Iconic venues across the UK agree to be lit red to support Wear Red Day 2018

 Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena

Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena

Preparations for Wear Red Day 2018 are well under way, and we’ve already garnered some extremely inspirational support.

Following the lead of the Stockton Council buildings and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena last year, 12 iconic venues across the UK so far have agreed to light themselves red in support of Wear Red Day 2018.

These iconic venues include:

The very grand and newly refurbished Spanish City in the seaside hotspot of Whitley Bay.

 Follow the SRtRC WRD18 Instagram page for updates about the day.

Follow the SRtRC WRD18 Instagram page for updates about the day.

The gothic masterpiece of St. Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle city centre, most notable for its unusual lantern spire which for hundreds of years was the main navigation point for ships using the river Tyne. Imagine that lit red! As a metaphor alone it packs a punch.

St Mary’s lighthouse on the North East coast, visible for miles and on one of the main flight paths to Newcastle International airport.

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle Co.Durham. Inspired by the French style of the First Empire, it stands at a whopping 50ft. It definitely won’t be missed!

The Rotunda Council Chambers at Newcastle Upon Tyne Civic Centre and the amazing Victoria Tunnel (yes its underground but as a show of support it speaks volumes).

Sunderland City Council buildings are also on the list along with fantastic support from Sunderland AFC and The Foundation of Light.

We don’t want to put out too many spoilers as we’re hoping to keep the build up to WRD18 exciting and fresh! 

Let’s make this big. Let’s make this brilliant.

Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, said;

“Wear Red Day is now an annual fixture in the Show Racism the Red Card calendar and following the lead of Stockton Council, we are asking that where possible public buildings are lit up Red on Wear Red Day 2018. Sunderland AFC have agreed to turn the Stadium of Light red and we are asking other Football Clubs to follow suite. If you have any suggestions for buildings, monuments, bridges, etc, please let us know. We are confident that Wear Red Day 2018 will be the biggest show of solidarity ever with our organisation’s anti-racism work. Support us on Friday 5th October in Scotland or Friday 19th October for the rest of the UK.”