Community day to contribute to a future of peace and quiet

State Library of Queensland (SLQ) invites you to make war a distant memory in an afternoon of activism from 2pm–7pm on Saturday 7 November.

Enjoy free live music, poetry, talks and hands-on activities as we dream, listen to and create our hopes for peace during the final days of the Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War exhibition.

Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch encouraged the community to attend the action-packed day which also provided the public an opportunity to contribute to SLQ’s next exhibition Peace and Quiet.

“This is an opportunity to create a collaborative piece of art for the next exciting exhibition which is part of the Anzac centenary commemorations,” Ms Enoch said.

“It is a great opportunity for everyone to have a hand in an exhibition that documents and shares the story of Queenslanders.”

Acting State Librarian Sonia Cooper said the community day will give visitors a final chance to explore Distant Lines.

“We have been delighted with the community’s response to Distant Lines with more than 34,000 visitors enjoying the exhibition since April. The community day transitions us into the next phase of our Q ANZAC 100 activities where we explore the notion of peace,” Ms Cooper said.

Hear from an eclectic troop of artists, academics and political activists on the topics of peace and protest — sung, spoken and shouted at the world.

The music program will kick off with fearlessly independent and genre defying Hussy Hicks, followed by award winning hip hop artist and killer music director Busty Beatz, and conclude with the talented Peter Hunt and members of Kooii.

Don’t miss Brisbane Free University pop-up talks and a panel discussion which will explore critical political issues.

David Stavanger aka ‘Ghostboy’ — the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of Australian Poetry — will host a topical poetry program featuring a variety of Brisbane poets throughout the day.

Get hands on and share your vision of a peaceful world with art for peace workshops allowing you to create your own peace landscape and try your hand at screen-printing, and badge and placard making.

Take part in performances designed to provoke thought and celebrate peace through the semaphores project and watch a series of surprising flash mob dances inspired by the love generation in collaboration with Ausdance.

Visit for a full program of events or follow the conversation online with @slqld #distantlines #qanzac100 and #ww1.

This event is part of State Library’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

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