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Apr 25

Australian civilian women’s poetry of the Great War

11:00am – 12:00pm

Artists of the Great War | Performances

Anzac Day

A poetry recital by the Australian National University Theatre Society and floor talk. The unspoken bereavement and conflicting moral sentiments felt by women at this time are an important part of our history.

Venue: Australian galleries
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 25

A very long engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)

2:15pm

Artists of the Great War | Screenings

(2004, France, 143 min, MA 15+, English subtitles)

Anzac Day screening: A young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel and Jodie Foster.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 27

Art for lunch: Australia’s first war artist

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Artists of the Great War | Talks and Lectures

David Hansen, Associate Professor, Australian National University and curator of the Artists of the Great War exhibition, discusses the life and work of Will Dyson.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 29

Oh! What a lovely war

2:15pm

Artists of the Great War | Screenings

(1969, UK, 144 mins, G)

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on the First World War after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. Directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Laurence Olivier, John Mills and Maggie Smith.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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