A NEW installation at Salisbury Cathedral aims to encourage people to explore a different perspective on today’s United Kingdom.

Ladders of Light - a new constitution for the UK brings together two artists, award-winning poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE and visual artist Mary Branson.The installation is on display until April 3.

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The exhibition is curated by Jacquiline Creswell, Salisbury Cathedral’s visual arts adviser, who said: “There is a tension between the two elements of this exhibition which in many ways reflects the state of our country today. Lemn Sissay’s poem focuses on the person and the individual. He asks that we change ourselves first and government afterwards. Mary’s response is more direct and unequivocal.

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“A bold representation of a society that empowers and connects, enabling all to flourish and succeed. The ladders which are made of light are a metaphor for hope and aspiration, for movement both up and down, crossing divides, overcoming barriers and laying a pathway to a more just society whatever Brexit may bring.”