The beaches taking part in Danny Boyle’s moving Armistice Day “thank you” event have been revealed.
The Slumdog Millionaire director is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 to etch the faces of the countless people whose lives were lost or changed forever 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.”
A large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, designed by sand artists, will also be drawn in the sand in many of the locations and 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.
Boyle has said previously that, as public spaces, beaches “seem the perfect place to gather and say a final goodbye and thank you to those whose lives were taken or forever changed by the First World War.”
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Full list of beaches:
East Looe, Cornwall
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Redcar, North Yorkshire
Saunton Sands, Devon
Sunny Sands, Folkestone, Kent
Murlough, County Down
Portstewart Strand, Derry/Londonderry
Republic of Ireland
Dunree Beach, Donegal
Burghead Bay, Moray
Cula Bay, Benbecula Island, Outer Hebrides
Scapa Beach, Orkney
St Ninian’s Beach, Shetland
West Sands, Fife
Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire
Colwyn Bay, Conwy