This morning, film-maker Danny Boyle invited communities around the UK to gather on beaches on Sunday 11 November 2018 to mark the centenary of Armistice and the end of the First World War.
The public is invited to assemble at one of 30 beaches at low-tide. A large scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War will be drawn into the sand at each location and washed away as the tide comes in.
In addition the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.
Poet Carol Ann Duffy will write a new sonnet, which will be read by individuals, families and communities on the beaches on 11 November.
Join us on Armistice Day. To find your nearest beach browse this list. More beaches to be announced.
Broad Haven South, Pembrokeshire
Weymouth Beach c. Nicola Hawkins
Formby Beach, Liverpool
Roker beach, Sunderland
Pages of the Sea will be a unique moment, when we’ll say Goodbye, together, to the millions of men and women who left these shores during the Great War. See their faces. Discover who they were. And say goodbye in your own, personal, way. On our shores and online.Danny Boyle
Pages of the Seas is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. It is delivered with partner organisations across the UK: Activate Performing Arts, Creative Foundation, Eden Project, National Theatre Scotland, National Trust, Nerve Centre and Sunderland Culture who will be working with their local communities to create the event on the 11th.
Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Big Lottery Fund, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
With additional support from Backstage Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and National Rail.