The baby grand piano that has been playing at intu Uxbridge for the last four years will help to create the musicians of the future at Uxbridge College’s Hayes Campus. The shopping centre has donated the beautiful black Bentley piano for free, after it invited local organisations, schools and community groups to come forward if they were interested in giving it a new home. Uxbridge College was chosen as the recipient after it told intu Uxbridge of the difference it would make to its students.
intu Uxbridge General Manager, Laurie Taylor, said: We are delighted that the baby grand piano will continue to make the people of Uxbridge smile. We chose Uxbridge College as the recipient as we know that it will be very loved and well used by the students. We liked the idea that it could play a part in nurturing the musicians of the future, too.
The shopping centre has donated the piano to the community to make way for new and exciting experiences for its shoppers in the months and years to come.
Ray Griffin, Acting Section Manager for Performing Arts and Music, said: We are very excited to receive the piano and promise to look after it well. Our students love practising on it. We are very grateful to intu Uxbridge for this generous donation – it is truly proof that community spirit is still alive and kicking in Uxbridge.
The piano is now located outside the Edge Theatre box office at the college’s Hayes Campus and will be mainly used by Music and Performing Arts students including on Open Days and Show NIghts.
A small plaque has been supplied with the piano, highlighting that it was donated by intu Uxbridge.