2012 was the year that we first introduced the Giants to Liverpool, with residents and visitors of the city falling in love at first sight…
Giant Spectacular: Sea Odyssey
From 20 – 22 April 2012, Liverpool watched in awe as giants roamed around areas surrounding some of the city’s most popular locations in a commemoration of 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Among the locations on offer were areas surrounding Anfield Stadium, Goodison Park, Liverpool City Centre, Pier Head, Chinatown, as well as the Albert Dock and King’s Dock.
The story of the event was designed and produced by Royal de Luxe, and was inspired by a letter written by a 10-year-old girl, May McMurray, in 1912 to her father William, a bedroom steward on the Titanic who did not survive the sinking. The letter did not arrive until after the Titanic sailed, and was returned to the sender.
Featuring the Little Girl Giant, the Giant Uncle and the girl’s dog, Xolo, this three-day event was unprecedented at the time of its occurrence, attracting an estimated 600,000 people and resulting in an economic impact of £32million.