This is a big event, and Liverpool City Council's Culture Liverpool team want to make sure as many people as possible get involved in the run up, during and after the show.
They are working in partnership with other council teams including the school improvement service along with a number of external organisations such as National Museums Liverpool, and Liverpool Primary Care Trust. Working together means an education and participation programme can be delivered which aims to bring together the entire city in memory of the events which took place on 15 April 1912.
In 1912 the Titanic was the largest mobile object ever built – and the most luxuriously equipped because Bruce Ismay, Liverpool owner of the White Star line, wanted to create a floating palace. It had more than enough of everything – except lifeboats. Ismay escaped in one and survived the shipwreck, but he was hounded for the rest of his life. Was his overweening ambition at fault or were other factors at play? Did he show a failure of nerve or has he been misjudged?
A hundred years on, this disaster still excites the imagination and provokes more questions than answers. So what do you think? Join the discussion with our eminently qualified panel: critic and biographer Frances Wilson, author of How To Survive the Titanic or the Sinking of Bruce Ismay (2011) and winner of the Rose Mary Crawshaw prize in 2009; Nic Compton, former editor of Classic Boat magazine, photographer and author of several books on nautical subjects; Alan Scarth, former curator of the Titanic exhibition at the Maritime Museum and author of Titanic and Liverpool; and Steve Turner, author of The Band that Played On (2011).
7pm Fri 25 May 2012
Venue: The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BX
Ticket price includes drink on arrival and live Regtime music, as played on the Titanic.
Tickets are available from The Unity Theatre box office,
1 Hope Place,
Tel: 0844 873 2888 or online www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
You may pay on the door, but as space is limited only advance purchase of a ticket can guarantee entry.
For more information contact WoW on 0151 703 0020.