Chichester – Peace Doves

Event Details

  • Location: Chichester Cathedral
  • Address: Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX
  • Start date: 30th September 2023
  • End date: 12th November 2023
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Free, donations welcome

Chichester Cathedral hosts Peter Walker’s immersive installation, Peace Doves, this autumn.

This artwork is made up fifteen thousand individually handmade paper doves which are suspended above the Cathedral’s historic Nave. Each dove contains a message of peace, love and hope, written by local community groups, schools and members of the public.

Peace Doves is an artwork that has been re-curated for different spaces as it tours the UK. Adaptations have been seen in many Cathedrals including Rochester, Liverpool, Lichfield, Derby and Sheffield.

Peace Doves will be supported by a programme of events for people of all ages, including weekly story-telling under the Doves for under fives, silent discos and special evening viewings, when visitors will be able to experience the installation by twilight, and set to music by Composer David Harper.

Admission to the Cathedral is free and booking is not required, however donations are welcomed.

Image by Peter Walker of Peace Doves at Rochester Cathedral