A team of Tarmac employees recently donated their time to help construct an impressive cardboard castle as part of a spectacular regional arts initiative.
Held across the Liverpool City Region, the Lost Castles cultural project was overseen by renowned French artist Olivier Grossetête and saw six structures representing monuments which once stood in the region being recreated from cardboard boxes.
Through its membership of business network the Mayoral 100 Club, seven members from Tarmac’s north west commercial team volunteered for a half day workshop at the city’s Invisible Wind Factory. The group helped to construct the foundations of a building inspired by Liverpool Castle, which once stood in the city centre for five hundred years between the early 13th and 18th centuries.
Claire Holloway, internal sales manager at Tarmac, said: “Contributing to local projects forms an important part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the communities we work in, and it was a pleasure to have played a role in the Lost Castles project”.
“The project was a fantastic way of helping to celebrate the culture and history of the Liverpool City Region and we are really proud to have supported the initiative as part of our association with the Mayoral 100 Club.”
The construction of the castle in Liverpool’s Williamson Square formed part of a wider festival to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the city’s year as the European Capital of Culture.
The event involved street theatre, storytelling and live music and culminated in the ceremonial ‘toppling’ and demolition of the almost 20-metre-tall structure. All the cardboard is set to be responsibly recycled following the conclusion of the event.
Supported by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson OBE, the Mayoral 100 Club is a business initiative designed to facilitate local, national and global connections for Liverpool and its enterprises and shine an international spotlight on the city.