On 22 May 2018 at 2:30pm – one year on from the Manchester Arena terror attack which killed 23 people and injured over 800 – venues across the UK will observe a minute’s silence.
A statement from Manchester Arena read: “Out of respect for the victims and their families, Manchester Arena will remain closed on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
“Manchester Arena fully supports Manchester City Council in their programme of remembrance events and, in this spirit, we ask those wanting to pay their respects to come together at these events.”
Ben Williams, commercial director of The ACC Liverpool Group, which includes Echo Arena, told EN: “The ACC Liverpool Group will observe the national one minute silence taking place at 2.30pm on May 22.
“All of our staff and our visitors will gather together in our venue to remember the victims who were affected by this devastating tragedy one year ago. Our thoughts are with all those who suffered, and their families and friends.”
In a statement, the SEC in Glasgow told EN: “Our thoughts are with the families who continue to be affected by the tragic events of the Manchester Arena terror attack, one year ago today. #ManchesterTogether.”
The National Arenas Association (NAA) stated: “The 22 member venues of the National Arenas Association will observe the national one minute silence taking place at 2.30pm on Tuesday 22nd May. The venues will fall silent to remember those victims and their families and friends who were so tragically affected by the Manchester terror attack one year ago.
“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.”
NAA member venues:
3Arena – Dublin
Alexandra Palace – London
Arena Birmingham – Birmingham
BHGE Arena – Aberdeen
Bournemouth Int’l Centre – Bournemouth
Brighton Centre – Brighton
Derby Arena – Derby
Echo Arena – Liverpool
First Direct Arena – Leeds
FlyDSA Arena – Sheffield
Genting Arena – Birmingham
Manchester Aren – Manchester
Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle
Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham
Olympia – London
Ricoh Arena – Coventry
Royal Albert Hall – London
The O2 – London
The SSE Arena, Belfast – Belfast
The SSE Arena, Wembley – London
The SSE Hydro – Glasgow