Belfast City Council have just announced two months of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic
Titanic100 starts on Thursday 31 March and culminates on the centenary of the ship`s launch, 31 May.
The grounds the the city hall will host an exhibition celebrating the building of the worlds most famous ship. Then a second exhibition inside the city hall will tell the story of the Nomadic, which is currently in Belfast and getting a makeover at Harland & Wolff.
Throughout the two months of celebrations there will be a series of tours, both on land and water, visiting many landmarks linked to the Titanic
Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 23 – Tuesday 26 April), City Hall will be the focal point for a four-day `Titanic 100` festival, featuring talks, tours, exhibitions and plays. Tickets are available now from the Belfast Welcome Centre.
In addition to the centenary of the launch of Titanic, a number of other anniversaries are being marked throughout the period. These include the centenaries of the opening of the Thompson Graving Dock and the launch of SS Nomadic, the 150th anniversary of the opening of Harland and Wolff – and the 99th anniversary of the sinking, on 15 April 1912, of Titanic.
For details on all `Titanic 100` events, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/titanic
Visit the Titanic shop.