Cathedral–created ‘Birds with Wishes’ to wing their way to Aleppo
Last year, the ‘Homing Pigeons: Birds with Wishes’ project captured imaginations! Good wishes arrived to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on the wings of fanciful works of art, created by school children in Aleppo, Syria. This year the joy continued, as the cathedral welcomed children from two direct provision centres in Dublin and from the local community to participate in a ‘Birds with Wishes’–themed creativity camp.
The day camp ran from 4–8 July, and was co–organised by the Dean’s Vicar, the Revd Abigail Sines, with Muhammad Achour, Director of Places of ARcture, who was one of the curators of the ’Homing Pigeons: Birds with Wishes’ exhibition in 2021.
Campers got to experience a variety of art, architecture and storytelling workshops. They toured the cathedral, had a private organ recital, and enjoyed time outdoors each day visiting different parks and green spaces in the local area. By the end of the week, the group had created new ‘Birds with Wishes’ to be sent back to the original project artists in Aleppo.