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A Bed-In at Coventry's cathedral
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John and Yoko came to Coventry in 1968 to plant acorns at the cathedral

A photographic exhibition, remembering John and Yoko's famous Montreal Bed-In for peace, can be seen at Coventry Cathedral until May.

Give Peace a Chance: John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace is a reminder of the couple's message to the world to think about love and peace.

The stories and photos, many of them never before seen the in UK, take you back to the hotel room in 1969.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, 13 March and runs until 3 May.

Remembering the Bed-In

Gail Renard, award-winning TV comedy writer and presenter, who managed to be one of the few who joined John and Yoko at Queen Elizabeth Hotel, will be at the launch in Coventry. John Lennon also gave Gail a handwritten copy of the lyrics to Give Peace a Chance.

Yoko Ono - Hannah Tobin
Yoko Ono returned to Coventry's cathedral in 2005

Talking about the exhibition, Gail said: "When I first saw the images from the exhibition, I was carried right back to that amazing time. They started to unlock details that I had thought I had forgotten. It is so timely that this message of love is now being shown in a city that has truly taken peace and reconciliation to heart."

Wish tree

Visitors will also be able to sit on a replica of the white bench John and Yoko brought to Coventry in 1968. It will be accompanied by a wish tree for people to write their messages of peace.

Nick Chavasse, Cathedral director of tourism, said: "Our city's focus on peace and reconciliation brought John and Yoko here in 1968 to plant acorns of peace, and Yoko returned in 2005 to donate a copy of the original peace bench they brought on their first visit."

For further information, please visit the Coventry Cathedral website:

Standard Cathedral admission charges apply and the exhibition is included in admission. Standard Tickets: Adults: £5 and children under 7-years can get in for free.




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