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Sunderland Culture Pages of the Sea

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Be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle's poignant commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. You are invited to gather on Roker Beach on Sunday 11 November and be part of an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War. 

Millions of people served in the First World War and many left by sea. Sunderland Culture will be leading events at Roker Beach on Sunday 11 November. Each event centres around the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, designed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye, which will be washed away as the tide comes in. In addition, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

Visit to view the giant sand portrait of a First World War casualty, stencil your own “soldier in the sand”, listen in to the specially commissioned poem by Carol Ann Duffy alongside other commemorative activities on the day.

The work is commissioned and produced by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and delivered with partner organisations across the UK: National Trust; Activate Performing Arts; Creative Foundation; Eden Project; National Theatre Scotland; Nerve Centre; Swansea City Council and Sunderland Culture.

Supported by The National Lottery and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

 

 

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