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GC students brighten up the streets of Gloucester with Piano Trail

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Those passing through the streets of Gloucester this summer can enjoy a treat for their eyes and ears thanks to a trail of 10 pianos customised by GC Art and Design students and staff.

The working pianos are dotted around the city centre and Gloucester Docks until the end of August, with the public invited to go up and tickle the ivories as part of the SOMAC (Summer of Music, Arts and Culture) Festival.

The trail is organised by Marketing Gloucester and was inspired by similar trails in other cities, as well as the success of last year’s Scrumpy Trail around the city.

Jess Colley, Course Leader for Graphic Design, said: “It’s been great working with Marketing Gloucester. They’ve given the students and staff a really unique opportunity to showcase their work in the city.”

19-year-old Elana Wozencroft from Cinderford, who is currently studying HND Art and Design: Graphic Design, said: “Designing and painting the pianos was a really unusual opportunity for us. I really enjoyed working with my partner Beth to choose the design, colours and even the piano we wanted to paint.”

18-year-old James Symonds from Lydney, studying the same course, said: “This has been really fun and different. A chance to use our design skills in a whole new way.”

Take a look at the gallery below to see more of the decorated pianos:

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