We’re shaking it up this week with a contribution from one of our favourite bloggers – Denise Bradbury, Director of Sales with the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax. Denise writes regularly for the Westin Nova Scotian Blog – http://www.thewestinnovascotian.com/blog. In her most recent post, Denise explores the connection between her home city of Halifax and one of the deadliest disasters in North American Maritime history… that is right the sinking of the Titanic.
April 15, 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Halifax, Nova Scotia played a large role in the days following the disaster. We were the first port of call for many of the ships carrying survivors and wreckage. Halifax’s Fairview Cemetery became the final resting place for 150 of the Titanic’s victims, the largest number of victims anywhere in the world, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has a permanent Titanic Exhibit.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary, Classic Dinner Theatre Productions and RCR Hospitality have joined forces to bring Titanic: The Fated Voyage to the Cunard Centre. The dinner theatre will run April 3 – 26, 2012. I attended the media launch of this event and from what I’ve seen, it will be a great show.
Set in the first class lounge of the Titanic, there will be many interesting characters, both real and fictional, to entertain the audience. The show completely sold-out runs in New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island last summer. If Halifax audiences are anything like those in NB & PEI, we could see the show return in June!
Denise’s post raises an interesting discussion about commemorative events. With Halifax as the final resting place for so many lost lives of the Titanic disaster, it’s fitting that the 100th Anniversary would inspire local event organizers and production companies to build their events around this historic theme.
But here is our question for YOU this week: In striking a balance between preserving the memory of an event this horrific while attracting and retaining an audience, can you stray from the morose?
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