We brought you the Street Pianos, now here’s our latest shared street art… Rock the Boat Street Guitars!
This summer, you’re invited to play twelve acoustic guitars sheltered inside brightly coloured upturned rowing boats dotted across the Square Mile. Whether you enjoy a quiet strum or you’re a rock star in the making, join the two million people in the UK who regularly play guitar by visiting our Rock the Boat Street Guitars! A book of boating songs and sea shanties is available to play at each site.
Below is a map of our Street Guitar locations, view images and videos of performances and share your own experience of Street Guitars by uploading your photos to Instagram with #ColfGuitars, upload your videos to your personal YouTube account and email us the URL, so we can add it to our Playlist, Tweet using #ColfGuitars.
Boat launches and naming ceremonies with guest guitarists take place across the City on Tuesday 1 July from 12.30 pm.
- Paternoster Square
- Leadenhall Market, Unit 39
- Old Billingsgate
- Royal Exchange
- Peter’s Hill, Millennium Bridge
- Fenchurch Street Station
- One New Change
- Devonshire Square
- Finsbury Avenue Square
- Liverpool Street
- New Street Square
- St Paul’s Churchyard
UPDATE JAN, 2015: Last summer, you were invited to play twelve acoustic guitars sheltered inside brightly coloured upturned boats dotted across the Square Mile. These upcycled old sailing dinghies made fabulous stages for playing guitar and were a nod to the Thames’s importance in the establishment of London as a key trading centre.
Over 510,000 people visited our Rock the Boat Street Guitars to enjoy a quiet strum, show off their top rock gurn, or to watch other stars in the making perform. Keep your eyes on the City this summer 2015 when the Street Guitars will return to rock the City!