Bury residents are being invited to share their thoughts and stories evoked by the Knife Angel statue that has recently been installed in the town centre.

Bury Art Museum is leading a legacy project about the monument, which is made of 100,000 knives taken from streets across the country to deliver an important message about knife crime.

The museum is using funding provided by the UKSPF, and working in partnership with Live From Worktown, to capture those messages, allowing people to remember and learn from the impact of the Knife Angel long after it leaves Bury.

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Live From Worktown is a community enterprise that promotes the involvement of all in local arts, heritage and culture.

On Tuesday, 12 March from 1-3pm, and Wednesday, 13 March from 1.30-3.30pm, Live from Worktown will be at the statue’s location on The Rock to record the reaction of Bury people to the Knife Angel.

Members of the public will be encouraged to share any thoughts they have, and these recordings will be edited together with music to create a sound sculpture to represent the impact of this artwork on Bury.

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This will leave a memento of the Knife Angel’s visit and act as a resource for schools and community groups to use to ensure the important message it delivers is not forgotten.

Peter Firth from Live from Worktown said: “Live from Worktown are really excited to be involved in capturing this great event for Bury.”

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Councillor Charlotte Morris, cabinet member for culture, the economy and skills, said: “The Knife Angel is a very powerful piece of art that graphically brings home to people the terrible consequences of carrying a knife.

“This is an issue that affects all communities, and this legacy project is the perfect chance for Bury people to reflect on the matter and to tell their stories for posterity.”