We regret to announce that the visit of the Knife Angel sculpture, which was due to take place during May 2020, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Plans to bring the Knife Angel to Leicester had taken place for many months, with the Cathedral working with the City Council, Leicester City Football Club, The Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner, and many others.
The Leicester Knife Angel Committee were expecting huge numbers of visitors to view the sculpture and take part in the activities that had been timetabled by the various supporter and sponsors of these events.
The Revd Alison Adams, Sub-Dean of the Cathedral said: “We are deeply disappointed to have to take this decision. Many people have worked very hard on this project and we have received generous support from a number of local companies and organisations. We are hopeful that we can secure bringing the Knife Angel to Leicester in the future so we don’t lose the valuable work that has been taking place and the connections we have made within the committee and supporters of this project so far .”
Once the current crisis is passed the organising committee hopes to arrange for the Knife Angel to come to Leicester at some time in the future. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the organisations that stepped forward to support this initiative.