Bendigo hosts Armistice Living Tribute

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Bendigo will be hosting a street theatre performance developed to recognise the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which brought an end to World War One.

The Armistice Living Tribute involves professional circus artists performing acrobatics alongside the City of Greater Bendigo Brass Band.

The two, free 20-minute performances will take place on Sunday November 3, at the Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute forecourt on Pall Mall at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

The show tells the story of Australia’s military musicians who from 1914 until 1966, had two roles to play. They were both members of the military band and stretcher-bearers and medics who served under fire.

It was a tradition that Australia inherited from the British army, but one that the ANZAC musicians made their own. 

Musicians served in combat in all of Australia’s wars, until the practice ceased in 1967, during the Vietnam War.

The street theatre performance is supported by the Victorian Government as the final event of the four year ANZAC Centenary campaign. 

 

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