The Knife Angel has come home!
National Monument Returns to Ironworks for Some TLC
Beginning its official national tour back in December 2018, the Knife Angel has now been on the road for just over six months! This incredible journey has seen the monument travel from Liverpool to Hull, Coventry, and Birmingham. The tour has been running very smoothly since its start but, unfortunately, we have hit a little bit of a hiccup in the road.
Gloucester was set to host the Angel outside of their cathedral following its time in Birmingham but made the decision to no longer have it as they felt they weren’t ready to commit to our youth engagement requirement. It is important to us that every hosting city uses the Angel to run important educational programmes and workshops for their youth.
These programmes must be designed to highlight the national blight of violence and aggression within the UK whilst simultaneously educating school children and youth about the negative effects that knife crime has on families, victims, communities and perpetrators.
Despite this unforeseen break, we remain positive and will be using this period of time to have the Knife Angel back home, in its birthplace of Shropshire, for some much-needed TLC. This time will allow us to get the Angel prepared for the next leg of its journey whilst allowing our visitors to get the chance to view the Angel in its location of conception.
Getting the Angel back out onto the field is the highest priority for us as we want to keep up the momentum of its important message and perpetuate a seamless journey to ensure that knife crime doesn’t fall from the national spotlight. Because of this, we will be urging cities who have previously shown interest in hosting the Angel to fast-track their positions in order to help continue our journey to significantly decrease the violent behaviour seen plaguing the entirety of our nation.
If your town, city, cathedral or other location of national significance would be interested in hosting the Angel, please do get in touch with us!