BELLS FOR PEACE
Thu 4 July, 2019
- About the show
- Creative team
Yoko Ono invited the people of Manchester to gather together in Cathedral Gardens and send a message of peace to the world. Thousands of diverse voices and a people’s orchestra of bells from home and abroad rang and sang out for peace – welcoming the world to Manchester.
Yoko Ono has been among the world’s most renowned and respected artists for more than 50 years. This new commission is the first major work she has created for the city of Manchester.
People across Greater Manchester designed and created their own unique handcrafted ceramic bells at a series of special workshops. Join them on the day to hear them – or bring a bell of your own and join in!
‘Come and join together to send a message of peace to the world. The beauty of this piece will break the sky and more. Ring for peace! PEACE is POWER! I love you all.’ – Yoko Ono
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival. Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation as part of My Festival.
Photo: Matthew Placek, Copyright Yoko Ono.
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Emily Lim – Event Director
Shizuka Hariu & Shin Hagiwara – Site Designers
Ian William Galloway – Video Designer
Ben and Max Ringham – Sound Designers
Ceramic Bells – Produced by communities across Greater Manchester, facilitated by Standard Practice.
Ceramic bells produced by communities across Greater Manchester in workshops facilitated by Standard Practice.