Knife Angel

The Knife Angel will visit Crewe during May 2023!

Crewe Town Council is working in partnership with the Safer Cheshire East Partnership and Crewe Local Policing Unit to bring the renowned Knife Angel sculpture to Crewe this spring.

Created by sculptor Alfie Bradley in conjunction with the British Ironwork Centre, the Knife Angel has been created from 100,000 seized blades collected by 43 police constabularies. The sculpture is multi-purpose, helping to educate communities about the negative impacts of knife crime whilst also acting as a poignant memorial to those who have lost their lives to knife crime. During its visit, young people will be encouraged to sign up as Anti-Violence Ambassadors.

The Knife Angel will be located on Memorial Square between Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 31st May 2023. There will be an opening ceremony to welcome the angel and a torchlit ceremony will be held at the end of the month to signal the closing of the event.

A supporting programme of activities is also planned for the month:

  • Theatre activities, gang culture workshops and engagement in local schools
  • First aid demonstrations and training (including use of defibrillators and bleed kits)
  • Knife amnesty
  • Safe space bus

These activities are currently in the planning stage and announcements will be made on this page as soon as we have them!

In the meantime, find out more about the Knife Angel HERE.


Image credits: the British Ironwork Centre.

Photo credit: British Ironwork Centre
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