project 2018

Pages of the Sea

On Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November 2018, communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say thank you and goodbye. Danny Boyle and 1418 NOW invite you to join them 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.

Individuals, community groups, family and friends are invited to Roseisle Beach on the Moray Firth, to join this UK wide collective goodbye.

National Theatre of Scotland leads the event at Roseisle Beach in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts where a portrait of Charles Hamilton Sorley who lost his life during WW1 will be created by Sand In Your Eye and sculpted in the sand by local artist James Chitty and a team of volunteers.

You are invited to view this portrait and to create your own silhouettes in the sand representing WW1 service personnel using stencils and tools provided.

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment and you can read this as an individual, family, group or community on the day.

Please arrive between 9:30am and 11:30am to watch as the images are washed away and to take a moment to say a collective goodbye with a silence observed at 11am. (Please note the portrait will start to be washed away at approx. 10:40am and is expected to be fully covered by 12 noon).

If you are attending one of the local Remembrance Day Services we appreciate you may not be able to stay until the tide rises and hope you can join us earlier in the morning.