Boris The Spider

Look he’s crawling up the wall; big, mechanical and very tall. Liverpool has unveiled the centrepiece of the Capital of Culture celebrations – a new performance from the team behind The Sultan’s Elephant.

Demolition work on an office block has disturbed a giant spider, living in a coccoon inside the building. A crack team of (rather Edwardian-looking) scientists have captured the giant and are moving it to a secure location; in three days they plan to wake the beast, before it is able to lay eggs.

Watch this space as the story unfolds.

And let’s not worry about the fact that a major city like Liverpool can cope with a spider the size of a house, while West Sussex County Council can’t cope with some much smaller spiders in Arundel.

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