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Hundreds visit Knife Angel in first few days

Created on 07/01/2020 @ 13:31
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It has only been on display in Newtown since Saturday and already hundreds of people have been visiting the Knife Angel in Newtown, the first time it has gone on display in Wales.

Visitors from throughout Wales and other parts of the UK have been taking a look at the anti-crime sculpture made at the British Ironworks Centre near Oswestry which was designed by artist Alfie Bradley.

A ceremony on Saturday was lead by Cllr Joy Jones who campaigned to have the sculpture in Newtown, in partnership with Dyfed Powys Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn and Powys County Council.

One visitor from Shrewsbury said: "We've heard about the Knife Angel but never had a chance to see it. We thought we'd make a day of it and come to Wales. It's amazing and very thought provoking."

It is estimated that several hundred people have visited the sculpture since Saturday. It will be in Newtown until the end of the month, sited in The Park, outside Oriel Davies Gallery.

Local groups, schools and others are also using it as an opportunity to discuss anti-violence and knife crime in the community, with volunteers distributing leaflets.

Photo: The Knife Angel arriving in Newtown on Friday (Photo courtesy of PAVO)



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