Help me say thanks to lost generation
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