Looking back Going Superlambanana
One of the great successes of the European Capital; of Culture Year 2008 was the Go Superlambanana event. For a ten weeks in the middle of the year the streets of Liverpool were thronged with people seeking out the Superlambananas that came out of hiding for the summer. There were over one hundred of them spread about the city and on a fine summers day you would see families with maps in their hands spotting the different little beasts, wandering the city with a look of dedication in their eys. The number of images of these things on the web is enormous, if I had a pound for evryone I have seen then I would be a multi-millionaire. I even managed to have some of my pictures published by the Liverpool Daily Post.
They also made it onto facebook with a local songwriter producing a song for Superlambananas
In September they were auctioned off and raised £550,000 for charity and many of them have re-appeared on the streets and in the shops generating as much interest as the original event.
The three here are:
- Our George, on St. Georges Plateau and sponsored by the 08 Welcome Branch of the Liverpool Culture Company.
- Superfitbanana sponsored by the lifestyle Fitness Centre
- Loop of Life Superlambanana sponsored by the Crown Plaza Hotel and showing the importance of organ donors in our world.
The Go Superlabanana site may be found here
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