These are the events that will be taking place during the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford:
WED, 9 JUN AT 09:30 – Crime in 2021: From Knowledge to Practice
TUE, 15 JUN AT 15:00 – Knife Angel Hereford Welcome Ceremony
MON, 21 JUN AT 14:00 Suicide Prevention Awareness
TUE, 22 JUN AT 09:00 Knife Angel Hereford Tupsley Walk 7.5 miles
TUE, 22 JUN AT 11:00 Creative Writing Workshop. Suitable 14 yrs – adults
TUE, 22 JUN AT 16:30 Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control workshop, Safeguard Medical
WED, 23 JUN AT 11:00 Managing Post Lockdown Stress with Garry Jones
THU, 24 JUN AT 16:30 Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control workshop, Safeguard Medical
FRI, 25 JUN AT 14:00 Drama workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change
FRI, 25 JUN AT 17:30 Drama workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change
FRI, 25 JUN AT 17:30 Creative Writing Workshop. Suitable 14 yrs – adults
SAT, 26 JUN AT 14:00 Drama workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change
SAT, 26 JUN AT 14:00 Working Through Emotions With Art. Grief & Art Workshop. 11-14yrs old
SAT, 26 JUN AT 17:00 Drama workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change
SUN, 27 JUN AT 09:00 Knife Angel Hereford Belmont Walk 8 miles
SUN, 27 JUN AT 10:00 Working Through Emotions With Art. Grief & Art Workshop 5-10 yrs
SUN, 27 JUN AT 14:00 The Weapon In Your Head and What to do about it – with Garry Jones
MON, 28 JUN AT 14:00 The Journey of a Child/Young Person Through The Criminal Justice System
MON, 28 JUN AT 18:30 Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control workshop, Safeguard Medical
TUE, 29 JUN AT 14:30 The O’er Wrought Heart with Hereford Shakespeare Club
THU, 1 JUL AT 11:00 The Weapon In Your Head and What to do about it – with Garry Jones
THU, 1 JUL AT 11:00 Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control workshop, Safeguard Medical
FRI, 2 JUL AT 14:00 Traumatic Bereavement Drop in
SUN, 4 JUL AT 14:00 Working Through Emotions With Art. Grief & Art Workshop 15-18 yrs
TUE, 6 JUL AT 18:30 Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control workshop, Safeguard Medical
FRI, 9 JUL AT 14:00 Traumatic Bereavement Drop in
SUN, 11 JUL AT 12:30 Knife Angel Hereford Farewell Vigil
The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK.
Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.
Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with Meryl Cain and a small group of friends wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.
The Knife Angel is coming to Hereford on June 14 – July 12 2021 hosted by Hereford Cathedral. During the Knife Angel’s visit the team will run a series of workshops and interactive events. It is envisaged that this initiative will continue after the Knife Angel leaves Hereford. The majority of host towns & cities to date have had a knife amnesty whilst the Angel is in situ. Hereford will have a general weapons amnesty, with the approval of West Mercia Police. There is a “weapon surrender” secure bin which travels with the Angel.
During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be;
- Series of free public workshops and events at The Cathedral and venues in the City.
- National Conference, engaging with professionals in related spheres. This will be an online, ticketed event.
- Youth Conference, identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
- Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of the Angel’s visit, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
- Opening Ceremony and Closing Vigil.
Donate to support Knife Angel Hereford – https://www.justgiving.com/knifeangelhereford
Aim of the conference
Knife crime and violent behaviour are fast becoming a national priority in Britain. Crime in 2021: Knowledge to Practice is bringing leading professionals together to explore both knife crime and crime more broadly. The key aim of this conference for professionals from the Hereford region and across the UK is to explore what people can learn from research and how it can translate research into practice.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from specialists, academics and practitioners, engage in Q&A sessions and enjoy break-time activities via breakout rooms. As such, the organisers imagine this conference will appeal most to professionals working with young people or adults who may be affected by crime.
• Wednesday 9 June
• Attendance is FREE, but donations are welcomed to Knife Angel Hereford, to help support legacy workshops in the local community.
Conference themes and topics
Themes include crimes against young people and adults, plus the impact of crime on individuals and families. Specific topics include:
• Knife crime
• County Lines
• Street Harassment
• Homicidal Bereavement
• Victim Support
• Restorative Justice
• Technology-assisted sexual abuse and exploitation
• Intimate Partner Violence
• Harmful Sexual Behaviour
• Military Veterans and PTSD
The conference will be opened by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and closed by Herefordshire High Sheriff Jo Hilditch. Confirmed speakers include:
• Retired Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cullen
• Superintendent Edd Williams from West Mercia Police
• Dr Filipa Alves-Costa and Victim Support on the impact of homicidal bereavement
• Clifford Grimason and Victim Support on restorative justice
• Prof Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis on online child sexual abuse and exploitation
• Prof Liz Gilchrist on Domestic Violence
• Dr Rachel Paskell on Military Veterans and PTSD
• Dr David Wright on Street Harassment
• Dr Sarah Elliott on Gangs
• Prof Tom Kirchmaier on knife crime
Any further information is available at – https://knifeangelhereford.co.uk
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