War and Peace: Distant Lines opening event

Marching band in the Peace Day procession in Brisbane, 1919, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

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Join us for a community day of reflection as we celebrate the opening of Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War.

Enjoy a range of music events, including exclusive performances by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, commemorative activities, workshops, talks, curator's tours, and family focussed learning activities. Plus, join discussions around the legacy of war and reflect on how war can be avoided in the future.

Music: Throughout SLQ from 10am–4pm catch various community bands performing music from the First World War period entwined with key contemporary songs of hope and peace.

Performances include:

Talks: Hear from specialist guest speakers on both the home front and war front during the First World War; then join us for a white gloves experience and discussion on the role of organisations devoted to peace and their role in the war.

Talks include:

Workshops and activities: Learn how to write a love letter with a celebrated author and crochet a poppy for a soldier to add to the commemoration wall in SLQ Gallery.

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Distant Lines is part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library
Free, some bookings required
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