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Lost Castles

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See the lost castles of Liverpool recreated with cardboard


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

Olivier Grossetête creates amazing edifices using nothing more than cardboard boxes.

The Marseille-based visual artist has raised fantastical structures all over the world, from bridges and churches in the heart of leafy Aix-en-Provence to a cardboard metropolis in Sydney and a temporary cardboard cathedral in earthquake-hit Christchurch, all built with nothing more than his own unique vision and copious amounts of sticky tape.

Enlisting people’s help in each place to build brilliant temporary towers, now Grossetête is paying his first visit to Liverpool.

Did a castle once stand on your doorstep?

If so, you could see it rise again this summer as the French artist enlists the help of Liverpool communities to recreate some of the region’s ‘lost’ castles in the exact places they once stood.

Think motte and baileys, think towers and drawbridges and crenellations, all made from humble cardboard boxes.

And then across  one weekend in August these stunning structures will be transformed once again, this time in to magical venues for a series of events and performances.

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

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Lost Castles (11 August 2018 - 12 August 2018)

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