Flock into Liverpool Cathedral during February half term

The Liverpool Cathedral is set to host a new art project with internationally-renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker during half term.

‘Peace Doves’ is a mass participation art project culminating in the creation of a beautiful large-scale art installation that will hang from 8 May to 31 May 2020 inside the Cathedral.

During half term (Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February), the Cathedral Education Team will hold several dove-themed family activity sessions, where children with their parents or carers can write messages of hope, peace and love on the paper doves provided. Each session lasts 30 minutes and are free to attend.

From Valentine’s Day (14 February) up until 19 April, the Cathedral will be inviting people to visit and write their messages of peace, hope and love on paper doves. Peter, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors will join the thousands of doves together to create the large-scale installation above the Well ready for its official opening on the 75th anniversary of VE day on 8 May 2020.

Peter first created the ‘Peace Doves’ installation in the UK’s only medieval three-spired cathedral. Consisting of 20,000 paper doves, the artwork was suspended in the nave of Lichfield Cathedral between December 2018 and January 2019. Messages of peace were written on individual doves by children from over 70 schools from the surrounding area.

To take part in the half term activities, book your place here.

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