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Land of Giants

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Location: Titanic Slipways, Belfast

The largest outdoor arts event ever seen in Northern Ireland will present an epic spectacle to an audience of more than 20,000 people in Belfast, combining acrobatics, aerial dance, carnival, circus, music, multi-media and pyrotechnics as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Land of Giants takes its inspiration from the number of ‘giants’ that are present in Northern Ireland’s history, both ancient and modern, with special focus given to four:

Finn McCool, the giant who built the Giant’s Causeway;

Gulliver, whose giant features are outlined in the hills surrounding Belfast;

Samson and Goliath, the two cranes that have dominated the Belfast skyline for the past 40 years;

and the Titanic, together with her less famous sister ship, the Olympic.

Land of Giants is directed and realised by Mark Murphy and produced by John Wassell of Walk The Plank for Giant Events Company – a consortium of Beat Initiative, Belfast City Council, Belfast Community Circus and Young at Art. The project is funded by Legacy Trust UK with additional support from Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast City Council and Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Tickets will be available from April 2012.

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