Help me say thanks to lost gen­er­a­tion

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

ONE of the re­gion’s beaches has been se­lected to take part in Danny Boyle’s Ar­mistice “thank you” piece.

Mark­ing 100 years since the Ar­mistice sign­ing and the end of the First World War, the film­maker is ask­ing com­mu­ni­ties to join to­gether to say thank you and good­bye to those lost or who had their lives changed for­ever by the war.

The ex-Ban­gor Univer­sity stu­dent turned multi-award win­ning di­rec­tor is ask­ing lo­cals and visi­tors to gather on Col­wyn Bay beach on Novem­ber 11 to hon­our those who contributed to the war ef­fort.

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

Large-scale por­traits of a bat­tle ca­su­alty, de­signed by sand artists, will be drawn on beaches across the UK and will be washed away as the tide comes in.

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

Speak­ing about the project, Boyle said: “This will be a unique mo­ment to say good­bye and thank you, to­gether, to the mil­lions of men and women who left their shores dur­ing the war, many never to re­turn.”

Thank You par­tic­i­pants will be able to find some­one to say good­bye to per­son­ally via the of­fi­cial web­site.

By sub­mit­ting their name and lo­ca­tion, or search­ing via Facebook, any­one who wants to take part will be able to find some­one from the lo­cal com­mu­nity or some­one who shares their name.

Al­ter­na­tively, peo­ple can sub­mit their own im­age of some­one who contributed to the First World War from their fam­ily or com­mu­nity and say a per­sonal thank you.

Boyle grad­u­ated from Ban­gor Univer­sity in 1978 with a de­gree in English and Drama. His de­but film Shal­low Grave won the BAFTA Award for Best Bri­tish Film in 1994, and two years later his film Trainspot­ting be­came a cult hit.

His 2008 film Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire – the most suc­cess­ful Bri­tish film of that decade – was nom­i­nated for 10 Academy Awards and won eight, in­clud­ing the Academy Award for Best Di­rec­tor.

Di­rec­tor Danny Boyle is bring­ing his ‘Pages of the Sea’ project to Col­wyn Bay beach on Novem­ber 11

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