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