A giant angel sculpture, made from more than 100,000 knives, is coming to Gwent in November as part of a national anti-violence tour. The 27ft Knife Angel will be installed at Friars Walk in Newport and will stand tall as a prominent reminder of the devastating effects of violence and aggression.
Commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, and created by artist Alfie Bradley, the iconic sculpture has been visiting towns and cities across the country. It will be on display at Friars Walk throughout November.
The Knife Angel is made from knives surrendered at amnesties across the UK and messages of hope from the families of victims have been engraved into its wings. It has visited 27 towns and cities across the UK since it began it’s national tour in 2018.
The Knife Angel’s stay will be complemented with a programme of engagement events targeted at children and young people across Gwent’s five counties.