According to mbl.is, tonight at 8 p.m., on John Lennon’s birthday, on Viðey Island, off the coast of Reykjavik, the light of the Imagine Peace Tower will be lit for the 15th time. Lennon was born in 1940 – 81 years ago.
Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, a maximum of 500 people will be able to attend the ceremony.
Yoko Ono offers guests a free boat ride to the island from Skarfabakki Wharf between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. The first return of the ferry from the island is scheduled for 20:30.
Ferry tickets must be booked in advance HERE.
Imagine Peace Tower is an outdoor work of art by Yoko Ono – was erected on Viðey Island in 2007 in memory of John Lennon. The tower is lit annually on October 9 and illuminates the sky until December 8, the day the musician was murdered in 1980.
This light symbolizes the struggle of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for peace. On the tower are the words “Imagine peace” written in 24 languages.
At 6:30 PM, representatives of the Reykjavik Art Museum will show visitors around the works by Richard Serra on the island, and at 6:45 PM, they will present historical information about the island.
This will be followed by musician Ásgeir Trausti, followed by the Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson, giving a speech and the tower will be illuminated.
You will be able to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony HERE.