THE PEACE WOODLAND
2018 marks 100 years since the guns of World War One fell silent. Those who survived hoped it would be ‘the war to end all wars’ but the last century has seen millions more suffer in conflict all around the world. We must never forget the sacrifices made in war – we must also always continue to strive for peace.
A permanent new woodland in Beacon Park
Lichfield Cathedral is working in partnership with Lichfield Historic Parks to create a new Peace Woodland in Beacon Park. The Peace Woodland will be a permanent living artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker. During the year, the Parks team will save 1,918 local trees which would otherwise be felled. Volunteers will pot them ready to start planting on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018. The Peace Woodland will open at Easter 2019, a time to rejoice in new life, hope and the promise of peace on earth.
Dedicate your name to Peace
We need to raise £25,000 to make the Peace Woodland happen. At the heart of the Peace Woodland will be a bronze plaque as a dedication to peace; for £25 you can add a name – your own, a friend or a family member – to be permanently inscribed In The Name of Peace.
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Pity of War – Memorial dedicated to civilians affect by war and conflict – to be created into a 12ft bronze statue at the National Memorial Arboretum
Footsteps Project – information coming soon
Peter works in the capacity of developing and creating large scale art initiatives. Artistic direction is a means of developing long term visions for the arts in public spaces and the development of new models of engagement.
A City As Sculpture – A Major large scale artwork and art initiative, working across multiple media.
Lichfield – The City – Creation of the city landscape as a sculpture in its own right
Lichfield Lumiere – Peter created and curates as well as developing artwork for this long term initiative to increase access to art in public spaces.
52 Weeks of Art – year long art initiative
The City of Sculpture – project to create a permanent sculpture trail and development of new artistic work in Lichfield and District.
Dr Johnson Project – 2005 sculpture development project