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Visit the Knife angel at Blackburn cathedral

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Knife Angel’s visit to Lancashire. The Knife Angel is on display for you to visit at any time and will be accompanied by several information panels providing further information about the sculpture.

Community groups

The Knife Angel presents an opportunity for discussion, education and reflection for your school or community group.

Self-guided visit

Your group is welcome to book a meeting room at the cathedral for a self-guided session. There are materials available on our resources page to support your session. For further information please email us.

Guided visit

Experienced youth and community development officers available to deliver guided sessions for your group on a bookable basis. Each workshop runs for about 1-1.5 hours and we recommend you allow a further 30 minutes to visit the Knife Angel prior to your workshop session. However you choose to get involved, there is no charge. You only need to book if you would like to arrange a meeting room or guided session.

Civic Reception
Thursday 4th November - 5pm

Formal unveiling of the Knife Angel – by invitation only.

Peace Vigil
Thursday 4th November 5.45pm

A vigil at which those of all faiths and none are welcome.

An opportunity for remembrance for anyone in Lancashire, including those who have lost a loved one through knife crime or been affected by knife crime in other ways.

Candles will be lit and a one minute silence will be held.

No need to book a place, just come along.


Pupil Conference
Tuesday 9th November

Education event by invitation only.

Community Sessions
Wednesday 10th November

Book your community group on to a workshop led by an experienced facilitator in the Caedmon Room at Blackburn Cathedral. Choose a time from the below options and email your request using the 'book now' button.

The sessions last 1-1.5 hours, be sure to allow an extra 30 minutes before your session to visit the Knife Angel sculpture.

9.30am – 11.00am • 11.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm • 4.00pm – 5.30pm
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Community Sessions
Thursday 18th November

Book your community group on to a workshop led by an experienced facilitator in the Caedmon Room at Blackburn Cathedral. Choose a time from the below options and email your request using the 'book now' button.

The sessions last 1-1.5 hours, be sure to allow an extra 30 minutes before your session to visit the Knife Angel sculpture.

9.30am – 11.00am • 11.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm • 4.00pm – 5.30pm
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Education Resources Showcase Event
Monday 22nd November at 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Introduction to a range of educational resources that support work in the PHSE curriculum around topics such as making the right choices, communication and engagement skills and the impact of trauma on reactions and responses.

Resources that tackle issues such as knife crime, county lines, child criminal exploitation and supporting children who have a parent in prison.

An opportunity to meet the people behind the resources and hear about their effectiveness from those who have already used them.

“Channel Zero” “The Choice” “Knives Take Lives” “No More Knives & County Lines” “Mia’s Story” ”Child Criminal Exploitation Toolkit”

Programme held at Blackburn Cathedral.

Download the Educational Resources Showcase flyer.

Register for the 2.00pm - 3.30pm session.
Register for the 4.00pm - 5.30pm session.

Community Sessions
Tuesday 23rd November

Book your community group on to a workshop led by an experienced facilitator in the Caedmon Room at Blackburn Cathedral. Choose a time from the below options and email your request using the 'book now' button.

The sessions last 1-1.5 hours, be sure to allow an extra 30 minutes before your session to visit the Knife Angel sculpture.

9.30am – 11.00am • 11.30am – 12.45pm
1.15pm – 2.30pm • 4.00pm – 5.30pm
3.00pm – 4.30pm

Education Event
Thursday 25th November

School Cluster – by invitation only.

The Message 'No More Knives Tour'
Friday 26th November

Evening concert in the cathedral for local high schools – by invitation only.

Final Opportunity to Visit the Knife Angel in Lancashire
Monday 29th November

Final opportunity to visit the Knife Angel sculpture before it departs for its next destination.

How to find blackburn cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is at the heart of Blackburn town centre, close to the train and bus stations and public car parking. Visit the Blackburn Cathedral website for full information on accessibility and how to find us.

For further information please email us on:
Knife-Angel@blackburncathedral.co.uk

PARKING PROVISION FOR BUSES AND COACHES

Blackburn with Darwen Parking services have agreed that any coaches or buses that are dropping off attendees at the cathedral during the period of the Knife Angel installation will be able to park up and wait for pick up free of charge.

Bus and Coach Drivers are instructed to drop off their passengers at the front of Blackburn Cathedral on Darwen Street and then make their way to the parking area allocated to them.

This area is on Brown Street adjacent to the entrance of Brown St car park. There are 4 disused bus stops which can be used as parking for the duration of the visit. A map highlighting the route from Darwen Street to Brown Street is below.

Drivers can turn on to Brown Street from Penny St and the disused bus stops are on the left hand side, highlighted in yellow. If you have any questions please contact Syed Naqui at BwD council via email syed.naqui@blackburn.gov.uk or telephone 01254585656or 07966268349.

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