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National Youth Anti-Violence Tour

#GloucesterKnifeAngel

February 2023

Coming to Gloucester Cathedral Green

About the Knife Angel

The 27-foot-high sculpture, made from over 100,000 seized blades is coming to Gloucester in February 2023 as part of its National Anti-Violence Tour. It was created to highlight the negative effects of violent and aggressive behaviour. Not only does it act as a catalyst for turning the tide on such behaviour, it also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate lives lost through these violent and thoughtless actions.

The Knife Angel will be outside Gloucester’s iconic Cathedral between 1st and 28th February 2022 as part of its National Anti-Violence Tour. The Knife Angel is a huge, stunning contemporary sculpture of an angel made out of confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It weighs in at a hefty 3.5 tonnes.

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it is on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime.

The Knife Angel’s arrival in Gloucester will be backed up by a month-long series of events, workshops and other activities across the city involving a range of organisations and people of all ages and backgrounds. The Knife Angel’s time in Gloucester will commence with an opening ceremony and conclude with a community vigil.

A Knife Crime Awareness Video:

The Knife Angel is being brought to Gloucester by a number of organisations and partnerships, all seeking to raise awareness on violent and aggressive behaviour issues. These partnerships and supporters are shown at the bottom of this webpage.

Calendar of Events

Please check back, lots more events are being added in the run up to February as they’re confirmed.

KNIFE ANGEL MONUMENT

1st – 27th Feb
National Monument arrives and is available to view, free in Cathedral Green.

Opening Event

1st Feb | 17:30
A Special Opening Ceremony to mark the Knife Angel’s arrival. INVITATION ONLY.

Knife Angel photo competition

1st – 27th Feb
Hundred Heroines are running a photo competition all month.

Wear Purple for Hollie

17/18th Feb
Raising awareness of Domestic Violence and stalking.

RUNS FOR RAMARNI week

20th – 26th Feb
The Ramarni Trust are organising a 5k public run/walk from Butlers Venue Bar each evening in memory of Ramarni Crosby and to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime.

Knife Rose: Renate Bertlmann

1st – 28th Feb
Come and see the World-class sculpture on display.

Handling Sexual Violence Disclosures Training

14th Feb
13:30 – 16:30

First Aid for Violent Street Crime

20th Feb 
FREE specialist first aid course.

spoken word performance event - On a Knife Edge

22nd Feb
Live performances of 2 short theatre pieces on the impact of Knife Crime.

closing vigil

26th Feb | Timings TBC
Closing Vigil coinciding with final Run for Ramarni.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we come and visit the Knife Angel?

Absolutely. To arrange for groups, i.e. schools etc to visit, please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we’ll be in touch.

Will there be a Weapon Amnesty?

Yes, as part of the national tour – a knife bank is also planned to take place in line with at other sites across the country.

How can I support the Knife Angel cause?

You can sign our Condolence Book online or in the Cathedral. 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

Knife Angel Condolence Books are generously sponsored by

USEFUL NUMBERS

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