Singer Ca­paldi proves truly note­wor­thy

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY EMA SABLJAK

THE “true grit” of Glas­gow has been cap­tured in a se­ries reimag­in­ing the £20 note to ex­em­plify UK ci­ties.

Singer-song­writer Lewis Ca­paldi was cho­sen as the star best fit to rep­re­sent the city.

It is part of a se­ries by Equity Re­lease Su­per­mar­ket and the five re­leased notes also fea­ture iconic ar­chi­tec­ture from the towns.

Each note hides “Easter-eggs” pay­ing homage to traits of the ci­ties, with Glas­gow’s note high­light­ing the city’s fre­quent rain­fall.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s aim was to choose the people who “showed the ‘true grit’ of their home ci­ties; mu­si­cians who de­fined a gen­er­a­tion, ath­letes who in­spired, and ac­tors who showed Hol­ly­wood how it’s done – th­ese are the mod­ern-day he­roes we need on our ban­knotes”.

Ca­paldi was con­sid­ered a su­per­star wor­thy of rep­re­sent­ing Glas­gow due to his “quick wit and un­pre­dictable out­bursts” and songs that “equally break your heart and soothe it all in one”.

Other ci­ties cel­e­brated in the ban­knotes in­cluded Manch­ester fea­tur­ing singer Noel Gal­lagher, and York pic­tur­ing ac­tress Dame Judi Dench.

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