Os­car win­ner Danny leads ‘thank-yous’ on the beach

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FORMBY Beach will host Danny Boyle’s Armistice “thank you” project this week­end.

Mark­ing 100 years since the Armistice sign­ing and the end of World War I, the Os­car win­ner is ask­ing peo­ple to come to­gether to thank and say good­bye to those lost or had their lives changed for­ever by the war.

The Trainspot­ting di­rec­tor wants peo­ple to gather on Formby Beach be­tween 9am and noon this Sun­day (Novem­ber 11), where sand artists will draw the face of a ca­su­alty from World War I.

Pages Of The Sea has been de­scribed as an “in­for­mal, na­tion­wide ges­ture of re­mem­brance” for the men and women who left their home shores dur­ing the Great War.

The work, fea­tu­ing many Bri­tish beaches, is the cul­mi­na­tion of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts pro­gramme to mark the cen­te­nary of Armistice Day.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are en­cour­aged to use pub­lic trans­port to travel to and from Formby on the day to avoid traf­fic queues and de­lays to their visit.

The event will be fo­cused around the Board Walk Path at Lifeboat Road.

This is a 20-minute walk from Formby Sta­tion via Kirk­lake Road or from Vic­to­ria Road car park via the Sefton Coastal Path.

Lifeboat Road car park has the best ac­cess to the event, via the board­walk and is most suit­able for those with ac­cess needs, bug­gies or wheel­chairs.

This im­age ad­ver­tises the Pages of the Sea project to take place on Formby beach, in­set

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