Sunday, 11 November 2018
Sunny Sands, The Stade, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6PX
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 Sunny Sands beach, near the harbour, where approximately 10 million men and women arrived and departed during WW1. 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.
Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day.
The Creative Foundation are honoured to be delivering this project in Folkestone, as towns and cities around the UK remember and mark this historic occasion. The Creative Foundation’s dedicated learning space, Block 67, will be holding two free family workshops in the build up to the event, in addition to working with local schools and community groups. Full details on the best times to visit the beach will be announced soon.
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.
Get involved and find out more at http://www.pagesofthesea.org.uk