Sea Odyssey - Giant Spectacular


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.



The wider participation programme focuses on giving local organisations, residents, businesses, community groups and higher education facilities the opportunity to become involved with the event by taking ownership and embracing what’s happening right on their doorstep.


Already, more than 30 partners are on board and have devised various ways in which they can weave Sea Odyssey or other Titanic related themes into how they work – whether that’s spreading the Sea Odyssey message through their newsletters or helping keep the city streets sparkling before, during and after the spectacle.


A city-wide approach which will benefit everyone involved.



The education programme is made up of two elements; visual arts and creative writing.


Both give all primary and secondary schools in Liverpool the chance to creatively explore the history of the Titanic, maritime and heritage links through a variety of curriculum subjects such as English and art.


The programme was launched in September when head teachers were given a useful resource tool packed with ideas and suggestions on how to inspire young people. Fabulous lesson plans have been developed which have engaged with more than 750 pupils between the ages of 5–15.



Culture Liverpool are working with Liverpool John Moores University and Creative Curator Katrina Shock to deliver an exhibition which will take visitors on a journey connecting past and present in a fitting culmination to the Sea Odyssey event and to respectfully mark the centenary of the sinking of the famous liner.


Combining objects of old and new, Katrina - a third year student on a History of Art and Museum Studies course will shape and articulate work created throughout the Education and Wider Participation Programme into a showcase of dynamic happenings, installation and exhibition. The exhibition will commence on 27th April after the Sea Odyssey street theatre show and will link into various venues across Liverpool.



There will be a whole host of events happening around the Sea Odyssey show with lots of opportunity to get involved with things to see and do.  From exhibition to spoken word, Titanic themed Gala Dinners to escapologists, Liverpool’s communities are embracing this opportunity to both commemorate the centenary and look to the future.  For more information on forthcoming events and how to get involved, go to the news section of this site which has the latest information.



Saturday 21st July 12noon - 4pm

Rotunda are having a really exciting Titanic Day in the Rotunda Square area on Saturday 21st of July (12-4).

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 CITY-WIDE exhibition of works by the communities of Liverpool inspired by Sea Odyssey will open across three venues on Friday 27 April and will give a unique insight into the way Liverpool people were at the heart of the Sea Odyssey story.

Thousands of letters and postcards penned by Liverpool people will help form Sunday’s Sea Odyssey grand finale.

Come and join us at the Walker Art Gallery while the Giant Uncle takes a rest at the nearby St. Georges Hall and create your own movable puppet to explore the Liverpool skyline.

Photography students from Alsop High School have captured images of ‘Local Liverpool’. Impressive large scale prints of their work will be displayed on void properties along Hartnup Street in Anfield. This project has provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to showcase their skills to the city whilst improving the view of derelict and void properties, forming part of the wider regeneration of the area.

Journey into the fascinating history of RMS TITANIC and discover the unusual tales and ‘Liverpool Connections’ associated with this great ship plus enjoy a delightful presentation and guided tour around Croxteth Hall on this costumed educational event.

Liverpool city centre is going back in time to celebrate a bygone age of innocence and elegance.
As the world marks the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, the city in which the ship was registered will evoke its era with the introduction of The Old Tyme Liverpool Fayre.

As part of this fantastic Sea Odyssey Wider Participation Programme we have developed a project with the ALS (Adult learning Service) to deliver creative courses around the theme of ‘Survivors’ which will also culminate in a Titanic Day on the 21st of July in Rotunda square.

Join us at Liverpool Lighthouse for the maiden voyage of our new monthly ‘feed the community’ programme. Come and meet your neighbours, enjoy a complimentary meal and soak up the atmosphere of the Sea Odyssey at our bistro.

Ahoy! PSS urban green team invite you all to join us to prepare our boat for her maiden voyage across Anfield to her final mooring place at a local green space. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as we deck out the boat with a colourful spray of shrubs and flowers.

A series of flower displays relating to the disaster along with photographs taken on board by Fr Francis Browne SJ, who sailed from Southampton to Cobh. There will also be a Chapel of Reflection displaying the names of all who drowned.

Anfield Infant School is marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic with a learning challenge for key stage 1 entitled, 'What was Liverpool’s part in the Titanic story?' Alongside drama and writing the children will produce an art exhibition with artefacts to buy to raise money for our school enterprise.

The Out of the Blue Festival is a six months programme of arts and cultural events taking place in and around Everton Park. As part of the Sea Odyssey and Launching the Out of the Blue 2012 Programme, West Everton Community Council & Friends of Everton Park invite members of the community and visitors  to the top of the park for ‘Picnic in the Park’ to welcome the girl to our community.

Due to illness the performance of Whale Song this Friday, 27th April has been postponed.
The new date (most likely in July) will be announced shortly.
If you have already bought a ticket online, these tickets will still be valid.  Please contact with ticket enquiries.

We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment and hope you can join us when the new date is set. 

All Keystage one children have had an exciting time finding out about the events leading up to and during the Titanic Disaster and about the people on board and the difficult decisions that had to be made.

This summer term pupils and staff at St Christopher’s Primary School will be thinking on a Titanic scale!  The whole school have been inspired to create and deliver a unique 2 week cross curricular programme of activities to support the city’s Titanic centenary celebrations. St Christopher’s will be launching their Titanic project on Monday the 16th of April by travelling back in time to 1912 and inviting pupils to become passengers on board the luxury liner!

Pupils from Year 11 Art and Design and Years 7 to Year 10 Centre Stage Drama Club have been working with artists Jackson Kavanagh and Ann Farrar to create Titanic themed clay models and explore what passengers and life was like on the ship.

Liverpool Community College students in BTEC Level 3 Production Arts Costume and the Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing have been working to produce two Titanic themed collections as part of their studies.

At Fazakerley High School year 8 pupils explored the theme of ‘Titanic’ through a ‘Dimension Day’ which occur once a term and are an opportunity for pupils to expand their learning, personal and thinking skills. The themed days give our pupils the chance to think about and explore issues in an in-depth way.

Singing, composing music, printing, sculpting, drama, ballroom dancing, building and visiting Childwall library are just some of the opportunities for learning about the Titanic in Rudston Infant School.  Enthusiastic children, parents and staff have worked with creative partners to help children understand why we are celebrating in our city.

The Reader Organisation will read poems and other pieces inspired by the sinking of the Titanic in their weekly Get into Reading groups throughout Liverpool and the Wirral. Get into Reading groups are suited to readers and non-readers alike as everything is read aloud, giving time to think and share – and have a cup of tea.

Stanley Park Festival Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April to celebrate the arrival of the Giants to North Liverpool. Join us for live music and entertainment, food and drink zone, Family fun zone and the Football Quarter. Friday 4 – 8pm. Saturday 11.30 – 8pm and Sunday 11 – 8pm.

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