#ManchesterAttack: Remembering the 22 victims one year on

Tuesday 22 May marks one year to the day since the Manchester Arena terror attack in which 22 people were killed and many more injured.

Ariana Grande has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack which happened at her concert.

She tweeted: “Thinking of you all today and every day.

I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day.”

There are commemorative programmes around the city. Remembering Together is part of Manchester City Council’s programme taking place at Manchester Cathedral between 2-3pm.

The service will be attended by families who lost loved ones, people who were badly injured in the attack, first responders, civic leaders and national figures.

While space limitations mean the service to reflect and remember has to be invitation-only, the service will be screened live in nearby Cathedral Gardens.

There will also be a national one-minute silence at 2.30pm and people are being encouraged to observe it, wherever they are.

A special sing-along ‘Manchester Together – With One Voice’ will take place at Albert Square between 7 and 9pm. People are advised to come earlier to ensure they can get in.

If you can’t make it, it’s being broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester, Key 103 and elsewhere so you can join in at home.

There is a trail of 28 trees along a route from Victoria Station to St Ann’s Square. It is the Trees of Hope trail running until Sunday 27 May

They are intended for people who want to share messages of tribute, solidarity and love. Messages can be left using specially-designed cardboard tags and at the end of the trail they will be kept – alongside tributes left last year. Volunteers will oversee the trees every day.

Any other floral and plant tributes which are left in public places will be carefully collected at the end of each day and taken to Wythenshawe Park, where they will remain on display until they are ultimately recycled.

There Is A Light will be showing until 26 May. This entails poignant lines from songs chosen by the public. These will be projected onto St Ann’s Church and other parts of St Ann’s Square from dusk until daylight.

TNT News

Photo Credit: Tomasz “odder” Kozlowski

 

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