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4th July 2015

Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY


Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY

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Children, Family, Free, Liverpool, One Magnificent City, Participate, Transatlantic 175

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Culture Liverpool, Tel: 01512332008 is a city intrinsically linked with fashion and, on Saturday 4 July, those fashion credentials will be on display and put to the test!

The Very Big Catwalk, taking place on the Pier Head will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Models on a Catwalk’- and we need you!

In order to break this record we need people. Thousands of them. Well, over 5,000 to be precise.


Photography provided by Sane Seven

So this is a shout-out to the city’s fashion tribes and community groups to be part of this World Record Breaking attempt. Register to take your place on the catwalk, get ready to join us in rehearsals in an exclusive Liverpool ONE space and prepare to strut your stuff on the biggest catwalk the world has ever seen.

We are recruiting thousands of folk from every aspect of Liverpool’s diverse community to sashay down the Pier Head runway to the soundtrack of the city’s musical history and its musical links with the USA. Liverpool’s cool roots, well-documented heritage and diverse DNA will play out on the runway as community groups and fashionistas that are the heart and soul of the city come together in this once in a life time public celebration of all that’s fashionable.

From dance troops to twins, from pensioners to bridal parties, from couture to camp, it’s time to step up and participate in The Very Big Catwalk, a spectacle never to be forgotten.


Photography provided by Sane Seven

It will be an audio, visual feast showcasing the city’s welcoming, expressive, humorous and fun-loving spirit that characterises Liverpool around the world. From Disco Ravers to Ladies Day fanatics we are here to celebrate them all. Memorable moments will be created by people from all walks of life…the united colours of Liverpool will shine bright with an array of diverse and beautiful bodies.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed to delight the folk that walk the runway and the friends and family who are there to cheer them on and it all takes place in front of the iconic Three Graces – The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. These three majestic buildings are symbols of the city’s commercial prestige and sit within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Photography provided by Sane Seven

Under the shadow of the Queen Mary 2 which will be berthed regally on the River Mersey, the waterfront will be transformed into a massive and unforgettable public participation event. 175 years ago Liverpool was the port of embarkation for the first Transatlantic passenger ship. This was the catalyst for the city to become arguably the most diverse, multicultural city in the UK. As trading and travel brought many races together, Liverpool became a big melting pot and a Transatlantic umbilical cord with music and fashion flowing through it.

Don’t delay, sign up today! Be part of this World Record Breaking attempt and make history hand in hand with the city. Follow the registration details below to secure your place on The Very Big Catwalk. There is a handy Q&A here to cover all your questions and if it’s not answered there, the team is on hand so drop us a line. 

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*Images provided by Geoff Pugh Photography 


Event Time

Sat 4 July – 5pm – 8pm

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