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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.

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