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Giant Needs White Knight

Thursday 5th June / presented by Paul Hunt

We may be deprived of one of the greatest free public spectacles at the next Perth International Arts Festival – unless a financial white knight comes to the rescue.

Organisers have fallen short of securing The Giants, a three-day parade of 10m tall marionettes, to open the festival and commemorate the Anzac centenary.

The giant puppets were to depict the story of a girl in the Breaksea Island Lighthouse off Albany who relayed messages to troopships before their departure for Gallipoli.

After 18 months of fundraising and organizing, artistic director Jonathan Holloway says it hasn’t been been possible to raise the final $2 million of the $5.7 million needed by this week’s deadline.

Paul spoke with Jonathon Holloway to work out how it would be possible to bring the giants to Perth…

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