FOR THE LOVE OF THE NORTH’S “LOVE WILL GET US THROUGH” CHARITY PRINT IS BURIED IN NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL’S TIME CAPSULE
Following a public appeal entitled ‘Back to the Future’ earlier this year, For The Love Of The North's ‘Love Will Get Us Through’ charity fundraising print of Newcastle has been buried in Newcastle Cathedral’s time capsule, with instructions for it to be opened in the year 2121.
Selected as one of the artefacts that would provide a snapshot of Newcastle in the present day, the “Love Will Get Us Through” Newcastle charity print was created in March 2020 in collaboration with local artist Lisa Kirkbride. 25% of each sale was donated to local Northumbria NHS Trust's Bright Charity, with over £10,000 raised to date. With the nation facing multiple lockdowns during the pandemic, this print, part of a series of North East inspired images, continued to provide a sense of hope, community spirit and support for a beloved local charity.
The time capsule contains many other contributions from local artists, which will be showcased in a digital exhibition accessible via QR code at the Cathedral later this year. Additional items include objects that represent the world in which we’re living right now – such as an empty COVID-19 vaccine vial and a Brexit 50 pence coin. Also enclosed are documents related to the Cathedral – including choir pamphlets and architects’ building plans donated by Historic Property Restoration Ltd, who buried the capsule on 4th June 2021.
The Cathedral is set to reopen this summer following a major £6M redevelopment supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Halo works with For The Love Of The North, supporting them with their communications. Their exclusive series of North East-inspired NHS fundraising prints have been featured in The Telegraph’s Good News Newsletter, Coast Magazine, The Mirror's Acts of Kindness, Hexham Courant and via interviews on BBC Radio Newcastle and by Newcastle's Evening Chronicle.