Knife Angel Making Huge Waves in Liverpool
Now stood proudly next to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral until the 31st of January, the 27ft Knife Angel is already making a huge impact whilst on the first leg of its UK tour. With the incredible help from Everton Football Club, the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the cathedral itself, Liverpool have pulled out all the stops to ensure that our National Monument against Violence and Aggression gets all of the limelight that it deserves. By surrounding the towering sculpture with uplighters, the angel can be viewed for 24 hours every single day, meaning that everyone within the city and beyond have the same opportunity to be inspired by the piece. The angel looks simply incredible when lit up, and we hope that you all get the chance to see it in this unique light
The Knife Angel being Installed in front of the Anglican Cathedral in liverpool.
The cathedral have arranged for several evening services to take place during their hosting period, whereby the angel and its incredibly important message will be at the service’s forefront. Right from the start, the cathedral has gone out of their way to ensure that a positive impact is made and they have certainly gone above and beyond any expectations we had. We hope that these services will not only educate all attendees about the extreme blight of knife crime in the UK, but also raise awareness about the effects of these crimes on all the perpetrators, victims, and families involved.
The sheer volume of people that have visited these services already has been truly jaw-dropping for us. The Knife Angel is finally able to reach out its hands to more of the nation, where it can raise the awareness necessary to make very important changes surrounding not only knife crime, but all forms of violent behaviours. Liverpool have truly sparked the ignition in terms of helping the Knife Angel to reach its full potential, and we hope that many more cities will follow their lead. At this moment in time, the next location determined to host the sculpture is The City of Hull where we hope the Knife Angel will soon reside right outside Hull Minster