World Premiere, MIF19 Opening Event


Yoko Ono

Show info


Thu 04 July

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Running time

60 minutes


Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, M4 3BG


Age guidelines

Suitable for all ages

Price range

No ticket required – please turn up on the day. webBreak webBreak Reserved places for this event have now sold out. webBreak webBreak

Yoko Ono invites the people of Manchester to gather together in Cathedral Gardens and send a message of peace to the world. Join thousands of diverse voices and a people’s orchestra of bells from home and abroad as the city rings and sings out for peace – and welcomes 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.

Everyone is welcome to come down on the day, but if you would like to get involved before MIF19’s opening event you can in three ways. We would like you to share your story, make and customise a bell or join a chorus of voices. To find out more click here.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

Photo Matthew Placek, Copyright Yoko Ono.


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Thu 04 July 2019
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