‘Journey to the Cross’
Artworks by Peter Walker
Reinterpreting the Stations of the Cross at Lichfield Cathedral
6 March to 21 April 2019
The culmination of two years’ work to create a contemporary fine-art telling of Jesus’ journey through Jerusalem to Calvary and his crucifixion, death and burial.
The Peace Woodland
Living artwork by Peter Walker Sculptor
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. For more information click here
Art Installation by Peter Walker Sculptor.
‘Peace Doves’ was created as a temporary art installation consisting of 20,000 individual paper doves each with messages of Peace written on each one by children from over 70 schools. The Installation was suspended in the nave of Lichfield Cathedral during December 2018- January 2019.
Peace Doves featured in ‘The Cathedral Illuminated 2018:Peace on Earth’ event and was illuminated with light and sound during this event which saw over 20,000 people visit the installation at this time. Featuring on BBC national and local news.