Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower lit on Sunday
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Yoko Ono in Viðey Island last year. Golli / Kjartan Þorbjörnsson
Iceland’s Imagine Peace Tower will be illuminated at 8 pm on Sunday October 9th on the 75th anniversary of the birth of Beatles star, John Lennon. The art piece is a symbol for John and Yoko’s fight for peace.
The ‘tower of light’ is a work by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, located on the island of Viðey, off the coast of Reykjavik. It is lit each year from Lennon’s birthday,October 9th, to the date of his death, December 8th.
The ceremony of illumination starts 8 pm but a programme of events starts at 5.15 pm and lasts until 9.30 pm.
Yoko Ono invites everyone to sail free of charge to Viðey Island for the ceremony of the Illumination of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER with the Viðey Island Ferry. 4:45 – 7:10 pm.
The City Bus runs from Hlemmur bus terminal to Skarfabakki Pier every 20 minutes and back again. The City Bus will run to Hlemmur bus terminal from Skarfabakki Pier until the last ferry has arrived.
The programme includes a family laboratory hosted at Viðeyarstofa, the building on the island, guided tours of the island and music performances including Snorri Helgason. People are encouraged to dress warmly.
Yoko Ono invites all guest of the lighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER to write their wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on one of the four wish trees, which will be located at Viðeyjarstofa and Viðeyjarnaust at Viðey Island and at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús.
The Imagine Peace Tower in Viðey Island. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson