P is for... Piano

This week my P is for Piano and as you've probably come to expect by now, there's a twist.  This one is covered in astro-turf, I'm not exactly sure why but it's definitely a talking point!

The piano is outside the Blackheath Conservatoire which is Blackheath's local independent arts centre founded in 1881 by William Webster, who also founded the Blackheath Halls (next door).  We're off to the Blackheath Halls later in the year to hear Monty Don speak and I'm just a little bit excited by that already...

Anyway according to the Conservatoire's website they "provide a broad mix of music, art, drama and cultural classes to over 1,200 people between the ages of 0 to 90 each week!"

While the buildings are Grade II listed and make up the oldest surviving purpose built multi-arts complex in London, the people behind the Conservatoire are clearly up for some quirky-ness, which is great to see.

This piano's been around since the summer of 2012, although I only spotted it this summer (yes - it's amazing what you see when you actually look) and this summer they have introduced a beach, which must have been great fun in the fantastic summer we've had.

So there you have it, a bit of history and information about the culture in Blackheath!

As usual I'm linking this post with Charly over at PODCast so pop over there to see what other people have chosen for their P!