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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Palette – Installation exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum March 2017-June 2017
St Chad Statue – commission to create 3m bronze statue of the Patron of Lichfield Cathedral for the exterior of the Cathedral
David Garrick Statue – Commission to create the 300th Anniversary of David Garrick for the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Pity of War – Large scale monument to the Civilian Victims of War – For location at the National Memorial Arboretum – the memorial will recognise the effect of conflict on civilians and those who have returned from conflict whether in past conflict or present and future acts of war. The effects of war on returning service people and the wider civilian populations both individual and collective is significant and many hundreds of thousands of people from children to those at the later stages of life have had their freedom and independence taken from them as a result as conflict in the their country, or as a result of international conflict.