IT'S being billed as a moving story of love and loss which transcends time. It will also be the UK’s biggest street theatre event in 2012.
Royal de Luxe's work in Nantes is remarkable and a reason to visit the city. But this April Liverpool will be the land of the giants.
RDL had already announced that it will be bringing one of its large-scale extravaganzas here: a 30 foot Giant Little Girl roaming north Liverpool and the city centre.
Now her 50 foot tall “uncle” will be part of the occasion too. He will arrive in the city as part of Sea Odyssey which runs from 20-22 April.
The organiser, Culture Liverpool, is billing it as “the biggest and most ambitious event the city has ever held” and it is the final event which will use European legacy funding from the city’s Capital of Culture year in 2008.
Crucially, 200 adults, or “Liliputiens”, are needed to make it happen - and it is asking for volunteers.
The call-out says some of the roles require specific skills and abilities, and most will be physically demanding, so they are on the look out for people with a good level of stamina.
Giant operators – physically involved with moving the marionettes.
Benevol team – becoming part of the cordon to help move the giants through the crowds.
Volunteer support – technical and operational staff including special effects assistants, sound engineers, drivers, welders and production assistants.
General volunteers – based in the city centre and North Liverpool they will welcome visitors and provide information about the event.
Details of all the roles can be found here and click on ‘Get involved’. Application forms can be filled in online and must be submitted by 5pm on the 21 February 2012.
For anyone who would like to know more about Sea Odyssey and the volunteer roles, presentations will take place in the Small Concert Room at St George’s Hall on Thursday 16 February at 10am, 2pm and 5.30pm. The presentation will last for an hour and there will be the opportunity to ask questions to the team involved.
“Successful applicants will be invited to take part in informal interview in March,” it says.
Funding is in the final stages, but will be a mixture of public and private investment. There is already support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund.
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