Giants to make spectacular return to Liverpool

Giant puppets will transport Liverpool 100 years in the past, when the world was on the brink of the First World War.

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Route for the Giants return

Little Girl Giant and her pet dog Xolo Credit: ITV Granada

The Giants are returning to Liverpool and their route around the city has finally been revealed.

The entire event runs from 23-27 July.

On Friday July 25th the Giants will descend on Newsham park, spending a night there before moving on the next day.

The Giants will spend a night in Newsham Park. Credit: Liverpool City Council

Set to be the UK's flagship 2014 World War One commemoration event, Memories of August 1914, welcomes back the Little Girl Giant and her faithful pet dog Xolo in a special event marking the outbreak of the Great War.

The special event will mark the outbreak of WW1 Credit: ITV Granada

Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "We have spent months working with the French team looking at the route, with one of our main aims being that the visit of the giants should benefit wider communities."

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Giant spectacular in Liverpool to mark World War One

The Government has chosen the North West to host the country's flagship event for this year's commemoriation of the First World War centenary.

Liverpool will host the event - millions of people are expected to watch five days of street theatre from the company who brought three giant puppets to the city in 2012.

Two of the puppets will return to tell the moving story of how Britain prepared for war 100 years ago.

Organisers hope it will fire the imagination of young people to learn more about the history of the conflict.

Andy Bonner reports

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