One of the beauties of working in such a lively office with people from all over the North West, is that you get to hear about lots of events which happen, and that you might not have heard about otherwise.
The truth is however, that I had heard of The Liverpool Giants before last Friday and the subject was brought up at work, however I didn’t know anyone who had gone and what it was like. Over one of our many morning cuppa’s I was convinced to buy a train ticket and head over to Liverpool to see what was going on, and what it was like.
Two years ago, the same theatre company, Royal De Luxe brought the same puppets to the streets, detailing a story around The Titanic. This year however, the story was around the commemorations of the outbreak of World War One.
Below are the photos and videos which I took of the event, as you can see there were hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets of Liverpool, with some estimates saying that over 300,000 spectators turned up. Towards the end of my video, there are snippets of Grandma reading the letter to the little girl to which she is mentioned in.
For more news on the Liverpool Giants this weekend, the BBC have set up a special page with live updates.