A graphic promoting Sefton Borough of Culture 2020.
Sefton Borough of Culture 2020

To mark the historic times we are all living through, Edge Hill University has partnered up with Sefton’s Borough of Culture team to create a COVID-19 time capsule.

The idea behind it is to capture young people’s views on social isolation, how people feel and what they’ve done to stay connected with their friends and family.

To help record the memories, the team has created a COVID-19 time capsule kit to record artwork, photographs, special memories, a diary of the time and newspapers or clippings.

Nicky Speed, Edge Hill’s Head of Communications and External Relations, said:

“As one of the official partners for Sefton’s Borough of Culture year we are keen to keep the creative economy moving and ensure culture activities can still happen in a safe way during these difficult times. We have lots of students, colleagues, families and alumni from the Sefton area and we’d love them to get involved with this project to share how they are feeling and what they are looking forward to doing when Coronavirus is over.”

Copies of kits submitted to the Borough of Culture 2020 team will be judged and one lucky winner will have their work included in the time capsule itself.

Cllr Trish Hardy Sefton Council’s main Borough of Culture sponsor said: 

“These really are unprecedented times and creating a COVID-19 time capsule to mark it is a great idea.

“These kits are an ideal way of helping our young people record their experiences to share with their families and their own children one day and for one lucky winner, a chance to have their experiences included in the time capsule itself.”

To find out more about the time capsule project visit www.sefton.gov.uk/timecapsule

Connecting Edge Hill with the digital and creative economy and with cultural organisations is done in several ways at the University, including via the work of the Institute for Creative Enterprise. To find out more about their work, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/ice.