Diocese of Manchester

Embracing Manchester

St Ann's Church, Manchester

An exhibition of 40 paintings by Ghislaine Howard, inspired by a young man's vulnerability and strength following the Arena bombing last year.

A few days after the bombing, Ghislaine came across a short film on YouTube that showed Baktash Noori standing in St Ann's Square. He was blindfolded, standing with arms outstretched; a handmade sign at his feet read: "I'm Muslim and I trust you, do you trust me enough for a hug?"

The 40 paintings express human emotions through the hugs that were shared that day.

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Manchester M3 2GH

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