Rehearsals are currently underway for Liverpool’s Memories of August 1914 – the giant spectacular which is the UK’s flagship World War One commemoration this year.
There have been a couple of alternations made to the timings and locations of some aspects of the show, which are included in the downloadable map we published recently. These are:
Friday 25 July
The giants will wake 30minutes earlier than previously advertised. This means the Little Girl Giant and her pet dog Xolo will wake at around 10.30am, the Grandmother will wake at approximately 11am. This rest of the day is expected to run to the approximate times already published.
Saturday 26 July
Sunday 27 July
Instead of starting at Clarence Dock, the show will start on The Strand. It will start an hour later, beginning at around 10am. It will finish around noon as already published.
This is a live show so all times and routes are approximate and can still be subject to change.
The best way to keep up to date with the latest news is to ‘like’ the Giant Spectacular page on Facebook, follow @giantspectacular on Twitter or visit www.giantspectacular.com.
Supported by the International Festival of Business and Baltic Creative co-founders and organisers, Pamela Sullivan and Tristan Brady-Jacobs have put together an amazing line up of local, national and international street artists who will come together to create art works that will inspire, amaze and entertain during the festival that will run through the 27, 28 and 29 June. Walking up from LiverpoolONE, you will begin to see art works , performances, installations and yarn bombing on Park Lane and as they follow the road around onto Jamaica Street they will discover even more hidden art works.
Situated in and around The New Bird Skate Park there will be over 30 painters and calligraphy artists including Lovepusher, Dreph, Foundry, Elph, Dase, BetaRok75, Irony and many more creating work for a combat calligraphy event. This event in collaboration with the festival has been coordinated and organised by Kieran Gorman from Zap Graffiti and will see local, national and international artists coming together to create amazing work that will bring the walls in the area to life.
The Lemon Collective has been working away hosting several successful events in our warehouse venue, The Glass Factory on Sparling Street. They have created a theatre and performance space out of a very compact and bijou caravan and also have many other art works that will be out on the streets over the festival weekend.
Winston Ludd has created an installation from 25 abandoned bikes that will be displayed along the pavements and up the wall of Café 51 on Jamaica Street., which we’ve had a preview of and it already looks pretty amazing.
Karen McFarlane and the Happy Hookers have been working away over the last few months to create a large scale yarn bombing of Park Lane and Debrea Lewis winner of this month’s Awesome Foundation prize will create a very special magpie trail for visitors to follow along Jamaica Street.
The festival will have stalls, Hobo market, performances, drummers, dancers, food, paste ups, large, small and tiny installations that you will have to look carefully to find.
All free to enjoy.
Check out the amazing images below for a taster (click on a picture for the bigger version)
The countdown is on for the return of the Giants to Liverpool
The Giants will return to Liverpool from 23-27 July as part of the Memories of August 1914 commemorations to mark the start of the First World War. You can now download a copy of the map showing the routes that the Little Girl Giant and her grandma will be taking around the streets of Liverpool from Friday 25 July to their farewell on Sunday 27 July.