Exhibition to mark Anti-Slavery Day at Cathedral

Tuesday 12 October

Anti-Slavery Day on October 18th 2021 will be marked at Peterborough Cathedral with a powerful ‘pop-up’ exhibition in the building.

The special display, the Invisible People exhibition, will be open to the public just inside the Cathedral’s main entrance on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October, between 9.00am and 5.00pm. It includes images taken by the internationally acclaimed photographer, Rory Carnegie.

Each image depicts a scene from an industry where modern slavery is prevalent, with the aim of getting the public talking about this issue. The exhibition is part of the National Crime Agency's campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking. Representatives of the National Crime Agency’s Modern Slavery &Human Trafficking Unit will be with the exhibition to answer questions from the public and raise awareness on how to spot the signs of modern slavery and how to report any suspicion.

Canon Tim Alban Jones, Vice-Dean of Peterborough, said:

“I am so glad we are able to host this exhibition and help to draw public attention to the issue of modern slavery. I am sure that the 18th century Dean of Peterborough, Peter Peckard, a leading light in the abolition of slavery movement of his day, would be shocked that slavery still exists in our society in the 21st century. The sad fact is that it does, and this exhibition is one way in which we can raise awareness of that, and find out what we can do about it. I would encourage anyone who has concerns related to this issue to call in and find out more.”

You can find out more about Anti-Slavery Day here: https://theclewerinitiative.org/campaigns/anti-slavery-day-2021.

The exhibition is open during normal Cathedral opening times


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