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The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light
The Glade of Light

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'The Glade of Light' is a memorial commemorating the victims of the 22nd May 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. A white marble ‘halo’ ring stands at the heart of the memorial. The names of those who lost their lives are set in bronze upon it. Personalised memory capsules, filled with memories and mementoes of them provided by loved ones, have been embedded within the stone. It honours the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as remembering everyone who was left injured or affected.

The Glade of Light




marble & bronze

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Acquisition method

commissioned by Manchester City Council

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Manchester City Council


Manchester City Council

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Unveiling date

9th October 2021


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Inscription description

plaque: The Glade of Light / On 22 May 2017, 22 people – concertgoers and their loved ones / waiting for them at Manchester Arena – had their lives taken / in a terrorist atrocity. Many others sustained physical or mental / injuries, some life-changing. / The Glade of Light has been created as a memorial garden / as place to reflect, to remember and a lasting testament / to love. We will never forget.


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Located at

Fennel Street, Manchester

M3 1ST

Located at the foot of Fennel Street where it meets Victoria Street.