A bronze statue of John Lennon is heading to Liverpool this summer all in the name of peace.
St George’s Hall will welcome the John Lennon Peace Statue on August 1 until the end of September following its time at Glastonbury Festival. The artwork, which is 180cm high, was created by artist Laura Lian and cast by the Castle Foundry.
Laura said: “I made the statue to help inspire a new generation to reinforce John and Yoko’s message of Peace. “We are really excited to have the statue at this beautiful historical Hall in Liverpool.”
Alan Smith, general manager of St George’s Hall, said: “We’re delighted to host this statue showcasing one of Liverpool’s most-loved sons. “In the month of August and September the city celebrates International Beatle Week and it’s fitting that we welcome this new addition.”It’s sure to be a hit and will become a must-visit selfie and Instagram spot”.
Along with the statue, the Postcard Exhibition also heads to St George’s Hall this summer, which invites the public to donate postcard-sized designs depicting the theme of peace. The postcards will be displayed at the hall throughout August before being put up for silent auctions in September ahead of International Peace Day.