Ono to mark Lennon`s 70th b’day with ceremony

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 17:50 PM IST

London: Music legend John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono is celebrating her late husband with a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.

The artist and peace campaigner will round off her activities with a performance by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band on October 9.

She will also be presenting awards to figures chosen for their contribution to world peace with a biennial award created in 2002, reports the Mirror.

The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace - created to honour Lennon`s dedication to peace and human rights will go to four recipients— Filmmaker Josh Fox who wrote and directed the documentary feature film Gasland the years; Author Michael Pollan who has written bestselling books about the interaction of nature and society; Author and activist Alice Walker, most famous for her book The Color Purple, and Barbara Kowalcyk who has campaigned for food safety.

After the award ceremony Yoko will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, which is located on an island close to Icelandic capital Reykjavik.

ANI