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dannybeach.jpg Remember them on the beaches

‘Pages of the Sea’ is Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, with the public being invited to gather on beaches across the UK.

With the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony Danny Boyle showed that he could pull off a truly spectacular show but for this piece he’s aiming for a more contemplative approach. Each event centres around the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, designed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye, which will be washed away as the tide comes in. In addition, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the lives lost or changed forever by the conflict. Carol Ann Duffy has also written a new poem for the day, which will be read by individuals, families and communities as they gather on beaches on 11 November. Beaches taking part in the region include Redcar, Seahouses, and Roker.

Pages of the Sea, Sunday 11 November. More information from pagesofthesea.org.uk