Cultural Patrons


Royal de Luxe logoRoyal de Luxe is a company made of talented actors, engineers, inventors, technicians, metal - workers and poets, led by Artistic Director Jean-Luc Courcoult. Founded in 1979 and now based in Nantes, they are recognised across the world for pioneering new forms of street theatre.



Arriva Logo Arriva Merseyside is proud to be the Official Bus Partner and support Memories of August 1914 and we look forward to helping the Giants - and our customers - see the sights of Liverpool during this spectacular event. Arriva runs an extensive bus network covering the Merseyside area, operating over 54 million passenger journeys a year throughout Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Southport, Skelmersdale and Bootle.


 John SutchJohn Sutch Cranes are delighted to reprise their role as the lifting contractor for the return of the wonderful Giants! An open-minded, can-do attitude, backed up by imagination, meticulous planning, communication and scheduling, are the keys to our success in this world-class project. Our expertise and excellent health and safety record, make us a valuable partner in lifting operations across a wide range of industries. John Sutch is a man of the City of Liverpool and is honoured his company is to be a part of the national commemoration of the start of the First World War. The company's grow8ing regional and national presence, reflected in our recent nomination for investment in the Regional Business Awards, puts us at the heart of the International Festival of Business, which will bring national and international attention to our region.


National ExpressAs official coach partner of Memories of August 1914, National Express are proud to support this special commemorative event. With their modern, comfortable coaches complete with air conditioning, reclining leather seats and power sockets on most vehicles, you'll arrive to see the Giants ready to absorb the occasion. Coaches depart from hundreds of towns, cities and airports around the UK, and arrive into Liverpool Coach Station, just minutes from St George's Hall. Great value fares are available on travel to and from Liverpool, and you're always guaranteed a seat. Book your ticket online using the journey planner (coming soon) and enjoy your visit!



Costco Image  Costco offers its members great savings on thousands of quality products at the lowest prices across a number of UK stores. In addition to offering quality products at low warehouse prices Liverpool offers a variety of convenient services such as On Hour Photo, Optical, Tyre Sales & fitting, Food Court, Personalised Cakes and a pre-order system from our Deli. Costco are delighted to be a friend of Culture and support the return of the Giants in this momentous event for Liverpool, as fans of all giant items, we can’t wait for the return of these Giant visitors to the city.


Knowsley Community College

Knowsley Community College are excited to welcome the cast of the Saga of the Giants for the ‘Memories of August 1914’. We have qualified students trained and ready to support the Lilliputians and provide intensive sport massage throughout the Giants stay in the city. The experience of providing sport massage for the Lilliputians will give students from Knowsley Community College a once in a lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their outstanding knowledge and skills to world class performers. Just like the Giants, the College aims to inspire communities of people and become part of their story, their hopes and their dreams. Knowsley Community College is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of skills of local people and we are privileged to be a part of the return of the prestigious Giants experience.


Hotel Indigo logo A stone's throw from Liverpool's historic waterfront and immersed in the city's commercial district, Hotel Indigo is perfectly located in the heart of the city centre. This glamorous, boutique hotel is inspired by its historical and cultural surroundings: from the design of the bedrooms right down to the music played throughout the lobby. The colourful four star bedrooms offer the latest in modern luxury, with oversized beds and invigorating rainfall showers, they are the perfect place to relax and unwind on a visit to the Giants this Summer. 


Speedy is the UK’s leading provider of tools, plant and equipment to a wide range of clients across the construction, infrastructure and industrial markets, as well as to local trades and industry.  Speedy operates from over 247 fixed depots, together with a number of specialist implanted facilities at client locations throughout the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. Speedy’s unique approach to the industry has evolved into a full spectrum of complementary, value creating support services, to help you improve every aspect of your project.  Speedy not only hires equipment, it can also fuel it, train your people to use it safely and efficiently and test and inspect it to make sure you are always compliant. Operational support and project management is also available to help deliver your project, event or shutdown - right through from concept to delivery, no matter the scale or size.

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Many thanks is acreddited to the French Institute who have been a huge support in implementing the Memories of August 1914 project.


Nantes LogoNantes, the French avant-garde city!

Nantes is at the crossroads of the sea and the land, between Brittany, the Atlantic and the Loire. The sixth largest City in France is internationally recognised for its quality of life. Designated European Green Capital for 2013, by the European Commission, Nantes offers a living environment that is both enriching for its inhabitants and welcoming for its visitors. The area is surrounded by 250 km of waterways!

Beyond fascinating sites and outstanding monuments, Nantes offers unusual points of view and poetry throughout its culture trail, The Journey to Nantes. Urban art and culture play an important role in making the city attractive. Royal de Luxe, with its gigantic shows, has fascinated Nantes for 20 years. True ambassadors of the cultural influence of Nantes, the Giants are world famous. Nantes, the birthplace of Jules Verne, will surprise you with its vision that connects historical heritage to contemporary architecture and art.

Liverpool Echo logoThe Liverpool Echo is Merseyside's biggest newspaper with a massive on-line audience that's growing bigger by the hour. That's why we are thrilled to be a partner to the biggest show in town - the return of the Giants. This extraordinary street event marks, of course, the anniversary of World War One but it also marks another milestone of success for a city enjoying a remarkable renaissance and burgeoning self-confidence. In print, on-line, on mobile, we'll have it covered - in more style, more detail and with more passion than any other news outlet. We love big news and it doesn't come much bigger!


Peel HoldingsOnce again, we are thrilled to be playing our part in this wonderful event for the city of Liverpool. We have always supported the major events in the city, all the way back to the La Machine spider in 2008 and the Titanic performance in 2012. Along with providing land and premises for the Royal de Luxe team, we are very proud to be hosting The Giants at Liverpool Waters on the Saturday evening and the finale on Sunday. We know that this event will bring people in their tens of thousands on to the streets of the city and we look forward to welcoming them on to Liverpool Waters. The Giants at the city's waterfront will be a special sight.


Britannia HotelsThe Adelph Hotel celebrated its 100th birthday in March this year, so feels a great allegiance with The Giants returning to Liverpool to commemorate the beginning of World War One. Our doors are open to guests from all walks of life and have had some great names like Sir Winston Churchill along with Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger stay with us. Chrystal chaneliers adorn the hotel from the moment you walk into the reception area, heavily marbled corridors, wood panelled bedrooms and art deco style bathrooms and add to the ambience. With 402 bedrooms, 21 function rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 bards, Spindles Health & Leisure Club and plenty of parking space, the hotel caters for everyone, whether on business or taking a relaxing break. We are honoured to be part of this commemorative event working with Liverpool City Council and the Giants.



Malmaison Hotel logoWelcoming Liverbirds and culture vultures, this rate bird offers breathtaking Manhattan style with the twist of Mal. Perched at the heart of the city's stylish docklands, you'll find rooms to make you coo, a divine brasserie serving simple, ultra tasty cuisine and a bar you absolutely need to be spotted in.


Northern Rail Arrive by train with Northern Rail, with fast and frequent services to Liverpool from Wiggan, Warrington, Manchester and Preston to name a few. Tickets can be purchased online at or via online via the mobile phone - there are even no booking fees, credit card fees and no delivery fees when you book online. Northern Rail are delighted to be partnered with the official Memories of August 1914 event and what better way to enjoy the Giants than by enjoying a train journey to the city of Liverpool as the Giants return once more.


 Premier ApartmentsPremier Apartments Liverpool offers 4 star serviced apartments in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. We offer a true home from home whilst travelling and are dedicated to offering great, friendly customer service. A fantastic alternative to a hotel, you can chose from either a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment all with en-suite bathrooms, full kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer and all the amenities needed to cater for yourself whether staying for justt 1 night or on a longer-term basis. We have a dedicated reception onsite and security 7 nights per week so you can rest assured your stay will be comfortable and hassle free. Located in the City Centre, we are under a 5 minute walk from all amenities including shops, restaurants and Liverpool's famous leisure attractions. With an on-site care park and the Dock area just 10 minutes away on foot, exploring our fantastic city couldn't be easier when visiting the Giants!