Yoko Ono’s tribute to John Lennon will be lit on Monday 9th October at 9 pm!

Peace Light 01 ©Roman GerasymenkoFans of John Lennon visiting Reykjavik over the next few days should head to Viðey Island on Monday to see the illumination of Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower! The impressive work of art is lit each year on John Lennon’s birthday during a lovely ceremony celebrating both John and Yoko’s vision of world peace. The tower, which generates a superbeam of light reaching 400 metres up into the sky, has been lit annually in Reykjavík since October 2007 and every year Yoko Ono invites guests on a free ferry trip to the island to take part. The tower is scheduled to be lit at 9 PM, but the programme of events starts earlier with a guided tour of the works of Richard Serra (6:30 pm) followed by performances by Sóley Stefánsdóttir and the Graduale Nobili choir.

Complimentary ferry services from Skarfabakki Pier to Viðey Island start at 6 pm with regular departures until 8:30 pm.  There will also be free buses from Hlemmur bus station to Skarfabakki pier leaving every 20 minutes (from 17:45 to 20:10). Return trips on both ferry and bus operate from 9:45 and continue until all guests have been transported back to the mainland.

Watch Online! Peace lovers around the world can tune in and watch the event live on the EarthCam.

Find out more about the Imagine Peace Light here.

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Yoko Ono Lights the Peace Tower 2012

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