St Ann's Church, Manchester
17 May, 10:00 a.m. to 6 June, 5:00 p.m. IN: Faith and Spirituality
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.