Visit to Manchester’s Glade of Light

Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission representatives at the Glade of Light Memorial


Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission community representatives have visited the Glade of Light memorial to those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017.

The Memorial Commission is approaching custodians of memorials across Britain and internationally to learn how they have considered elements such as design, working with communities, education, ownership, and long-term maintenance.

During the visit on 24 September, community representatives (pictured from left to right) Hanan Cherbika, Sandra Ruiz, Andrea Newton, Hanan Wahabi, Adel Chaoui and Susan Al-Safadi learnt more about how Manchester City Council created the memorial and discussed issues such as how the final design was chosen, and how the responses of those bereaved by, and who survived the attack, were considered. They also laid a wreath on behalf of the Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission in memory to those who lost lives.

Community representatives also visited the Manchester Together Archive to view more than 10,000 spontaneous memorials laid in the city in response to the Manchester Arena attack.

Glade of Light Memorial Manchester


Read more about the Memorial Commission's visit to the Aberfan tragedy memorials here.

Published on
6 October 2022