Friday 1 November – Thursday 28 November 2019
Chester Cathedral was proud to host The Knife Angel in Chester to raise awareness of knife crime across the country. Cheshire Police also used the Angel to raise awareness to prevent knife crime in schools and places of education using the Knife Angel as a focus. The Angel was placed close to the west entrance of the Cathedral.
The Knife Angel was created by the British Ironwork Centre, and sculptor Alfie Bradley, to illustrate the scale of the knife crime problem affecting the UK. The 27 feet high sculpture is made from 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police surrenders across the country. Today, this stunning statue eloquently signifies the nation’s overwhelming intolerance to violence and aggression.
Chester Cathedral was able to host the Knife Angel due to the generous support of our event partners, to whom, we are very grateful.