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Peace Doves at Derby Cathedral

23 April - 12 June 2022

Derby Cathedral is delighted to welcome Peace Doves to the city from 23rd April -12th June 2022.

Peace Doves is a mass participation large-scale art installation, created by renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker. It features around 8,000 paper doves suspended on ribbon above the nave of the Cathedral, accompanied by a soundscape from composer David Harper.

Schools in Derby and Derbyshire, community groups, wellbeing groups and the general public, have been invited to decorate the doves that form the artwork with messages of peace, love and hope, creating a unique piece that reflects the thoughts and feelings of Derby citizens, from all faiths, ages and backgrounds.

Visitors will be welcomed to appreciate its scale and beauty and experience a sense of serenity and peace.

Entry is free with a suggested entry donation of £3 per person.  Booking is encouraged and is available through Derby Cathedral’s Eventbrite page.   Donations will go towards the care and work of the city’s Cathedral, helping to keep its doors open for all.

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See Peace Dove events below:

Peace Doves in the Community - 3 Feb - 15 Apr

In the weeks and months leading up to the opening day, communities are involved in messaging and decorating the paper doves that form part o... read more

Mindfulness - 26 Apr, 24 May & 7 June

Mindfulness teacher Pam Sidhu will lead these peaceful sessions, which encourage you to step into the moment and experience the techniques t... read more

Friday Lunchtime Concerts - 3 May - 10 June

Enjoy a relaxed 45-minute recital under the spectacular Peace Doves installation at Derby Cathedral.... read more

Cathedrals at Night - 14 May

See Peace Doves at night, book a twilight tower tour and enjoy refreshments in the Cathedral.... read more

Creative Writing - 14 & 24 May

Capture your thoughts and ideas inspired by Peace Doves through creative writing – a fun session suitable for all from novice to novel... read more

In conversation with the artist - 17 May

Dr Robert Burstow from the University of Derby talks to Peter Walker about his work, methodology, inspirations and background... read more

The Animal in Contemporary Art - 23 May

Discussion with Ang Bartram and Deb Rogers from the University of Derby on how the companion animal and notions of the animal are significan... read more

Shared Reading - 23 May

Shared Reading - 23 May

Don't Miss, Festivals

A mindful Shared Reading event at Derby Cathedral as part of their Peace Doves programme, where we will look at a range of readings related ... read more

Crisis & Hope in current times - 8 June

Join this stimulating panel debate which will explore issues in contemporary culture such as COVID, Black Lives Matter, conflict, youth voic... read more

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