The ‘Capsule of Culture’ remembering 2020 will be installed in the Royal Liver Building next year.
Some of Merseyside biggest star names including actress Kim Cattrall, Liverpool FC defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne and boxer Tony Bellew are urging people to submit their ideas for Royal Liver Building 360‘s 2020 time capsule.
The deadline for nominations is midnight on 31st December 2020.
Hundreds of Merseysider’s have already submitted their ideas for the ‘Capsule of Culture’ which will remember one of the most pivotal and poignant years in world history.
The time capsule, sponsored by MJ Quinn, will be permanently displayed inside the Royal Liver Building.
Ideas for the time capsule have flooded into the Royal Liver Building 360 tour and experience who are putting the project together.
“We’ve had suggestions covering Brexit, Black Lives Matter movement, the US presidential election, Liverpool winning the premier league, Everton’s best ever start to the season and the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Of course, we’ve had lots of ideas remembering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the heroics of our frontline workers. Ideas have been flooding in. The time capsule will mark the closing of one decade and the opening of a new one and will commemorate what has been one of the most significant years in world history. There is still time to submit ideas but we need to receive them by midnight on 31st December.” says Peter Johnson-Treherne from Royal Liver Building 360.
Olympic Gold medalist Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Chief Executive Officer at Everton Football Club and Maria Breslin, the first woman editor of the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool’s Lord Mayor Cllr Anna Rothery and Mike Quinn, CEO of MJ Quinn, are also on the judging panel.
Tony Bellew said: “I’m looking forward to deciding what is included in the Capsule of Culture. There is still time to submit ideas.”
RU Paul’s Drag Race UK winner, The Vivienne, added: “I am really looking forward to seeing what items are put forward for the Capsule of Culture. It has been a memorable year to say the least. I think this is a fantastic way of immortalising a year that we will never forget.”
Liverpool schools and members of the public are being encouraged to submit ideas for the Capsule of Culture by emailing [email protected]
Those submitting ideas should include their contact details. The capsule will be unveiled in December.
RLB360 was opened by Heritage Great Britain in 2019 as the first ever tour and experience of the Royal Liver Building. The attraction celebrates the history of the building and includes an audio-visual experience inside the historic clock tower. The tour has been a hit with visitors from all over the world since opening.