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MEDIA: Fresh One Productions Wed 07-May-14 11:26:34

Internationally renowned classical pianist James Rhodes is passionate about the power of music. For him, it was a way of overcoming a troubled childhood and its difficult legacy; now he wants to convince others that it can change their lives too. James is concerned about the lack of resources available for music education, so he wants to launch a nationwide campaign to get Britain playing again. But to prove to the rest of the country that his approach can work, he’s going to begin with one town. Working in partnership with the people of Basildon he’ll spend six months doing everything in his power to inspire, encourage and support would-be musicians both old and new to pick up an instrument and get involved. The TV series will follow his efforts and it aims to use them to inspire the rest of the Britain to follow Basildon’s lead.

James is looking for any instruments lying unused in storage, or gathering dust in an attic, that can be donated and put into the hands of the next generation of budding musicians.

The process will be filmed as part of an exciting new Channel 4 series called "The Great Instrument Amnesty" (working title), which is being produced by Fresh One Productions.

If you’re interested in donating an instrument to the cause please contact: Soufian on 0203 375 5179 or email

Littlefish Mon 12-May-14 21:38:06

This sounds fantastic. There are often pianos advertised on Freecycle or Freegle.

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