The Knife Angel

Date: 1st July 2024 - 28th July 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Victoria Circus, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Cost: Free

A sculpture of a winged angel made from over 100,000 confiscated knives.

Southend-on-Sea is proud to be welcoming a touring national monument against violence and aggression.

The Knife Angel is an incredible 27ft, 3.5 tonne sculpture that uses its sheer size, scale, and distinctive materials to send a message of hope and change.

Created as an illustrative symbol against violence - particularly serious violence, including knife and weapon crime against children and young people or committed by them, The Knife Angel is made from 100,000 confiscated or surrendered weapons, including blunted flick knives, and kitchen knives, received from 43 Police Forces across the UK.

Find out more on The Knife Angel on the Southend Community Safety Partnership website.

Knife Angel photo competiton

Share your photographs of The Knife Angel when it is in Southend-on-Sea from 1st to 28th July.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or amateur snapper, this is your chance to showcase your creative skills. So, grab your camera or pick up your phone and get snapping.

The best images will form part of a prominent local exhibition. Some entries will also be broadcast on our social media platforms and in an album on our Flickr site. There will also be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

How to enter

Share your photo of the Knife Angel and simply tag Southend-on-Sea City Council on Instagram (southendcityc) or Facebook (SouthendCCOfficial) and use the hashtag #KnifeAngelSouthend

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