Pages Of The Sea

On 11 November  2018, communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say thank you and goodbye. Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War

Pages of the Sea is a unique moment to say goodbye, together, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war, many never to return.

You’re invited to beaches in Shetland, Benbecula and Orkney, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, watch as it’s washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.   

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day.

You can also take part online. Discover other individuals who left their shores. See their faces and find out who they were. Those from your community, those who shared your name. You can even add your own image of someone from the First World War from your own family or community and say a personal goodbye.   

 

Timings

Culla Bay beach, Isle of Benbecula, 3.30-4.30pm

Scapa beach, Orkney, 3.30-4.30pm

St Ninian’s Isle beach, Shetland, 1-4pm