A Night To Remember

Screenshot 2015-04-09 19.50.12It’s now nearly 103 years since a shipwreck on the icy Atlantic sent shockwaves around the world.  The events of the original Night to Remember on 14th April 1912 became the first global news story – and a story that resounded not just around the world of 1912, but also across the decades that followed.  Titanic’s fate has been re-told and remembered in pretty much every generation, every language, every form of media.

Screenshot 2015-04-09 19.46.42But there’s something especially powerful about remembering Titanic in Belfast, where the story began.  After a century of silence, we’ve found our voice and our place in the story.  People now travel from all over the world to mark this anniversary in Belfast – often people who have a personal family connection to Titanic’s passengers and crew.

b50d39c4-7ba0-420e-876b-8f44c3dc3b1bSo it’s been an immense privilege for The Dock to have been involved over the past few years in developing and enabling A  Night To Remember at Titanic Belfast.  The evening involves a journey through the story of Titanic, from design to build to launch to departure to tragedy, as told through the eyewitness accounts of a series of the characters who watched it happen.  Then (after a nice glass of warm cider) we gather by candlelight on the slipways at 11:40pm, the moment of collision, to mark the moment that the world changed forever.

Here’s a taster of last year’s event:

Tickets are still available here if you would like to join us again this year.

~1428604772~BlM4-b3IEAARsPh.jpg-large copyOr if you fancy getting involved behind the scenes, there are still one or two spaces for Dock volunteers who would like to help make it all happen.  It’s a very special event to be part of, so if you’d like to help out, just send me a message using the contact form here.  (Not that I would try to bribe you or anything, but you get a T-shirt!)


And it was amazing, and as always the Dock volunteers did a fabulous job.  Highlight this year for me: standing in the darkened Drawing Office where Titanic was designed, lighting candles at 11:40pm and watching light start to fill the room as the flame was passed from one person to the next