Memories of August 1914, part of 14-18 NOW, is one the UK's landmark events to mark the centenary of the start of First World War. It comes just two years after Liverpool came to a standstill for Sea Odyssey which paid tribute to the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.

The event saw one million people converge on the streets, taking in the awe-inspiring sight of three beautifully crafted giants which roamed the city on a heart-rending tale of love, loss and reunion. Those three days in April 2012 have become some of the most unforgettable in Liverpool's history and this new event is expected to join Sea Odyssey and become etched in the hearts and minds of everyone lucky enough to be part of the event.

Memories of 1914 is co-commissioned by Culture Liverpool and 14-18 NOW, The First World War Centenary Art Commissions.

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Due to the nature of the Giants, they can be seen from different locations and from long distances however we have put in a few additional opportunities to assist those with specific requirements.

We are providing accessible viewing platforms at Newsham Park on Friday evening (25th July) for the arrival of the Giants and their departure on Saturday morning (26th July) and at Clarence Dock for the Giants arrival on the Saturday evening (26th July). Access will be for blue badge pass holders and 1 accompanying person and will be allocated on a first come first served basis (no pre booking is available).  

Blue badge holder parking will be available in Gardners Drive for the Newsham Park site, with access via Orphans Drive and at The Glaciere Maritime Academy for the Clarence Dock site, with access from Walter Street/Regent Road Junction. Spaces are very limited at both locations and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All Liverpool Council public car parks have allocated spaces for blue badge holders (please click here for blue badge parking) however access will be affected by road closures and crowd numbers therefore please plan sufficient time for your journey.

Stewards will be advised where possible to allow wheelchair users and other visitors will specific accessibility requirements access to viewing areas during the show where available and possible on a first come first served basis. Adapted toilets will be provided in all areas where event toilets are situated.

British Sign Language Tours will be available at St George’s Hall also on the 23rd July at 10am, 1pm and 5pm please email [email protected] to book indicating time preference. Audio Visual Tours for those with visual impairments will be available at St George’s Hall on 24th July at 10am, 1pm and 5pm please email [email protected] to book indicating time preference. All tours are free however advance booking is essential. In addition as part of the show British Sign Language interpretation will be available during the story elements (please note that these locations vary during the live show and we are not able to provide exact locations).

For information on accessible public transport in Merseyside please download the following guide (please click here for Merseytravel Easy Access Guide).  

For general accessibility information on your visit to Liverpool go to the Visit Liverpool website who work in partnership with ‘DisabledGo’ to help you find detailed information about disabled and wheelchair access to all kinds of places including transport information, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. All access information has been collected in person by DisabledGo’s team of surveyors. For more details please go to Visit Liverpool here.