VIDEO: The ‘Magic’ People’s Piano in Herne Hill

Written by on May 10, 2014 in Community, Music, News, Uncategorized - 5 Comments

A beautiful film telling the story of a much-loved public piano in Herne Hill has been released online.

The documentary was shown to local film lovers at the opening of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival on May 2. It was directed by Maureen Ni Fiann and filmed and edited by filmmaker Tom Rochester.

Giles Gibson, from the Herne Hill Forum, says that the huge success of the instrument, which is found under a railway arch near the exit to the train station, is the fact that: “The community really love that piano.”

It will celebrate its second birthday this summer. HHFFF continues until May 31, for more details click here.

The People’s Piano from Tom Rochester on Vimeo.

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5 Comments on "VIDEO: The ‘Magic’ People’s Piano in Herne Hill"

  1. Rosemary Hatton May 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm ·

    Love this amazing piano which is in the Herne hill station entrance, and next to my family’s restaurant “Pullens” love to see and hear it being played when we visit.

  2. James May 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm ·

    God bless that piano! Keeping the youths off the street and out of prison…

  3. Rachel May 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm ·

    What a lovely, life-affirming little film. Long may the piano continue.

  4. Christina Christofi May 10, 2014 at 9:12 am ·

    What an incredible story! Community engagement at it’s best. Long may the piano & the music reign.

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