On 7 August 2014, Yoko Ono Lennon requested Imagine Peace Tower be lit in remembrance of the children who have lost their lives in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, hoping that the ceasefire will continue indefinitely, and no more innocent children will be harmed. IMAGINE PEACE TOWER 3am, 8/8/2014 MESSAGE FROM YOKO ONO LENNON Dear Friends As […]
Dear Family of Peace This time (on my latest visit to Japan) I went specially to Hiroshima to fold a paper crane with one victim of the 1945 Atomic Bomb, and the youth of now beautiful Hiroshima City to dedicate it to the ones who died from the bombing. Orizuru -the paper crane – is […]
from The Japan Times HIROSHIMA – Artist Yoko Ono on Wednesday urged youngsters gathered at a peace event in Hiroshima to help teach the world about the experiences of the city that was devastated by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. The 81-year-old widow of John Lennon told roughly 300 participants: ” ‘No […]
This is fantastic! It was too cool then, I suppose. It’s a favorite song of mine from ‘It’s Alright (I See Rainbows)’. Nobody told me about this version. Great that I was shown now! Thank you, guys, for doing such an incredible video! ‘Wake Up’ by Yoko Ono, performed by Trio Wake up, wake up […]
UNCOVER by Yoko Ono Let’s quickly assemble the knowledge we have. We ourselves must be peaceful to get peace. Once we follow that logic, and clear our minds of anger, hatred, fear and violence, we can see what we were doing wrong. We are being given the option of having a peaceful world or a […]
If you are in the UK, you can watch the full show on the BBC website here. Featuring Yo La Tengo Don’t Stop Me! Waiting For The D Train Rising Moving Mountains O Wind Don’t Worry Kyoko Mind Train We’re All Water Unun.to Glastonbury Programme Glastonbury Free Press Earlier this year I played two small […]
Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have […]
Introduction by Yoko Ono Lennon I want to share this information with the citizens of this planet. Be mindful. Think Peace, Spread Peace, IMAGINE PEACE. We can still do it! I love you! Yoko Ono Lennon 13 May 2014. Militarism: A way of life – by Michael Fitzgerald The Humanist, November-December 2004. Revised/reprinted in Utne, […]
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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band will play The Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday 29 June 2014. YOKO ONO’S WISH TREE FOR GLASTONBURY 2014 If you are going to Glastonbury Festival this year, please visit The Ancient Oak in The Green Kids Field, where you can add your wishes to Yoko Ono’s WISH TREE. […]
Ogilvy & Mather London has launched a powerful campaign for Amnesty International, a global movement for human rights. The campaign entitled “Freedom Candles” features 30 limited edition candles by an acknowledged artistic duo—Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk—known as ‘coarse’. The idea of the project is explained in a short film. When each candle is burned, […]
NEW YORK (April 22, 2014) – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by cofounders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable […]
REVELATION Bless you for your anger for it is a sign of rising energy. Direct not to your family, waste not on your enemy. Transform the energy to versatility and it will bring you prosperity. Bless you for your sorrow for it is a sign of vulnerability. Share not with your family, direct not […]
ON THE DAY OF THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA – 1 April 2014 Nutopia is a country that exists in all of us. John and I created this imaginary world. We called a press conference and produced a white handkerchief from our pockets and said “This is a flag to Surrender to Peace.” Not Fight for […]
Yoko Ono just played three incredible sold-out shows in London, all at Cafe OTO in Dalston. On the weekend of March 22nd & 23rd, Ono delivered scorching improvised sets with Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, to the obvious delight of the audience, many of whom couldn’t believe they had got a ticket […]
Behind every great artist is a great curator. But what do they actually do? Serpentine superstar Hans Ulrich Obrist reveals the delights and dangers of his craft – while Yoko Ono, David Shrigley and more pick their all-time favourite show Interviews by Stuart Jeffries and Nancy Groves, The Guardian, Sunday 23 March 2014 ‘One […]
Yoko: “Let’s go back to the future, you know. That’s why we’re here. We want to talk mainly to the young people all over the world, because those are the people who are going to be the next generation. They’re going to be the next world, you know, and we just want to say we are with them. We’re not preaching or anything like that. We want to be with them and we’re with them.”
Listen to John & Yoko on honeymoon spreading their peace message in Amsterdam.
This plaque to Emily Wilding Davison was put up in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft by Tony Benn MP. Tony Benn said in the House of Commons in 2001: ‘I have put up several plaques—quite illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison, […]
From London’s CAFE OTO: We’re thrilled to welcome Yoko Ono back to Cafe OTO for two very special performances – A trio with Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley next Saturday (22 March) and an NYC-style late night set the following Tuesday (25 March) with Nels Cline and Talvin Singh. Obviously, this is an incredibly rare opportunity to see one of the most important figures of the twentieth century […]