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By Nick Gill
Friday, September 21, 2012
A DIVER will be taking an audience back 100 years with a talk about the Titanic.
A century after the ship hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage, Rory Golden will holding a presentation on Wednesday about the disaster – which claimed the lives of more 1,500 people.
Rory was the first Irish diver to see the Titanic in 2000 at a depth of 3875m, and will be talking about the experience as part of the show at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage.
The 80-minute two-part talk will cover the construction of the ship in 1912 by Belfast builders Harland and Wolff, as well as what caused its loss in 1912.
The events leading to its discovery in the depths of the North Atlantic in 1985 also feature through the journal entries and photos of cameraman Ralph White, with the audience able to view images of artifacts from the Titanic on the seabed and on recovery.
Rory will also be explaining what it is like to be in a submersible, the vessel used to visit the wreck, and the honour of leaving memorials from Cobh and Belfast in tribute to the victims of the disaster
Return to the Titanic takes to the stage on Wednesday at 7.45pm.
For tickets, which cost £13.50, contact the box office on 01438 363200 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk