North Liverpool revealed as location for Sea Odyssey Titanic spectacular

North Liverpool will take centre stage for the city’s biggest ever outdoor event this summer as the 30 ft Little Girl Giant will make her way through the area as part of the three day spectacular. Giant fever will hit Liverpool from 20-22 April as the world’s leading street theatre company, Royal De Luxe (RDL), presents Sea Odyssey – a magical story of how the human spirit triumphs over the Titanic tragedy.

For the first time in the city’s event history, around half the action will focus on North Liverpool. It’s estimated the event will attract an audience of around 250,000 and it is hoped Sea Odyssey will be a transformational event and attract investment for this part of the city .

The event forms part of the Liverpool Plan which aims to change perceptions of the city and have partners working together to promote the city in a positive way. It also supports the high ambition of the area set out in the long term development framework for North Liverpool and South Sefton which seeks to unlock the potential in the area, enabling it to flourish and once again become a vital source of prosperity, enterprise and creativity.

The star of the show will wander around areas including Stanley Park, Walton Lane, Vauxhall Road, Everton and Anfield. On her travels the Little Girl Giant will explore the areas around both football clubs, reflecting the importance of sport to Liverpool. And as North Liverpool is host to one of the most stunning vistas of the city, the beautiful marionette will take in the view of Liverpool from the brow in Everton Park.

Liverpool city council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Sea Odyssey will be a seminal event for the city. We want the occasion to not just be a huge success for the city in April, but bring a longer lasting legacy as a result of the area being placed in such a unique spotlight. Tens of thousands of people visit the north end for football matches, but rarely spend any more time there, so this is the perfect opportunity to show off the area and its potential, and as a result, hopefully encourage investment.”

The free event takes place from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April and is set to be the most complex event the city council has ever staged. The full route and visited locations will not be released until a few weeks before the event, but along with North Liverpool, parts of the spectacular will also take place in the city centre.

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