100th anniversary of Titanic

On 14th April 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the crash of Titanic, to memorise the ship a series of special events are being held between March and April, all around the world. Karen Yun introduce the two up-coming major events that held in the UK.

On April 1912,  carrying over 2,200 people, RMS Titanic started it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, heading towards the USA. It never reached its finally destination, New York City. The ship collided with an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. To mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy a series of special events are being held between March and April, all around the world.

RMS Titanic. Image: Wikimedia commons

Liverpool museum will launch a special exhibition, titled Titanic and Liverpool: The untold story. From 30th March 2012 to 21st April 2013, the exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum will mark the centenary of the disaster. It will feature previously unseen collections of international significance, such as “A tragic letter from May Louise McMurray” and “Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress gallery”.

Titanic the movie will make a 3-D return to the silver screen in April, tying in with the anniversary commemorations. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, Titanic was originally released in 1997 and tells the story of a young couple, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and their doomed love affair.

Director James Cameron was delighted: “I have been looking for years for an opportunity to put Titanic back on the big screen because there is really where it belongs. It was trans-generational sharing experience, so people are really choosing who they are going to re-experience with”, he said.

The London premiere will take place in Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, March 27, and the movie will be re-released worldwide on April 4, 2012 in selected 2D cinemas, realD 3D and iMAX 3D cinemas.

Main image: Wikimedia Commons

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