DANNY BOYLE’S BEACH TRIBUTE TO FALLEN OF FIRST WORLD WAR
A NATIONWIDE GESTURE OF REMEMBRANCE
AWARD-WINNING fim director Danny Boyle has issued a rallying call to the public to gather on the nation’s beaches on Sunday to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.
On each of the selected beaches, a large-scale portrait of a soldier will be drawn in the sand at low tide and washed away as the tide comes in.
The Slumdog Millionaire director says: “It’s a real privilege to do something like this, where you hope to connect with everybody in the country in some way.
“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.
“Beaches are truly public spaces, where nobody rules other than the tide.
“They seem the perfect place to gather and say a final goodbye and thank you to those whose lives were taken or affected by the First World War.”
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”.
The work is the culmination of 14-18 NOW, the UK’S arts programme to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.
Danny Boyle says working on the event is a privilege