Emotive Artwork Unveiled At The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral In The City Centre To Bring Awareness To Knife Crime
The emotionally moving sculpture of the Knife Angel is made up of 100,000 knifes that have been confiscated across the UK from 43 difference police forces.
The Knife Angel stands 27-feet tall outside the entrance to Liverpool Cathedral. It is a beautiful yet sad and harrowing sight to see. It is hard to believe that 100,00 knives were being carried on the streets of the UK, sadly, many with the intent to use. This horrifying number is of the knives that have actually been confiscated, there will still sadly be many more knives being carried as I am writing this article. The Angel has been crafted to show solidarity that knife crime across the UK is a real issue that needs to be stopped now.
You can visit the Angel at the Liverpool Cathedral between 10 am and 4 pm to share your thoughts and any messages you may have in the Cathedral's Reflections Book. You can also visit one of the Cathedral's Chapels to reflect and pay respect to those sadly affected by knife crime.
You can light a candle in the Cathedral for someone that is affected by knife crime. In just 2018 alone over 40,000+ recorded knife crimes have taken place.
The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral makes up one of Liverpool's two breathtaking, monumental Cathedrals.
The Knife Angel really does portray such emotion, you can see it in the Angel's face. It really is a powerful statement. The sculpture has been created in a bid to urge those who carry knives not to, as no-one is safer for it, not even the carrier.
The Knife Angel towers at 27 feet tall. When standing next to the Angel, you can really feel it's heart-moving presence.
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You can share your respects online using the hashtag 'KnifeAngel'.