War Stories and Our Town
War Stories and Our Town, saluting the Anzac Centenary
War Stories and Our Town is a year-long program of exhibitions, performances, forums, community activities and commemorative events throughout the Scenic Rim during 2015. Their aim is to explore local Anzac and war history through a variety of community engagement processes, to create legacy material that will build more resilient communities and a stronger sense of identification and connection to place.
One of these is a gripping new work by Goat Track Theatre which is the outcome of the community arts and cultural development project – “Cries of the Kalwun.”
The final performance-outcome of the project is not a retelling of war stories, but instead a reframing of the issues raised about war that young people felt compelled to respond to. The result is a “looking glass” through which we are compelled to question the substance of all history.
These events are supported the Queensland Government for the Queensland Anzac Centenary.
The State Library of Queensland as part of its commitment to Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation - is hosting an number of Exhibitions and Events providing opportunities to bring our history to life and create a renewed WWI and Anzac legacy for future generations.
You are invited to experience the 2015 Distant Lines exhibition - to discover untold war front experiences through personal letters, diaries, belongings and digital stories.
Q ANZAC 100 | State Library of Queensland