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#ShippingPosters – Sail Away: Liverpool Shipping Posters, a brand new exhibition is to displayed at the Merseyside Maritime Museum a month from today on 16 May.
The exhibition explores a century of shipping posters from the Merseyside Maritime Museum's collection featuring 14 posters dating between 1888 to 1980 , advertising many Liverpool shipping companies and many of which have never been on display before. It features posters advertising emigrant services, right through to the age of luxury transatlantic liners.
Liverpool Shipping Posters illustrate for example the era of glamorous passengers on the deck of a ship, used for advertising 'Bibby Line short sea cruises'. This particular poster to publicise the exhibition is used with the kind permission from the Archive Department of Bibby Line Group Limited in Liverpool.
For more about the poster exhibition and other events currently on show visit: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/events/
Writers, musicians and actors will be joined by relatives of Shackleton for an evening of theatre, illustrated talks, newspaper readings, poetry and song in the splendid interior surroundings of the city-centre venue (click here).
Tickets for the evening event on Monday 21 February, starting at 6.30pm, cost €10 at the door or can be purchased in advance by contacting (01) 872 2377. The event will be repeated in the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda on Monday 28 February, at 8pm. For further details Tel: (041) 983 3946
Visitors to the Merseyside Maritime Museum have just over a fortnight to view Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure! writes Jehan Ashmore.
The exhibition which has been running since last July, tells the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition and the incredible real life tale of survival. For over two years, Shackleton and his men became castaways during their Antarctic ordeal.
Also featuring in the exhibition are 150 compelling images taken by the ships photograph, Frank Hurley who saved the negatives from perishing in the icy waters.
The Endurance exhibition ends on Sunday 27 February and admission is free. For further details logon to the National Liverpool Museums website here
Last year the Dublin Port Company named a new tug, Shackleton in honour of the Athy-born, polar explorer and a sister tug was named Beaufort after the Navan-born innovator, Sir Francis Beaufort.
To celebrate the achievements of Shackleton and Hurley's stunning photographic collection, the (MMM) want you to share your photos of spectacular scenery, unusual locations and far-flung destinations. Just add them to the Flickr group to be in a chance of a family concert ticket for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's unique combined film and music experience 'Polar'.
The cinematic portrait of the Arctic and Antarctic explores the homeland of the polar bears and humpback whales. The moving imagery will be accompanied by a live orchestral soundtrack performed by the world-renowned orchestra.
For further detailed information about the competition and entry rules logon HERE.
The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure at the Merseyside Maritime Museum is open to the public free of charge until the 27 February 2011. For more info logon HERE