Anniversary of the Manchester Arena Attack
Manchester City Council's plans to mark the 22 May anniversary of the Arena attack
There are five main elements to the commemoration, in this spirit, the commemoration programme is based around two themes:
Remembrance; Reflection and Celebration of Life - recognising each of the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack, those who were injured and first responders
- and Manchester Together, embracing the solidarity shown by the city.
Remembering Together Manchester Cathedral 2-3pm
One of the events is a Civic Memorial Service at Manchester Cathedral. The service will be attended by bereaved families and first responders. We know what many
more will want to attend than there is space, so the service will be lived streamed in Cathedral Gardens in Manchester City Centre, as well as Liverpool Metropolitan
Cathedral, York Minster and Glasgow Cathedral.
Manchester Together - With One Voice Albert Square 7.30-9pm
This event is open for all to come together, with one voice, for a mass singalong in a united act of remembrance. Supported by choirs from across the region, we'll have a
selection of songs that evoke pride and solidarily. Manchester Together - There is a Light
St Ann's Square - From Dusk 22-26 May
For five nights, song lyrics will be projected onto the pavements and buildings in the St Ann's Square. The square became an important place for reflection and paying
respects to those who lost their lives. We will project lyrics from songs chosen by the public.
10.31pm 22 May City Centre
At 10.31pm on 22 May, a year since the attack took place, bells will ring out from buildings in the City Centre.
Trees of Hope Victoria Station to St Ann's Square Dates tbc
A Trees of Hope Trail through the city centre will begin the weekend before the anniversary. People will be able to leave personal messages of hope, and support
for those affected, on trees placed at key locations around the city centre including St Ann's Square. Manchester Run and City Games
20 May A one-minute silence will also be held during the Great Manchester Run, with further commemorative elements during the Games including fundraising for the We Love
Manchester Emergency Fund.