project 2018

Pages of the Sea

Members of the public gathered on Roseisle Beach in the morning of Sunday 11 November for filmmaker Danny Boyle’s Pages Of The Sea project commissioned by 1418 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. Produced across Scotland by National Theatre of Scotland and in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts at Roseisle Beach.

The portrait of Scottish War Poet Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley was made in the sand, designed by Sand In Your Eye and created by local artist James Chitty and a team of volunteers. Over 800 people gathered as the tide washed away the image as well as silhouettes in the sand, personal messages and handwritten stones.

‘A wound in Time’, the specially commissioned poem by Carol Ann Duffy, was read out across the beach with touching movements led by Ruby Worth. The Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club and Burghead Coastal Rowing Clubrowed into shore and a group of our local Air Cadets led a poignant 2 minute silence at 11am.

Photo Credits: Paul Campbell, Mark Richards, Marc Hindley.