Arriva Bus Sliced Like Butter by Giant in Liverpool

Arriva Bus Sliced Like Butter by Giant in Liverpool
The people of Liverpool gather around the sliced bus on Lime Street to take photographs and selfies.Tom Harrison

The fairytale arrival of the Giant Spectacular in Liverpool has commenced, as curious sights have appeared all over Liverpool city centre on the lead up to the main three-day public spectacle from Friday to Sunday.

A former Arriva North West owned DAF SB220 with East Lancashire Coachbuilders Myllennium bodywork has been sliced by a supersized butter knife outside Lime Street Station as part of the Giant Spectacular event.

Meanwhile, a Little Boy Giant lies sleeping at St George’s Hall ahead of making his debut at the three-day public spectacle from Friday to Sunday.

Yesterday, a Giant sandal also appeared at Canning Dock. The enormous sandal is said to have been pulled out of the river by a fishing boat called The Neptune, although now it is held for display over the water by a crane.

The Giants’ creator, Jean-Luc Courcoult, released a poem intended to accompany the arrival of the sandal, reading: “In the last emergency meeting of city of Liverpool we have observed a piece of information of a very special kind.

“It would seem that a small boat named the Neptune has brought back a fishing net lost on the sea, in which was imprisoned the world’s biggest sandal. Its size is the one of a sperm whale. It looks like a ladybird caught in a butterfly net. The beast is suspended at Canning Dock near the ship.”

A front view of the sliced Arriva bus showing off the pristine cut from the ‘butter knife’.

The event will commence tomorrow on the Wirral Peninsula, where the Giant will wake at Fort Perch Rock at 11am. From here, the giant will walk along Marine Promenade and onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta.

After awakening at 3pm, the giant will continue its journey along The Dips and head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade until 5.15pm.

The show will finish on Sunday with a focus on the waterfront and a parade finale. The event is free and Merseytravel is advising services will be busy.

Tom Harrison
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