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On Saturday 20th February we welcome a very distinctive pianist Sarah Nicolls to Colchester Arts Centre who will be playing her utterly unique ‘Inside-Out’ piano. 

Sarah says: 
"In my new show Moments of Weightlessness, I tell the story of the birth of my first child, Stan, whilst unveiling why I built a unique piano and how I’ve got to grips with this surprising instrument.  I was amazed when the piano was built as an instrument that could swing like a clock, by the nature of the frame that holds it and I saw a metaphorical parallel with the surprises that having children brings." 

Sarah wants to connect with parents wherever the show is touring to, asking you to write down your own stories in exchange for a FREE TICKET for the show. Shared experiences of birth, the relentless chaos and exhaustion of parenting and the delight and wonder of meeting small people then watching them grow. Sarah will then post everything anonymously on her blog.

Here are some questions to get you thinking:

- How was/were your birth experience(s)?

- How has becoming a parent changed your life (things you’ve found hard to deal with, the most joyous things)?

- Is there anything else you’d like to tell me about your experience of having children – from trying to get pregnant to getting used to having a baby around or coping as your children grow up, change, develop?

Here's a short video about the project

Please email your submissions directly to

And you can book tickets for the show 

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