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Iconic filmmaker Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW is set to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11th November, the public will gather on beaches across the UK, with a nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left home shores for the First World War, and Sunderland Culture is set to play their part.

There will be events on Roker Beach on Sunday 11th November, all centring on the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty of the war, designed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye, which will be washed away as the tide comes in. The public are a key part of this too, creating silhouettes in the sand and remembering those lost and the effect the war had on the many lives forever changed by the conflict.

There’ll be special readings of a new poem by Carol Ann Duffy, with copies available around the beach, with the public spaces the beach offers up playing a key role in making the event that honours the tragedy a true event that belongs to everyone and honours the fallen in a beautifully dignified and thoughtful way.

Pages of the Sea, the Danny Boyle Armistice Day Project takes place at Roker Beach, Sunderland on Sunday 11th November.

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