Artist-musician to fill buying centre with music as vibrant public piano unveiled

SHOPPERS will probably be going for a music in Rugby tomorrow (Wednesday June 29) when an artist and musician tinkles the ivories on a piano she remodeled into a bit of musical art work.

London-based artist {and professional} pianist Natasha Awuku-Williams will formally launch the brightly colored piano which has been briefly put in in Rugby Central Buying Centre to offer a soundtrack to Rugbeians’ buying journeys, as a part of a mission by city centre administration firm Rugby First.

Natasha stated: “I’m actually pleased with the completed piano and I hope everybody will take pleasure in it as a lot as I loved portray it.

“Rugby First requested me to design one thing shiny and cheerful. I selected a pink fluorescent background because it’s a pleasant all-seasons sort of color.

Natasha selected to characteristic British butterflies in her design, saying: “A lot of our lovely British butterflies are endangered and hopefully the appreciation of their magnificence will assist unfold consciousness of this.”

“Most individuals discover butterflies lovely and so do I, in order that they characteristic extensively within the design. All of the butterflies featured are British and I’m hoping folks will recognise a few of them. A lot of our lovely British butterflies are endangered and hopefully the appreciation of their magnificence will assist unfold consciousness of this.

“Nature – crops, butterflies, sky, water – options an amazing deal in my work. I really feel that nature re-connects us to who we’re and brings us a way of peace.”

Robin Swift, Centre Supervisor, Rugby Central Buying Centre, stated: “We’re delighted to have the ability to host the Rugby First neighborhood piano at Rugby Central Buying Centre throughout July. It should make a shiny, fascinating, and hopefully entertaining addition to our centre.”

The upright piano, a Challen, has been donated and will probably be maintained by Rugby-based Steve Droy Pianos.

Steve stated: “The Piano seems gorgeous, and other people ought to be very excited to have the ability to come and play and luxuriate in this attractive little Challen upright when they’re on the town, whether or not taking part in or listening. I’m so impressed by what Natasha has achieved.”

On studying in regards to the mission, piano stool producer LSM donated considered one of their very own locally-made piano stools for pianists to make use of.

Rugby First’s Operations Director Jo Kemp stated: “I’m completely delighted with how the piano has been remodeled by Natasha – she has accomplished an incredible job and I can’t wait to listen to her play.

“I might additionally prefer to thank Rugby Central, Steve Droy Pianos and LSM for his or her help of the mission – an amazing workforce effort in bringing one thing actually distinctive and particular to Rugby, which companies, guests and residents will be capable of take pleasure in over the subsequent few months.

“If you’re situated inside the Enterprise Enchancment District (BID) and want to host the piano please get in contact. We’re additionally to listen to from any teams that want to use it.

“We’re already conscious of a number of teams who’re planning to make use of the piano in Rugby Central to entertain guests in addition to elevate consciousness of their group. If you want to do the identical, we might love to listen to from you.”

For additional info or to host the piano, contact Linda Lowne at Rugby First by emailing or calling 01788 569436.

Natasha will probably be performing in Rugby Central subsequent to Wilkinson’s between 1pm and 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday June 29).

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