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James Kelly
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Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by James Kelly » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:54 am

We will be hosting a Letterheads event in July 2012 just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. The name of the event will be Titanic Letterheads & WallDogs 2012 and will be hosted at the Ulster Folk and transport Museum just 10 minutes from Belfast city.

The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is a 'living museum' situated on a 170 acre site. It has a reconstructed village based on the early 1900's with houses, churches, shops, a blacksmiths, etc. and of course... a pub. The site is also home to the Ulster Transport Museum with steam trains and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

At the meet will be held over five days during that time letterheads and walldogs will be repainting some of the signage for the village shops as well as a few period murals around the village and on the walls of the Transport Museum. There will be plenty of hands-on workshops and coach trips to some of Northern Ireland's landmarks. The main theme of the event is the Titanic which celebrates its centenary and the UFTM also hosts the Titanic Exhibition.

There will be accommodation available on site and space will be made available for camping and caravaning. If you prefer, there are many hotels and B&B in the area.

Helen and I and some of the admin of the UFTM have been organising this for over a year already and although three years seems a long way off, we intend using the time to make this the best Letterheads meet ever. In the next few days we will be launching an event website where you will be able to offer your suggestions and keep track of the event's progress.
James Kelly

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Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:44 pm

James.
I Look forward to this meeting.I know you and Helen can make this happen good for you guy's to take this on. Belfast is great place to visit.
1 idea ......See if you can find some pictures of the original acid tonned and cut glass that was on board the ship. We could re - make them for the meet as project.
I seen a programme about the ship interior it showed the glass inside the ship. some very fancy work going on those panels.
Dave

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Post by Doug Bernhardt » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:08 pm

Looking forward to this. Have heard about it although I only wish it were this summer....looking very much forward to seeing some of the "Emerald Isle"

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Post by Tony Segale » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:26 pm

planning a meet of this magnitude deserves three years...
good luck, I'm looking forward to it, and I'll be reserving the whole month of July 2012 to be there.
(I hope this doesn't refrain from others attending).

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Post by Larry White » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:32 pm

Paint the mural YOU!...

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Post by Tony Segale » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:44 pm

look for an update to that mural....

Today.
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Post by John Lennig » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:59 pm

snappers, this could be a world changer here in this place...
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Post by Catharine C. Kennedy » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:08 am

Certainly a project of Titanic proportions!!!! :lol:
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Post by Steven Vigeant » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:39 pm

It looks like I know what I'll be doing in 2012. What does the rest of the UK scene look like before that? Is there anything in the works for 2010 that anyone has heard of? It sounds so futuristic we'll probably have cell phone attachment that willl beam us there by then, which would be handy.

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Post by James Kelly » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:13 am

Look forward to meeting you folks. I know it is a long way off but we really do mean to make this an event you'll remember for the rest of your lives.

Dave, that's a fantastic idea, I'll get onto the curator of the museum and Titanic Exhibition and see what he can get. We'll have to organise a good day out to the Crown Bar too. Just to see the great graphics of course. :wink:
James Kelly

Beej

Post by Beej » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:58 pm

Hi James,

Hey - this is my first post and I see you here :) Please put me down for that, I would LOVE to come along.

I must talk to you soon (after Xmas) about some ideas for an airbrush/sign event . . been planning stuff for a while now and would love to something there with you.

Talk soon

Beej

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by oatis » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:19 pm

Are there any updates on the progress of your meeting? Do you have a website dedicated to meeting news? I hope to attend, and I want to find out more.

Thanks,

Mark Oatis

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by MILES M CULLINANE » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:14 am

Love to know if this is still going to go ahead as I have a sister in Belfast which makes accommodation no problem.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Terry Colley » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:33 am

Like I need an excuse to go to Ireland! looking forward to it. Don't know if there is enough time to get a panel ready though. The museum has been featured on the telly a lot, what a great place to put on a meet. James give me a call if you need any help
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:06 pm

I look forward to this one alot. Was in Belfast this past fall and there is no shortage of places worthy of a visit. The Crown Bar being extremely high on the list!

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Paul Jordan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:16 pm

Belfast, July 2012 sounds like the place to be. I'll have to start saving my pennies. Please keep us informed regarding dates etc.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Terry Colley » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:30 am

James
can you post your e mail address?
thanks Terry
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by erik winkler » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:46 am

Terry,

You can try this one: james.kelly@signpig.com
Tell him that there are a lot of people who are still interested and would like to hear any updates.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by John Lennig » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:34 pm

I tried this email....it bounced back...unknown...?

would the real James Kelly please stand up... :lol:
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Judith McGinness » Wed May 11, 2011 9:31 pm

Is this gathering still a goer? I was planning to come over from Australia anyway in 2012 to visit the relatives in Belfast and Bangor and this would be perfect. Please contact me at trekker1701@optusnet.com.au or through my website www.thesignlady.com.au
Thanks, Judith mcGinness.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by James Kelly » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:54 pm

Hi folks, all is going well to plan and the dates have been set as Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st July 2012. I hope to get a website up and running this summer with lots of travel and accommodation info as well as info and pics of the venue.
James Kelly

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Tony Segale » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:10 pm

Well, I'll be....
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Judith McGinness » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:33 pm

That's awesome news. I last visited the Folk Museum when we were "both" young in 1976. But I have spent more time in the Crown on recent visits, and can totally recommend it.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by cam bortz » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:09 am

Has there been an official website done for this meet? I'd very much like to find more info.

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by James Kelly » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:20 am

Sorry folks, but the event is cancelled. My wife Helen says she won't be able to cope with a baby and help run a large meet at the same time and I certainly can't organise it all on my own. So unfortunately I have no choice but to cancel the meeting now rather than waiting to see if help will be available and possibly letting many people down at the last minute.
James Kelly

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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Tony Segale » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:11 pm

Well, that didn't pan out.

Apology accepted. You meant no harm.
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Terry Colley » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:45 am

Sorry to hear that James, I am sure the help was/is available, I know putting on an international meet takes over your life for quite some time, I was really looking forward to visiting the North ,I'll keep it on hold for now
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Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Post by Dan Seese » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:36 am

James,
I was looking forward to seeing the Emerald Isle and participating in this event.
However, as much as we value preserving the legacy of our craft through such events, your wife and baby are the ones who deserve the true legacy of your time and energy. Better to face the music now and cancel.
Take care of your family and years from now you'll be glad.
Dan
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