A SHOW educating young people about the dangers of carrying a knife is taking place in Reading.

The show, CODE, has been created by the physical theatre company Justice In Motion and will take place at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday, October 28 at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

The Community Safety Partnership and Safe Street 4 have brought the show to Reading. It is supported by Reading Council, Dance Reading and Reading Football Club as a continuation of ‘Olly’s Work’.

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Olly’s Work is led by the family of Olly Stephens who was stabbed in Bugs Bottom on January 3, 2021. His parents, Amanda and Stuart, have been working hard to raise awareness about the dangers of knife crime and gangs.

Their work started with a public art sculpture, the ‘Armoured Heart’, honouring the victims of knife crime, which was installed at The Oracle riverside to stand as a symbol of peace and hope, and has in part been created from blades handed in to knife amnesty bins across Reading and the rest of the Thames Valley.

CODE, which has been described as a ‘spectacular blend of physical theatre, parkour and trials bike stunts with live rap and music’ is free to attend and minibuses are available.

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For more information, or to watch the show’s trailer, visit dancereading.com/code