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Big Man will walk through Glasgow Merchant City Festival, July

  • Big Man Walking will be making his way through the streets of Glasgow on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July, as part of the Merchant City Festival and to kick off the city’s Olympic celebrations.


    "...the hairs on the back of the next rise a little, at the sight of his great figure, surrounded by admiring crowds with heads all tilted back to gaze at him, moving inexorably up past the ancient Canongate Kirk towards the Tron. Something's coming, murmur the people hurrying down the pavements or waiting in the crowd; the genius of the Big Man Walking, old or new, is that we can't be quite sure what."    Joyce McMillan. The Scotsman. 2.1.2010

    Big Man Walking is an 8 metre (26 foot) giant who travelled across Scotland, thrilling audiences in their thousands. Big Man Walking is not just a unique spectacle, but also ingrained in his mythological back-story is the importance of community; of gathering people together in celebration.

     

    An Inspire project. 2009