National Youth Anti-Violence Campaign

Knife Rose Renate Bertlmann Knife Angel Photo Competition Gloucester Positivity Garden

Highlight the campaign through creativity

In February, the Knife Angel is coming to Gloucester as part of its National Anti-Violence tour.  Throughout the month, we’ll be running a number of initiatives to focus attention on Gloucester’s involvement in this important campaign. Check back for details of events and ways of getting involved.

If you’d like to share your creations, we’d love to see them!  See individual posts for details of how to join in.  Any questions? Email us at or tag us @hundredheroines on social media.

Photo Competition

Make a photo of the Knife Angel and see your work on the Creative Canvas at the Eastgate Centre, as well as being in with a chance to win a prize!

Garden of Positivity

For young creatives.  Be inspired by angels, wings and halos. We provide all the materials for you to creatively show the world your acts of kindness and add them to our Garden of Positivity.

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction Fridays are back for the month of February, to ring in the arrival of the Knife Angel in Gloucester, as part of its National Anti-Violence tour, and the Knife Rose at the Heroines Quarter.


Screenings announcement on the way, check back soon for details!

Acquisition of Knife Rose

To coincide with the arrival of the Knife Angel – the National Monument for Serious Violence – Hundred Heroines has acquired a Knife Rose, thanks to the support of the Stronger, Safer Gloucester Partnership

Knife Angel in Gloucester

The Knife Angel will be outside Gloucester’s iconic Cathedral between 1st and 28th February 2022 as part of its National Anti-Violence Tour. The Knife Angel is a huge, stunning contemporary sculpture of an angel made out of confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It weighs in at a hefty 3.5 tonnes.


I Am Unbeatable

Revisit Lisl Ponger’s film festival programme about violence against women – violence against minority groups, domestic violence, human trafficking, child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and femicide. The problem knows no geographical borders, race or class boundaries, it is embedded in the power structure and inequalities of patriarchal society.

Donna Ferrato’s Holy

Donna Ferrato is an American photojournalist renowned for her work on domestic violence. Often following the stories of women who have come to trust in her, she pictures their defiance and perseverance in the face of challenging domestic life.

Importance of Poetry

We published The Importance of Poetry by Valeria Melchioretto at the start of the first lockdown.  In these times of continuing uncertainty, we continue to find solace in Valeria’s advice.