Oswestry's famous 'Knife Angel' will be given a hero's farewell on Saturday when it leaves Newtown for Northumbria.

The Angel, created at the British Ironworks in Oswestry, will leave its position from outside the Oriel Davies Gallery, which it has stood for most of the month, and will venture north to Gateshead, outside Newcastle.

The official closing ceremony marks the end of the first Welsh location to officially host the monument, which the Ironworks believes was a big step for its national tour.

A spokesman said: "Newtown were the first official Welsh location to host the monument, something which is truly monumental for the Angel’s National Anti-Violence Tour across the UK.

"The town really embraced the Angel, creating a full calendar of events, workshops and programmes during its visit.

"They were fully committed to utilising the Angel for 28 days of intensive educational workshops and programmes, and they were also committed to deputising a minimum of 10,000 young people to stand up against violent behaviour by becoming an official ‘Anti-Violence Champion’.

"As part of the ‘Agreement of Conscience’, Newtown are required to provide us with a post appraisal report detailing how the Angel benefitted their location and what they intend to do to continue their efforts to turn the tide on violence and aggression.

"We are really looking forward to seeing their results."

The ‘Knife Angel Closing Ceremony’ will be taking place at the Monty Club in the Bear Lanes Shopping Centre, in Newtown, with a public procession beginning at 4.30pm along Broad Street and up through the Park Gates before arriving at the Knife Angel.

Here, a short vigil will take place to honour and remember anyone lost or effected by violence.

For the full month of February, the Angel will be located in Gateshead and is set to stand in Performance Square for the full duration of its stay.