An annual homegrown arts festival is accepting applications from local artists.In the Soil, a five-day multi-disciplinary festival, is inviting applications from artists of all levels of experience with a close connection to Niagara. This year, In the Soil will feature more than 75 music, theatre, dance, film and media works.Additions to the third annual festival include an outdoor Rock n’ Roll Brunch, a “streetscape” category aimed at bringing new life to the downtown streets and a closing event, Cabaret in the Soil.The application deadline is Nov. 26. A jury of local professionals will select the entries. The top three opening spots, dubbed “Top Soil” acts, will be displayed at Brock’s Centre for the Arts. Applications are available at inthesoil.on.caLast year, more than 250 artists and 2,500 festival patrons celebrated the arts at In the Soil.
“Thankfully I have his wonderful and amazing friends to keep each other strong. I love you Martyn. I always will”. Name a more iconic duo pic.twitter.com/5HASCTB9nQ— Martyn (@martynhett) May 22, 2017 Family and friends lit candles for Wendy Fawell, praying for her safe return Her son, Adam Fawell, wrote on Facebook: “I am really sad to say that my mum Wendy Fawell unfortunately has passed away as a result of the terror attack in Manchester on Monday evening.”I want to say a massive thank you to all friends and family who has shared posts to try find her and all the messages that have been sent.”It really means a lot to us for all you have done I can’t thank you enough.”RIP Mum you will be sadly missed xxxxxxxxx.” A heartbroken Mrs Campbell had broken down in tears on ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier in the day, when her daughter was missing.She spoke of how she had not spoken to her daughter Olivia since she set off for the event.”All I know is she was at the Manchester Arena with her friend watching Ariana Grande and she’s not turned up yet. Two mothers waiting to collect their teenage daughters after the concert were among the victims, their families said on Tuesday night.Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, were waiting together in the foyer of the arena when the home-made device packed with nuts and bolts exploded.Both had been reported missing after the attack and on Tuesday night their relatives confirmed they were among the 22 victims of the atrocity. Their 20-year-old daughter had posted a plea for help on Facebook after they didn’t contact her following the attack.The Polish foreign minister has confirmed that a couple from the country had died in the attack.They had arranged to meet their children at the entrance to take them to their home in York. Credit:Facebook A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been confirmed as among the dead. Sorrell Leczkowski, from Leeds, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with her mother and grandmother, both of whom are recovering in hospital.Her aunt and other family members have confirmed she is dead. She was at the concert with her mother Lisa Roussos and Saffie’s sister, Ashlee Bromwich, aged in her 20sCredit:PA Elaine McIver’s family has released a statement to the Greater Manchester Police, and have spoken of their heartbreak after losing the “incredibly thoughtful woman”.Her husband, Paul, is still seriously ill in hospital and Mrs McIver’s family has said she would be “devastated” if she knew of his injuries. Today it emerged that her mother Michelle, 45, was one of the 22 victims of bomber Salman Abedi, which left 119 injured.Just hours before the bombing, Mrs Kiss, of Clitheroe, Lancashire had posted a picture of Millie and a friend on Facebook with the caption: “Excited girlies ready to watch Ariana.”Her niece, Laura Murray, wrote the sad news on Facebook.She said: “It’s true thankyou everyone for your help we are all heartbroken”. School friends of Millie told their parents that they had recognised the youngster’s shoes which were poking out from beneath the coat as she was being helped by the female officer. “Our most amazing son, partner, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin, Philip Tron, sadly passed away on the 22nd May 2017. Philip was such a fun loving, energetic soul, he would light up the darkest room and lift your spirits with his infectious laugh, witty sense of humour and his beautiful smile.”Words cannot express the huge void his passing has left in all our lives.”Wendy FawellA 50-year-old mother has been confirmed dead by her friends and family after Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.Friends and family of Wendy Fawell had been desperately searching and waiting for news of the missing woman, who has been described as “a beautiful woman”. Local media had been circulating pictures of the couple in the hope someone saw them after the attack. Megan Hurley “Jane was a well-loved member of staff and our thoughts are with her friends and family at this terrible time. His heartbroken partner tweeted the sad news.Russell Hayward, his boyfriend with whom he appeared on Come Dine With Me, tweeted: “We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and beautiful Martyn didn’t survive.”He left the world exactly how he lived, centre of attention. I’m in a really bad way so please forgive if I don’t reply. “Jane was a truly wonderful friend and colleague to all of us at South Shore Academy. “As our receptionist, she was in many ways, the public face of the school and she represented us amazingly in this role. “We have received numerous messages of condolences from parents, students, community members and colleagues across Blackpool for which we are very grateful. “All of them say the same things about our lovely Jane…. bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous….. the list goes on. Our thoughts are also with her family at this dreadful time and in particular her three daughters. In our school family and theirs …… she is irreplaceable, much loved and will never be forgotten.”Marcin and Angelika KlisMarcin and Angelika Klis, Polish parents of a student at York College, have been confirmed dead after the Manchester attack.Marci, 42 and Angelika, 40, were both at the venue to pick up their children. And her sister wrote: “Courtney my wonder of a sister who is now a shining yellow star in the sky. “Phil, my stepdad, my costa buddy, you were always there no matter what to keep me safe and make me happy.” Relatives of the pair wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that they are “not giving in” and will keep praying and searching for the safe return of the two.Scott Rutherford, Chloe’s big brother, wrote on the social networking site on Tuesday evening: “We’re off to Manchester as a family to hopefully collect our two most precious people wherever they are stay strong were coming for you! Both our families love you so much, Thankyou for everyone’s continued support, don’t know anymore for now”.Their friend Anna Ridley told ITV: “I want to hear my best friend’s voice again and make sure her and her boyfriend are okay!”I love them both and wouldn’t know what to do without them. I’ve been up all night messaging, sharing, phoning everybody and anybody to find them. I pray and plead for everyone to get sharing to help find these two amazing people.” Courtney’s mother said: “My stunning amazing beautiful daughter you were my rock you made me so proud with all you had achieved and my gorgeous crazy Philip you made my world a happy place and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky.”Her father said: “I am going to miss my baby girl Courtney Boyle for the rest of my life. I will never forget you and I will love you forever. Grandad Bob misses you loads also.” Eilidh MacLeod loved music and played the bagpipes A “vivacious” teenager from the picturesque Scottish island of Barra has been confirmed dead by her parents.Eilidh MacLeod, 14, was killed in the blast at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday evening, which she attended with her close friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, who was located in hospital nearly 20 hours after the incident. She attended Halewood Academy, who could not be reached for comment.Mrs Benson wrote: “‘My poor sister and Mike are destroyed beyond words… it doesn’t seem fair for two kids to go to a concert and only one returns how in God’s name could this happen to such a lovely family… heartbroken xx.”Su Benson-Carson posted a tribute to Megan Hurley, otherwise known as Megan Benson, on Facebook: “So sorry to get the sad news last night, such a devastating loss,, positive thoughts to relations near and far especially to Joanne Benson on the loss of Megan at the Manchester concert and positive thoughts to Brad who has been seriously hurt in the attack , we are living in a mad world where nothing makes sense anymore,,xx deepest thoughts go to all the family”. Sorrell’s grandparentsCredit:justgiving A police officer comforts MillieCredit:Cavendish Show more “Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.”Our focus is now on helping pupils and staff cope with this shocking news and we have called in specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help us do that.”We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time.” Georgina Callander (left) pictured with singer Ariana Grande. Credit:Instagram Please if anyone has information on the whereabouts of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry contact 07920405015 @staceylghent #Manchester pic.twitter.com/Zgrvu3qS38— Little Mix (@LittleMix) May 23, 2017 Pop band Little Mix sent out an appeal, asking fans to help locate the young pair.They wrote: “Please if anyone has information on the whereabouts of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry contact 07920405015”.A family friend wrote on Facebook during the afternoon: “STILL MISSING- Please do not stop searching, any small piece of info might be enough to help us locate Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry who are both still missing. “Family and friends are extremely upset and concerned and we need them to get in touch and we need them back home and okay. There are no sign of them in any hotel in the area nor on a hospital list as an injured person. Please keep these faces in the forefront of your mind. We love you come on guys”.Sorrell Leczkowski When she met Ariana Grande two years ago, she wrote: “Thank you for everything my love I miss you.”Before the concert, Ms Callander wrote on Twitter: “SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOMORROW.”She knew she was attending the show in 2016, and wrote of how she couldn’t wait to hear the singer in action again.The student was a big fan of music and film, and has posted many pictures of herself meeting her idols on social media. “News of Saffie’s death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends,” said Mr Upton.”The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.”He added: “Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word.”She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. All 22 of the victims who were killed in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have been named.Among them are parents who were coming to greet their children after the concert and take them safely home, as well as excited youngsters attending their first ever concert.The youngest victim was eight years old.Here is all we know on the victims of the atrocity.Megan HurleyThe final victim of the Manchester terror attack has been named as 15-year-old Megan Hurley from Halewood.She was named as dead by her aunt Maxine Benson, as her parents are believed to be at the hospital bedside of her brother Bradley, who was injured in the attack. Michelle KissCredit:Facebook Alison Howe, left, and Lisa Lees, right were waiting to pick up their daughtersCredit:Facebook “I can’t get through to her. I’ve called the hospitals, I’ve called all the places, the hotels where people say that children have been taken.”I’ve called the police. There’s no news, I’ve just got to wait. I’m waiting at home just in case she turns up here,” she told the morning program.John Atkinson The close friends attended the concert together Fourteen-year-old Nell Jones has been confirmed as one of the 22 victims of the Manchester terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert.Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, told Express.co.uk that police have confirmed their pupil was one of 22 to die in Manchester Arena on Monday night.Headteacher Dennis Oliver, told Express.co.uk: “It has now been announced in the school that Nell has unfortunately died.“I have just done six assemblies to tell the pupils. Children are all over the place crying. We are all devastated.“The heart wrenches for me and everyone else.”Martyn HettMartyn Hett, a Coronation Street superfan who had a tattoo of Deirdre Barlow on his ankle and with his boyfriend won Come Dine With Me, has been named as one of the dead. Sorrell has been confirmed as among the deadCredit:Facebook Many have posted their condolences online, saying he was an “amazing young man” and a “beautiful soul”.Lee Paul posted on Facebook: “Sleep tight John Atkinson. Thoughts and prayers with all your family and the other 21 people who lost there lives last night.” Soulmate doesn’t even come close. Come back to us Martyn so we can watch last nights Corrie together 💔 pic.twitter.com/cXbehUgoxc— 🥝Russell (@RussellHayward) May 23, 2017 On Tuesday, Mr Hett’s partner wrote: “Soulmate doesn’t even come close. Come back to us Martyn so we can watch last nights Corrie together”.Read about the life of Mr Hett, who brought light into the lives of so many people, here.Michelle Kiss Jane Tweddle-TaylorCredit:Caters News Agency Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry The little girl who was photographed being comforted by a policewoman following the Manchester Arena attack lost her mum in the explosion, it emerged today.Millie Kiss, 12, touched the hearts of millions when she was pictured in the arms of a police officer wrapped in an oversized coat which had been draped around her shoulders to keep her warm. A local police force tweeted: “As the news comes in, the sympathies and condolences to the familes of Georgina Callander, Saffie Rose Roussos and John Atkinson #RIP”Tributes were paid by the local adult dance troupe, Freak Dance Radcliffe, whom Mr Atkinson danced for competitively.A message on Facebook from the group read: “Today is an amazingly sad day! ‘We have lost a member of our dance family.”They described him as a “happy gentle person” and a “real pleasure to teach”.“He was a true friend, not just to our staff but many of the parents and students from the school. Our thoughts are with the family at the very sad and hard time!” Tracey Crolla wrote: “Thinking of all the Atkinsons at this very sad time John Atkinson you turned into an amazing young man so kind and thoughtful you will be missed by everyone x x.”Nana Julie Mills said: “Just heard one of my good friends whom I’ve known since he was a little boy passed away last night. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP John Atkinson.” Michelle Kiss has been confirmed deadCredit:Facebook On Thursday afternoon, her family confirmed she had died. The two girls were taken to hospital, but when family members could not get hold of Mrs Kliss they put out an appeal on social media.“Millie is ok we are concerned and worried Michelle is still missing,” wrote one. Ms MacIntyre is recovering from severe burns, but her condition is not thought to be critical. Kelly Brewster and her partnerCredit:Facebook 26-year-old John Atkinson has been confirmed dead by family and friends.The pop fan, from Radcliffe , was reportedly leaving the venue when he came into close contact with the blast. Marcin and Angelika Klis As the news comes in, the sympathies and condolences to the familes of Georgina Callander, Saffie Rose Roussos and John Atkinson #RIP— GMP Middleton (@GMPMiddleton) May 23, 2017 Saffie’s parents are believed to run a fish and chip shop in Leyland, Lancs.Saffie-Rose’s mother and sister, Lisa and her older sister Ashlee are being treated for shrapnel injuries in separate hospitals.Kate Tinsley, whose daughter Jessica was a friend of Saffie at Tarleton Community Primary School, near Preston, had earlier told The Sun: “Everybody is worried, the whole village. Everybody is in bits waiting for news, just some news that she’s okay, she’s alive.”Saffie-Rose was at the concert with her mother Lisa and her older sister Ashlee, who are both reportedly being treated in hospital. Georgina CallanderThe first named victim of the Manchester terror attack was Georgina Bethany Callander, an 18-year-old Ariana Grande superfan who was excited to see her idol.Ms Callander had met the singer in 2015, and posted excitedly about the time she met the star on Instagram.She attended Runshaw college in Lancashire. Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, were “inseparable” and “beautiful inside and out”, their grieving relatives said in a statement released through police.The teenage couple “wanted to be together forever and now they are”, their families have said.”On the night our daughter Chloe died and our son Liam died, their wings were ready but our hearts were not,” the tribute by the teenage sweethearts’ families reads.Family and friends held a prayer event at St Hilda’s Church in South Shields to seek the safe return of the couple when it emerged they were missing. Talie Andrea wrote: “Heartbroken for the Atkinson family at this sad time never would I imagine this happening so close to home. Rest in paradise John you beautiful soul.”A GoFundMe has been launched by the local community and it has raised almost £2,000.Well-wishes wrote: “We are trying to help his family in any way possible at this tragic time. I know all us Radcliffe people can pull together and help this local family out.”Please donate generously as we all know funeral cost are expensive and will help the family at this sad time! John was one one in a million and loved by so many!! A true gentleman. R.I.P John thoughts and prayers with you family and all of the other victims effected by this tragedy”Alison Howe and Lisa Lees She shared a photograph of Sorrell, who attended Allerton High in Leeds.Ms Healey wrote: “My beautiful Sorrell”.Nell Jones John Atkinson is among the deadCredit:GoFundMe Wendy was loved by many Eilidh’s father, Roddy, rushed to Manchester to search for their daughter after the attack. Her mother was already in the city after travelling with the from Barra.They have now released a statement confirming the heartbreaking news.They said: “Our family is devastated and words cannot express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh.”Eilidh was vivacious and full of fun. She loved all music whether it was listening to Ariana or playing the bagpipes with her pipe band.”As a family we would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the support and kind messages we have received at this difficult time.”Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry Her local paper, the Sheffield Star, praised her for her bravery in a front page piece after confirming her death and said she will be remembered by her community for her selfless act.Ms Brewster had been attending the Ariana Grande concert with her sister Claire and her niece Hollie Booth when the home-made device packed with nuts and bolts exploded in the venue’s foyer as thousands of young people were leaving.Hollie has two broken legs and Claire has a broken jaw, Hollie’s grandmother Tracy Booth wrote on Facebook. Millie Kiss was comforted by a policewomanCredit:Cavendish Sorrell’s grandmother is critically ill, and has been unconscious since the blast.According to her family, her grandmother had a 15-hour operation to remove shrapnel from her body.Stacie Healey, Sorrell’s aunt, started a fundraising campaign, writing: “After the Manchester attacks my mum was seriously hurt, she has had a 15 hour surgery to remove shrapnel from her body and has compound wounds to her arms and legs, she is still not awake from this, we are a long way from home and my dad will not leave her side, he is self employed and will not work for months because my mum will be here for several weeks, above all this he and my mum lost their granddaughter Sorrell in the attack, please please please donate so he does not have to worry about money as well as all this, thank you”. A local woman has set up[ a fundraising page for the family, which has raised over £6,000. It said: “We’re raising £500 to help fund a beautiful send off for Megan who was taken far too early due to the awful attacks at Manchester Arena on 22/05/2017.”On Tuesday evening, there was a service held for those in Halewood affected by the news, in St Nicholas’ Church.Among the donors to the charity appeal was Andrea Church, who wrote: “My son Ethan went to school with Megan, such a lovely girl. “My deepest condolences to Jo and Mick and a speedy recovery to Brad. My heart is breaking”.Neighbours told the Daily Mail that Megan was due to celebrate her 16th birthday next week.Courtney Boyle and Philip TronCourtney Boyle, 18, and Philip Tron, 32, from Gateshead, have been confirmed as dead by family after the Manchester terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert.Tributes to the pair have been released through Greater Manchester Police. “They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all x love you loads Alison Howe xx,” Ms Howe’s stepson Jordan Howe wrote on Facebook.Ms Lees’ brother, Lee Hunter, confirmed her death around the same time.”For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much,” he wrote.Saffie-Rose Roussos Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries at the concert.The headteacher at her school, Chris Upton, said: “Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone”.In a statement released this afternoon, Tarleton Community Primary School headteacher, Chris Upton, said the news was “heartbreaking”. “Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss.”We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team.”Friends posted heartbroken messages on social media mourning their friend, who loved pop music and frequently attended concerts and shows. Tribute from the family of Chloe Rutherford, 17, and the family of Liam Curry, 19 pic.twitter.com/nVNf8dS0ZQ— G M Police (@gmpolice) 24 May 2017 Credit:Handout Nell JonesCredit:Facebook A woman from Sheffield’s family have confirmed she is one of the victims after her body reportedly “shielded” her niece from the blast. She leaves behind a young daughter, Phoebe.Kelly Brewster, 32, had been reported missing and her partner Ian Winslow, later wrote on Facebook: “Not sure how this works but it isn’t good news. Kelly Brewster wasn’t one of the unidentified hospital patients. She has sadly passed away in the terror attack yesterday.”Kelly really was the happiest she has ever been and we had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are.” In a later statement the family said they are “devastated by her loss” and hope to draw on the “courage and strength she showed in her life” as they come to terms with her death.”Michelle Kiss was a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola,” they said. “Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss. She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable.”We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult tiJane Tweddle-TaylorA 50-year-old mother of three who went to the arena on Monday night to pick up a friend’s daughter has been confirmed as another victim.Jane Tweddle-Taylor, a school receptionist from Blackpool, had gone to the venue with a friend. Jane Bailey, Principal of South Shore Academy, where Jane worked said the school had been left “devastated” by the news. Olivia CampbellOlivia Campbell, a fifteen-year-old, was killed in the Manchester terror attack, her mother said on Tuesday night.Ms Campbell’s mother, Charlotte Campbell, paid tribute to her daughter on Facebook.She said: “RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much.” So sorry to report we’ve had to update our front page following confirmation of Kelly’s death. RIP #manchesterattack pic.twitter.com/MzMC8MiSAr— The Star, Sheffield (@SheffieldStar) May 23, 2017 Her college confirmed she was dead, telling The Telegraph: “It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College.”Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course. Saffie Rose Roussos, who was just eight years old, went to the Ariana Grande concert on Monday with her older sister.Credit:SWNS.com Her close friend, Debbie McDowell, wrote: “I am heartbroken beyond belief. I have lost my best friend and confident Wendy Fawell. A beautiful, lady who I will have treasured memories of. Nite god bless sweetheart. Love you to the moon and back xxxx”.A friend of the family said: “My newsfeed if full of love for Wendy….taken far too soon. All my love to Adam Fawell and Charlotte Fawell who have shown the most amazing strength, a son and daughter to be proud of. Sweet sleeps Wendy xx”Elaine McIverAn off-duty police officer who was attending the concert has been confirmed dead by her family. Her stepfather had taken her to the concert and they hadn’t been seen or heard from since.His mother said: “Firstly, we would like to thank the emergency services, police, nurses, support staff, family & friends and the people of Manchester for their continued help and support which they have given us throughout this harrowing time. The young fan, from Whittle-le-Woods in Lancashire, was one of 22 people killed by the blast. Her children also suffered injuries in the attack.The family said in a statement: “Elaine was a much loved daughter, sister, Auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever have wished for.”She was everyone’s friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality.”She would have been devastated by the injuries sustained by her partner Paul, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.”Elaine just loved life, and had a major love of music. Despite what has happened to her, she would want us all to carry on regardless and not be frightened by fear tactics, instead she regularly urged us all to rise up against it.”Although we will all miss her beyond belief, we absolutely know she will live in our hearts forever.” Eilidh MacLeod Philip Tron pictured with his partner Deborah Hutchinson Georgina CallanderCredit:Cavendish Press Wendy FawellCredit:Facebook The pair leave behind two daughters, Alex and Patricia.Kelly Brewster Courtney Boyle has been confirmed dead Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.