Peace Doves comes to Derby Cathedral

12th April 2022

Hundreds of schoolchildren, local people and community groups across Derbyshire are busy creating paper peace doves and writing their messages of peace, love and hope to be part of a large -scale art installation that will open in Derby Cathedral later this month.

Peace Doves comes to Derby Cathedral

Peace Doves is a mass participation installation by artist and sculptor Peter Walker which will feature around 8,000 paper doves suspended on ribbon above the nave of the Cathedral, accompanied by a soundscape from composer David Harper.

It will open in the cathedral on 23 April and over the last few months over 60schools in Derby and Derbyshire have been busy decorating their doves and members of the public have been able to contribute too with participation tables set up in the local shopping centre, Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum of Making, as well as in the Cathedral.

Catriona Munn, Derby Cathedral’s Business Development Manager, said:

“It’s been full creation mode here for the last few months as schools, community groups, wellbeing groups and the general public have all been involved in creating and decorating the doves with messages of peace, love and hope.

“This will be a unique piece that reflects the thoughts and feelings of Derby citizens, from all faiths, ages and backgrounds and we are super excited to welcome people to come and experience it in all its glory,’ she added.

The installation opens on April 23 until June 12. Entry is free but there is a suggested donation of £3 per person and all donations will go towards the care and mission of the cathedral.

Booking is encouraged and is available through Derby Cathedral’s Eventbrite page.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Derby Cathedral is currently looking for volunteers to support this exhibition.  For more details please CLICK HERE

Photos of Peace Doves by Peter Walker Sculptor.

Peter Walker Sculptor