The events page on this website has been quiet for the last few months while we have been working on our new base in Shawlands and preparing for the European Championships & Festival 2018 when we will have pianos in a few extra city centre locations for you to play.
Our next event will be a special Lids Open Day at City Halls on Sun Aug 12th . . . during the merchant City Festival 2018.
We have had pianos at many events over the last 3 years including: the Gibson St Gala and F.O.R.K. Summer Gala, (West End Festival) BBC 'Music at the Quay' Festival, Urban Roots 'Dear Green Festival' (Queens Park Arena), 'Lids Open Day' at Mackintosh Queens Cross, Pollok House, the Pearce Institute, the Mitchell Library, the City Halls and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as well as pianos finding their way to the Scottish Recovery Network's 'Rights for Life' Conference, the Health & Social Care Alliance's Conference at Murrayfield Stadium, the Glasgow Disability Alliance Learning Festival and Over the Wall 'Festival of Neighbours' at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. We also provided pianos along the route for the first Maggie's Culture Crawl Nightwalk in October 2016 and of course the 2014 Commonwealth Games. There have been lots more Piano Donations & Installations in 2016/17 including: a beautiful Baby Grand donation now on permanent loan to 'The Space' at the Barras ( now renamed and redesigned ), a new Zimmerman Baby Grand in the Marie Curie Hospice, Stobhill and 'Fern' now installed in the main Atrium of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. There are also more upright pianos in the east end of the city at Bridgeton Community Learning Campus and Dalmarnock Legacy Hub. This list always needs constant updating, which we aim to do as often as we can. We publish a list of our 'Pianos in Public Places' on our Locations page . . . though we do not publish the location of most of our other redistributed piano donations ( currently around 70 - Oct 2017 ) as they are in care homes, sheltered accommodation and other places that are not fully public.