A limited edition book charting the final ever journey of the much-loved Giants is going on sale on Friday (23 November).
In the Hearts of Giants chronicles the Liverpool’s Dream spectacular which took over the city streets and Wirral for four days in October.
Thought to be the biggest ever event staged in Liverpool, the stunning 104 page glossy book will re-live the adventures of the Giant, the Little Boy Giant, Xolo and the Little Girl Giant, who all wowed an audience of around 1.3million people from 4-7 October.
More than 3,000 stand-out images were received within days of a call-out urging people to send in their best shots of the event. After an intense whittling down process, 73 lucky amateur ‘toggies’ have had their images published along with six professional photographers.
The souvenir contains 199 beautiful images in total and costs £9.99
Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Liverpool’s Dream was an incredible moment in this city’s history. More than six weeks on, and people are still talking to me about the Giants and how proud they are of this city for its ability and commitment to staging events of this scale.
“It captured the hearts and imaginations of young and old, and it was an honour for both the city and for Royal de Luxe to stage their final ever Giants saga here.
“Within hours of the team asking for photo contributions, hundreds had flooded the mailbox, all of which were an incredible reminder of an unforgettable few days.
“The souvenir will undoubtedly bring back some wonderful memories and it will make the perfect stocking filler this Christmas for Giants fans across the world.”
Where In the Hearts of Giants can be purchased:
Liverpool Tourist Information Centre, British Music Experience, Ground Floor Cunard Building, Water St, Liverpool, L3 1AH
Liverpool Tourist Information Centre, Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EW
Waterstones Liverpool, 12 College Lane, Liverpool, L1 3DL
St John’s Shopping Centre – First Floor, St John’s Precinct, Liverpool, L1 1LH
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EW
Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
Merseyferries, No. 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Doubletree Hilton Liverpool, 6 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool, L1 6BR
Novotel Liverpool, 40 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4LN
Literally Book Shop, 12 Atherton Street, New Brighton, CH45 2NY
Linghams Book Shop, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7SG
Waterstones Birkenhead, 188-192 Grange Rd, Birkenhead, CH41 6EA
Waterstones Chester, 14 Eastgate St, Chester, CH1 1LF
Alternatively head online to http://www.giantspectacular.com/online-shop where other official Giants merchandise can also be purchased.
The book has been produced in partnership with Royal de Luxe and Newhall Publishing Ltd.