Light of Hope

Light of Hope was a unique installation across 7 national cathedrals and one church creating simultaneous happenings at the same time in November 2020. Beams of light were cast into the sky at Carlisle, Exeter, Salisbury, Ely, Lichfield, Liverpool and Chelmsford Cathedrals alongside All Saints Church in Wellington. See by tens of thousands of people the artwork was designed as a sign of Hope for All Saintstide 2020 during the pandemic. The project was supported by the Arts Council England.

Salisbury Cathedral installed the artwork for a period of 30 days.

SALISBURY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: “Light of Hope” illuminates Salisbury Cathedral on October 30, 2020 in Salisbury, England. During All Saints’ Tide, Salisbury Cathedral joins with other cathedrals across the country to illuminate the sky, standing out as a beacon of hope in difficult times. Salisbury’s iconic Spire will be illuminated from All Saint’s Eve (Saturday 31 October) until All Souls’ Day (Monday 2 November), with intersecting light beams rising from the Cathedral roof to form a pyramid around the famous landmark. The Light of Hope project was devised by light artist Peter Walker and is supported by Arts Council England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)