Social media- Immediate release: 14 May 2015
GLASGOW PLAYS A NEW TUNE THIS SUMMER
Glasgow awaits pleasing sounds from pianists in the city’s parks and public spaces thanks to the latest funding announcement.
27 community groups around the area share £234,774 in the latest Awards For All funding announcement.
- Glasgow Piano City receives an award of £10,000 to provide 10-15 minute taster sessions at ‘meet the teachers’ events during Glasgow’s summer festivals, including @MerchCityFest and @westendfest Community members of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to partake in free informal piano tuition.
- A library of tuition videos will be recorded and available on the Glasgow Piano City’s website: http://www.glasgowpianocity.org
Alan Kenny Masterclass
Tom Binns, Founder and Project Manager, Glasgow Piano City, said: “This lottery funding will support a range of activities: from our ‘ Pianos in Public Spaces ‘ and ongoing ‘ Lids Open Day ‘ series to our ‘ Piano Matchmaking ‘ where we find new homes for piano donations to the project. We will also have a strong piano presence at a number of events throughout the year including: the West End & Merchant City Festivals, Gartnavel Royal Hospital Carnival week and the BBC’s five-day Pop-up festival in June, ‘BBC Music at the Quay’ where we will have a number of pianos on site available for everyone to play freely.”
An Awards for All spokesperson, said: ““Today a range of Glasgow community groups share £234,774 of funding across the city. Glasgow Piano City is a great example of a project that brings communities together through the universal language of music and art. All of these grants show the variety of community projects that can be funded through Awards For All.”
Glasgow projects are amongst 191 community groups around Scotland sharing £1,232,220. Find out where funding has gone in Glasgow.
Social Networks – Glasgow Piano City
Tom Binns, Founder and Project Manager
0141 882 885
Traditional news release: https://bigblogscotland.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/awards-for-all-14-may.pdf
Big Lottery Fund Press contact: Adele Goodfellow
0141 242 1484