Sunday, 15 April 2012

Thousands attend Belfast events.

Thousands of people will attend Titanic commemoration events in Northern 
Ireland this weekend on the centenary of the liner's sinking. 
A technician walks up a replica of The Titanic's Grand Staircase at the Titanic Belfast attraction
The craftsmen of the replica Titanic stair case urge everyone to come and see their work.
It took around 1,500 man-hours to finish the four-tonne staircase, which is 23ft

high and 24ft in width. It was moulded from red oak — the same material used

to build Titanic’s grand staircase — which was specially imported from North America

for the project.

Pius Diamond who built the stairway said it was one of the most interesting projects he 

has worked on. “I would like it to be open to all. I would like the public to see it as much as 

MTV Presents Titanic Sounds - Olly Murs
Stars perform at the Titanic Sounds Festival.
Thousands of music lovers packed the docks where the Titanic was built for a star-studded pop 
concert ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
Chart toppers Olly Murs and Pixie Lott entertained an estimated 16,000 who braved the cold in
Belfast for the spectacular open-air gig.
Staged in front of the new multi-million-pound visitor attraction dedicated to the doomed liner, the
MTV Titanic Sounds festival also saw performances from artists Sean Paul, Rizzle Kicks and Katy B.

The old dockland slipway where revellers gathered for the music extravaganza witnessed another
major event 101 years ago, when thousands congregated to see the Titanic launched into the water for the

first time.
Belfast's most famous export sank a year later after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.
The Titanic Sounds gig is among a series of high profile events being staged in the city to mark the enduring legacy of the ship.
While the mood was upbeat tonight, a more sombre tone will be set over the weekend as Belfast
commemorates the anniversary of the disaster that claimed more than 1,500 lives.
New Titanic Building open to visitors

Staged in collaboration with Belfast City Council and Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the gig was 
filmed and will be broadcast across 153 territories around the world as part of MTV's World Stage

Monday, 2 April 2012

Titanic Belfast is now open to the Public

Come and visit our latest attraction. it is only 15 minites form Whitethorn Cottages
Build up to the new Titanic Building
The building was started in May 2009.

The design is based on a maritime theme.