We have collated real stories which reflect the inequalities and challenges faced in both 1912 and 2021, exploring how the human spirit triumphs in the face of adversity.
The project is funded by a Mayflower 400 Community Heritage Grant as part of the city-wide Mayflower 400 programme. The anniversary year seeks to celebrate Southampton, a city and a community, built on journeys and migration, whilst increasing access to and engagement in culture.
What can we learn from others and their acts of humility as we look beyond this time of crisis and how can we support each other as a community today?
We also wanted to empower our young people through different art forms, allowing them to develop lifelong skills, while learning more deeply about their local community and how others have also overcome adversity.
Right side: Enactment of the Lady Visitor (Miss Newman) visiting a Titanic widow. Photography credit: Southampton City Council Cultural Services Left side: Holly Parsons as Lady Visitor in Emerge Photography credit: Theatre for Life CIC