This weekend I've been walking with giants but first
Happy St George's Day
Proud to be English!
I'll wear my rose with pride today in honour of Saint George, the Patron Saint of England.
It might be a raggy old silk rose I've had for years but this period of cold weather means I cannot find a fresh one in the garden.
I'm not Irish, Welsh or Scottish so I don't want to be classed as British.... I'm born and bred English!
I'm also proud to be from Liverpool, especially after the amazing event which took place this weekend in honour of the centenary of the Titanic disaster.
We walked with giants through the 3 day spectacle which brought hundreds of thousands into the city to experience Sea Odyssey created by the French street theatre company Royal de Luxe.
My photos aren't wonderful as, with the throngs of happy visitors, it was difficult to capture the best views so see lots more of the animation just google Sea Odyssey. I've added two press photos of the Uncle character but the rest are from my camera.
Inspired by a letter from a little girl to her father on the Titanic (which is now in our museum) the story evolved of her search for him and how her uncle ( a deep sea diver) crossed the sea to help her.
The music was fantastic and it was stunning to see how the Lilliputian controllers in period frock coats absail the control wires, leaping and swinging around to give the giants expression, movement and character.
By the time I reached the front of the barriers the 35 foot giant little girl and
Xolo her dog had stopped their antics and were taking a well earned rest near the River Mersey.Xolo (pronounced Chollo) who became the star of the show, amused everyone with his antics including cocking his leg on many a lamp post! Here he'd had enough and took a well earned rest.
Below, the building to the right is known in Liverpool as the "Streaky Bacon Building"! It was the White Star Office Building, Headquarters of the shipping line who owned the Titanic and from their balconies the announcements were made of the survivors and victims of the famous ship's tragedy.
May, surrounded by her Lilliputian controllers, is very poignantly passing the building where her father must have signed onto the doomed vessel.
Press photo taken as her Uncle passes through the crowds en route to the Pierhead in his search to find May.
A moving press photo of the 50 foot high Uncle reunited with May before sailing away down the river.
Said to be caused by the teutonic eruptions caused by the giants ... with a roar and rumble these spouts of water erupted, every few minutes to the delights of the crowds, high above the buildings.
Do take a look at some of the excellent coverage of Sea Odyssey on the net but make sure you
The full story of the three days to be broadcast in a special programme, Titanic Girl, on BBC1 on
Wednesday evening at 7.30pm
NB!!! Rescheduled to 8.30pm Mon 30th April