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  • Stories from M&S Sheet Music: Leeds' Piano Heritage

    Stories from M&S Sheet Music: Leeds' Piano Heritage

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    Exploring our collection of sheet music

    Sheet music was a bestselling product at M&S during the 1910s, at a time when gathering round the piano was a popular form of entertainment for many people. The Archive now holds a significant collection of sheet music, from folk songs and Christmas carols to hymns and music for dancing.


    In partnership with the Leeds International Piano Competition we worked with a group of people who attend Leeds Complex Needs Day Centres. The group listened to recordings of the sheet music, and with the help of writer S.K. Perry, created artwork and written pieces inspired by the music. 

    Our Temporary Exhibition highlights the work created by the group and explores M&S sheet music. You can even have a go at tinkling the ivories on our beautiful Edwardian upright piano, on loan from Besbrode Pianos.

    This exhibition runs until the end of March 2020

    Visitor Information

    Opening Hours

    Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    Location

    M&S Company Archive
    Michael Marks Building
    University of Leeds
    Leeds
    LS2 9JT (LS2 9LP for Sat Nav)

    0208 7182800
    company.archive@marksandspencer.com

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