Titanic Playathon - can you play?

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We are appealing for string quartets of all ages to play this Saturday and Sunday

Do you play an instrument? No matter how old or young, or how long you’ve been playing, we’d love you to get involved in our Titanic Playathon this weekend at the Museum of Liverpool.

This Saturday and Sunday, we’re hosting a poignant tribute to the brave Titanic Orchestra, who courageously played as the Titanic sank on 15 April 1912.

Local string quartets are invited to take part in the Titanic Playathon which is aimed at sustaining constant live music throughout opening hours at the Museum.

Whether you’ve been playing for just a few months, but you’re a dab hand at 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', or you’re an accomplished group of musicians who can play 'Nearer my God to thee', we’d love you to be involved.

From 10am – 5pm on Saturday, and during longer opening hours on Sunday from 9am – 5pm to tie in with the city’s Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular, performers will be able to take the baton and play in the Museum of Liverpool’s spectacular Atrium.

Our senior Education Manager at the Museum of Liverpool, Julia Bryan says: “The musicians who played on the Titanic were engaged by the agents Black Brothers of Liverpool, and we want to do something to mark the anniversary of the sinking that will serve as a reminder of the unselfish deeds of these men on that night.

“We’d love local people to get involved with the event and particularly welcome young performers and string quartets to come along and help us keep the music of the Titanic orchestra alive, in memory of the eight members of the orchestra, all of whom died that night.”

If you would like to come along and play, contact julia.bryan@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk for more information and to book a slot.