The Knife Angel, the National Symbol Against Violence and Aggression, will be in Northampton’s All Saints Plaza during the first 2 weeks of May. Special thanks to Angie Kennedy from C2C who has arranged this visit with the Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner and both North and West Northamptonshire Councils.
The statue is made of over 100,000 knives collected at knife amnesties. It was made at British Ironwork Centre by artist is Alfie Bradley. See Knife Angel for more details.
Northamptonshire has a special connection to the statue – former Northamptonshire Police Chief Superintendent Dennis Murray took Northamptonshire’s knives to Oswestry and actually welded one of the knives in place.
The Angel will be arriving in Northampton on 29 April on All Saints plaza where it will stay until May 13 when it will move to Corby for two weeks, travelling through Wellingborough on its way.
During the visit there will be various activities to try and raise awareness and reduce violence and aggression.
A knife amnesty will also be taking place, with anyone able to dispose of blades with no questions asked and no fear of reprisals.
We are looking to sign up 10,000 Anti-Violence Ambassadors during the Angel’s visit to the county. Do come along to one of our events for free emergency first aid training sessions and find out more about becoming an Ambassador.
The Explore Northampton app (downloadable for free from the App Store and Google Play) will offer an interactive experience with the option to view the Knife Angel in augmented reality along with other activities.
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