The National Monument Against Violence & Aggression
THE KNIFE ANGEL IS COMING TO TOWN!
The National Symbol Against Violence and Aggression - The Knife Angel will be in Northampton’s All Saints Plaza during the month of June.
The exhibition has been booked by C2C Social Action, a charity that offers pastoral care to offenders, and is supported by Northamptonshire’s Borough and District Councils, Northamptonshire County 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.
The full story of the Knife Angel can be read here.
Local community groups and residents are invited to become Anti-Violence Champions and get involved in a programme of activities exploring themes such as:
- Building a culture of peace
- Living with difference and celebrating diversity
- Creating social change and stop violent behaviour within our communities
The activities will be launched with a service at All Saints Church at 6pm on Monday 1st June, which everyone is welcome to attend.
More information will be added as it becomes available so please keep on checking back!
If you would like to get involved please get in touch at [email protected] #strongertogether