Lost Castles in Williamson Square and across Liverpool

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Sebastien Laval

Lost Castles at Liverpool Everyman Theatre, City Centre, 9–12 August 2018, free entry - Visit now

Renowned for creating extraordinary structures out of cardboard, French artist Olivier Grossetete responds to the Liverpool City Region’s architectural heritage with Lost Castles, six extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit this summer.

He will work with communities to recreate some lost castles from across the city region in the exact places they once stood. They will then become magical venues for performances and events to take place across the weekend of .

In Williamson Square (opposite The Everyman) view reconstructed elements of Liverpool Castle, which once stood on Castle St in the city centre.

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.

Lost Castles courtesy Erica Austin / Christchurch Festival
Lost Castles courtesy Erica Austin / Christchurch Festival

At Norton Priory marvel at a stunning monumental structure inspired by Halton Castle. Witness a reconstruction of Elsinore Castle from Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Knowsley Safari Park as a nod to the support and patronage of the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall, who played a notable part in the development of English drama.

St Helens marks its historic partnership with the German town of Stuttgart by building part of Stuttgart’s iconic 10th Century Old Castle.

On the Wirral, witness a Viking stave church in Ashton Park, West Kirby no less.

The best part of all? All are invited to trample on and demolish the incredible structures on Sunday 12th August, with the cardboard then being taken away for appropriate recycling of course. Brilliant stuff.


Lost Castles at Liverpool Everyman Theatre, City Centre

9–12 August 2018
Free entry