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The Knife Angel in Centre Square

A poignant 27ft statue in the shape of an Angel is now in Centre Square. The statue is created from 100,000 knives that have been used in crimes or handed in during amnesty periods. Engraved on the wings are the names of the victims of knife crime.

Workshops and available session dates

Whilst the statue is in place educational support workshops will take place in Central Library delivered by PCSO’s from Cleveland Police and National Knife Crime Campaigner Theresa Cave from The Chris Cave Foundation.

  • August 22nd: 10.30 – 12pm & 2pm – 3.30pm
  • August 23rd: 10.30 – 12pm & 2pm – 3.30pm
  • August 28th: 2pm – 3.30pm
  • August 30th: 10.30 – 12pm & 2pm – 3.30pm

Book your place at workshops and sessions via email: Kathryn.Curtis@cleveland.pnn.police.uk

Cartoon workshop

Cartoonist Julian Lawrence will lead a workshop on fun and easy comic drawing featuring the Knife Angel. All are welcome. 

  • August 29: 3-5pm
  • At the Knife Angel statue in Centre Square
  • Free workshop
  • Booking not required

Knife Angel Vigil

There will be a vigil held at the Knife Angel in Centre Square on Saturday 31 August. Hosted by The Chris Cave Foundation the vigil will begin at 6pm with a meet and greet and Little Angels will hand out single white carnations to all who attend. The full service will begin at 7.15pm. Everyone is welcome, everyone has a place. Follow the Knife Angel Vigil Facebook event for more information and event updates. 

The Knife Angel will be in position from 5th August until the 2nd September.