Liverpools Dream - Giant Spectacular 2018


Dates Of Event:- 4th October – 7th October 2018

Actual Photographs Taken:- From 5th October – 7th October


 Photographs Uploaded:-Taken By ©David Lydiate @liverfocus


My Photographs Are Used To Raise Awareness For  The Charity Bloodwise Formerly known As Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research

@Bloodwise_uk @Bloodwise_north #BeatBloodCancer






From The moment the Giants first appeared in Liverpool in 2012, the city was hooked.


It was the start of a six year journey which would see the Giants, effectively become like “The very best of friends from overseas” to the people of Liverpool.

The mass crowds have created a special atmosphere in the city each time the giants have visited, these crowds in the city were amazing and gave my photographs added impact, that summed up the scale of this event.


Royal de Luxe the company who were behind the Giants, led by founder and  Artistic director Jean-Luc Courcoult took the city of Liverpool to their hearts and refereed to Liverpool as “Their second home”

Two centuries inspired the earlier visits of the Giants -  the anniversary of the sinking of the titanic in 2012 and the outbreak of the First World War in 2014.   


In 2018 4 – 7th October the Giants returned to Liverpool by popular demand – “Liverpools Dream” they also visited Wirral (not photographed here due to fatigue).

On 5th October I listened to Radio Merseyside to children chanting “We want OUR Giant!”


The above paragraph consists of my own words and material from sources as stated below

Sources:-” Liverpool’s Dream” Leaflet  GIANTSPECTACULAR.COM

Quote “We Want Our Giant” BBC Radio Merseyside 5/10/18

Other Related Links To The Giants And Liverpool Tourisim @royaldeluxe1


Introductions To Giants In Liverpool 2018

Little Boy Giant


The Giant

Xolo The Dog


Little Girl Giant Makes A Surprise Appearence At The Finale Parade To The Delight Of The Liverpool Crowds



Royal de Luxe

Royal de Luxe is a company made up of talented actors, engineers, inventors, technicians, metal workers wood-workers and poets led by founder and Artistic Director Jean-Luc Courcoult. Founded in 1979, and now based in Nantes, they are recognized across the world for pioneering new forms of Street theatre. Royal de Luxe is acknowledged as a National Company by the French Ministry of culture.

 Sources Related Links And Tags


 Liverpool’s Dream Leaflet GIANTSPECTACULAR.COM @royaldeluxe1

Artistic Director From Royal de Luxe  Jean-Luc Courcoult Is Pictured Left (Red coat) As Xolo The Dog Draws The Crowds Attention

Experts From Royal de Luxe Operate Xolo The Dog, Showing The Great Amount Of Skill And Effort Needed To Perfect This Memorable Event!  

The Purpose Of My Photography

I use my photography to raise awareness for #Bloodwise_uk ONLY.

Bloodwise is the charity formerly known as Leukaemia And Lymphoma Research

I was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Myeloid Leukaemia (APML) twice and have been in remission for a second time since 2007 (11 years).

My photography is my way of “giving something back” after all the life saving treatment given to me.

I raise awareness for Bloodwise with my photography via tagging on social media.

The popularity of the Giants was the perfect opportunity to do this.

Should any mass media, retail outlet or street trader want to publish or sell these  images

please contact and can people please print the hash tag #Bloodwise_uk if sharing, thank you for the interest in my work.




The Popularity Of Liverpools Dream - Giant Spectacular 2018 Is Shown As Crowds Line The Surrounding Area (Image On Left And Images Further Below Left)


From just outside Liverpool One's back entrance by the flags on Chavasse Park, One Park West Building (right frames image),

across to The Museum Of Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery (left), Apartments On Man Island, The Ventilation Shaft, then  all the Way  towards The Port Of Liverpool Building, the very tip of The Liver Building is seen in the distance just above The Ventilatiion Shaft

Photograph Taken Overlooking Strand Street   














Little Boy Giant Glances Towards The Liverpool Crowds

Crowds Gather To Watch This Amaizing Event

Xolo The Dog Draws The Crowds Attention

Crowds Watch Little Girl Giant On Her Final Appearance


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