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In Pictures: Street Piano Launch, Leicester Square

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 92 months ago
In Pictures: Street Piano Launch, Leicester Square
Sing London's Martha Gowens
Sing London's Martha Gowens
The Pearly King of Finsbury Park
The Pearly King of Finsbury Park
Pearly Kings get their voices ready
Pearly Kings get their voices ready
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Though they've been out in the wild for a few days now, the Street Pianos got an official launch last night in Leicester Square. The Pearly Kings and Queens were on hand (as was a BBC London presenter with a deceptively loud voice, as captured in our video) to lend their voice to such erstwhile classics as Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner, and Oh When The Saints Go Marching In. The pianos are place in various sites around the capital until 13th July, and anybody, from the Chopsticks-challenged to the most proficient concert-level pianist, can have a go.

Last Updated 24 June 2009