08/20/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/20/2018 03:06
The project originates from artist Luke Jerram who reached more than 10 million people by placing pianos across different cities from Hong Kong, to Paris and New York.
To celebrate local towns and creativity in South Wales Valleys, 10 individual pianos will be scattered over the summer from Neath town centre to Cwmcarn Forest.
The placing of the pianos in South Wales Valleys follows the successful launch of the 'Ein Cymoedd, Our Valleys' song on Spotify last month. This song written and performed by Welsh singer-songwriter Kizzy Crawford, together with more than 200 Valleys school children, celebrates the musical spirits of the valleys.
The sheet music for this song will accompany each of the 10 pianos so everyone who visits can sing loud and proud.
Organised by Welsh Governments Valleys Taskforce, this event is organised as part of the Our Valleys, Our Future campaign.
The piano at Cwmcarn Forest was designed and painted by the 1st Abercarn Scout Group and volunteers at a special Valleys Piano painting session on Wednesday 15th August and is now available to visit daily until Sunday 9th September.
Alun Davies, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, and Chair of the Ministerial Taskforce said: 'We have such great community spirit, talent and landscapes in the Valleys. Let's get together to Sing it Loud, Sing it Proud and share with the world all we have to celebrate in the South Wales Valleys.'
Cllr David Poole, Leader for Caerphilly County Borough Council, said, 'This is a brilliant programme that will help encourage people to stay and explore their own communities in addition to bringing more tourism and awareness to South Wales Valleys. I look forward to seeing the local community come together at Cwmcarn Forest to enjoy and take part in this celebration of Welsh culture.'
To find out more about the activities at Cwmcarn Forest call 01495 272001 or find them on www.facebook.com/cwmcarnforest.
Alternatively, for more information about 'Our Valleys, Our Future' and the Taskforce's plans to support Our Valleys go to gov.wales/ourvalleys or visit http://www.facebook.com/talkvalleys/