Lost Castles

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The Project

An Englishman’s home is his castle. And now long-forgotten, long-departed battlements are set to spring up all over the Liverpool City Region once more – thanks to a French artist.

Olivier Grossetête creates amazing edifices using nothing more than cardboard boxes and copious amounts of sticky tape.

Sefton’s project will focus on a re-creation of Miller’s Castle which stood in Bootle in the early 19th century and it will be put on display at North Park, Bootle on the weekend of August 11 & 12.

And once it’s all over, the ‘castle’ will be responsibly recycled, making it artwork that’s also environmentally-friendly.

As well as the castle being put on display, there will be a weekend-long series of events including live music, outdoor theatre, arts and craft, a fairground, food concessions and more!

How to Get Involved

We are looking for community groups, organisations and individuals to come along and help make this unique project happen. 

There are a diverse range of roles to get involved with: 

• Volunteering to help build the castle (July 31 - August 3 & August 9)
• Volunteering on the day of the main event (August 11)
• Creative performances at the event

Key Dates

Thu 9 August 9am – 5pm: Help recreate Miller’s Lost Castle at North Park out of cardboard boxes. Following on from all the fun building the castle, we will be putting it all together in the park. Come along and join in the fun!

Sat 11 August Family Fun Day 11am – 3pm: Join us for a day of Seaside Fun Activities include a Funfair, puppet show and Donkey Rides

Sun 12 August 12pm – 2pm: Demolish the cardboard castle We are looking for people to help, all the cardboard will be responsibly recycled

To register your interest or to find out more, email LostCastles@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 2024

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Last Updated on 03 August 2018