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Australia Week 2017 - Villers-Bretonneux

Australia Week 2017 - Villers-Bretonneux

Sunday 16 April 2017 - 00:00 to Tuesday 25 April 2017 - 00:00

Australia Week 2017 - VILLERS BRETONNEUX 

Every year, the Association Bretonvilloise d'Animation organises a whole week of activities and events in commemoration of Anzac Day. Take a look at this year's schedule of events:

Sunday 16 April - Tuesday 25 April photo exhibition
at the local bar “Le Melbourne” (rue de Melbourne)
Drawing exhibiton by the Infant & Primary school pupils of Villers-Bretonneux

Rencontres Australiennes

at the Market hall (Place Général de gaulle)
*All events are free entrance*
Sunday 16 April:
9:00 am: 11km Memorial to Memorial Cross country walk  (National Australian Memorial in Villers Bretonneux to Australian Memorial Park in Le Hamel) - Departure point from the car park of the Australian National Mémorial
Thursday 20 April:
9:00 pm: Screening of the film “The Lighthorseman” directed by Simon Wincer (in french - Market hall (Place Général de Gaulle)
Friday 21 April:
8:30 pm Concert “Une petite musique dans la Grande Guerre” featuring l’Orchestre de Cuivres d’Amiens - Market hall (Place Général de Gaulle)
Saturday 22 April:
8:00 pm: Concert featuring the “Voices of Birralee Choir” - Market hall (Place Général de Gaulle)
Sunday 23 April:
“9th Anzac Cup”
10:00 am: The ANZAC Cup footy teams procession  - Place Robinvale (rue des Tavernes)
11:30 am: Opening ceremony - Stade Timmerman (route de Péronne)
Mid-day: Women's Ausssie rules footy match  - Stade Timmerman (route de Péronne)
2:30 pm: 9th ANZAC Cup Men's Aussie rules footy match - Stade Timmerman (route de Péronne)
*Food available on site*
Monday 24 April:
10:00 am: Official Inauguration of the Franco-Australian Museum  including a musical concert by the pupils fo the high school “collège Jacques Brel” (invitation holders only) - rue du Victoria
4.00 pm: Inauguration of  the photo exhibition the "Avenue of Honour"  by Australian photographer Sarah Wood All welcome  -  Victoria Hall (rue du Victoria)
7:00 pm: Concert featuring the  Mosman High School – Market hall (Place Général de Gaulle)
Tuesday 25 April:                
The official ANZAC Day Dawn Service – Australian National Memorial
2:00 am: Pre-service commemorative program commences
5:30 am: Dawn Service commences
Local ceremony in Villers-Bretonneux
8:30 am: Wreath laying Ceremony at the local French war monument – Town Hall Square (Place Général de Gaulle)
9:00 am: Presentation of the Sadlier-Stokes Scolarship - Victoria Hall (rue du Victoria)


Click here for information about the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial.
Association Bretonvilloise d’Animation”
+33 (0)6 18 14 21 10
Venue of event: 
80800 Villers-Bretonneux