The Knife Angel visits Somerset in April

A sculpture which aims to raise awareness of the negative effects of violence and aggression will be in Somerset next month as part of a nationwide tour.

The Knife Angel stands at 27 ft tall, weighs 3.5 tonnes, and was designed by artist, Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre using 100,000 knives and blades retrieved from amnesty bins from across all 43 UK police forces.

Somerset Council and Taunton Town Council are supporting and encouraging a 30-day campaign of anti-conflict awareness raising with schools, community groups and local businesses.

The Knife Angel will be placed outside the Market House in Taunton from 03 – 30 April.

Somerset remains a safe place to live with relatively low levels of knife crime, we fully support the aims of the sculpture and strongly condemn all forms of violence.

We hope the presence of the Knife Angel in Somerset during April will help raise awareness of an important national issue.

Learn more here:

British Ironwork Centre: Official Knife Angel Page | The British Ironwork Centre