LIVERPOOL TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF LENNON’S DEATH WITH VIGIL AT EUROPEAN PEACE MONUMENT
Beatles and Lennon fans from all over the world will make their way to Liverpool on Thursday 8th December 2011 to mark the anniversary of John Lennon’s death with a candlelit vigil taking place at the city’s European Peace Monument dedicated to John.
The vigil at the Lennon Peace Monument will take place from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 8th December at its new permanent home outside ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront.
This will be the second year that the city has marked the occasion at the Peace Monument and organisers hope that the event will see an even larger attendance than in 2010.
Since its unveiling by Julian and Cynthia Lennon on October 9th 2010 the monument - entitled ‘Peace & Harmony’ - has become a popular focal point for visitors to the Beatles home city looking to celebrate Lennon’s life and message of peace through his music. Recently relocated outside Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC), the European Peace Monument is the first physical focal point for fans to congregate and remember the artistic and creative legacy of a world icon.
The annual peace vigil is being organised by Liverpool’s award-winning Beatles Story, the attraction responsible for bringing the European Peace Monument to Liverpool.
Jerry Goldman, MD of The Beatles Story comments:
“The eyes of the world will be on Liverpool once again as we celebrate the life of John Lennon with our annual peace vigil. Last year’s event was a wonderful success and was covered by newspapers, TV and radio all over the world.
“We look forward to building on the legacy of last year’s vigil to create a night to remember for all those people that attend.”
Bob Prattey, Chief Executive, ACC Liverpool, said, “The European Peace Monument is a fitting tribute to one of the city’s biggest icons and we are proud to be hosting the peace vigil here at ACC Liverpool.
“As we remember John Lennon on the 8th December and welcome Paul McCartney on the 20th, December is truly a month to celebrate Liverpool’s important musical heritage and world status.”
Footage of the unveiling of the European Peace Monument –
Footage of the 2011 John Lennon peace vigil –