Titanic : A Poignant Reminder At Singapore (1 Nov 2011, TruthDive)
It is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic which set sail in April 1912. Dropping anchor in Singapore at the Art-Science Museum at the Marina Bay Sands, visitors can walk through 2,500 sq. metres of gallery space for a poignant journey on the ill-fated Titanic and her passengers. The exhibition which is on till April 2012 will feature moving reminders of the people who had taken the trip – a gold pocket watch, a cravat, a pair of brown boots, a silver pot and even a suitcase which had contained vials of perfume.
The Man Who Found The Titanic (1 Nov 2011, BBC News)
So I put it to him that, while elsewhere in the world it is regarded as iconic, in Northern Ireland we are still not quite certain how to cope with the ship’s loss. “I’m glad that Belfast is finally proud of having built the Titanic”, he explained. “They built an amazing ship. It wasn’t their fault that it sank. It was an amazing piece of engineering. So I am really pleased that they are now proud of what they did.” There used to be an old put-down in Belfast if you mentioned the Titanic with any degree of interest. “It sank – get over it!”. But the finishing touches are being put to a £100m building to mark the centenary. It stands in the Titanic Quarter near the centre of Belfast, beside the preserved slipway where the Titanic was launched all those years ago.
Coventry Marks Links To Titanic On 100th Anniversary Of Tragedy (1 Nov 2011, Coventry Telegraph)
The city-based Titanic Heritage Trust has put together a fascinating programme of talks and theatrical events at Blue Coat School, Stoke, to mark the anniversary of RMS Titanic’s tragic sinking in 1912. The five-month programme begins this month. Events include the poignant reflections of David Haisman – a local relative of Edith Brown, the Titanic’s oldest survivor – who himself served in the Merchant Navy and worked as look-out on ice fields across the North Atlantic. There will also be a staged recreation of a 1912 musical evening held to raise money for the Titanic Relief Fund.
The Titanic Sails Into Singapore (1 Nov 2011, Channel News Asia)
Don’t start learning the lyrics of the title song in the movie Titanic, or practising the famous DiCaprio-Winslet pose, the Titanic exhibition now on in Singapore is nothing about the movie, and everything about real-life on the iconic ship. Dropping anchor in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands, visitors can wander through 2,500 square metres of gallery space for a poignant journey on the ill-fated Titanic and her passengers. The exhibition which is on till April 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic which set sail in April 1912 will feature poignant reminders of the people who had taken the trip – a gold pocket watch, a cravat and even a suitcase which had contained vials of perfume.
Rare Titanic First Class Deck Plan Sold For £33000 (30 Oct 2011, Liverpool Echo)
A rare Titanic first class deck plan belonging to a wealthy New York couple who drowned at sea has sold at auction for £30,000. It is thought to be only one of three in existence and was in the hands of a private collector since Ms Bird’s death in 1949. Despite the deck plan’s age and fragile condition, the delicate document has remained in one piece. Other top sellers included the first class D deck toilet keys, which made £43,000, and the SS Birma log archive documenting the final signals Titanic sent, selling for £32,000. A Titanic stamp booklet made £33,000 and three unpublished images of Titanic’s launch sold for £25,000.
Raising The Titanic At Paramount Theme Park (29 Oct 2011, The Leader Newspaper Online)
The legend of Titanic is rising from the murky depths of history and will be on show at the new Paramount Theme Park to open in 2015. Obviously, this will not be the original ship, but a full size replica is being built at the theme park, where visitors can indeed travel back in time and keep the memory of the soon to be lost ship afloat. The park will open for 282 days of the year from 10am-10pm, and will consist of 7 hotels and over 30 themed rides, of which Titanic will be a star attraction in the “Adventure City”, along with others like a roller coaster representation of the film The Italian Job, and a “virtual reality” experience of Mission Impossible.
Historically Significant Titanic Archive Brings 100 570 At Philip Weiss Auctions (27 Oct 2011, News-antique.com-press release)
A historically significant and museum-quality archive of material pertaining to the doomed ocean liner the HMS Titanic — consigned by direct descendants of a couple that were rescued when the ship went down the morning of April 15, 1912 — sold for a staggering $100,570 at a weekend estate sale conducted Oct. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions.