Weʼve raised £951 to To fund the remaining costs of the project. Please see at bottom of page, signed and numbered Plaque for every £35.00 given.
- Wells, Somerset
- Funded on Tuesday, 11th February 2020
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My name is Laura Lian. I am a professional artist specialising in sculpture.
I was inspired to create the John Lennon Peace Statue project to help spread John and Yoko’s message of peace and love to the world.
Michele Turner is my admin Manager, and we are both equally committed to ensuring the project is realised.
I have successfully completed the first phase of the Peace Project which involved the sculpting of the John Lennon life-size statue. It has also included the creation of the mould and wax statue ready for casting the final statue in bronze. The pictures below show the progress over the last few months from the completed clay, the making of the mould and the final wax statue.
My thanks to all those who have donated to this first phase and helped me reach this stage of the process.
The next action is to get the statue cast in bronze and launch it at the Glastonbury Festival 26-30 June 2019. We are excited that Michael Eavis (CBE and creator of the Glastonbury Festival) is supporting the project and has been to see the statue as it has been created.
Following this the statue will travel to Liverpool, and will be shown at the historical Heritage Court, St. George's Hall during August including International BeatleWeek Festival between August 1st. -27 August 2019.
General Manager of St George’s Hall, Alan Smith, said: “We’re delighted to host this statue showcasing one of Liverpool’s most-loved sons. In the month of August 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.”
*Picture is a mock up - Statue will be placed on august 1st.
I would like to thank you in advance for all donations being made.
In recognition of any UK donations made for over £35, a "postcard" of John Lennon in profile will be sent to you. Includes postage.
10% after costs will go to WAR CHILD charity.
In recognition of any donations made for over £50.00 from outside the UK, the same "postcard" will be sent to you. (Please note the difference in donation just reflects currency and postage costs incurred.)
The Limited Editions of the ceramic Postcards will be produced in batches of 20. Each one is marked with the Batch number and Edition number and is signed by the artist, Laura Lian
Each Postcard is hand finished and hand painted in a bronze effect and is 13cm x 10 cm in size. The picture below shows the postcard you will receive.
Please ensure you send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org to enable her to send this to you.
You can find out more and contribute to our journey at the following: Facebook, Twitter and my Website .
Our Nominated Charity
A key aspect of the statue being shown will be to collect donations for our nominated charity Warchild, whose Mission is to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war.
War Child was founded in 1993 by film-makers David Wilson and Bill Leeson. On assignment in the former-Yugoslavia they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed and especially its impact on children.
War child work with children affected by war in 9 countries and are aiming to reach 260,000 children by 2019.
You can find out more at the Warchild website
Copyright: Laura Lian 2019
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Sep 20, 2019
You have my support Laura....I only wish I could do more.
Sep 9, 2019
Hi Laura! Best wishes for great success~
Sep 8, 2019
Hope you raise all the money to keep this statue in Liverpool.
Aug 25, 2019
I sweety my email address is Rob2bon@aol.com. you have my address to my home. Let me know if you need anything else. How big is the plague?
Aug 8, 2019
Wonderful cause Laura.
Adam Joe Roberts
Aug 2, 2019
Good luck! What a stunning sculpture for an amazing man.
Jul 25, 2019
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About the fundraiser
Laura Lian is a professional listed artist having sold in the primary market, Christie’s and Bonham’s. Some of her famous collectors are Bernie Ecclestone, Rachel Hunter, Bill Wyman and Sharon Osbourne. www.lauralian.co.uk