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.

Any journalists with queries about this or any other Liverpool City Council event please email us.


Our Pals


Wednesday 5th of November 2014

A special book and DVD which capture Liverpool’s biggest ever event goes on sale this Friday (7 November).


Monday 20th of October 2014

LIVERPOOL has reaped the benefits of what is being hailed as the biggest event in its history.


Thursday 28th of August 2014

A special book is being produced to re-live Liverpool’s memorable giant five days.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

An appeal has been made for the return of giant banners, used to brighten up Kensington, which are believed to have been stolen.


A six-year-old girl from Huyton has been voted ‘top drawer’ by Speedy, after being crowned the winner of a

During the event we will be posting live coverage on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter - search for us at Giant Spectacle.

Make giant-sized savings on food and drink in Liverpool during your visit.

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 opportun

Rehearsals are currently underway for Liverpool’s Memories of August 1914 – the giant spectacular which is the UK’s flagship World War One c

Get around Liverpool to see the giants by citybike, Liverpool’s new cycle hire scheme.