A choir made up of parents and children who were caught up in the Manchester Arena bomb attack will be taking centre stage at the Manchester Together – With One Voice event being held in Albert Square.
Manchester Survivors Choir will add their voice to 3,500 singers from local choirs performing Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time”, “One Day Like This” by Elbow, “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis and “Never Forget” by Take That to mark the first anniversary of the attack.
Working with local band Prose the Survivors Choir is aiming to raise money for the those affected by the bomb.
Prose's Lee Royle says the Choir make the track come alive.
Thousands of hearts have been sent from all over the world to help mark the first anniversary of the Manchester terror attack.
The colourful tributes, made from felt, paper, or knitted materials, have been sewn by strangers from as far afield as Australia and the USA.
The project is called “A Heart 4 Manchester”.
Organisers say they were contacted by people after the atrocity who just wanted to do something to show Manchester was in their hearts.
More than 7000 hearts are being left in St. Ann’s Square, and people visiting to remember the tragedy and being invited to take one home.
A fault which prevented landline numbers from calling 999 on the Isle of Man has now been resolved.
Yesterday Manx Telecom apologised to customers who could not contact the Emergency Services from around 8:35am, stating that the problems were due to failed ISDN circuits.
Mobile phones were still able to connect, while landlines were delayed for hours.
Noble’s Hospital, Government departments, Manx Telecom headquarters and a number of local businesses were also affected.
Cathedral Gardens will be used an alternative venue for those wishing to watch and take part in the Manchester Together – With One Voice event.
The event itself is taking place in Albert Square from 7pm to 9pm culminating in a mass singalong from 8.30 to 9pm but if the square becomes full, a big screen in Cathedral Gardens will offer people the opportunity to join in just down the road.
Manchester Together – With One Voice is part of a programme marking one year since the Manchester Arena terror attack. It will see an array of choirs coming together in song to share the spirit of solidarity and remember all those affected by the Arena attack, with a huge singalong finale.
Manchester Together – With One Voice starts from 7pm with video messages before a short civic introduction leading into the choral but people are advised to come earlier to ensure they can get in.
Earlier in the day Cathedral Gardens will host a live screening of the National Service of Commemoration from Manchester Cathedral from 2-3pm.
Ariana Grande has shared a message of support for those affected by the attack on her concert at Manchester Arena. A minute's silence will be observed at 2.30pm on the first anniversary of the attack to remember the 22 people who were killed. The singer tweeted "thinking of you all today and every day."
A number of events will be taking place today to mark the one year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.
One minute's silence will be observed nationally as part of a special service taking place at Manchester Cathedral.
The service will be streamed live across the country and will involve the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.