You’re invited to join in three days of free family activities and entertainment over three city locations, focussed on reflection, gratitude and education, to enable and further appreciation and understanding of the ANZAC legacy.
Engage in free outdoor displays; storytelling; dance; theatre; poetry; installations; food and information stalls; interactive children’s activities; live music; big screen service broadcasts and exhibitions.
Inside Perth Cultural Centre’s institutions (State Library of WA, Art Gallery of WA, WA Museum, State Theatre Centre of WA) you’ll also find activities, exhibitions and guided tours that are free to attend.
Discover the past which has shaped our present, and the sacrifices that have enabled our future.
Perth Cultural Centre
Saturday 25 April, 6am – 1pm
Live broadcasts on the Perth Cultural Centre Screen (King’s Park Dawn Service, Perth Troop March, Gallipoli Service)
Saturday 25 April, 12 noon – 4pm
Sunday 26 April and Monday 27 April, 10am – 4pm
Visit the RSL and Fremantle Press stalls, get a feed from the Mess Hall, view a historic photo exhibition and commemorative entertainment including live music on the PICA amphitheatre and Wetland stages, and get involved in all day activities including:
Lest We Forget – Rosemary Wreath of Remembrance
AWESOME Arts and Western Australian artist Matt McVeigh invite you to discover the history and significance of rosemary as a sign of remembrance and tie a sprig to the community wreath for a lost loved one.
ANZAC Sanctuary – Peace Crane Making
Following a tradition begun by one little girl who folded 1000 origami cranes in the belief that her wish for world peace would be granted, people the world over now fold paper cranes in memory of all children’s lives lost in war. Make a wish and hang a peace crane of your own.
Digital Remembrance Wall
Have your photo taken against a WWI era backdrop with replica early 1900s props. Images taken will appear in a montage on the Perth Cultural Centre Screen throughout the weekend.
RSL Remembrance Arch
Write a message for a WWI serviceperson, attach it to a poppy card and tie it to the arch. Alongside the arch, learn how to knit a woollen poppy to add to a large knitted wreath and take a copy of the knitting pattern home.
See an authentic WWI army encampment, bell tent and nurse’s station, complete with daily troop drills, and talk with participants about these historic reenactments.
Veteran Car Club
Military Vehicles on display include Willy’s jeeps and medical trucks, a Stuart tank, Austin Ambulance, Ferret, Champ and army Landrovers.
The Cottontail Trio
Inspired by the Andrews and Boswell sisters, this trio of vintage songbirds performs songs from the 1930s and 1940s wartime era.
WA rapper Krispe Kay invites young Australians to connect with and pay respect to the ANZACs through the art of verse. See him perform his track Brave Digger Rap and play Rapper Tag with other local artists, taking turns to each perform 16 bars of a new rap.
Harry’s seven piece LA-style swing band performs songs from blues, jazz, swing and rockabilly greats including Big Maybelle, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.
The Darling Buds of May
This favourite Perth swing sextet presents the nostalgic sounds of yesteryear, specialising in 1920s jazz and 40s and 50s swing.
Find out more about events being held across the city or download the 100 years of ANZAC brochure.
Dates and times
- 25 - 27 April 2015
Perth Cultural Centre
Bordered by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street and William Street, Perth.