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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Titanic: Four days of events mark centenary of 1911 launch

Published 19/04/2011 | 03:05

The Titanic leaves Belfast to start her trials, pulled by tugs, shortly before her disastrous maiden voyage.
The Titanic leaves Belfast to start her trials, pulled by tugs, shortly before her disastrous maiden voyage.
Survivors of the Titanic disaster board a tug from the liner which rescued them. April 1912.
A list of first-class passengers on board the Titanic is displayed during a press preview 22 June 2007 for the Christie?s New York Ocean Liner sale that will took place 28 June. Eighteen of the items for sale were related to the Titanic.
The only postmarked letter from mailed from the Titanic is shown at the Wall Street Rarities retail gallery 20 November 2000 in New York City. The letter, from a Ms. Cameron to her sister, is dated 11 April 1912 and was auctioned off at an event called 'The Ultimate Auction' 1 December 2000.
Undated artist impression showing the shipwreck of the British luxury passenger liner Titanic, during its maiden voyage.
Some of the survivors of the Titanic disaster. 1912.
Serving dishes and soap from the Titanic will be part of an exhibition at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
The Re-Created Titanic Necklace 'Le Coeur De La Mer' on display at Asprey, The English Companies Store In The Beverly Hills Hotel. 1998.
A newspaper, Illustrated London News, depicts the sinking of the Titanic. Original Publication from a special supplement of 'Graphic'. 14 April 1912.
A crowd in Devonport, Devon gathers around a survivor of the Titanic disaster to listen to his account of the sinking. A poster on the wall behind them advertises a Titanic-related event at the local Hippodrome. 1912.
Original china recovered from the wreck of the Titanic on display in a water-filled tank at the Titanic exhibit 18 February 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Undated artist impression showing the shipwreck of the British luxury passenger liner Titanic, during its maiden voyage.
The ill-fated RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
Ocean icon: the Titanic being built
Lifeboats on board the Titanic. When the liner sank there were only enough lifeboats on board to hold a third of the passengers and crew.
An overcrowded lifeboat is lowered from the stricken Titanic in a scene from Roy Ward Baker's 1958 film 'A Night To Remember', based on the sinking of the Titanic.
The massive anchor of the White Star liner Titanic is transported to its destination in Belfast by horsedrawn cart.
A scene from the Hollywood movie 'Titanic', which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards on 10 February 1998.
Exhibition designer Mark Lach is seen through a porthole belonging to the Titanic which was on display at The Science Museum in London 5 March 2003. The exhibition showed more than 200 artefacts taken from the Titanic.
A replica of the upper section of the fourth funnel of the Titanic is towed along the river Thames past the O2 arena on 3 November 2010 in London. The replica funnel was created to launch a new exhibition of artefacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic cruise liner.
A woman looks at the 15 tonne 13-by-30 foot portion of the first-class C-Deck hull displayed as part of the Titanic Aritifact Exhibition at the Metreon on 6 June 2006 in San Francisco, California.

The 100th anniversary of the launch of doomed liner the Titanic will be marked with a special four-day programme of events during Easter.

Exhibitions, talks, plays and family activities will be part of the Titanic 100 festival, which starts on Saturday and runs until April 26.

Ahead of the main festival, which runs for two months, Belfast City Hall will be the venue for a performance of the acclaimed drama Blackness After Midnight.

Running on Thursday and Friday, the play, held in the council chamber, is a dramatisation of the Lord Enquiry.

Written by Denis MacNeice, the play explores the role of the ship SS Californian in the mid-Atlantic tragedy in which 1,500 people lost their lives.

Titanic 100 festival will open at the City Hall at 10am on Saturday, with a programme of exhibitions, talks, film shows and children’s activities.

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