Sunday, April 22, 2012

10. Sea Odyssey: Giant Spectacular

The 50-foot 'Giant Uncle' deep sea diver puppet is hoisted along by a crane as it walks down Castle Street in Liverpool, England, on April 20, as part of the Sea Odyssey: Giant Spectacular which tells the tale of a diver who's looking for his niece. The spectacle was dreamt up by marionette street theater company French Royal De Luxe who took their inspiration from a letter sent from a girl named May McMurray to her father who was aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank. The three-day event will see the Giant Uncle walking 23-miles from Albert Dock in Liverpool to reunite with his niece in Stanley Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The Sea Odyssey theatrical affair cost US$3.2 million dollars which is being covered by contributions from the National Lottery, the Arts Council, the European Regional Development Fund, and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture funds.

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