Knife Angel to visit Maidstone

The Knife angel which stands at 27 feet tall and made entirely from weapons taken from the nation's streets.  It was formed from 100,000 blades collected from the country's knife banks, disinfected, and blunted before being added to the sculpture.

 

the Knife Angel sculpture is part of the National Youth Anti-Violence Educational Programme and has been on tour around Britton for four years being a powerful symbol against violence and aggression.

 

The thought-provoking sculpture will be located in St Faith's Church in Station Road and will be in Maidstone for a month from the 5th September.  The Angels visit had been organised by One Maidstone business support group.  However, the idea was conceived by metalworker Clive Knowles in the Black Country who eventually persuaded the Home Office to let him make it with the agreement of 43 police forces in the UK. They handed over the materials for the sculpture.

To find out more about the Knife angel and programme click here

to find more information about the Save a Life Surrender your Knife campaign Click here