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Knife Angel activities in North Northamptonshire


https://www.northnorthants.govKnife Angel

A nationally recognised anti-violence sculpture will be visiting North Northamptonshire in May.

The Knife Angel is a sculpture designed by artist Alfie Bradley, in partnership with the British Ironworks Centre and is also known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression. It is made from over 100,000 seized blades and highlights the negative effects of violent behaviour and acts as a memorial to the victims and families affected by knife crime and other forms of violence and aggression.

The Explore Northampton app (downloadable for free from the App Store and Google Play) offers the option to view the Knife Angel in augmented reality.

Hope

Every young person should be given the chance and opportunity to have an aspirational future, and be able to turn their life around if they have experienced violence and exploitation.

Unite

Agencies and the community working together to prevent and stop all forms of violence and aggression and promote respect and diversity across all communities and cultures.

Heal

Taking time to remember those who have experienced violence and aggression, supporting individuals, families and communities shattered by violence and working together to rebuild and move forward.

EventsWellingborough

The sculpture will be on display on 14 May in Wellingborough at the Old Grammarians Rugby Club in Sywell Road from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Off the Streets NN, a community group dedicated to eradicating knife crime in Northamptonshire communities, has organised a fun day on the Old Grammarians Sports Fields until 5.30pm.

A a peaceful march will take place on Saturday 14 May at 11am from Shelley Road basketball courts, ending at the Old Grammarians Sports Fields.

Corby

In Corby, the sculpture will arrive on the evening of 14 May and be on display on Corporation Street, Willow Place until 29 May.

DateTimeActivity and locationOrganisation
15 May3:30pm to 5:30pmYouth drop-in - The Base in the Big Blue Bus - outside Paletto LoungeHope Church
15 to 29 MayOpening hours of CubePublic book of remembrance and reflection space - Cube reception area, Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QGSafer Corby Team and C2C Social Action
16 May2 to 4pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up and Safer Corby stall, 36 – 38 Corporation Street (next to Greggs), Willow Place Retail Centre, CorbySafer Corby Team
17 May11am to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up & Safer Corby Stall, Corby Library Safer Corby Team
17 May3pm to 5pmPolice Knife Amnesty and engagement – at the Knife Angel, Corporation Street, CorbyNeighbourhood Policing Team and East Midlands Knife Amnesty
17 May7pm to 8.30pm County Lines webinar for parents and carers. Register online.PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation)
18 May5pm to 7pmPolice Knife Amnesty and engagement – at the Knife Angel, Corporation Street, CorbyNeighbourhood Policing Team and East Midlands Knife Amnesty
19 May3pm to 5pmPolice Knife Amnesty and engagement – at the Knife Angel, Corporation Street, CorbyCorby Neighbourhood Policing Team and East Midlands Knife Amnesty
20 May11am to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up and Safer Corby stall, 36 – 38 Corporation Street (next to Greggs), Willow Place Retail Centre, CorbySafer Corby Team
20 May3:30pm to 5:30pmYouth drop-in - The Base in the Big Blue Bus - outside Paletto LoungeHope Church
21 May10am to 3pm

Lemonpop and Made with Many - ‘Hope, Unite, Heal’ arts engagement event - Retail Unit Willow Place Town Centre. 

Delivering fun family-based arts activity supporting the ‘Hope, Unite, Heal’ messaging of the Knife Angel campaign

Made with Many  and Lemonpop
21 May11am to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up & Safer Corby stall, 36 – 38 Corporation Street (next to Greggs), Willow Place Retail Centre, CorbySafer Corby Team
21 May11am to 2pm 

Emergency Cadets First Aid event: 36 – 38 Corporation Street, Willow Place Retail Centre, Corby. 

Delivering basic first Aid techniques, with games and promoting the Anti-Violence Ambassador scheme

Northamptonshire Emergency Cadets
21 May6pm to 8pmYouth drop-in - The Base in the Big Blue Bus - outside Paletto LoungeHope Church
21 May7pm to 10pm‘Young at Heart’ celebration event – The Lab, Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG

Register for the Young at Heart event
Young at Heart Youth Group
22 May6:30pm to 7:30pmYouth drop-in - The Base in the Big Blue Bus - by the Knife AngelHope Church 
22 May6pm to 7pmInter Church Service for Prayer for Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, site of Knife Angel, Corporation StreetHope Church 
23 May10am to 12 noonPolice Knife Amnesty and engagement – at the Knife Angel, Corporation Street, CorbyNeighbourhood Policing Team and East Midlands Knife Amnesty
23 May1pm to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up and Safer Corby stall – Tresham InstituteSafer Corby Team
23 May6pm to 7:30pmParent and carer workshops - East Midlands International PoolYouth Offending Team
24 May11am to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up and Safer Corby stall – Foyer of East Midlands International PoolSafer Corby Team
24 May6pm to 7:30pmParent and carer workshops - East Midlands International PoolYouth Offending Team
25 May11am to 5pmEngagement event - Willow Place Retail Centre, Corporation Street, Corby. Community Initiative to Reduce Violence officers will be in attendance to engage with the community, share CIRV and MYBKYD (My Backyard) information and advice about how to refer to the CIRV scheme. CIRV
25 May6:30pm to 7pmVigil event – Knife Angel location, Corporation Street, Corby supported by The Base in the Big Blue Bus (youth drop-in) - by the Knife Angel till 8pmHope Church, Faith Community and Northants Police Engagement Team
26 May11am to 3pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up and Safer Corby stall, East Carlton Country Park, East Carlton, Leicestershire, LE16 8YF Safer Corby Team
27 May10am to 12 noonPolice Knife Amnesty and engagement – at the Knife Angel, Corporation Street, CorbyNeighbourhood Policing Team and East Midlands Knife Amnesty
27 May3:30pm to 5:30pmYouth drop-in - The Base in the Big Blue Bus - outside Paletto LoungeHope Church
28 May11am to 2pmAnti-violence ambassador sign-up, 36-38 Corporation Street, Willow Place Retail Centre, Corby Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team
28 May11am to 2pmEmergency Cadets First Aid event: 36 – 38 Corporation Street, Willow Place Retail Centre, Corby. Delivering basic First Aid techniques, with games and promoting the Anti-Violence Ambassador scheme Northamptonshire Emergency Cadets
Resources

If you, or someone you know needs help, or you would like to get involved in the cause, resources are available.

British Ironwork Centre

The British Ironwork Centre created the Knife Angel as a vehicle to voice the concerns of the nation, its communities, families, and victims affected. The Knife Angel, under the 'Safe a Life, Surrender Your Knife' campaign, exists to spearhead change and ensure there's a focus on early intervention, awareness raining and education throughout the UK.

Community Initiative to Reduce Violence 

If you or someone you know is involved in a gang and want to get out, CIRV will help in a non-judgemental, effective and safe way.

C2C Social Action

C2C support any individual at any stage of the Criminal Justice System by inspiring and motivating them to take personal responsibility for their behaviour, in order to reduce re-offending.

Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS)

NDAS is Dedicated to helping and supporting victims of domestic abuse in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Police
  • Non-emergency: Call 101
  • Emergency call: Call 999
  • Northamptonshire Rape Crisis

    Confidential advice on rape and sexual abuse. Call 0300 222 59 30.

    Voice

    Voice is a not for profit organisation commissioned by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to provide free & confidential support to people who have been impacted as a victim or witness to crime. They help fund services locally & nationally to provide practical and emotional support including specialist therapy.

    Resources for young people

    In addition to the above, there are further resources for young people.

    Service Six

    Service Six is a Northamptonshire based charity committed to changing lives and creating futures for disadvantaged children, young people and their families, providing therapy and counselling sessions alongside a number of innovative and successful projects.

    Guiding Young Minds

    GYM intervention is a confidential service that strives to stablish credible, life-altering relationships with vulnerable children and young people through delivery of a specialist, holistic service.

    Fearless

    Fearless provides non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. You can give information to Fearless about crime 100% anonymously.

    Off the Streets

    Off the Streets is a Facebook community dedicated to eradicating knife crime in Northants communities, through the encouragement and utilisation of community initiatives and services. Engaging and promoting organisations offering classes, events, clubs and interests, education, enriching future generations.

    Last updated 12 May 2022


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