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WWI In Fife

Commemorating the end of WWI, a number of events are taking place across our venues this November.

Pages of the Sea St Andrews | Sun 11 Nov | 12pm – 2.30pm | West Sands Beach, St Andrews

Filmmaker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice. Pages of the Sea is a unique moment to say goodbye, together, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war, many never to return.

You’re invited to West Sands beach in St Andrews where, over the course of several hours, a large-scale sand portrait of a First World War casualty will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, watch as it’s washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.

National Theatre of Scotland leads the event at West Sands in partnership with Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust and The Byre Theatre. In addition to the portrait, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict. Please note the scale of the sand art is weather-dependant.

Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day. Search ‘Pages of the Sea St Andrews workshop’

More details on the event can be found on Facebook.


View the rest of the programme below:


*PLEASE NOTE: The Great War Sewing Bee is no longer taking place.