Over 50,000 visitors flock to see the Peace Doves in its first month
Thank you to each and every one of you that have paid us a visit. If you haven’t made your trip yet, don’t worry, our doves are flying high and open to visitors until 30th August
We have been blown away by your incredible response to the Peace Doves with over 50,000 visitors so far.
The artwork, created by renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker, features over 18,000 paper doves suspended from the roof of the Cathedral, accompanied by a soundscape from composer David Harper.
It is the latest in a series of popular, art installations to be staged here at the Cathedral over recent years. In 2018, over 60,000 visitors, saw Museum of the Moon, a 23ft replica of the moon and in 2019, a further 180,000 came to see ‘Gaia’, a giant earth. Both artworks were created by renowned British artist Luke Jerram.
As well as Peace Doves, visitors to the Cathedral can also view the return of the popular Angel Wings moving light projection, created by Luxmuralis.
Visitors can take photos and videos in front of the shoulder height, angel wings which pulsate and change colour to a curated soundtrack.
Another new, interactive art installation on display is Peace to Ourselves. Visitors are asked to place a button inside the shape of a giant dove and take a moment to contemplate the past year and remember those who have lost their lives.
There are also a series of Quiet Hours for those who might find crowds daunting, for example, someone who has an autism spectrum condition or sensory processing differences.
If you haven’t made your trip yet, don’t worry, our doves are flying high and open to visitors until 30th August with a series of further special events, including talks, music, yoga and the chance to dine under the doves.