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Leaves of hope at Worcester Cathedral

Published: 2nd July 2021

Leaves of hope exhibition During August, Worcester Cathedral is hosting The Leaves of the Trees, an installation of 5,000 steel ‘Hope’ leaves, as a reflective memorial to the effects of the pandemic.

The installation has been designed to honour those who have lost their lives, but also to allow everyone to take a moment to contemplate what we have been through and to think about loved ones. Designed and produced by internationally renowned sculptor and artist, Peter Walker, the installation features a sycamore maple leaf, which was chosen specifically for its symbolism of strength, protection, eternity and clarity.

The leaves will be laid out on the Cathedral floor, creating a beautiful impression of autumn leaves fallen from the trees. Appearing as though naturally scattered by the wind, the leaves collectively symbolise both what has transpired in the past and what is to come in the future.

The exhibition will be available to visit during normal Cathedral visiting hours until Tuesday 31 August. Further information is available on the Cathedral’s website.

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