Comforts from the home front

Comforts from the home front

This event is now in the past.

Bring the whole family to SLQ for a community day on the best veranda in town — the Queensland Terrace — to experience crafts, games and stories from the First World War period. Enjoy a hot cup of tea, try your hand at crafts and games, and listen to fascinating stories about the war.

Download the day's program (PDF 55KB) for more information.

Activities, workshops and performances

Free | Queensland Terrace, Level 2

  • Workshop: Embroidering your love with The Createry – for beginners  | 10.10am – 12.30pm & 12.40pm – 3.00pm
  • Workshop: Knitting with The Nest Community – for all skill levels | 10.10am – 12pm
  • Workshop: Rag Rugs with The Nest Community – for all skill levels | 1.00pm – 3.00pm 
  • Workshop: Spinning demonstration, fibre to fabric | 10am – 12pm (30 minute sessions)
  • Workshop: Embroidering demonstrations with the Embroiderers’ Guild Queensland | 10am – 3pm
  • Wartime songs and stories with John Thompson I 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • Wartime songs and stories with Emma Nixon and The Fiddle Club Ensemble | 1.00pm – 2.00pm
  • Wartime songs and stories: White Poppy Movement with Just Peace | 10.00am – 3.00pm

Playtime games

Free | Knowledge Walk

  • Rope throwing
  • Hopscotch
  • Skipping rope
Complimentary tea, coffee and Anzac biscuits will be available for workshop participants.

Children’s exhibition tour: 11.00am – 11.30am | SLQ Gallery, level 2 | FULLY BOOKED!
Sat 11 Jul 2015, 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
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