Piano playing in The Mall

Mall general manager Roy Greening is introducing public pianos in the shopping centre in partnership with Luton Library Centre

Mall general manager Roy Greening is introducing public pianos in the shopping centre in partnership with Luton Library Centre

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They’ve already proved wildly successful at London’s St Pancras station, New York and Paris – and now public pianos are coming to The Mall.

The project is a joint venture between the shopping centre and Luton Library Theatre and they’re hoping the public will donate a couple of instruments to get it off the ground.

Mall general manager Roy Greening said: “We’ll need at least two, so if you’re moving house, fancy a change or have an unused piano at home we’d love to hear from you.

“They must be in working order but don’t have to be in tune.

“We hope the prospect of having a musical instrument to play will generate conversation and laughter in our community.”

A team of volunteers will redecorate the pianos, which will be tuned and given a new lease of life in The Mall next year.

The Theatre’s creative director Ellen Waghorn said: “We’re really excited to be involved in the project and hope people will take advantage of them once they’re introduced.”

> Can you donate a piano? Email AMP.Luton@themall.co.uk or call 01582 547492. Like to volunteer? Email ellen.waghorn at lutonculture.com