So in October 2018 the North West of England saw the Liverpool Giants return for a third and final time to the city and wow was it worth the mad dash down the motorway to see them!
The Liverpool Giants are huge puppets that form a theatrical event in the city over several days. Created by the French arts company, Royal de Luxe, they have performed across the streets of Liverpool in 2012 and 2014 and came back for a final visit this year.
Called ‘Liverpool’s Dream’ this year, crowds of up to 1.3 million people turned up to watch the parades of the man, boy, dog and girl move around and even sleep, complete with snoring noises, across Merseyside.
I had seen so many people post online in previous years about how amazing they were and with only a few hours gap on the Saturday afternoon, I was determined to not miss this last chance to see them. They are utterly spectacular and totally capture your childlike imagination.
We were so lucky to get a great position to see the boy and dog walking by and even race each other around a circuit. The work from the performers to operate these giants and the volunteers involved is incredible and wow what a credit to the city this event was.
I have included an image from the BBC website that shows the sale of the crowds at the dock and you can see it on the link enclosed below also.
Videos were taken by my husband and nephew so thanks to them for these.
See more stunning images to appreciate the scale of the giants and the crowds and their popularity in the city of Liverpool. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-45776433