The National Monument Against Violence & Aggression
The Knife Angel will be in the All Saints’ Church Plaza in Northampton town centre for two weeks from Friday, 29 April to Friday, 13 May.
The Knife Angel is coming to Northampton as part of its nationwide tour to highlight the issue of knife crime in the UK.
The exhibition has been booked by C2C Social Action, a charity that offers pastoral care to offenders, and is supported by West Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Police and the Office of Police & Fire Crime Commission.
The Knife Angel’s arrival, under the ‘Save a Life, Surrender your Knife’ campaign, aims to spearhead change and ensure there is more focus on,
- Early intervention
- Awareness raising
The statue created by artist Alfie Bradley is made of over 100,000 knives collected at knife amnesties and is a vehicle to voice the concerns of the nation, its communities, families, and the victims that have tragically been affected.
During this period, many events and activities will be arranged with the aim of the Knife Angel leaving a positive legacy – You can find out the full details of these here.
Events and Activities
Highlights of the events include;
- A town service and vigil will be at All Saints’ Church on Saturday 30 April at 7:30pm Candles will then be lit around the sculpture as a symbol of light against darkness.
- A march against knife crime is planned through Northampton town centre on Saturday 7 May, followed by a series of performances organised by local charity Off the Streets.
- The Northamptonshire Emergency Cadets and the WNC Community Safety Team will be in the town centre giving emergency first aid training and safety demonstrations on Saturday, 30 April, Sunday, 1 May, Saturday, 7 May and Sunday, 8 May.
- An augmented reality Knife Angel will be available on The Explore Northampton app – Download for free from App Store or Google Play.