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Manchester church vigil for Chernobyl 25th anniversary

A candle-lit vigil and concert to remember victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 25 years on, is being staged at a Manchester church.

Belarusian folk music and the works of composer Shostakovich will be performed at St Ann's Church in St Ann's Square.

A procession at 2100 BST will follow the concert ending in a vigil where people holding candles will stand to form the shape of the number 25.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Mark Hackett will address the vigil.

The concert will also feature a speech by Linda Walker, executive director of the Chernobyl Children's Fund.

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