above photo is the work of Jim Smith of Nova Scotia Folk Pottery on
Duke Street, as a nod to the anniversary of the Titanic sinking.
On Saturday at 2pm the Chester Playhouse
presents "Living Titanic" a musical memoir of Nova Scotia's only survivor, Hilda Mary Slayter.
Titanic is a story of survival focusing on the human kindness,
strength, heroism and even humour in the face of disaster. Hilda,
portrayed by Rosalee Peppard, enacts a musical memoir of her life, from
her debutante years in Halifax, embarking on a singing career in Europe
and her life changing experience aboard RMS Titanic.
is a maritime musical oral "herstorian" who transcribes an authentic
echo of the voices of maritime Canadian women through interviews and
research. She turns their stories into songs and shares them powerfully,
usually in couturier costumes. She has recorded three albums and has
received two Dr. Helen Creighton Folklore Research Awards and a
Colchester Heritage Award for her outgoing contribution to maritime oral