Liverpool Cathedral will welcome a new art project, Peace Doves, later this year.

Peace Doves, headed up by internationally renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker, is a mass participation art project which will see the creation of a beautiful large-scale art installation hang inside the cathedral.

The project will launch this February half term, from February 17 to 21, with free dove-themed family activity sessions where they’ll be able to write messages of hope and peace – and they’ll be included in the installation.

Peace Doves will then officially open at Liverpool Cathedral on May 8, 2020, the 75th anniversary of VE day, until May 31, 2020 Liverpool Cathedral is free to enter and there’s child-friendly trails if you want to spend some time exploring the building.

If you’ve got a head for heights you can take a trip up the Tower. To take part in the half-term activities, you can book places online at Liverpool Cathedral for trips up the Tower vary, prices can also be found on the website.

Peter first created the ‘Peace Doves’ installation in the UK’s only the only medieval three-spired cathedral. Consisting of 20,000 paper doves, the artwork was suspended in the nave of Lichfield Cathedral between December 2018 and January 2019. Messages of peace were written on individual doves by children from over 70 schools from the surrounding area.