Queens Wharf Tower Immortalised (and helps prostate cancer research)
As passionate Novacastrians, we at Out of the Square Media (OOTS) have decided to immortalise Newcastle’s Queens Wharf Tower in a limited edition bottle opener.
Our Managing Director, Marty Adnum felt we needed a long lasting momento we could hold and cherish. “Love or hate it, the tower was such a outstanding member of our city’s skyline. We’d love people to get a hand on one and support this great cause.”
“September is also appropriately Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so we thought this is our way of giving back. There’s no profit to OOTS as proceeds from each bottle opener sold will go to the Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance.”
The bottle openers were designed by us in-house and made right here in Newcastle. It is very important to us to keep it local and support local business. The openers are 190mm (or 7 and a half inches) long and laser-cut from stainless steel. They feature the distinctive shape of the Queens Wharf Tower with the commemorative dates (1988–2018) and the playful words “What goes up, must come down”.
To promote the bottle opener, we've produced an online video and sing-a-long song “Get your hand on one” featuring local performers and cameos from prominent locals such as former Lord Mayor John McNaughton (who was Lord Mayor in 1988 and at the opening of the tower with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), and current Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.
The song celebrates the tower’s history and unique place in the hearts of Novacastrians.
Marty also says “Please understand this is just a bit of fun for a good cause – if anyone is deeply offended we apologise, however we would also encourage them "to get a grip” :)