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Winner. The Brotherhood (behind the central Library) has come up trumps
The police seemed to have contained the dickheads, and are releasing them bit by bit. The helicopter is overhead.
I hate linking to the shitty MEN, but they have a useful summary of events planned that will mark the one year anniversary of the Arena bombing on 22 May.
The events which will take place to mark one year since the Arena bombing
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The events which will take place to mark one year since the Manchester Arena bombing
There are several events taking across Manchester city centre to mark the first anniversary of the terror attack
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Tony Walsh performs 'This Is The Place' at the Albert Square vigil
Events will take place across Manchester to mark a year since the most devastating night in the city’s history.
Last year’s terror attack at Manchester Arena killed 22 people, injured many more and left the country in mourning.
As a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the atrocity, bells will ring out from St Ann’s Church, St Mary’s Catholic Church and the Town Hall at exactly 10.31pm this May 22 - the time of the attack.
The solemn moment will be one of several events to mark the first anniversary of the terror attack.
Trees of Hope - Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 27
A map of the Trees of Hope trail (Image: ugc)
In the immediate aftermath of the Arena attack there was a spontaneous outpouring of grief, love and solidarity through the sea of tributes left in St Ann’s Square.
Inspired by this incredible sight, the council has organised the Trees of Hope trail to encourage people who want to leave and share tributes.
The trail is intended to give a focus to people who want to share messages of tribute, solidarity and love.
It will feature 28 beautiful Japanese maple trees - some of which will be nurtured with compost made from the floral tributes left by the public last year.
The trail will run from Victoria Station to St Ann’s Square. Messages can be attached using specially-designed cardboard tags which will be handed out by volunteers between 8am and 8pm every day, and until 11pm on May 22 itself.
Every message will be preserved and kept – alongside tributes left last year – in an archive of the city’s response to the attack.
The trees themselves will remain in the city centre.
Any other tributes which are left in public spaces will be sensitively removed at the end of each day and taken to Wythenshawe Park, where they will remain on display.
Any floral and plant tributes will be recycled once they have reached the end of their lifespans, or replanted elsewhere as appropriate.
Great Manchester Run - Sunday May 20
Runners will fall silent for one minute (Image: Joel Goodman)
Competitors will fall silent for one minute ahead of the Great Manchester Run on Sunday as they pay tribute to those killed in the Arena attack.
There Is A Light - Tuesday May 22 - Saturday May 26
Flowers in St Ann’s Square following the bomb(Image: Manchester Evening News)
For five-nights, song lyrics will be projected onto the pavements and buildings in St Ann’s Square, including the famous church.
In the wake of the bombing the square became a place for reflection and contemplation as mourners left a sea or flowers, teddies and tributes in memory of those who lost their lives.
Families of the 22 victims, as well as members of the public, have been invited to select lyrics to promote reflection and inspire.
National Service of Remembrance - Tuesday May 22 from 2pm - 3pm
Prince William and the Prime Minister will attend the special service at Manchester Cathedral on the afternoon of May 22.
During the service there will be a national minute’s silence at 2.30pm including across all government buildings.
The invitation-only event has been arranged for the families of those who lost their lives, first responders and civic leaders.
However members of the public will be able to watch the hour-long service on a big screen in nearby Cathedral Gardens. It will also be screened at York Minster, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Glasgow Cathedral.
Manchester Together - With One Voice - from 7pm to 9pm in Albert Square
Manchester Survivors Choir, formed from parents and children who were at Manchester Arena on the night of the May 22 2017 bomb
Parents and children who were at Manchester Arena on the night of last year’s bombing will take centre stage this anniversary event.
The Manchester Survivors Choir - made up mostly of parents and children - will sing at the Manchester Together - One Voice event on the evening of May 22.
Thousands of people are expected to join the mass singalong in what will no doubt be an incredibly emotional event.
More than 80 choirs will unite in solidarity and remembrance for the event. They will be led by Dan McDwyer, the choirmaster who directed Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury in their moving tribute at the One Love Manchester concert.
Parrs Wood High School’s Harmony Group and Bee Vocal - the Manchester mental health choir composed of people who have experienced mental health issues and have come together to share the healing power of music - will be amongst those performing.
A City United choir, combining Manchester City FC’s Community Choir and Manchester United Foundation Youth Choir, will also attend along with a group formed by emergency services staff from the North West Ambulance Service, Greater Manchester Police male voice, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service choirs.
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There will also be a performance from Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus and AMC gospel choir. While schoolchildren from Hazel Grove High School, Levenshulme High School, Newman College, Ringway Choir, St Catherine’s RC School, The Keys Federation, Trinity C of E High School and Wardle Voices will sing too.
Ariana Grande’s lyrics are on the bill with her song One Last Time. While Elbow’s One Day Like This, Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger and Never Forget by Take That will also be performed.
The event will start from 7pm with video messages before a short civic introduction. The choral performance will get underway at 7.30pm, with the mass singalong finale between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Anyone wishing to attend are being advised to arrive early as the event is expected to be very busy.
The singalong will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Manchester and Key 103 and will also be shown live on the big screen in the Piazza at MediaCityUK and played over the PA systems at Manchester Airport.
The cathedral will be open from 6pm to the public.
Commemorating one year since the 22 May 2017 terror attack - Manchester Cathedral
Manchester City Council have pages on the events planned.
Manchester Together - Music and lyric events will mark 22 May anniversary | Manchester City Council
Manchester Together | Manchester City Council
Bit of a long shot but does anyone know of a spare room in a houseshare that's going? I had something sorted with a friend of a friend but it's fallen through.
I'm moving to Manchester on 23rd June to find a place, got a week before I start my new job to find something. I'm hoping that's enough time but it's kinda cutting it a bit fine!
Sorry, I don't know of anyone who has a spare room. Hope you get something sorted out.
What is Manchester? One man's mission to photograph a city's essence - sounds like a worthwhile project
I'm planning walk every street of the city centre taking photos over the next few weeks. I've got tons of photos of town already but want to cover the lot to create a snapshot in time.
I recommend following Morag from the Loiterers Resistance Movement on Twitter. She does monthly walks and stuff. Dr Morag Rose (@thelrm) on Twitter
Events to commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre taking place this week. Tomorrow is the anniversary proper, but there is an event this Sunday at GMEX that I might go along to.
Campaign Events for The Peterloo Massacre Memorial Camapaign
Manchester has its latest Urbanite...Me!!!
Doesn’t seem to be much acivity on this thread though
Have a read of this while you wait.
Ace! I've got a few busy weeks but once I'm free, happy to meet up and show you round if you're not familiar with the place.
Thanks that might actually come in handy for me.
Awesome dude I’ll throw you a PM when I’ve settled down.
I've just moved up here as well, whereabouts you living?
Whalley Range South Manchester doing my PGCE at the met so close to it whereabouts are you?
Welcome to Manchester N_igma and Threshers_Flail - we normally do winter drinks in November in the Castle, Oldham Street, so your both welcome to come along.
Happy to show you around too.
Cool I’ll be there thanks for the offers of supports.
My mrs lives in Whalley Range, and works in the education dept at MMU. Where abouts are you?
Moss Side, basically neighbours! Could meet at Alexandra Park feed the ducks or something.
Ooh spooky I’m on Withington Road
Coffee Cranks café in Alexandra Park if you fancied coffee and cake or a bite to eat.
Coffee Cranks Cafe
How's your photography project coming along farmerbarleymow ?
I'm in Hulme. *waves* What are your interests? Can try and point you in the direction of venues, organisations, activities and events if you say what sort of stuff you're into.
Erm, it sort of stalled when it got too hot to venture out.
What's the idea? I'd like to put some time back into photography, but too much on and haven't had any motivation of late.
I want to take a snapshot of the city centre so I had a record of thousands of images of what it looks like now. That depends on being able to walk for many miles plodding the streets and the awful summer put paid to that.
I've got many thousands of photos already, but they're taken sporadically as and when I've had free time - so I wanted to blitz it in a couple of months.
Next year perhaps...
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