Archive for April, 2015

News Bulletin 249

“Your  pictures are not unlike you”

Watch the brand new trailer for Mr Holmes (2015) here. The first trailer is also included on this link (courtesy of Den of Geek). The film is due in cinemas across the  UK and Ireland on Friday 19 June 2015.


News Bulletin 248

“Hello! Here is something interesting”*

The Sailings

The last RSS of the current season (2014/2015) departs from Canary Wharf at 3.00pm on Sunday 26 April 2015. Crew should plan to be on board for 2.45. The Captain of the day is Victor Hamilton. Our final study for this session is SixN.

The next sailing following that is the Annual Outing on Sunday afternoon 31 May. This will be a guided walk in Belfast city centre to mark the 90th anniversary of Sir Arthur’s visit. It will be followed by our after-walk event at a nearby hostelry. More details will be given at the sailing on 26 April and also in Mayday Mayday No.134 (due mid May).

We’ve also slotted in an additional sailing, on Tuesday evening 23 June. This will be to enable local crew to watch Mr. Holmes together. The film is due for release in the UK and Ireland on Friday 19 June. There’ll be more about the venue and time etc later. You can watch the trailer here.

The most up to date sailing schedule is always available online.


Ulster Hall event

Tickets are going like a rate of knots for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Belfast: The 1925 Visit on Thursday 14 May at the Ulster Hall. To obtain a ticket (it’s free but must be booked), click here.


Lost & Found Department: Sherlock Holmes (1916)

Here’s an article worth reading; it’s from the BFI’s Sight & Sound magazine, about the restored classic (a much overused word but in this case it’s bang on) Sherlock Holmes (1916) starring William Gillette.


And Finally

In case you’ve haven’t already watched this or want to do so again, here’s an entertaining and brief look at the History of Sherlock Holmes.




News Bulletin 247

“Here is what we want”

An Irregular Special Sailing has been arranged for Tuesday evening 23 June 2015 so that local (NI) crew can have the opportunity of watching Mr. Holmes together. More details, including the venue and time, will be announced in due course. The new film is on general release in the UK and Ireland from Friday 19 June. Watch the trailer here!

Again, for the locals: Don’t forget Murder by Decree at the Belfast Film Festival on Saturday evening 18 April. Details are here (as previously advised).

Those who still haven’t booked their seat(s) for “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Belfast: The 1925 Visit”, at the Ulster Hall on Thursday 14 May at 1pm are advised to do so without further delay. The print programme (Front Row) is now available at the Belfast Welcome Centre (Donegall Square North) and at the Ulster Hall Box Office (Bedford Street). Details are also online, as announced in an earlier bulletin.

Don’t miss the superb exhibition at the Museum of London – “Sherlock Holmes The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die” – before it closes on 12 April. ✮✮✮✮ ‘Wonderfully evocative…whirrs in as many intriguing directions as the mind of the great man himself’ Telegraph. ‘Excellently satisfying’ The Times. ‘Glorious’ Mark Gatiss.

We can’t offer you any Easter eggs but here are a few other bits and pieces to nibble away at:

Sometimes a chocolate easter bunny just won’t do

Would this April Fool have fooled you?

The next season of Sherlock to end on another cliff hanger

For those who can’t get enough news and trivia, these two Scoop It! sites will always help to keep you satisfied:

Scoop It! Sherlock Holmes

Scoop it! Doyleockian

And don’t overlook the superb I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere either.

You’ll always find these and much, much more, in our extensive Links pages.

The most up to date sailings schedule is always here.