Danny Boyle launches Pages of the Sea.

Danny Boyle launches Pages of the Sea.


Hello I’m Danny Boyle and I’m standing on Folkestone beach. I wanted to issue an invitation for you to join us on your own beaches around the country, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the 1418 war. So we wanted to create an artwork, what we’re going to do is we’re going to create a number of different faces around different beaches around Britain. When the tide goes out, the volunteers, which is you the community, will come together and we’ll make an imprint on these beaches, like a photograph in the sand, of some of the people who served who gave their lives. And then we will wait as the tide returns and it will wash away this face for the last time really. So I hope you’ll be able to join in on November 11. I hope it’s a day like this, but if it isn’t it doesn’t matter, so this seems like a fitting and wonderful place to salute them and to say goodbye.

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