Around 200 people gathered at Pennington Hall Park in Leigh last night, Tuesday, in a memorial event on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Funeral director Paul Sargent organised the event which took place at 6.45pm at the bandstand at the St Helens Road park in memory of the 22 people who lost their lives at the Ariana Grande concert last May.

Paul also paid tribute to soldier Lee Rigby, who was killed in a terrorist attack near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London, five years ago on May 22, 2013.

During the performances, candles were laid by members of the audience around a worker-bee outline which was chalked on the ground in front of the bandstand.

Sixteen-year-old Lowton singer Jack Hillidge was first up on stage and he performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Ariana Grande's One Last Time.

Jack Hillidge singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Jack also recited words that Ariane Grande said in the aftermath of the tragedy last year.

Jack Hillidge singing One Last Time

Next on stage was 11-year-old Molly Catterall with a performance of Somewhere Only We Know in the style of the John Lewis TV advert, and then Hallelujah.

Molly Catterall singing Somewhere Only We Know

Molly Catterall singing Hallelujah

Tony Walsh's poem This is the Place, which he memorably read aloud outside Manchester Albert Square last year, was then recited by Louise Sharrock Sivill.

Louise Sharrock Sivill reading This is the Place

Matthew Baron, 16, then took to the bandstand stage to perform Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me and Westlife's You Raise Me Up.

Matthew Baron singing Come Fly With Me

Matthew Baron singing You Raise Me Up

Zoe Unsworth finished the night off with a couple of songs including Oasis' Don't Look Back in Anger, which acted as a symbol of unity in Manchester after the terrorist attack last year.

Zoe Unsworth singing Don't Look Back in Anger

Prayers of goodwill were also read out by school pupils on the night and people were able to add their thoughts to a memory tree near the park cafe.