Mayflower 400 piano appears in Plymouth

Jun 27, 2019

A beautiful piano commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower has appeared in Plymouth's shopping mall - and now it needs pianists to play it.

Drake Circus unveiled the piano earlier this month and is inviting people to apply to play it.

The colourfully painted instrument was introduced to find budding young musicians and to mark next year's Mayflower 400 commemorations.



Greg Lumley, Drake Circus Centre Director, said: “The new custom piano, located outside Waterstones on the lower mall at Drake Circus, has been painted to recognise the city’s Mayflower 400 commemorations.

“We’re delighted with the installation of the new Drake Circus piano, which not only acknowledges the city’s rich history but also provides an opportunity for both budding and established musicians to showcase their talents.”

Anyone keen to book a slot should get in touch with Drake Circus and share a video of themselves performing their favourite piece.

Entries will then be judged by the promoter and successful participants will be invited to come in and entertain the local crowd for 15 minutes.

Applications are completely free, but only open to residents in Plymouth aged 16 and over.

And for musicians under the age of 18, written parental consent must be provided in order to take part.

To find out more and apply for your spot at the piano, visit

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