The Knife Angel - Official

 

Welcome to the official Knife Angel page. Here you will be able to find everything you need to know about the National Monument against Violence and Aggression and its incredible journey.

The sculpture is bringing to light just how bad knife crime and violence is within the UK and how something needs to change before it's too late.

Learn how the project started and the steps we had to take to make our idea of creating an Angel out of Knives come to life. With the support and hard work of all 43 UK police forces, knife crime charities and action groups, the families that have been directly affected, and a very talented artist, the Knife Angel was born.

Pledge your support for the Knife Angel by signing our petition to get this amazing sculpture to London:

Support the Knife Angel Campaign

You can also follow the Knife Angel's journey around the Uk and find out where it has been, and where it plans to visit next. 

The Knife Angel Tour - Where is it now?

Coventry - Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

Coventry will be the next city to host the Knife Angel on its journey across the UK. The Angel is set to be erected amongst the ruins of Coventry Cathedral. The cathedral was bombed almost to destruction during a massive attack on the city by German bombers on the night of November 14th, 1940. The Knife Angel will sit alongside the ruins to encourage reflection and empathy from viewers for all of the knife crime victims the sculpture honours and immortalises. We are working together with Coventry City Council and in particular Cllr Ed Ruane, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, who is personally championing the Knife Angel's move to the city. 

To find out more about the UK Tour, Click Here:

Knife Angel UK Tour

The Making of The Knife Angel

The team here at the Ironworks, along with artist Alfie Bradley discussed the idea of creating an Angel sculpture made completely out of knives to grab attention and bring the issue of knife crime to the front of society’s consciousness.  We contacted the Home Office to ask their permission to collect surrendered knives and weapons from all 43 UK police forces in the hope the knives could form the main part of the sculpture. This would show the sheer volume that the country is dealing with.  This was also in the hope that this initiative would bring about the introduction of new knife amnesties with the Ironworks offering to supply each force with knife banks completely free of charge. We were successful and permission was granted so the campaign took off.

 “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” was born.

To learn more about the making of the Knife Angel, Click Here:

Find Out More About the Making of the Knife Angel