Inauguration of Exhibition and Unveiling of Historic Plaque at Lady Mitchell Hall
2 March 2019, 11:30 – 12:30
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DE
Speeches by John Dunbar (former owner of the Indica Gallery) & Alan Bookbinder (Master of Downing College, Cambridge)
Showcasing Yoko Ono’s work in the city of Cambridge for the first time ever, the multi-site exhibition YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Ono’s first visit to Cambridge and her debut public concert with John Lennon at Cambridge University’s Lady Mitchell Hall on 2 March 1969. The exhibition inaugurates with the unveiling of a historic plaque in the foyer of the Lady Mitchell Hall on 2 March 2019, which will commemorate the event and preserve a hidden gem of Cambridge’s social history. Also in the foyer will be the live recording of the concert ‘Cambridge 1969’ for visitors to listen to until the end of the year.
Images from the Exhibition Inauguration and Plaque Unveiling
Photography by Natalia Gonzalez-Acosta
The event has been documented with articles by BBC News Cambridgeshire and the Cambridge Independent.
A sound installation of the recording of ‘Cambridge 1969’ by Yoko Ono and John Lennon can be listened to in the foyer of Lady Mitchell Hall until the end of 2019.
Curated by Gabriella Daris, the multi-site exhibition YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… will run from 2 March – 31 December 2019 with works displayed at Lady Mitchell Hall, The Heong Gallery, Alison Richard Building, Ruskin Gallery as well as many public sites in the city. For details of the whole programme of exhibitions and events please visit Art Rabbit.