Anger over Cathedral art

By Robyn Rosen, October 1, 2009

An Israel support group in Liverpool is outraged at a cathedral which, they claim, is displaying a “one-sided” exhibition of children in Gaza.

Last week, the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool city centre unveiled the exhibition, entitled Loss of Innocence, featuring pieces of art by Gaza children.

But Sue Hadden, chairwoman of the Liverpool Israel Support Group, was angered by its content and contacted the cathedral.

She said: “There needs to be more balance. If they are showing pictures of Gaza children suffering, it should show Sderot children who have suffered terribly.”

The diocese of Liverpool told Ms Hadden that a display of work from Sderot children could be shown but not before the exhibition concludes, on October 6.

Ms Hadden added: “I’m disappointed that we can’t display the pictures at the same time.

“Visitors will go away with an unbalanced view.”

A spokesman from the diocese said: “The Cathedral would be happy to exhibit pictures from the children of Sderot and from others on all sides of this hugely complex conflict.”

Last updated: 5:56pm, October 1 2009