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Dr Erinma Bell

Photo: Karen Lyons

Sculptor: Karen Lyons (b.1958)

Materials: Recycled metal from guns

Unveiled: 2017

Dr Erinma Bell

Dr Erinma Bell MBE (b.1965), anti-violence campaigner recognised for her work tackling gun crime in Moss Side and Longsight, Manchester. With her husband she set up CARISMA (Community Alliance for Renewal, Inner South Manchester) now part of Chrysalis, which gives young people other options than street and gun crime. The portrait bust was cast from metal recycled from 50 guns obtained by the Greater Manchester Police. Her portrait bust is the first-ever sculpture of a woman in Manchester Town Hall.

Location: Manchester Town Hall (temporarily housed in Manchester Central Library, while the Town Hall is refurbished).