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Danny Boyle's Pages of the Sea

7th November 2018

Sunday 11 November at 12pm - 2.30pm Porthmeor Beach

On selected beaches around the UK, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, be washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.

Cornwall based theatre company WildWorks is working with the community to curate a choir who will perform a specially commissioned song to commemorate the soldier in the Porthmeor portrait.

The portrait that will be revealed on the beach is that of CAPTAIN EDWARD 'TEDDY' HAIN AGE 28 DATE OF DEATH 11/11/1915

Poet Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the event, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day. You can also get involved in creating artwork in the sand using stencils of portraits on the beaches.