Knife Angel National Anti-Violence Tour
The Knife Angel, also known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is coming to Gwent this November as part of its UK tour. It will be located at the Friars Walk shopping centre in Newport from Wednesday 2nd – Wednesday 30th November.
What is the Knife Angel?
The Knife Angel was commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by artist Alfie Bradley. It was designed to create social change, helping to raise awareness of the devastation that violent behaviour can have on communities, and act as a memorial to those who have lost their lives through violence.
Facts and figures:
• The Knife Angel stands at over 27 foot tall.
• It is made from more than 100,000 knives collected from amnesties across the UK.
• Messages of hope from the families of victims have been engraved into the Knife Angel’s wings.
• Since it began its tour in 2018, the Knife Angel has visited 27 towns and cities across the UK.
More detailed information about the Knife Angel is available on the British Ironworks Centre website.
The Knife Angel in Gwent
Throughout the duration of the Knife Angel’s visit we will be working with Gwent Police and partners including Newport City Council, Fearless, the St Giles Trust and Street Doctors to deliver workshops on the dangers of violence and aggression to young people in Gwent.
Residents are encouraged to take photos of the Knife Angel and share them via the hashtag #KnifeAngelGwent
Design an anti-violence sticker
As part of the Knife Angel’s visit we want children help us design a sticker that people can wear to show their support and ‘say no to violence’.
All you need to do is:
• Download the template.
• Think about what makes violent behaviour, and why you want it to stop.
• Draw and colour your design.
• Fill in the details on the back of template and send your design to us by Monday 1 December.
The top three designs will receive a voucher and the overall winner will have their stickers designed and printed. They will be worn by hundreds of children and young people at events over the next year.
In an emergency always call 999.
You can report crimes or give information to Gwent Police via:
Website: Gwent Police
Alternatively you can report issues via the Gwent Police Facebook and Twitter pages.
Fearless is part of the charity Crimestoppers and allows young people to seek information and advice, and report crime anonymously.
Call: 0800 555 111
Connect Gwent is Gwent Police’s victim support service. Trained advisers are available to allow victims of crime to access the right help and support services that best meet their current needs.
Website: Connect Gwent
Call: 0300 1232133