The Strange Train Company
Performance Collective specialising in Outdoor Work combining Narrative, Music and Visuals



Designed and built for Stockport Old Town, The Gigantes were commissioned for use in Stockport Folk Festival and Stockport Carnival. The Gigantes live at Seven Miles Out, an art cafe in the heart of Stockport Old Town, and are part of a much larger and growing family of giants.

The Gigantes were built to foster a sense of community by reimagining the tradition of giants in folk cultures across the globe, and placing them at the centre of developing community arts events in Stockport Old Town. With the survival of the town's culture in mind, the giants were built to last. Their place in cultural traditions evolves as Stockport grows to feel a sense of ownership over The Gigantes.