2013 marks the unveiling of a new non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which was made possible by the generosity and support of Yoko Ono Lennon.
The bus is dedicated to providing the young people of Europe with free hands-on opportunities to produce original music, video, photo, game app and broadcast projects within the bus's mobile recording studios. This revolutionary program is made possible by international companies such as Montblanc, Apple and Sony whose contributions of state of the art equipment and funding underscore a commitment to art, culture and education.
Yoko, along with special guests, will be in Liverpool for the European launch of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on Wednesday May 8 at the Museum of Liverpool. The event will be streamed live for a global audience.
"The educational bus is a huge success in the USA. But John would have been extra thrilled that it is now launching in Europe, starting in Liverpool, his home town.", said Ono.
Attendees will be able to preview this extraordinary vehicle before it sets off on an exciting tour of the UK and Europe. The bus will also be at the Yoko Ono curated Meltdown Festival on the South Bank in London this June, amongst other soon to be announced dates.
Yoko Ono Lennon adds; "I'm so thrilled that the Educational Tour Bus will be situated at Meltdown. All kids who are interested in making music and learning how to use instruments in the recording studio should come and make use of this freebie!"
The UK & European tour schedule and interactive map can be found at www.lennonbus.org, where visitors can also see all of the content created on board. Plans are underway to further expand the project to China and Japan.