Royston Pike Lectures - Children of the Titanic

When the Titanic set sail for New York on 10th April 1912 there were 2214 people on board; around 112 passengers were children. The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on 15th April 1912 and over 1500 people perished. Around 50 children died – all but one was travelling third class. Their stories are fascinating and profoundly moving. To mark the 112th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, David Lawson Lean will
be sharing testimonies, reports and images pertaining to the Titanic’s youngest passengers.

David Lawson Lean is drama teacher, director, actor, playwright and storyteller, who uses history as the inspiration for much of his work. In 2012, on the 100th anniversary of the sinking, David Lawson Leon produced a theatre production telling the story of some of the children who were on board the Titanic. He conducted a considerable amount of research on the short lives of those who perished and what became of the young survivors. This research now forms the basis of a talk which is dedicated to their memory.

Tickets: £3 cash on the door (reserve your seat online)
Thursday 11 April 2024 - 7.30pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF