A new chapter for Giants

Four days, four Giants – one unforgettable event which will result in one very special book.

Due to popular demand, Liverpool City Council is set to produce a limited edition book which will contain more than 100 beautiful images of Liverpool’s Dream – thought to be the city’s biggest ever event, attracting around 1.3million people to Liverpool and Wirral.

The team wants anyone who thinks they have a fantastic or unique photograph to submit it the Giants Team for the chance for it to be included in the final publication.

In order for the image to be considered:

  • No more than two images per person can be submitted
  • Each image must be at least 3MB
  • There must be no copyright or permissions attached to use the image
  • Images must be submitted by people over the age of 16

No payment will be given for any of the images provided, but the photographer will be credited in the book.

Anyone who would like to share their photographic gem needs to head to www.giantspectacular.com/be-part-of-the-story, fill in the form and upload the images.

And if you don’t want to submit a photo of the event but would like to let the team know what the Giants mean to you, head to the same page on the website. Just add your memory or thoughts, name, age, where you live and a photo of yourself, and it may also be included in the special souvenir.

In order to publish the book in time for Christmas, the deadline is tight and all images or comments about the Giants need to be received by 5pm on Monday 15 October.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:

“Within hours of Liverpool’s Dream finale, we were being asking if a book would be produced so people could re-live the incredible spectacle they had experienced.

“The event was such a wonderful moment in the cultural history of Liverpool and Wirral that there was no question of not having a book showcasing some of its highlights.

“We know that there will be thousands of incredible pictures captured by the audience, and this is going to make it really tough to choose which ones appear in print.

“But we urge people to share a couple of their favourite photographic moments or let us know what impact the Giants have had on them, with the chance to have their handiwork and comments on display in this very special keepsake.”

Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, said:

“The Giant’s visit to New Brighton was an unforgettable day and many of the 80,000 visitors who came to welcome him to Wirral will have taken stunning photos of his adventure.

“The reaction to the whole event has been overwhelming and we’re looking forward to seeing the images and reflections from this year’s Giant Spectacular on both sides of the Mersey. This publication will allow the memories from this very special weekend to live on for many years to come.”

The book is being produced in partnership with Royal de Luxe and Newhall Publishing Ltd. It will be available to purchase in November.

3 Responses to A new chapter for Giants

  1. Angela says:

    After missing the giants the last two times they were in my home City of Liverpool I was determined not to miss them again. So I booked a ferry across from Ireland and brought my 8 year old daughter to the final farewell parade where my eldest daughter caught a train from Manchester uni to join us and we met my sister and brother in law from the Wirral. It was such an amazing sight to behold, it not only brought the giants to life but it also brought the city to life. At a time where life is hard for many this event was for the many to enjoy and not just the few. It brought families and friends together and created many happy memories. A huge thank you to everyone involved.

  2. Katie Millington says:

    What a special weekend. Myself and my daughter came up from wolverhampton by train to witness the giant spectacle, i have no words to describe how magical it was to see these huge creations actually moving , life like, the music, the athmosphere all was a truely amazing experience, my daughter said it was the best weekend of her life, i cant wait to purchase the book.

  3. Well what can i say!! This was the most amazing weekend ive ever seen in my 67 years. We booked a hotel on the strand Fri till Sunday,by the Albert Dock. Not knowing this was the place to be everyday to see This spectscular display. We followed The Giants around the city. Also taking in so many of the beautiful buildings ive never seen before. Walked with the hundreds of thousands of people also following The Giants and the whole of Liverpool came together as a massive Happy Family, children, people old and young. Disabled. People from every part of the world. People were so friendly and helpful to each other. This was a very happy weekend.
    WELL DONE to everyone who took part to organise this fabulas massive event.
    And a great Thank you to The Giants and all of there huge hard working Family for making this all possible.

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