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Doves flock to Durham

‘Peace Doves’ is an awe-inspiring, mass-participation artwork, which you can experience in the historic nave of Durham Cathedral.

Throughout July (up until 20th) visitors to Durham Cathedral are being invited to contribute to this stunning artwork, which will be made up of fifteen thousand individually handmade paper doves. Just pop along to the font in the cathedral and you will be able to write a message of peace, hope, love and friendship on a paper Peace Dove – which will then be added to the piece. The installation has been conceived by Peter Walker and on 26 July he will collect all of the doves to suspended them above the cathedral’s nave. The artwork will then be set to music by composer David Harper. There is no admission charge and no booking is required to see the artwork, but a series of special events and unique experiences have also been announced in connection with the piece. These take in everything from special services to unique dining experiences to late-night openings. Details on all of the above from the website, below.

‘Peace Doves’: make a dove up until 20 July, and then see the installation between 26 July-4 September. More: durhamcathedral.co.uk

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