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South Cadbury and Sutton Montis Parish Council

The Knife Angel sculpture

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.

Since its completion in 2018, the statue has been validated by The Home Office as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression.

The month-long placement outside the Market House in Taunton is being supported by Somerset anti-violence campaigner Adam Fouracre, who is the CEO of charity Stand Against Violence, and the Barnaby Webber Foundation.

A short civic ceremony will be held at the site on Wednesday 3 April at 1pm, when Emma Webber – mother of 19-year-old Barnaby, who tragically died after a knife attack in Nottingham – will speak to officially unveil the Knife Angel, together with local representatives and British Ironwork Centre Chairman, Clive Knowles.

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.

Knife Angel (pdf)

Knife Angel visits Somerset

2nd April 2024