It is with no surprise Artistic Director Jean-Luc Courcoult and his team the Royal De Luxe have been awarded the prestigious civic honour, Freedom of the City.
After the massive achievement of bringing the gigantic extravaganza Liverpool’s Dream to the city which seen an estimated 1.3m people unite across the streets of the City Region, the renowned street theatre company have rightfully earnt the city’s highest honour.
The recent visit was the third and final time the spectacular Giants would graces the streets of not only Liverpool and New Brighton but in the world. During their acclaimed visits over the past decade the investment and economic impact has totalled tens of millions of pounds.
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 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 that 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.”
To salute and honour 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.