Danny Boyle Introduces Pages of the Sea – #Armistice100

Danny Boyle Introduces Pages of the Sea

Danny Boyle Introduces Pages of the Sea. Up to 32 beaches have portraits marked out in the sand

Film-maker Danny Boyle has extended an invitation to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War.

The Pages of the Sea, commissioned by 14-18 NOW. It is being overseen by filmmaker Danny Boyle, marks end of the Great War

The Oscar-winning film-maker and mastermind behind the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony has created the event as an “informal nationwide gesture of remembrance”.

A team of volunteers, including designers, helped Danny create the images on the sand.  In this video they are on Folkestone beach where Wilfred Owen was ‘drawn’.

Volunteers drew the images during low-tide to watch the faces washed away when the sea came in.

Poet Carol Ann Duffy wrote a new poem read by individuals, families and communities during the event.  She said Danny Boyle conceived a beautiful, poetic artwork that invites people across the UK to participate in a new informal gesture of remembrance on the centenary of Armistice Day

14-18 NOW have a book coming out in April 2019.  They tell us inside will be the portraits created for Pages of the Sea.  Check out their website https://www.1418now.org.uk/

What do you think of the idea?  Very creative and tasteful?  Let us know.  Drop by our comment box and leave your thoughts.

4 Responses to “Danny Boyle Introduces Pages of the Sea – #Armistice100”

  1. Sian November 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    Will there be a book of these drawings and poems? I would love to see the photographs.

    • YNUKTV editorial November 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

      Hello! Thank you for connecting with us. We’re in the process of trying to find out whether there are any plans to publish a book. Hopefully will be back to you soon. Kind regards, Rosie/Editor

      • Sian November 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

        Thank you, Rosie, I look forward to hearing further news as and when. Kind Regards

        • YNUKTV editorial November 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

          Hi Sian, There is good news. The 1418-Now charitable organisation plans to publish the ‘Pages of the Sea’ project in a book they have coming out in April 2019. Here is their web link so that you can connect with them: http://www.boltonquinn.com
          Hope this helps
          All the best

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