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Behind the scenes: Titanic Belfast

Titanic frenzy has reached fever pitch this week.

There are events, programmes and exhibitions from Southampton to Nova Scotia to mark the centenary of the world’s greatest passenger shipping disaster.

But most of all in Belfast, where I returned this week to see the newly unveiled Titanic Belfast, and to catch the light show on the slipways.

I’ve been several times now and you can read some of my previous stories from the Daily Telegraph here.

A new story for Real Travel magazine will be out in May. Meanwhile, some images from my trip.

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First look: on assignment in northern Ireland

Hit the North has been tied up of late.

I’ve been working on a project in northern Ireland and spent much of last week in Belfast and along the Causeway Coast; more here.

It’s a supplement for the Daily Telegraph and a follow up to the piece I wrote for the Sunday paper earlier this year – read it here.

The supplement comes out on December 31 but, by way of a preview, I’ve been looking at a few key themes:

Personal stories around the Titanic Festival next April, marking the centenary of her doomed maiden voyage.

Folk legends and mythology along the Causeway Coastal route via the new project at the Giant’s Causeway for September 2012.

And interviews with people working in the arts and festivals across Belfast, including the 50th anniversary of the Belfast Festival at Queens.

Looks out for more in the weeks to come.


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