April

Oxford Street Remembers – RMS Titanic

On Saturday 7th April “Oxford Street Remembers” is a commemoration of Southampton’s RMS Titanic and a glimpse of 1912 Oxford Street, Southampton. Oxford Street was a hub of Titanic activity and industry. Many of the properties were hotels, boarding houses or suppliers for the cruise industry and workers. On Saturday 7th April ‘Oxford Street Remembers’ with a look at the street’s history and  themed activities celebrating our maritime roots and creativity.

A Titanic Trail around the street will contain information about the buildings use at the time and the people living or making a living in them.  The rest of the days highlights include live music and poetry performances, talks about 1912 fashion, an Artisan Market and children’s activities.

The Artisan Market will feature wooden toys, vintage fashion, prints by leading Southampton artists, jewellery and more. Live performances include a maritime poetry piece by the Art House, Antique Beats by Still Moving Djs and live life sculpture by Chris Cudlip.

Many of Oxford Street businesses are joining in too, with window displays, staff in period costume and restaurants offering historical menus. Like Michael Rhodes Estate Agents staff dressing in period costume, changing all their property displays into sepia and quoting prices relevant to the year of 1912 plus, displaying a Titanic artefact.  Equinox barbers are offering a deal of half price deluxe hot towel cut throat razor shave for £12. The luxury shave consist of a 45 minute treatment and the team with be dressed like the barbers on the Titanic (there were two barbers shops on board).  At The White Star there will be a themed Titanic menu and cocktail list incorporating dishes and drinks that were served on the ship.

The Artisan Market and activities start from 12 noon until 6pm.  For more information call 07591170720 or email info@themarketing-collective.co.uk

Programme:

Artisan Market including prints, books, watercolours, posters, vintage and recycled clothing and fabrics, handmade jewellery, wooden toys, live sculpture and arts and crafts.

Promenading costumed characters

Launch of a new Titanic Trail Leaflet looking at Then and Now with historical window displays

Music by Still Moving DJ’s sponsored by Town or Country from 12 noon

1pm & 3.30pm – Talks on the fashion of 1912 with examples at The White Star with Lyze Lynch

”Guess the Value” competition with Michael Rhodes Estate Agents as they change all their property displays into sepia and quoting prices relevant to the year of 1912. Also showing a Titanic artifact in their window

Visit the street’s Barbers, Equinox, as they step back to 1912 and become one of the barbers that were on the Titanic offering discounted hot towel open blade shaves

Face painting, competitions and special offers

Titanic themed menus at The White Star and Titanic Memorabilia on display