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Manchester Knife Banks

Back when the Knife Angel was first being created, amnesties held by the Greater Manchester Police collected over 7,000 knives which all formed a crucial part of the Knife Angel’s structure. Inspired by this and the Angel’s impactful Anti-Violence Tour across the UK, the Greater Manchester Police have now created a new campaign of their own – the “Forever Amnesty”.

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Wolverhampton Representatives

It’s official - Wolverhampton will be hosting the Knife Angel in April this year! Located in the same area as the Angel’s birthplace of Shropshire, the West Midlands, we are really looking forward to seeing the Angel hosted by another regional location. Much of the Ironworks’ legacy actually began in the heart of Wolverhampton city so its very exciting for us to see the Angel journey there, where it will create a legacy of its own against violent and aggressive behaviour. Wolverhampton Councillor, Roger Lawrence, even engraved a blade on the Angel’s wings back in 2018.

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Knife Angel in GatesheadLast night, the Knife Angel officially landed in the most northernly point yet of its National Anti-Violence Tour – Gateshead in Newcastle, Northumbria. The Angel has been heralded in the North East and has been installed in Gateshead’s most prized location in Performance Square just opposite the Sage building. The Sage Gateshead is a highly prestigious and world-renowned music centre dedicated to hosting talent from all across the world. Every year, they feature more than 400 artists and welcome more than 2million visitors. 

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Shropshire Woolly MammothInspired by one of the largest creatures to ever roam Shropshire, we are excited to announce our latest project - a life-size woolly mammoth sculpture! Designed specifically to raise better awareness of the importance and critical need for change in order to protect our environment, this sculpture will also highlight how intensely the earth’s flora and fauna suffer as a result of humanity’s neglect.

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National Hospice Support ProgrammeLast year, it was our goal to help hospices all across the UK to raise an additional £1million in funding for their causes. Our national campaign went better than we ever could have imagined but, as we enter a new decade, we are still yet to reach our one-million-pound goal. 2019 was a wonderful year, with a large number of new hospices joining our ‘Hospice Support Programme’ to reap the benefits of our metal ‘Forget Me Nots’ campaign. It was certainly our busiest year yet for hospice campaigns and, by all working together, we managed to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for hospices of various sizes all across the country.

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Macmillan Cancer Support Money Raised

On Saturday the 7th of December, nearly 500 guests braved the weather in their finest ball-worthy outfits to attend the official Macmillan Cancer Support Ball, ‘Greatest Show Ball’, hosted right here on the Ironworks’ grounds. The fantastic marquee, as kindly provided by Adrian at Border Bars and Marquees, was stunningly decorated with a variety of our sculptures, clusters of colourful balloons, a towering Christmas Tree from Leaton Forest Christmas Trees & Events Christmas Trees covered in silver stars as part of the ‘Be a Star’ Macmillan appeal, and a whole heap of sparkles to match!

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Knife Angel & Newtown SurrenderThe Knife Angel officially landed in Powys on Friday, where it will remain outside of the Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown until the 29th of January. As part of our ‘Save A Life, Surrender Your Knife’ campaign in a bid to end knife crime and all other forms of violent behaviour, we have provided Newtown with a knife bank to enable them to conduct a month-long surrender during the Knife Angel's stay. Working alongside the Dyfed-Powys Police, this initiative has been specifically designed to utilise the Angel’s message against violent and aggressive behaviour in order to create a safer community within the heart of mid-Wales.

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Knife Angel in NewtownThe Knife Angel, also recognised as the National Monument Against Violence & Aggression, has officially embarked on the next leg of its National Anti-Violence Tour today. The Angel left the Ironworks, where it has remained throughout December, and entered Wales for the first time - a truly momentous occasion and a fantastic way to start the new year! Made possible by the Powys County Council and the Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner, the monument was escorted into Newtown this morning where it will remain until the end of January.

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Protecting Our Environment 

As part of our continuous journey to help improve our environment and do our bit to protect the world around us, we are currently in the process of undertaking a myriad of steps towards becoming a greener British Ironworks Centre. We understand that there is a desperate need for global change and, rather than just shout about it, we want to start actioning important environmental change on a larger scale!

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Derby Cathedral to be the First East Midlands Location to Host National Monument

The Knife Angel has now been travelling across UK for just over six months, with many other cities on the list to host it next, including the now confirmed city of Derby. In October of this year, the Angel will be proudly stood next to Derby Cathedral on Irongate which has been made possible through the passion of Derby Cathedral, Derbyshire Police, Derby City Council, Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, University Hospitals of Derby and the Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Derby will be the first East Midlands location to host the sculpture and we are incredibly excited to see it there later in the year.

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