BELLS FOR PEACE

Yoko Ono

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.

People across Greater Manchester designed and created their own unique handcrafted ceramic bells at a series of special workshops.

‘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.

Find out what our Creative Critics thought here.

LIVE STREAM

GALLERY

Image Credit: Danny Lawson

Event Director – Emily Lim 
Site Designers – Shizuka Hariu & Shin Hagiwara
Video Designer – Ian William Galloway  
Sound Designers – Ben and Max Ringham

Ceramic Bells – Produced by communities across Greater Manchester, facilitated by Standard Practice.

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