In the Footsteps of Giants

BookIn the Footsteps of Giants

In the Footsteps of Giants

Sea Odyssey - Giant Spectacular


October 16th, 2012





In April 2012, Liverpool came to a standstill when three giants transfixed hundreds of thousands of people with a story of love, loss and family which unfolded before their very eyes. Hailed as the most successful event ever to be staged in the city, Sea Odyssey, created by the legendary French theatre company Royal de Luxe, remains one of the most talked about and photographed pieces of street theatre to come to Liverpool. This beautifully designed and fully illustrated book relives the magic and the spectacle of those three unforgettable days. These stunning images have been captured by professional and amateur photographers and chart the extraordinary journey the special giant visitors made when they came to the city. “Not all roads lead to London when it comes to culture.” The Observer “These giants may dwarf us and even our great cities, particularly the rows of tiny boarded up terraces in the narrow streets of North Liverpool, but it is human endeavour that animates them.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian “Every man, woman and child who saw the three giants will have taken away a precious, joyous, moving experience of our city that will live with them forever.” Liverpool Echo

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Foreword - Joe Anderson, OBE, Mayor of Liverpool
Titanic and Liverpool - Sarah Langworthy
Liverpool’s 21st Century Cultural Renaissance - Claire McColgan, MBE, Director, Culture Liverpool
Royal de Luxe: A Phenomenon in Street Theatre - Polly Moseley
The Sea Odyssey Story - Jean-Luc Courcoult, Artistic Director, Royal de Luxe
Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular, 19th–22nd April 2012, in Pictures