IT was branded as the unsinkable ship but more than 1,500 people died when the Titanic crashed into an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912. Here is everything you need to know about the tragic passenger liner which was immortalised on the big screen and is set to return with Titanic II... When did the Titanic sink? The RMS Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It was the largest passenger ship the world had seen when it set off on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, from Southampton to New York City. Just five days into the journey, it collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic with around 2,224 passengers and crew on board. At 11.40pm, the lookout sounded the alarm and telephoned the bridge warning: "Iceberg, right ahead". But tragically the warning came too late and 37 seconds later, Titanic struck the iceberg - tearing a series of holes along the side of the hull. The iceberg was around 100 feet tall and came from a glacier in Greenland. … [Read more...] about What date did the Titanic sink, where is the wreck now, how many people died and who was the captain?
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Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour. The tour – either by foot or bus – has been organised by Halifax Minster with the aim of promoting tourism in the town.They will allow those taking part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.Read: How a Hebden Bridge houseboat has been transformed into a holiday letVicar of Halifax, The Rev Canon Hilary Barber said: “These tours have been put together and are run by volunteers with an interest in the enthralling history of Halifax. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we have an exceptionally interesting town, and I hope that people will agree after they have taken the tour.”The walking tours, which take around two hours, begin at Halifax Town Hall and finish at the Minster with a welcome cup of tea or coffee – and an optional climb to the top of the Minster tower! There are 11 walking … [Read more...] about Chance to uncover Halifax’s hidden gems on upcoming tours
The forest comes alive this weekend when two sell-out music shows are staged in the heart of Bedgebury Pinetum.Singer Paloma Faith is no stranger to Goudhurst's picturesque pinetum.The star wowed the crowds when she played there as part of the Forest Live summer concerts season back in 2015.Now, she's back for more - and she's bringing plenty of new material with her.Stopping in Kent as part of her The Architect summer tour, hits come from her No.1 album The Architect, which has notched up chart topping singles including Crybaby, Guilty, Til I’m Done and Make Your Own Kind of Music.The new album is on course to be her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this.She plays Forest Live at Bedgebury on Friday, June 15, with support from Ward Thomas.She joins the former stars of The Beautiful South, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, whose latest album Crooked Calypso charted at No.2 and play their sell-out … [Read more...] about Paloma’s date with the pinetum
A music venue has been forced to apologise after booking a heavy metal band that reference Nazi atrocities in their songs. Infernal War played at The Globe in Cardiff on Tuesday and were due to perform in other cities across the country. But the band have now been dropped following public outrage. The Polish group have been accused of adopting a “Nazi-sympathising” stance with various song titles referencing Nazi themes. Previously known as Infernal SS, the band have described their music as “the soundtrack to genocide” and have a song called “Black Legions of the SS”. Their Facebook page states one of their guitarists goes by the name of “Zyklon”, an apparent reference to the chemical used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The Globe have now apologised for not checking the band’s history before they played following criticism. Anti-racisim charity HOPE not hate said The Globe had “clearly been duped” and welcomed … [Read more...] about Rockers referencing Nazi atrocities in songs play Cardiff gig
From The Gruffalo to Dirty Dancing via Billie Piper’s Yerma - here’s some of the things you won’t want to miss over the coming weeks. THE GRUFFALO: West Yorkshire Playhouse, July 25-30Join Mouse (played by Whitby actor Lauren Scott Berry) on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.www.wyp.org.ukHILKE MacINTYRE: Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery until October 31A new exhibition of ceramics, prints and paintings by international artist Hilke MacIntyre.Born in Germany, MacIntyre worked as an architect before moving to Scotland in 1995. Since then she has concentrated on printing, painting and ceramic reliefs.www.craftcentreleeds.co.ukNT LIVE SCREENING OF YERMA: Leeds City Varieties, August 31In a series of screenings at the City Varieties, Billie Piper stars in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful … [Read more...] about DIARY DATES: Some of the best cultural picks to grab a ticket for