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John Lennon’s plea for world peace “Imagine” chimes across Liverpool

Posted on May 16, 2009. Filed under: 0. Peace | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” the  unofficial anthem for World Peace, will be heard in Liverpool this Saturday May 16th, 2009, as chimes from the Liverpool Cathedral  are played to that tune.

In this post we want to celebrate this event for Peace, in Liverpool where John Lennon and the Beatles first started on their road to world-wide fame.

In a world full  news of events and forces arrayed against Peace, it is refreshing to hear about some of the events and activities that people organize for Peace. This event is an example of  people for Peace extending the call for World Peace using different creative ways.

“John Lennon’s plea for world peace “Imagine” chimes across Liverpool” Liverpool Daily Post – May 14 2009

BELL-RINGERS were put through their paces last night in a secret rehearsal ahead of the unique performance of John Lennon’s Imagine this weekend.

They will chime out the iconic Lennon song, which includes the lines “imagine there’s no heaven”, at lunchtime on Saturday.

Organisers of the event, which is part of the North-west’s Futuresonic festival, have also been sent a message of support from Yoko Ono.

The 76-year-old said: “The sound of your bells will travel around the world and remind people of John Lennon and his belief there is an urgent need for world peace . . . like the church bell in the town which used to ring as the warning to people about impending disasters like flood and fire.

“Thank you for thinking of a very important way of bringing change to the consciousness of the world.
“I will hear your bells, too, in New York where I will be working that day.”

Artist Cleo Evans, who had the original idea, said: “I wanted to have a debate about world peace. It’s a simple song, but very powerful, and the bell ringers have done a brilliant job.

“It shows the cathedral is really forward thinking, but that doesn’t surprise me for Liverpool.”

Imagine will be played three times on Saturday – at noon, 12.30pm and 1pm.

Liverpool Cathedral is also organising a number of activities around the event.  ……

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