Free Drop-In Piano Dissection Workshop

The fabulous folk from Pianodrome are back in Leeds this year with their offbeat creativity, ready to add their own unique flavour to Leeds and Bradford city centres around The Leeds International Piano Competition 2024.
In a continued effort to intercept pianos destined for landfill, the team's inventive projects will take a greener turn. These defunct pianos will be dissected one-by-one into component parts to be re-purposed into 12 magnificent piano planters bursting with flowers, grasses, vegetables and herbs grown by local community gardening groups to bring a sensory smorgasbord of colours, smells and tastes to the streets.

Workshop Details

Friday, 12th July 2024

4pm - 6pm


Saturday, 13th July 2024

10am - 4pm

All Welcome

Free Entry

Drop in at any time!

Piano being dismantled
Component parts of a piano laid out on the floor
A magnificent piano planter

Calling all volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers who fancy getting involved. The workshop will be led by friendly and experienced piano sculptors from Pianodrome. With simple hand tools and your participation, a piano will be taken apart over the course of a couple of hours. All tools, materials and training will be provided. We will walk you through every stage of the dismantle/design/build process. No previous experience required.

If you have ever wondered what's inside a piano, if you want to upskill and upcycle, if you want to pull apart old pianos and transform them into beautiful new planters - come along!

This is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to meet up and get involved in an exciting urban project that will flourish later on in September!

Note: Sharp tools and heavy objects - children are most welcome but must bring a supervising adult. Practical clothing advised.

Piano being dismantled
A magnificent piano planter
A magnificent piano planter

Event Details

Venue: Top floor of Besbrode Pianos (Main showroom directly behind the piano shop on Holbeck Lane)

Address: Besbrode Pianos, Unit A, Holbeck New Mills, Braithwaite Street, Leeds, LS119XE


Tel: 0113 2448344

Free Parking: Free parking is available behind our piano shop. Turn onto Braithwaite Street and take an immediate left into the yard. Look for signage.

Free Entry: Entrance into this event is free. There is no need to book. You can simply show upon the day.

Accessibility: The event takes place on the third floor of our main showroom. Please be advised we only have stair access to the event.

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