A 27ft sculpture made of knives is coming to Hull to show the impact of knife crime and culture.
The sculpture, ‘Knife Angel’, is made up with over 100,000 weapons collected in a knife amnesty. It is in the shape of an angel and engraved with messages from families of victims of knife crime.
The sculpture was made to tour the UK but has so far only been shown in Liverpool – making Hull the second city to host it.
It will be visiting the city as part of the #NoMoreKnifes campaign, launched by Hull Live last year alongside the RICH Foundation in a bid to rid the region’s streets of knife crime.
The exhibition will take place in The Rose Bowl inside Queen’s Gardens.
Queens Dock Avenue,
As part of the Hull Maritime City Project refurbishment work is ongoing within the gardens - due to be completed early 2024. Perfect for an al fresco lunch, a game of football or a leisurely stroll, Queens Gardens is located in the heart of Hull City Centre. Originally the first dock to be constructed in Hull, it was transformed into an picturesque garden space in 1930, lined with trees and ponds with fountains. More recently, Queens Gardens has become host for popular Hull events such as the Freedom Festival and YUM Festival.