DANNY BOYLE’S BEACH TRIB­UTE TO FALLEN OF FIRST WORLD WAR

A NA­TION­WIDE GES­TURE OF RE­MEM­BRANCE

Gloucestershire Echo - - ARMISTICEDAY 100 YEARS ON -

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

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