This is a big event in every sense, and Liverpool City Council's Culture Liverpool team want to make sure as many people as possible get involved in the run up, during and after the show.


They are working in partnership with other council teams and external organisations to deliver an education and participation programme that aims to bring together the entire city in memory of the events which took place between 1914 and 1918.


If you are planning on organising an event to coincide with the commemorations, please download the form and email it back to us.    


The Giant Spectacular is an important part of Liverpool’s cultural life, it is a street theatre performance that captures the imaginations of thousands of people, taking them on an imaginative journey of Giants and a city at the outbreak of war. City of Readers is a campaign to transform the city into the foremost reading city. They ran activities alongside the Giant Spectacular to involve audiences in family reading and finding out more about Liverpool’s Pals Battalion.
On Thursday 24th July 10.30am – 2.30pm  as Grandma sleeps soundly in St George’s Hall come and join City of Readers as we wait for the story to unfold, with the chance to read stories of giants, meet stilt walking story characters and have a booky dip.
On Friday 25th July From 8pm onwards
Once Liverpool’s giant guests have settled for the night in Newsham Park , City of Readers will hold a special Bedtime Read.
The best of the Big Friendly Giant Family storytelling for ages 5-105 bring your own copy of the BFG, dress up & bring your teddy.
Letters of love Listen to readings of letters sent in WW1, in partnership with Pals Battalion

Family Reading Session