Make war a distant memory at the State Library of Queensland
As part of the final days of Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War, SLQ will be hosting an afternoon of activism with a bunch of free events.
On Saturday November 7, several artists, academic and political activists will gather to discuss the, sing and shout about issues affecting Australian society. Peace and protest will be examined through music, poetry and debate during Make war a distant memory, an afternoon of looking to the future and what it holds for the world. From 2:00 pm into the eventing, level one of the State Library of Queensland will be given over to a range of events and thoughtful discussions.
The day will feature a music program featuring performances by a varied mix of artists. Hussy Hicks will be performing and will be joined in the line-up by hip-hop artists Busty Beats, followed by Peter Hunt from Kooli and Friends wrapping up proceedings. David Stavanger also known as Ghostboy will host a poetry program boasting work by several Brisbane poets, while Ausdance will perform a series of dance movements inspired by the love generation. Brisbane Free University will also be hosting several pop-up talks and panel discussions exploring the idea of aesthetic justice and world politics. The event is free to attend, and there will be a cash bar and food available from not-for-profit social enterprise, Mu’ooz.