Yoko Ono will be lighting the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Viðey island in Iceland tomorrow Thursday August 7th - hoping that the violence in Isreal and Palestine will stop.
Yoko Ono wrote:
As all of us are devastated by the loss of so many lives of innocent children in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, I will be lighting IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Thursday 7th August, hoping that such violence will stop immediately.
With deep sadness and love, yoko
Yoko Ono Lennon
About the Imagine Peace Tower:
The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected from a white stone monument that has the words "Imagine Peace" carved into it in 24 languages. These words, and the name of the tower, are a reference to Lennon's peace anthem "Imagine".
The Tower consists of 15 searchlights with prisms that act as mirrors, reflecting the column of light vertically into the sky from a 10-metre wide wishing well. It often reaches cloudbase and indeed can be seen penetrating the cloud cover. On a clear night it appears to reach an altitude of at least 4000m. The power for the lights is provided by Iceland's unique geo-thermal energy grid. It uses approximately 75 kW of power.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is lit from 9 Oct – 8 Dec, 21-31 Dec, 18 Feb & 20-27 March.
It is lit from around 1 hour after sunset until midnight each night except on John & Yoko’s birthdays and on New Year’s Eve, when it remains lit until sunrise. On 9 Oct and 20-27 March it lights at 8pm.
Relative times: Reykjavik & London & Liverpool: 8pm-12pm | NY: 4pm-8pm | LA: 1pm-5pm | Tokyo: 5am-9am
Visit imaginepeacetower.com for more information about the project.