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City to award Jean-Luc A Giant accolade and Part 4 of Photos
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

THE world's most celebrated street theatre company and its inspirational director are to be given the City's highest civic honour. Jean-Luc Courcoult, director of 'Royal de Luxe,' is set to be awarded the Freedom of the City, following the recent:- 'Liverpool's Dream' extravaganza with his world renowned:- 'Giants' over 4 October to 7 October 2018.  It was the 3rd and final time that these Jean-Luc creations will ever grace the streets of any City in the world, having attracted millions of visitors; and tens of millions of pounds in investment and economic impact; during their acclaimed visits to the City over the past decade. To commemorate the relationship between Liverpool and Royal de Luxe, the company will be given the:- 'Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions' for services to the City, at the same ceremony.  The Giants are renowned across the globe for their magical street theatre performances and Liverpool was their last public performance, adding to the City's special connection to Jean-Luc and his team. The proposal is also in response to dozens of suggestions from members of the public for some recognition Jean-Luc and his team to be awarded the City's highest honour.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said:- "Jean-Luc and the Giants have a special place in the hearts of Liverpudlians, having brought so much joy and wonder to the streets of our City. We feel it's a worthy honour to propose him for the Freedom of the City and I will be nominating him at the next meeting of the Council in November. We don't give these awards out lightly, but the impact that Jean-Luc and his team have had on our City has been immense. The investment we have made in bringing the Giants here has paid for itself many times over and everyone who has stood in awe as they strode past will never forget the experience. I have always said that culture is rocket fuel for our local economy and the images of Liverpool that were beamed around the world showed we are a vibrant European City with a strong and abiding commitment to investing in culture."

If you did not get a chance to see what all the fuss was about, or you where unable to follow them around the City, these are a few more photographs we took of the event.  If you would like to see Part 1 click here, Part 2 click on here and 3 please click on here... We are added our last set in the next edition.  We hope you enjoy these images and also recommended you keep an eye out for the official book, that will be on sale from Liverpool City Council very soon.  Please do email your thoughts and views on this topic as well as any memories you have to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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