Pages of the Sea

This event is going to be happening at various locations on the 11th of November.

One of the locations where it will happen is the beach at Brancaster on the North Norfolk Coast.

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day on Sunday 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on Brancaster beach at low-tide for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War. 

A large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, still to be announced will be drawn into the sand. In addition, the public will be able to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict. 

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem, which will be read by individuals, families and communities. Copies of the poem will be available at the beach around the UK for those who wish to come together or to offer their own personal contribution. 

The public will be invited to view the sand image taking shape from 1:30pm and will also be able to take part by creating their own images in the sand. At 4pm the poem will be read out as the sun sets on the day. 

We are delighted that free parking will be available for all on this day and we hope that you will join us to mark this significant occasion. 

Please note that drone flying is not permitted anywhere at this location.