Walking with Giants in the The Hub

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Giants strolled past The Hub in scorching temperatures on Sunday, but it was all part of the MK Festival Fringe.

Thankfully for Hub visitors, they weren’t hallucinating into scene from a horror film but witnessing the annual colour, creativity and sounds of the Walking with Giants parade.

The popular parade, part of MK Festive Fringe and produced in association with award-winning arts group, Festive Road, broadcasts the artistic talents of community groups and schools, who helped to fashion the giants and performed throughout the day.

Whilst a giant Bob Marley and a humongous winged white horse wooed the crowd, the biggest reaction from the onlookers was reserved for ‘Binbot’, a gigantic 4.7 metre high talking robot made out of recycled bins who walked through the city centre to the beat of Samba music produced by local bands.

The crowds, along with the weather and the parade, were also treated to street entertainers who showed off talents such as juggling acts, unicycle tricks and, adding to the surreal excitement of the day, human puppetry.

The incredible atmosphere and events clearly appealed to the goodwill of the crowd as Age UK Milton Keynes, this year’s nominated charity, had collectors along the parade route and raised money for an excellent cause.

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