Cathedral poverty-themed exhibition May 2013


undefinedA new work of art about global poverty, along with a photographic exhibition of Christian Aid's work in poor countries, will be exhibited at Chester Cathedral from 11 to 27 May. The centrepiece of the tour is a specially commissioned sculpture (pictured) by British artist Mel Howse paid for by a sponsor.

The sculpture takes poverty as its theme and explores the void between those inside the poverty trap and those privileged enough to be on the outside looking in.

Mel Howse said: “Poverty is staring at us and can be uncomfortable to witness. But once we have seen, the challenge is to act.”

There are also various workshops for schools/youth groups/ other children’s groups throughout the period that the exhibition is in the cathedral. For more information email

The cathedral is open 9am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays; 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.
Entrance to the cathedral is now free (donations are welcomed).