HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMBINGS 71st ANNIVERSARY PEACE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY
Hello, tomorrow we have the annual commemoration for the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, which is also dedicated to all victims of war and terror. Everyone is welcome. After the commemoration, people can take part in an origami workshop folding paper cranes, an international symbol of peace. We are very privileged to take part in this event, in partnership with Manchester City Council and the Mayors for Peace network.
Old Quadrangle (behind Whitworth Building) and Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, the University of Manchester, M13 9PL
Saturday, 6th August 2016, 10.00am – 11.00am
Assemble in the Old Quadrangle behind the main Whitworth Building (headquarters of the university), off Oxford Road.
10.00am Official welcome from Dr Nick Merriman, Director of Manchester Museum, Manchester University and an explanation of the event by Sean Morris, Manchester City Council.
10.05am Why are we here today? A reading on what happened on August 6th 1945 by Julie Ward MEP.
10.10am The Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2016 read by Afzal Khan MEP.
10.15am Laying of memorial wreath by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester and two minutes silence for all innocent civilian victims of war and terrorism.
10.17am Reading of the rebirth of the Hiroshima trees by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman.
10.25am Readings of Hiroshima poetry from the ‘hibakuska’ (A-bomb survivors) by the Bishop of Manchester, the Vice Chair of GM CND and a member of the Friends of the Manchester Peace Garden group.
10.32am The work of the Japan Society in the North West.
10.35am All read the UN Peace Affirmation.
10.40am Transfer into Manchester Museum to see the ‘Peace’ exhibit in the Museum, with an opportunity to fold paper cranes and write messages of peace which will be sent to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Museum will encourage families and all who visit it on the 6th August to fold paper cranes, the symbol of peace from Hiroshima and Nagasaki