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Blackburn, Darwen and Burnley host free street pianos
Boy playing a piano
Yosaf Nadeem plays at St Peters Health and Leisure Centre, Burnley

Street pianos are being installed in sites across Lancashire as the globe-trotting Play Me I'm Yours event comes to town.

For a three week period, people are being invited to tickle the ivories on any of the pianos located throughout Burnley, Blackburn and Darwen.

Sites include parks, streets, the bus station and band stand in Burnley and Darwen Market.

From buskers to bands, absolutely anyone can have a go.

The pianos are free to use by people of all ages who want to express themselves musically and have a sing-along, including the piano at BBC Radio Lancashire on Darwen Street in Blackburn.

Founded by British artist Luke Jerram, the Play Me I'm Yours artwork has been touring the world since 2008, including New York, London, Barcelona and Sydney.

Rachel Hawthorn, Burnley Council's arts development manager, says: "This event has been a huge success in many major cities across the world, and we're very excited about it coming to Burnley, Blackburn and Darwen next month."

The 25 uniquely decorated street pianos will be distributed across Burnley and Blackburn from 8 - 29 July at the following locations:


BBC Radio Lancashire
Blackburn Market
Blackburn Town Hall
Corporation Park - Glasshouse
Fleming Square
Witton Park Visitor Centre


3 in a Bar, Belgrave Road
Darwen Leisure Centre
Darwen Market
Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre
Barlow Institute, Edgworth
Turton Tower


Burnley Bus Station
Burnley Campus, Barden Lane
Burnley Central Library
Burnley Mechanics
Ightenhill Park
Padiham Leisure Centre
Padiham Memorial Park
Scott Park
Singing Ringing Tree
St James Street Bandstand
St Peters Centre
Thompson Park




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