Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Titanic Girl-Liverpool Dances On The Graves Of The Dead.

 What a City Liverpool is, when they get together, and commemorate the worlds biggest Maritime disaster, by....having a party.
A Mercantile and Maritime world heritage site.
They get some second hand puppets that have been used somewhere else and pay some mad french bloke over a million quid while the city is in 60 million deficit and care homes are closing, to, have a party. Dancing on the Graves of the dead.
Someone has to say it
Ye of little education turn a disaster into a street party.
There really is a certain shame in doing this why not have a service at the Cathedral, a commemoration of the suffering of the screaming children who perished in the icy cold seas in some forgotten part of the Ocean.
No lets get all the kids out who have seen the film, that was also a joke, and give them a street theatre.
Only Liverpool could do this.
Here is "The Diver" or as I heard it referred to by a grown man "The Uncle" walking up James Street against the backdrop of the "Three Black Coffins"
But take a moment to note the right of the giant is the Old White Star offices. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/white-star-building-hit-by-storms-james.html
Albion House lays derelict and the crowds are oblivious to it. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/mann-island-tale-of-two-cities.html
To the fact that another of our historic buildings, maybe a bit more historic than most, where the families of victims of the corporate incompetence, that was the Titanic disaster lined the streets to see if their loved ones were dead or alive.
And most had the news of the latter.
So a hundred years later we dance in the streets...........the very same street that spelt tragedy and poverty for thousands.
It was even a special BBC Northwest programme that went out last night.
It was lovely the idea was good but sould not have been linked to a tragedy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gyhzl/Liverpools_Titanic_Girl/

I may sound a bit of a killjoy I would have liked to enjoy it and did to a certain extent when I disengaged my brain, and I maybe I am thinking a bit too deep about it but...
Imagine in a hundred years Sheffield decides to put on a street theatre as a memorial to the Hillsborough tragedy.
Yes rightly so, we would be up in arms about it, but it is the same sort of suffering, deeper than entertainment, that the public lapped up, took hook line and stinker, without a thought for the real tragedy.

The Titanic Girl a giant street party for grown up kids and their children.
Maybe we should have had a true modern Liverpool theme and called her "Scouse Girl" and sent her round Grosvenor-pool, shopping in here curlers, wearing a giant pair of Ugg boots.........now that would have been entertainment.


1 comment:

  1. Now it has been anounced today 7th January 2014 that they are to bring the dummies back to commemorate the First World War where 37 million people lost thier lives...................Only Liverpool would have a party for this.

    And this publicity is going to be done by Alastair "Burger and Ships" Machray no doubt