Knife Angel

The Knife Angel will visit North Somerset in May as part of a nationwide tour to highlight the issue of violent crime.

The visit follows a successful bid by the North Somerset Violence Reduction Partnership.


The iconic 27-feet-tall statue has been created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by the 43 of the UK’s 45 police forces. It was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre as a national monument against violence and aggression. The Knife Angel will be on display at the Italian Gardens in Weston-super-Mare’s town centre throughout May. You can find out more about the Knife Angel on the Bristish Ironwork Centre website.

The North Somerset Violence Reduction Partnership is working with a range of organisations and community groups to curate a month-long programme throughout the Knife Angel’s time in North Somerset. Plans for this activity, all themed around violent crime, include educational workshops, art installations and awareness performances and information.

Supporting Knife Angel

We would like to thank all who are supporting our project through funding, donations, time and resources.