THE GIANTS ARE COMING…..!
A 50 metre man in a diving suit slowly walks through the city streets. You can’t see his face but he is looking for someone.
Children hold their parents’ hands and look up as a 9 metre dog runs round the corner followed by its 15 metre owner.
Don’t worry. Liverpool is not under attack.
These are The Giants; a unique street performance happening on the streets of Liverpool from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October
French street-theatre company, Royal de Luxe, first brought The Giants to Liverpool in 2012 with their show, Sea Odyssey inspired the city’s connection to the Titanic. They returned in 2014 as part of the city’s World War One commemoration. Now, the puppets are back for the final time to celebrate 10 years since Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture.
They will walk 20 miles over the 3 days, starting from outside St George’s Hall in the city centre at 10am on Saturday and New Brighton on the Wirral one hour later. The Giants will be in the city centre on Saturday, walking past well-known places on Paradise Street, Hanover Street and Derby Square. On Sunday they will all meet together by the waterfront for their final farewell.
2014’s Giants spectacular was the city’s biggest ever event; being watched by over 1 million people and generating £46 million for the local economy. As this is The Giants final visit to Liverpool, it could be even busier!
Don’t miss this unique event on the streets of Liverpool.
For full details about The Giants routes and times, visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-45496498