Artist Yoko Ono will light her Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey island off Reykjavík today, on her late husband John Lennon’s birthday, at 8 pm. A special ceremony will be held on the occasion to which members of the public are invited.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
For those wishing to attend the program, free ferry rides are offered from Skarfabakki pier to Viðey. The program begins at Viðeyjarnaust at 7 pm with a concert by Pétur Ben, who will play for attendees before and after the lighting of the tower.
Viðeyjarnaust will be illuminated with candles and people can have a seat around Ono’s wish tree, buy hot chocolate and snacks, write their wishes for peace and hang on the tree while listening to Pétur’s music, as stated in a press release from the City of Reykjavík.
Actress Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir will serve as host and the South Iceland Chamber Choir, conducted by Hilmar Arnar Agnarsson, will perform during the ceremony, followed by short speeches.
The first free ferry will leave Skarfabakki at 6 pm. There will also be free bus rides to Skarfabakki from the Hlemmur terminal in central Reykjavík with the first bus leaving at 6:40 pm and then every 20 minutes until 7:40 pm.
After the ceremony, the first ferry will sail from Viðey at 9 pm and buses will take passengers to Hlemmur for free until 10:30 pm.