Way back in history ( 1995 actually ) we were forewarned that Milton-Keynes was about to join the world of giants, then it became a 'how to build them' workshop, and now they're at large.

Alan Davies and Linda Cairns led the project. Interaction MK provided the premises and equipment, and now house the giants.

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Interaction MK involved groups of local schoolchildren in the whole process, and the processions; let's hope a new generation of gianters will result. Although billed as 'Catalan style' the giant's design shows a strong West-Country influence, and a little puppetry has crept in. Several of them are two-faced; that is, they have one face on the front, and one on the other front ( back? ) of their head which gives scope for extra amusement. Some of us recall seeing a similar arrangement at Matadepera a few years ago.

The Milton-Keynes giants are probably the most southerly spin off from the giant-building workshops in Manchester for the 1994 Festa Major ( Catalan Festival ). The same workshops generated the flurry of new giants that have appeared in the North-West. Most of these giants are built on wooden frames with carton piedra detailing. Perhaps there'll be a second generation built in the light of experience; tell me if you meet any.

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