Liverpool’s annual Giant Spectacular dedicated itself to commemorating World War One this year.
The giant marionette show – titled ‘Memories of August 1914’ – featured the Grandmother, Little Girl and Xolo the dog puppets walking through Liverpudlian landmarks, including the Three Graces, St George’s Hall and Newham Park.
Liverpool City Council confirmed that around a million people watched the event, which took place between 23 and 27 July.
LION Trackhire provided the portable roadways for ‘Memories of August 1914’, while crewing company Showforce supplied crew for the duration of the event – from build up to de-rig.
Showforce worked closely with Event Design Logistics, who were themselves brought in to assist French company Royal Deluxe, who put together the annual event.
Grandmother, Little Girl and Xolo were “woken up” from their beds on the first day of the show in St George’s Hall, and from there made their way across the city. The last day of the show featured a riverboat finale, which saw the puppets put to bed and sent out on the River Mersey.
‘Memories of 1914’ is just one of the many events happening throughout the UK this year commemorating the outbreak of World War One. The Edinburgh International Festival, which opened earlier this month, will also feature events dedicated to the war.