BENDIGO will be hosting a street theatre performance developed to recognise the centenary of the signing of the Armistice, which brought an end to World War I.
The Armistice Living Tribute involves professional circus artists performing acrobatics alongside the City of Bendigo Brass Band.
The two free 20-minute performances will take place on Sunday, November 4 at the Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute forecourt on Pall Mall at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Heathcote RSL president Miles Humphrey said transport will be provided from Heathcote to Bendigo for the event. The buses will leave from the front of the RSL Hall at 8.45am, and will return to Heathcote at around 2pm.
‘‘Bendigo RSL are conducting a re-enactment of the welcome home parade that occurred after the Great War,” he said.
“They are inviting veterans from around the area to march in this reenactment. Our veterans are going to want to participate in the welcome home parade, so we are going to support them.
“We are also putting on a complimentary bus service to try and get as many people from Heathcote as possible over to Bendigo for the service and bring them back in the afternoon.’’
The show (pictured below) 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.