Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle reveals remembrance tribute for Weston beach

Danny Boyle will orchestrate a tribute to fallen soldiers on Weston beach.

Danny Boyle will orchestrate a tribute to fallen soldiers on Weston beach. - Credit: Archant

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

A huge portrait of a fallen soldier will be etched into the sand near the Grand Pier on November 11 and it will be washed away as the tide comes in, symbolically paying tribute to Britain’s fallen heroes.

The gesture is part of Pages Of The Sea, a project run by 14-18 NOW – an arts programme which is commemorating the 100th anniversary of end of the war.

The organisation commissioned Boyle, who won an Academy Award in 2008 for Slumdog Millionaire, to create an informal gesture of remembrance.

He said: “Beaches are truly public spaces, where nobody rules other than the tide. They seem the perfect place to gather and say a final goodbye and thank you to those whose lives were taken or forever changed by the World War One.”

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