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After 18 months of preparation and anticipation, the Knife Angel will finally be arriving at Hereford Cathedral tomorrow!


Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project for many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford tomorrow and wish Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind this fabulous event a very successful month ahead.

Our good friend Jon Simpson is the Knife Angel Hereford official photographer and our long friendship spans back many years, Jon will be providing us with some 'exclusive' photographs which we will publish over the coming days.

'Knife Angel'

Also known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, this magnificent 27ft statue built from 100,000 confiscated knives and blades and will be on display at the Cathedral between Monday 14 June - 12 July.

Thanks to generous grant awards from West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, West Mercia Police, The National Lottery Community Fund, The High Sheriff of Herefordshire (2020/1 & 2021/2), Eveson CharitableTrust, Community Safety Partnership and the Clocktower Foundation, the Knife Angel team has been able to organise an exciting range of free-to-attend events to accompany the Knife Angel’s visit and in order to stimulate discussion on the devastating impact violence has on all our lives.

These include:

A full day virtual conference, entitled ‘Knife Angel Hereford: Crime in 2021 – From Knowledge to Practice’ (see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../knife-angel-hereford... for further information and bookings)

A comprehensive selection of workshops to be held in locations throughout Hereford City from 21 June to 11 July.

Subjects range from ‘Managing post-lockdown stress’ to interactive medical workshops and creative activities.

Further details of these free-to-attend events and booking information can be viewed on the Knife Angel’s website: https://bit.ly/3vSI9in

Hereford Voice have drawn up a complete and comprehensive list of venues, dates and times etc https://hfd.news/em9

Two walks (22nd and 27th June), arranged as part of the Herefordshire Walking Festival, which include the Knife Angel as part of their route (see: https://www.herefordshirewalkingfestival.co.uk/our-walks for further information).

A weapons amnesty, approved by West Mercia Police, where knives, blades and other weapons can be safely disposed.

The team responsible for bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford is headed by Alison Davies, who lost her son, Mark, to knife crime in 2018, and Meryl Cain.

Alison Davies comments:



“After more than 18 months of planning, we are delighted that the Knife Angel will arrive in Hereford. We encourage everyone to come and see this magnificent statue and to get involved in the events we have organised.

“The statue is incredibly moving to see and we are hoping that it will stimulate debate and discussion around the subject of violent crime and how to prevent it.

Even after the Angel has left us, we are hoping to continue with a programme of legacy events, so that important messages regarding the futility of violent crime are continued into the future.

“We are truly grateful for all the support that we have received from our partners, sponsors and volunteers.”


The Knife Angel will be located outside the cathedral and will be free to visit with no need for visitors to book in advance.

Relevant precautions, including a one-way system around the Knife Angel and volunteer stewarding teams, will be in place during the day to help welcome and guide visitors.

For further information about the Knife Angel’s visit to Hereford, please visit the website https://knifeangelhereford.co.uk/.

#EmbraceHereford and please make time to visit this thought-provoking 'Knife Angel' statue.

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