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A time capsule shaped like iconic Liverpool Landmark, The Liver Building, was unveiled earlier this month to commemorate ‘one of the most significant years in world history’.
Officially launched by former world champion boxer Tony Bellew, footballing legends John Aldridge and Graeme Sharpe and Liverpool Lord Mayor Anna Rothery, the 2020 Liverpool Capsule of Culture, sponsored by MJ Quinn and Everkool, memorialises many of the challenges the city, and the world faced in 2020 including the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brexit and the Black Lives Matters movement. It also celebrates the incredible work of our NHS workers.
A celebrity judging panel including local and international stars such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kim Cattrall, Ru Paul’s The Vivienne and Katarina Johnson-Thompson selected items for the capsule following suggestions from members of the public and local schools.
Selected for the capsule were items from the Black Lives Matter movement, a copy of the Brexit Bill, PPE, a vaccine vial and sporting memorabilia from Everton and Liverpool FC and boxer Tony Bellew. The capsule also includes a copy of the Liverpool Echo published on the first day of national lockdown – March 20th 2020.
The capsule is now on display to the general public at the RLB360 attraction.
“We were honoured to have Hollywood stars, icons and legends from both Liverpool FC and Everton FC, world-famous celebrities and sports stars all involved in putting the time capsule together before helping to open it too.
“It marks the closing of one decade and the opening of a new one and commemorates what has been one of the most significant years in world history.
“It was a year in which we all pulled together and there are so many examples of incredible gestures from people who’ve helped us all pull through.”Chris Devaney – RLB3602
“MJ Quinn are extremely proud to sponsor the Liverpool Capsule of Culture.
The year 2020, more so than any other in our recent history, is one we should never forget and this project is an amazing way to immortalise all we have experienced. It is also a great honour to be able to pay tribute to our incredible front line workers who have worked so tirelessly to keep us safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The items selected will help to educate future generations on how, as a city, we pulled together and made it through such unprecedented times, whilst still managing to achieve amazing things!”Alan O’Prey – Managing Director, MJ Quinn