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WW1 Centenary: Pages of the Sea - Ayr beach


Where: Ayr beach KA7 1DR

When: Sunday 11 November 2018 at 8.30am-11am


National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with the three Ayrshire Councils and Ayr Gaiety has selected Ayr Beach as one of the six locations in Scotland taking part in Danny Boyle's Armistice Day commission for 14-18 NOW which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.


The event - known as Pages of the Sea - will involve people and communities coming together on the beach on Sunday 11 November 2018 for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.

Each event centres around the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War with a connection to the local community. The portrait will be designed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye and will be washed away as the tide comes in. In addition, the public can join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

While on the beach, people will have the chance to read a new poem by Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy, written especially for the commemoration. Copies of the poem will be available at the beaches for those who wish to come together or to offer their own personal contribution.

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