Friday, January 25, 2008

Elton Donates Glasses For Art

SUPERSTARS Bono and Elton John have added their trademark glasses to a poignant artwork remembering the Holocaust.

The U2 singer and the flamboyant entertainer are the latest celebrities to lend their support to Respectacles, now on display at Liverpool Town Hall as part of the city’s events in the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday.

Hundreds of pairs of glasses donated by the public and famous names including Yoko Ono, Stephen Fry and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe have gone into the exhibition.

The glasses are a reminder of images from the Holocaust of piles of personal items collected in the concentration camps from the millions who died in them.

The exhibition will be displayed at the Town Hall until Saturday.

The glasses will then be donated through Vision Aid Overseas to those with poor eyesight in the developing world.

Respectacles forms part of a series of events leading up to Sunday’s memorial at the Philharmonic Hall, where Jason Isaacs will act as a narrator.

Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sachs, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev Rowan Williams will lead the event.

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