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Read-in for Peace

pages from the book Grapefruit framed in a museum display
4 Jul 2019
Suitable for:
all visitors
Free drop-in event, no need to book

Celebrate 55 years since Yoko first published her pioneering book Grapefruit, containing a number of her instruction pieces.

To mark and celebrate the anniversary of the book that inspired the song Imagine, we are holding a Read-in for Peace in our Atrium at the Museum of Liverpool. Visitors are invited to come along and read out your favourite extracts from John and Yoko’s work, sit in on one of our story telling sessions, or take inspiration from Yoko and create and perform your own instruction pieces.


Imagine one thousand suns in the sky at the same time.
Let them shine for one hour.
Then, let them gradually melt into the sky.
Make one tunafish sandwich and eat.

Yoko Ono, spring 1964

Find out more

See original copies of Grapefruit and find out more about how John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared a connection to Grapefruit throughout their relationship in the Double Fantasy: John & Yoko exhibition.

Exhibition curator Karen O'Rourke explains the significance of Grapefruit and how it inspired Imagine in this video:

This event is part of our Double Fantasy event series.