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Program of Events

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, a creative program of events will run at the Australian War Memorial for a five week period from 5 October to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018.

Plan your visit to the Australian War Memorial to honour their spirit on this historic anniversary of the end of the First World War. If you cannot make it to the Memorial, see other ways to commemorate in your locality.

  1. 62,000 Poppies Display

    05 October 2018 - 11 November 2018

    A display of handcrafted red poppies on the Memorial's grounds is the centrepiece of Armistice commemorations.

  2. Roll of Honour name projections

    05 October 2018 - 11 November 2018

    The names of those who gave their lives during War are projected onto the façade of the Memorial from sunset to sunrise every night.

  3. Late Night Openings

    05 October 2018 - 10 November 2018

    The Commemorative Area and grounds will be open to the public until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the Centenary of Armistice.

  4. The Diggers' Requiem

    06 October 2018

    The Diggers’ Requiem is an Australian musical tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War led by Christopher Latham, the Memorial's musical artist-in-residence.

  5. Epitaph

    12 October 2018

    This new museum theatre piece explores the emotions of Australians writing epitaphs for their loved ones who died in the First World War.

     

  6. First World War image projections

    08 November 2018 - 10 November 2018

    First World War images from the Australian War Memorial's collection will be projected onto the Memorial building.

  7. Hall of Memory Vigil

    10 November 2018

    Australia’s Federation Guard will mount a Catafalque Party vigil in the Hall of Memory to mark the 25th anniversary of the interment of the Unknown Soldier

  8. Beam of Light

    10 November 2018

    A beam of light will be projected from the parapet of the Australian War Memorial to the Australian Parliament House.

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