War Stories and Our Town is a year-long program of exhibitions, performances, forums, community activities and commemorative events throughout the Scenic Rim.
A printed program documents many of the Scenic Rim’s war stories and is available from local cultural centres, libraries, visitor information centres and the Council’s customer service centres.
There’s a number of exhibitions and events happening during March.
On Saturday March 14 join guest artist Carolyn Gardiner at The Centre Beaudesert to learn portraiture techniques from 10am in the Remembering Women in War workshop.
The Women in War Exhibition continues until March 18 at The Centre Beaudesert. It is presented in association with the QLD Museum and the Scenic Rim Heritage Network. Entry is free.
On March 19 catch Charles Chauvel’s Forty Thousand Horsemen, the 1940s classic telling the story of the Australian Lighthorse during WW1. Chauvel spent part of his life living in the Scenic Rim. The movie starts at 10am at The Centre Beaudesert.
On March 20 join the fun at Musical Mornings: Let’s Misbehave at the Boonah Cultural Centre. This musical revue of the Roaring 20s documents the post war years, including Ragtime, the Black Bottom, jazz, cocktails, bottle liquor and prohibition. Show starts at 11am. Tickets are $16.
Anzac – a day in the life exhibition opens at The Centre Beaudesert on March 27. The exhibition looks at the life of the Anzac soldier and the impact the First World War had on soldiers, veterans, nurses, farmers, families and towns. It runs until May 27.
Help decorate the local towns for Anzac Day by participating in a Glorybox Arts Workshop on March 28.
Create metres of bunting from recycled fabric with the creative help of Ministry of Handmade. Workshops are on in Boonah from 9.30am to noon and Beaudesert from 1.30pm to 4pm.