THE STATION PIANO AT HERNE HILL
The station piano is wonderful. Since its arrival last year, -a beautiful, homely old- fashioned upright piano, sitting invitingly in the station walkway, – it has been a fantastic addition to Herne Hill. Basically everyday life here in Herne Hill is now accompanied by live music. Going to the station or going to the shops – you are likely to hear a background hesitant tinkle or competent run of blues chords. Whatever it is, it will lift your spirits and immediately shift your day into a more tuneful one. And, – more than that,- it also makes you think, crikey, who might that be? It’s like having an expert invisible community DJ selecting not only a rolling, surprising, sequence of contrasting tunes,- old, new, soul, classical, -but also a rolling, surprising, sequence of contrasting players,- of all ages, shapes and sizes. In the morning a man in his business suit, in the afternoon some schoolchildren,- in the evening anything is possible.