Call out is ‘instrumental’ to Giants event

Team Giants is on the hunt for some pre-loved instruments to be used as part of a dramatic interlude in this year’s spectacular.

Liverpool’s Dream sees the return of the Giant visitors from the 4-7 October, and the Liverpool and French teams are busy planning the visit in detail – including some special moments which are set to entertain the hundreds of thousands of people expected to head to the city during their visit.

Organisers are asking for people who have any old, unused violins or pianos to donate them to be part of the show – they can be broken or in bad condition but cannot be returned. Around 100 violins are needed and half a dozen pianos.

Details of which Giants are visiting and the routes they will travel are currently under wraps, but organisers can say the donated instruments will be used as part of a dramatic Saturday afternoon performance.

Anyone who has a violin can drop it off at:

  • Cunard Building, Ground Floor Reception
  • St George’s Hall
  • Any Lifestyles Fitness Centres

Pianos can be collected – anyone who has one to donate are asked to email with their contact details.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Event, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The team is working hard behind the scenes to pull together the third and final Giants instalment. We’ve come to expect not only the incredible sight of these Giants roaming our streets, but also the special surprise performances which take place at points along the route.

“In order to fulfil the artistic vision of Royal de Luxe, we rely on some help from the wider community to make these scenes possible. As the theme this year is Liverpool’s Dream, imaginations are running wild and so the message is expect the unexpected!”

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The event is one of the major highlights of the Liverpool 2018 programme – a year-long celebration which marks a decade since the city held the game-changing title of European Capital of Culture. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is supporting the Liverpool 2018 events programme with £5 million from its Single Investment Fund (SIF).

The event has been made possible thanks to support from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

Any businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities should email

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