Liverpool City – what a town!

It’s not for nothing that Liverpool won the coveted title: Capital of Culture, a few years ago. The city goes from strength to strength in its quest to become a centre of excellence. Filled with fertile imaginations, it boasts more than its fair share of talent in the form of writers, artists, musicians, poets and much, much more.

Over the past three days, one of the biggest pieces of street theatre has taken place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Inspired by a letter from a little girl to her father, who died on the doomed ship, Sea Odyssey has captured the wonderment of both resident Scousers and visitors from all over the world. Both ingenious and moving, this huge puppet show bestrode the city’s streets, trailing magic in its wake.

Would any other city be brave enough to allow these giants free rein on their highways and byways? Possibly, but it was Liverpool who did it and brought a glowing beacon of light to these gloomy times.

Long live the power ofย  such splendid showmanship.

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6 Responses to “Liverpool City – what a town!”

  1. Ryan Holmes Says:

    Wonderful little tribute, Kate. … ‘trailing magic in its wake’ … I loved that.

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  2. Coincidence of the day: As I was reading this entry, “The Leaving of Liverpool” by Gaelic Storm began playing on my radio. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. To my shame, despite exploring Cornwall, Devon, parts of Wales and the south extensively, I’ve never really made it up north and have never been to Liverpool…THIS makes me really want to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Another wonderful post! xx

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  4. You should visit, Sophie. Contrary to popular belief it’s a fantastic place, full of history and stories. ๐Ÿ˜€

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