The city of Liverpool is bringing back The Giants for a third and final time this autumn.
The free show named Liverpool Dreams will take place in the city and Wirral over four days from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October 2018.
The event by French company Royal de Luxe will be the final part in a trilogy, following on from events in 2012 and 2014 and will be a key part in the city’s 2018 celebrations marking 10 years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture.
Fans of the previous Giant Spectaculars won’t be surprised to hear plans for the October outing are currently under lock and key, and all that can be confirmed so far is that the action will take place in areas of Wirral and Liverpool, and the theme of the four days is Liverpool’s Dream.
Royal de Luxe first came to the city in 2012 with Sea Odyssey – a story inspired by the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic. The adventures of the Little Girl Giant, her playful canine companion Xolo and the Diver attracted crowds of around 800,000 and brought in £32million to the local economy.
The Little Girl and Xolo returned in July 2014 for Memories of August 1914. This time they were joined by a Grandmother whose stories brought to life the impact of preparations of the First World War had on the city. It is widely regarded as the city’s biggest ever event, attracting one million people and bringing a £46m boost to the local economy.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has proclaimed it as “one of the great events that the city will talk about”.
Jean Luc Courcoult, founder and artistic director of Royal de Luxe, said: “The welcome we receive from the people of the city warms our hearts and we are excited about not only bringing a brand new story to Liverpool, but also to exploring beautiful Wirral for the first time.”
Visit GiantSpectacular.com for more information.