The Stan Ball Centre will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic with a special exhibition day which will be open to the public, families and any groups who might like to come along.
The event takes place at the centre in Abbotts Street, Bloxwich on Friday 13th April from 10am until 4pm.
Local artists Christine Bunn, Ian Edwards, Ann Hackett and Jason and Brenda Jenkins who all exhibit and sell their work at The Stan Ball Centre are preparing special pieces of Titanic related work, as are the centre’s sugarcraft and art students. Sugarcraft tutor Sandra Hall has produced a Titanic cake which will be raffled on the day to raise funds for the centre.
Walsall based artist Ian Edwards, who inspired the idea for the day, will be showing some vintage cinema 1911 reel film of Titanic from his private collection in a meeting room at the centre which will be converted into an old style cinema for the day.
Ian Edwards has also painted a special Titanic picture (see above) which will also be raffled on the day to raise funds for the centre.
Artist Jackie Plimmer has produced numerous mini Titanic signed paintings as souvenirs which will be available for sale.
Deb Brownlee, Young at Heart Project Co-ordinator said:
“The event gets better by the day as people come forward but we are still able to make space for anyone else who would like to bring any Titanic memorabilia, souvenirs, pictures, models or photographs.
“It would be great if they could also come and stand with their items and tell people the story behind them. Everything that comes into the centre will be returned on the same day.”
Admission to the event is free, open to all ages and the Stan Ball Centre Cafe will be serving Titanic themed lunches and cakes.
Anyone interested in trying their hand at painting their own Titanic can join in with a free art session between 1pm and 3pm.
For further information ring Karen Smith at the centre on 01922 403351.