The Sunday Times: Imagine you’re in Iceland… by Waldemar Januszczak

by Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Yoko Ono’s shining Peace Tower, a column of unstoppable light high in the night sky, moves our writer in Reykjavik to tears. Nobody could disagree with the view that Iceland is a pulse-quickening destination for an adventure weekend. Glacier- hopping is an adventure. So is whitewater rafting. Or cycling [...]

2011-10-24T23:22:25-05:00October 24th, 2011|IMAGINE PEACE TOWER|

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND to play Iceland Airwaves 2011 Festival: Oct 13th 2011

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before the dissolution of the Beatles, joins Polaris Music Prize Winner Owen Pallett, synth siren Glasser and Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui on this year’s Iceland Airwaves line-up. The festival, which runs from 12-16 of October in Reykjavík, also sees more Icelandic additions, including [...]

2011-09-21T17:07:28-05:00September 21st, 2011|Music|

The City of Reykjavik is proud to illuminate IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in honor and celebration of Yoko Ono’s 78th birthday from 7pm GMT

You can Twitter or Facebook your birthday messages for Yoko live from this page, as you watch the live stream of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. Please also tweet your own personal wishes for peace to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER @IPTower or via email to [email protected]. Read Yoko's IMAGINE PEACE 78th Birthday Message here.

2011-02-18T04:41:44-05:00February 18th, 2011|Imagine All The People|

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND LIVE! Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland, Oct 9, 2010. ***PICTURES***

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND - Live performance in Reykjavík, Iceland, Oct 9, 2010. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, revived last year by Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon after a long hiatus, will play an exclusive concert at Háskólabíó, Reykjavík on October 9th. The concert, which will be dedicated to John Lennon, is one of [...]

2010-10-11T17:26:43-05:00October 9th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Music|

Iceland events to celebrate John Lennon’s 70th Birthday: 9th October 2010

Legendary artist, musician and peace advocate, YOKO ONO, announced today she will be holding several events in Iceland on October 9th to promote peace throughout the world and to celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2010 The LennonOno Grant for Peace was created to honour her [...]

2014-08-29T16:56:30-05:00October 6th, 2010|Imagine All The People, IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, Music|

Oct 9th Reykjavík, Iceland: IMAGINE PEACE TOWER & John Lennon memorial concert

In honour of the lighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on 9th October 2009, Yoko Ono offers the general public free ferry crossings to Viðey on 9th, 10th and 11th October and invites them to attend a memorial concert for John Lennon at Hafnarhús (The Harbor House at The Reykjavík Art Museum) on 9th October at 22:00. [...]

Volunteer work on Viðey in September 2009

From CADIP Website: Participating in an international short term volunteer project ( so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity [...]

2009-07-26T16:55:47-05:00July 26th, 2009|IMAGINE PEACE TOWER|

Yoko Ono: The Stanford Lecture 2009

Part 1/4: Childhood Part 2/4: Passages For Light Part 3/4: Five Films & Chair Piece Part 4/4: Q&A Yoko Ono's lecture at Stanford University on 14 Jan 2009 Courtesy of Yoko Ono, Stanford University & Lectures & Films ©2009 Yoko Ono Video Footage ©2009 Stanford University All Rights Reserved. Yoko Ono reflects on her [...]


The Iceland Post Company recently published a book on Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in cooperation with the artist. The tower was erected on Reykjavík’s Viðey island on October 9, 2007, in the memory of her late husband John Lennon. The 100-page book, simply entitled IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, contains a wealth of information on Ono’s [...]

Open Art Workshop on Videy Island

Reykjavík Art Museum is organizing an open art workshop in a cozy atmosphere for both children and adults today, Nov 30th, between 2 pm and 5 pm at Videyjarstofa museum and restaurant on Videy island, five minutes away from the capital by boat. The workshop’s theme will be Yoko Ono’s peace column, which was erected on [...]

2008-11-30T04:11:32-05:00November 30th, 2008|About the IP Tower|

Group Show: 32 Pieces: The Art of Chess [Reykjavík, Iceland]

22 January 2009 – 13 April 2009 32 Pieces: The Art of Chess   The Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir Flokagata, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland Tel: +354 590-1200 Fax: +354 590-1201 website: email: [email protected] / [email protected] The museums are open every day from 10:00 - 17:00. Admission is free.   Cafeteria The cafeteria at Kjarvalsstadir has a view of the Miklatun park and [...]

2008-11-13T18:04:35-05:00November 13th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions News|

Welcome to Iceland: Despite the crunch, it’s still worth a visit

The economy may just have imploded, taking huge amounts of Britons' savings with it, but don't let that put you off visiting, says Raymond Whitaker "There has never been a cheaper time to visit colourful Reykjavik," proclaims an opportunistic press release from Icelandic Express, the island's answer to easyJet. With the krona down 40 per [...]

2008-10-23T02:40:09-05:00October 17th, 2008|IMAGINE PEACE TOWER|

Yoko Ono Grants Iceland Peace Award

Yoko Ono granted both the Icelandic nation and Indian scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva with the LennonOno Peace Award at the relighting of the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy island off Reykjavík on the occasion of John Lennon’s birthday yesterday. “To my knowledge an entire nation has not been granted such an award before. I’m therefore [...]

2014-08-29T17:01:38-05:00October 10th, 2008|Awards, Imagine All The People|
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