Earlier this month Marquee Leisure were honoured to take part in an important local event with some very special guests.
On March the 4th, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex visited Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. The purpose of his visit was to commemorate the 31 victims of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Tunisia which took place at the Port El Kantaoui holiday resort and Bardo National Museum.
The Duke of Sussex laid a floral tribute to honour the British nationals and unveiled the ‘Infinite Wave’ memorial. The memorial was designed by George King Architects whose design was selected by an independent panel who also consulted with the families of the victims. The design features 31 individual metal reeds in a smooth and undulating wave design, with each reed representing one of the victims of the attacks.
The Duke was joined by families of the victims in a beautiful ceremony led by BBC newsreader Ben Brown and attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development, Harriett Baldwin. There were speeches and readings, with music from the Birmingham Bach Choir. The Duke emphasised the importance of open discussion when facing loss, and it is hoped that the memorial will aid that conversation.
Following the ceremony, there was a reception in which the Duke met and spoke with the families and relatives of the victims. Marquee Leisure were proud to supply the venue for this, choosing an elegant white marquee for the occasion.
We are so pleased to have been able to take part in this ceremony and support the victims of this terrible attack. We hope that the ceremony and reception provided a welcoming and comfortable space for the families to remember their loved ones.