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As part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018) a free community roadshow is travelling throughout Victoria. The roadshow includes storytelling, live theatre performances, video, guest speakers and interactive content. Each attendee takes home an Anzac Centenary Commemoration Information Pack, which contains a brief history of Victoria’s contribution to the war effort, profiles of Victoria Cross recipients and a small token of remembrance.
Travelling to communities and secondary schools across the state, this free roadshow has been created to educate Victorians about WWI history, encourage them to discover personal connections and inspire them to initiate their own Centenary projects.
For further information, please contact a member of our Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance team on email@example.com or (03) 9651 2023 or (03) 9651 2113.
If you would like to host a roadshow at your secondary school or at a community event, please complete and submit the appropriate Expression of Interest Form below:
“The presentation was invigorating and thought provoking. It was a credit to the organisation, the presenters and the publications were wonderful” – Richard Clark, Freemasons Cosmopolitan Lodge
Secondary School Program
If your school is interested in hosting the roadshow, either for the first time or a repeat visit, please fill out the Secondary School Event Expression of Interest Form. The roadshow runs for 60 minutes and you must have a minimum of 50 attendees and provide the venue*.
Advice to Primary Schools
Please note that the Roadshow is designed for secondary school students. It complements secondary school studies and it is also designed for students with a degree of maturity. The Roadshow deals with the experiences of World War One which include death and injuries, trench humour, anxiety of families at home and first hand accounts of life at the front from the diaries and letters of soldiers and nurses. Most students have found it interesting and informative, as indicated by comments on our website, but it may confuse or even scare very young students The Roadshow presentation is approximately one hour long.
Depending on their studies and preparation, the Roadshow may be considered for students in years 5 and 6, but we recommend parental permission, prior to the performance.
“The program was excellent and it fitted in well with THE school curriculum. The students thoroughly enjoyed the program and if you can keep the grade 3 students interested for an hour, it must be a good program!! Well done on such an interesting event” – Michelle Morrish, Ouyen P12 College
Community Event Program
The community event is a slightly extended 75-90 minute version of the program and concludes with the opportunity to share stories with other members from your community and research WWI connections. If your organisation or community group is interested in hosting the roadshow, please fill out the Community Event Expression of Interest Form. Please note, you must have a minimum of 50 attendees and provide the venue*.
“We were surprised and thrilled that the journey of remembrance visited our small rural school. Hats off to you all” – Scott Wilkinson, East Loddon P12 College
*Minimum venue requirements include the capacity to seat the audience comfortably, a darkened performance space (4m wide x 3m deep or larger), table and chair for technical equipment and access to power. A raised stage is preferred. An AV technician travels with the roadshow and can bring any necessary equipment if your venue does not already have this. The venue bump in and out time is up to two hours either side of the performance.
Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance events are produced by Cultural Infusion on behalf of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Cultural Infusion specialises in productions, projects and programs that act as a bridge to inter-cultural understanding.