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The Knife Angel arrives in Stoke-on-Trent [Video]

The iconic Knife Angel sculpture has arrived in Stoke-on-Trent.

Volunteers from North Staffs TV went to see the sculpture this weekend. During our time looking at this, there was a constant stream of people who had come to look at the sculpture and take photos of it.

The Knife Angel is a contemporary sculpture formed of 100,000 knives created by artist Alfie Bradley and the British Ironworks Centre, based in Oswestry, England.

The sculpture will be in Stoke-on-Trent throughout April 2022 as part of its National Anti-Violence Tour.

It is easy to access and is located at the Smithfield site in Hanley. The site is outdoors and there is no cost to visit this, so if your up Hanley in April make sure you have a walk down to the site and take a look.

The Knife Angel encourages the surrender of knives and 1,800 of the knives used in the sculpture were provided from amnesties in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in 2015 and 2016. Surrender bins for the safe disposal of knives will be at Hanley Fire and Police Station and Longton Police Station whilst it is in the city.

Knife Angel location – Smithfield site in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

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