National Anti-Violence ‘Manchester Bee’ Touring Monument



February 2024

Gloucester welcomes the Anti-Violence Bee Monument

The Anti-Violence Bee Monument is brought to Gloucester by a number of organisations and partnerships, seeking to raise awareness on violent and aggressive behaviour issues. 

The Bee of Peace

As the first UK sculpture to be made entirely of firearms, this Bee Monument is a dedicated monument for the UK’s second largest city, Greater Manchester, to become a catalyst for an area-specific anti-violence programme.

In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP), The British Ironworks Centre have created an anti-violence monument to highlight the city’s stance against all forms of violence.

Our need to suppress violence is a continual effort that requires a continual focus. The piece that we created for Manchester will be their first and only anti-violence monument created from recovered weapons, so it will be entirely unique.


It’s here in Gloucester to engage discussions on violent and aggressive behaviour, and as a beautiful memorial for the lives lost to weapon’s crime.


The Knife Angel Legacy fund in conjunction with Crimestoppers has arranged for the Bee to be displayed in three locations in Gloucester on the 16th-18th February 2024 and supporting partner organisations will be community engagement providing cultural activities, education and training, to businesses and public, aimed at giving a better understanding to all, of the Bee’s message. Information about the Bee Fearless programme is available on our website. Whilst the Bee Monument is here, local organisations can be found next to the Bee between 10am and 4pm. Visitors can come and have a chat to gain more insight about the important work they do for the community.


Police – call 101 | The Samaritans – call 116 123
Report information anonymously to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111

Calendar of Events


16th February

gloucester cathedral

17th Febuary

gloucester docks

18th February

Glos College Campus

20th February

hartpury college

23rd February
No public access

Wear Purple for Hollie

20th February
Holly Gazzard Anniversary Memorial Service

Music Works

23rd February
The Knife Angel Legacy Album Launch

Bee Trail

10th-18th February
Ten Busy Buzzy Bees are hiding in businesses in the city. Can you find them?

Online Training by Crimestoppers

Monday 26th February, 
For anyone working with young people, this free 60-90 minute session at 11am will focus on What is Fearless?, the difference between snitching and reporting, and the Bystander Approach.

arts & crafts Events

Gloucester Cathedral 17th February
FREE for families

Join the swarm

Friday 16th February
For the official (but informal) opening of MALEVOLENCE


Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th February
A diverse range of artwork centred around gender-based violence, the exhibition explores society’s attitudes towards the victims and perpetrators of such crimes.


17th February
10-30 – 16.30

17th February
10-30 – 16.30
Using Photography to Tell Difficult Stories with Eugenia Maximova

PHOTO Competition

Competition closes on 3rd March

We want to see photos of all sorts of bees, whether they’re real or artificial, symbols or objects, they are all eligible for the competition!

more things will be added/updated so do check back.



Ten busy buzzy bees have buzzed off around Gloucester – can you find them?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we come and visit the bee monument?

Public access so just change to no need to book and just turn up to see the monument and activities.

How can I support the Bee Fearless cause?

Monetary donations collected during the month will be used to create a Legacy Fund to help local organisations continue their important work in the community.

For any enquiries or questions

Please contact us below…

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With Grateful Thanks to OUR Supporting Partners

And Also to our Supporting Charities and Organisations