Open Days are proving to be a very welcome event and one that will hopefully grow beyond Glasgow this year.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have been awarded £10K from the National Lottery funded Celebrate Program - help us get beyond the finish line!
  • We have been preparing for 6 months to ensure that all host venues are on board and pianos are ready to be installed.

Main Installation venues include: Govanhill Baths, Glasgow School of Art, the Gallery of Modern Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Burrell Collection, Riverside museum, Scotland Street School Museum, the Mitchell Library, GalGael, Art Village, An Clachan Cafe, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Green and the Merchant City.

There will be a special one -off event with street pianos in George Square, in the city centre, on July 28th.

You can check out more videos on the Glasgow Piano City You tube Channel here:


Location Glasgow

About the space

Glasgow Citywide


East Dunbartonshire Council & Glasgow City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,825

Piano Tuning / Repair / Transport - £2,400 (20%)
Project Manager Sessional Fees - £1,800 (15%)
Artist Fees - £1,200 (10%)
Website / Marketing - £1,000 (8%)
GalGael Commission - £950 (8%)
Safety Castors Fitting - £800 (7%)
Volunteer Expenses - £700 (6%)
admin / insurance - £650 (6%)
Promotional Film Fees - £650 (6%)
Piano Stool Purchase and re-upholstery - £600 (5%)
Other - £1,075 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Piano Tuning / Repair / Transport
Project Manager Sessional Fees
Artist Fees
Website / Marketing
GalGael Commission
Safety Castors Fitting
Volunteer Expenses
admin / insurance
Promotional Film Fees
Piano Stool Purchase and re-upholstery
Other Read More
  • Art Materials
  • Additional Film Documentation Fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £11,825

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