Yesterday we headed over to the newly tidied up Drawing Rooms for the ticket launch of the really exciting Land of Giants show which will take over the Titanic Slipways on 30th June in front of 18000 people.
The launch event was supposed to happen on the slipways, but the weather had other ideas! There’s no way the guys in this photo could’ve got up to those heights outside in that wind this afternoon.
Written and directed by Mark Murphy this will be a truly epic show on a Titanic scale and it’s all about being uniquely Northern Irish as well. I’ve been told that it really is truly unique, local and will take over performance stages stretching the length of the Slipways. It’ll feature state-of-the-art digital animation, dramatic special effects, fireworks, aerial performances and the Titanic Belfast building gets to play a starring role. And with a cast and crew of over 500 people, it really is a Giant event, and one you just won’t want to miss, so with the tickets on sale from today, it’s time to contact Belfast Welcome Centre.
We have high expectations from this event and from the sound of things it will certainly live up to those expectations. So it’s called Land of Giants, but what exactly is it about? The writer and director Mark Murphy has said it is a celebration of the giants – mythical, industrial, cultural, literary and social – which Northern Ireland has given to the world. But its focus is not just the things NI has produced, such as two-thirds of the world’s linen or the most famous ship in the world, but more specifically the men and women who are the foundation for everything built here. It’s certainly an ambitious concept and show, which over the course of 45 minutes, will magically transform the Slipways into a Land of Giants.
And what are the giants? Well we’ve got the Cavehill inspired Gulliver, the original NI giant Finn McCool, the cranes Samson and Goliath, Titanic and Olympic and the Giant’s Causeway, but most importantly is the people of NI and our giant achievements, successes and dreams.
Tickets, which cost £10 for an adult, £6 concession and £28 for a family, are available from the Belfast Welcome Centre with the option of booking online at www.gotobelfast.com, via telephone on + 44 2890246609, or in person at the Welcome Centre in Belfast’s city centre.
Land of Giants has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.