Picnic for peace
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Join free, family-friendly activities as we commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice, the historic agreement that led to the end of the First World War.
Take part in one minute's silence at 11am to pause, reflect and pay respects to the brave men and women who have served, sacrificed and suffered so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.
Join us for a free sausage sizzle, live music performances, guided conservation tours and fun interactive children's activities throughout the day.
Highlights from the Picnic for Peace program (PDF 804.2 KB) include:
- 10-10.45am Children’s songs performance
- 11.05am-12noon Brisbane Federation Band The Feds perform
- 11.30am-2.30pm Sausage sizzle courtesy of the Holland Park Lions Club
- 12noon-12.30pm Tour State Library’s conservation laboratory
- 12.45-1.45pm Live reading of Elaine Acworth’s My Father’s Wars
- 1.30-2.15pm Children’s book reading and activities with author Jackie French
- 2-4pm Wesley Enoch speaks at a free screening of Black Diggers
- 2-2.30pm Tour State Library’s conservation laboratory
From 6pm, State Library is also joining other Queensland landmarks, buildings and bridges across the state in lighting up red to honour the 57,705 Queensland soldiers who enlisted in the First World War, including soldier portrait projections nightly from 9 November.
Image 1: Celebrating the Armistice, Brisbane, 1918, Collection reference: 5892 Lorenz Family Photograph Albums.
Image 2: photographer Roger Phillips
Part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, a joint initiative between the Queensland Government and the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.
- Sun 11 Nov 2018, 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Maiwar Green near State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane
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