Return Of The Giants

GIANT puppets are set to return to the streets of Liverpool as part of celebrations to mark 10 years since the city was Capital of Culture in 2008. ‘Eighteen for 18’ will feature 18 major cultural events throughout the year with the full programme being announced in the autumn. The Giants were last in the city in 2014 and drew huge crowds as they commemorated the outbreak of World War One. In 2018 the theme will be the end of the Great War and the event hopes to attract 5m people and generate £50m for the local economy. Mayor Anderson has suggested that the Tall Ships could also make a return to the city and commented that the celebration would “make everyone who lives here proud and everyone that doesn’t live here wonder why they don’t”.