Titanic Belfast Festival 2012

by Dave on April 5, 2012 · 1 comment

Exterior of the Titanic Belfast

Exterior of the Titanic Belfast (photo: Leslie Shaw)

Titanic, the world’s most famous cruise ship, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

100 hundred years later, on March 31, 2012, the Titanic Belfast opened its doors for the first time.

Billed as “the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction”, the museum is situated in the heart of Belfast, just 100 yards from where the RMS Titanic’s hull was launched.

Every year, the city proudly puts on an annual festival to commemorate the ship, its history, and those who perished when she hit an iceberg April 14, 1912 and subsequently sank.

To celebrate the special 100th anniversary of the ship’s first, and last voyage, the festival has been extended this year, running from March 31 to April 22, 2012.

One of the highlights is this Saturday night’s “Titanic projection show” which uses 3D motion graphics, pyrotechnics, and a custom soundtrack to create an audiovisual show inspired by the RMS Titanic, and reflective of the culture and traditions of Northern Ireland.

Tickets to the event are already sold out, however the whole production is going to be broadcast live, for free across the Internet at 9 PM local time (4 PM EST) this Saturday, April 7, 2012.

You can watch via the player below, or on the official Titanic Light Show site.

For additional information about the festival, and future events in Belfast, check out the Northern Ireland Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @discoverni.






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