Weekly Playlist: Standing Strong for Manchester
It’s been a difficult week here in the UK: the dreadful bombing of the Manchester Arena – so close to where we are here in Cheshire – has cast a very dark cloud over us all. I sat alone at 11am today and, like many others, I cried silent tears for the 22 people who did not deserve to go to a music concert and not return.
My original Music Playlist for this week was going to be in honour of National BBQ Week and English Wine Week, both of which are celebrated next week, but instead I have put together a playlist of solidarity, defiance and – above all – hope.
My hope is that all the many factions of the human race can look beyond their blinkered focus on their own beliefs and live in solidarity with their fellow humans.
Here are 19 tracks which all speak of standing together, as one, and loving one another – whatever our differences. The 20th track is Elbow’s “Lost Worker Bee” to honour Manchester – the worker bee having been Manchester’s symbol for hundreds of years.
I’ve hand-lettered a free, downloadable wordart to commemorate the Manchester bomb attack.
This would be lovely printed on A4 paper or enlarged to A3, then framed. Click below to access it.
Enjoy the playlist.
Help the Manchester Victims
If you feel you would like to support financially the families of those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena attack, then please give generously to the “We Stand Together” fund organised by the Manchester Evening News.