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#SalisburyCityofDoves Project

Inspired by Les Colombes, artist Michael Pendry’s installation in

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#SalisburyCityofDoves Project

Inspired by Les Colombes, artist Michael Pendry’s installation in the Cathedral starting on 12 May, a community project has been launched which will celebrate Salisbury’s resilience and the message of peace and hope across the City.


We want as many people as possible to get involved to show the strength and power of our community.


Shops and businesses:

If your business, office or shop would like to participate in #SalisburyCityofDoves please click here to request information. Please note we want to get all public displays completed by 8 May and you will need to attribute your inspiration to Michael’s installation, which may involve some signage.



To request dove making packs for your classes or to learn about scheduled workshops please call 01722 555180.


Private individuals:

From midday on 1 May pre-cut paper and folding instructions will be available from the following locations:


  • Cathedral Information Desk
  • Salisbury Library
  • Salisbury Information Centre (Fish Row)
  • Salisbury Arts Centre
  • Salisbury Playhouse
  • Fisherton Mill
  • Waterstones
  • The Rose and Crown
  • Casa Fina


Alternatively you make your dove from scratch at home by downloading the instructions below:


Origami Dove


Simple cut-out:
For younger children we have created a simple cut out dove template you can download below:

If you are unable to make your own dove, we would love to make one for you, just collect one from the Cathedral from 12 May onwards or click here and we’ll send one to you.



We want this community project and your creations to get noticed so please post your pictures on social media using the hashtag #SalisburyCityofDoves to spread help us the word!


"Peace is not something you wish for. It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away." John Lennon