Royal de Luxe

The giants are coming.

Memories of August 2014” promises to be an amazing piece of street theatre that will be in Liverpool, UK from 23rd to 27th July 2014 to commerate the centenary of World War 1.

It’s the brain child of Jean-Luc Courcoult’s company, Royal de Luxe. Their creations are amazing, including La Princesse ( a mechanical 50 foot spider) and The Sultan’s Elephant (that takes 22 people to operate it).

I was lucky enough to see Sea Odyssey, Royal de Luxe’s three day event staged in Liverpool to mark the 100th year anniversary of the sailing of The Titanic. It was inspired by a letter written by a 10-year-old girl, May McMurray, in 1912 to her father William, a bedroom steward on the Titanic who did not survive the sinking. The letter did not arrive until after the Titanic sailed, and was returned to the sender and is now on display at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum.

Try and come, if you can. I promise you it’ll be worth it.
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(Photos by Priya)

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