PUBLIC pianos will pop up all over Bradford in the months to come - with the first two appearing in the city this weekend.

The Leeds International Piano Competition, in collaboration with Bradford City Council and Bradford BID, is launching the Bradford Piano Trail.

There will be free-to-play pianos at the Kirkgate Shopping Centre and The Broadway shopping centre between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday.

More pianos will be added at venues across the city throughout the year. 

It builds on the success of the acclaimed Leeds Piano Trail - which has brought beautifully decorated pianos to more than nine permanent notable locations across Leeds for anyone to play in the last three years.

Fiona Sinclair, chief executive officer of the Leeds International Piano Competition,  said: "Over the past three years, we've had the joy of witnessing the power of public pianos and to discover the incredible stories behind the players.

"Not only do they offer a place of refuge for those wanting to take a break to stop and listen, but they also give an opportunity to the individuals of Leeds who want to express themselves and showcase their talents.

"We are delighted to be able to extend this experience into Bradford."