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UK Arenas Will Hold Silences Today In Memory of the Manchester Attack

All venues in the National Arena Association will take part at 2:30PM to mark one year since the bombing.

by Lauren O'Neill
22 May 2018, 10:11am

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A year ago today, 22 people were killed and 800 injured during a terrorist attack following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. In memory of the atrocity, all of the UK's arenas and venues included in the National Arena Association will observe a minute's silence at 2:30PM today, while Manchester Arena will be closed. A spokesperson for the organisation added that "NAA venues will also be recognising our friends and colleagues working at the arena on that day who showed such bravery, compassion and professionalism under the most harrowing of circumstances."

Manchester's local newspaper, the Manchester Evening News, today has a commemorative front page, decorated with the city's emblem of a bee, featuring the names of all of those who died during the attack, and the city will see special tributes this evening.

From 7:30PM until 9:00PM, choirs – including the Manchester Survivors Choir, which is made up of members present during the bombing – will perform in the city's Albert Square, and nationally, a silence will also be observed, including in government buildings, at 2:30PM.

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