Anti-Violence Bee arrives in Crewe for month-long visit

The Anti-Violence Bee Monument has arrived in Crewe! It will remain in town for the month of May and will be available for open-access visits.
📅 Thursday 2nd until Thursday 30th May 2024
📌 Memorial Square, CW1 2BJ
➡ Click here for information about the Bee and the programme of community activities!
We are making the most of the visit by this impressive sculpture with performances, workshops, demonstrations and advice and guidance from local organisations to represent Crewe’s continued zero tolerance towards violence and aggression of any kind. The community programme of Bee activities has been put together by Crewe Town Council, Crewe Police and the Safer Cheshire East Partnership (SCEP).

What is the Anti-Violence Bee?

The Anti-Violence Bee is a 6 x 2.5m monument made by British Ironworks from thousands of weapons (including knives and guns) that were collected from the streets of Manchester. All weapons were collected as part of the GMP’s ‘Forever Amnesty’ and were delivered to British Ironworks on a 7.5 tonne lorry.

In 2023 Crewe hosted the Knife Angel monument. The Knife Angel is the National Monument against violence and aggression and is made up of 100,000 seized knives and blades taken from the streets of Britain. The Knife Angel had a hugely positive impact on Crewe and its surrounding areas with 140 knives being disposed of through the knife amnesty and thousands of young people participating in engagement opportunities surrounding anti-violence and aggression messaging.

The Bee visit is a legacy of the Knife Angel Project and it is hoped that the presence of the monument and the accompanying community activity programme will inspire social change, not only in Crewe, but also in surrounding areas.

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