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Film Festival: Film Continent Australia
Ongoing until 4 June 2019, Vienna
Anzac Day 2019 - Commemorative Service
The Embassy of Australia and the Embassy of New Zealand invite you to attend a Dawn Service to mark Anzac Day. The service will take place in front of Karlskirche, Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna, on Thursday 25 April 2019. Please arrive by 5:30 am for the ceremony to commence at 5:45 am.
Breakfast will be served in the Harry Seidler Room, Australian and New Zealand Embassies, Mattiellistrasse 2, 1040 Vienna, at the conclusion of the commemoration.
For catering purposes please register with Ms Lisa Kirchebner at: email@example.com by Wednesday 17 April 2019.
We invite Australian and New Zealand children to read the Ode of Remembrance as part of the ceremony. Please register your children with Mr Ross Alford at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, 11 April 2019. Participating children are required to attend a rehearsal at 5:30 am on 25 April.
Ode of Remembrance
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
This year’s Anzac Day poster acknowledges the Australian Nursing Service. For more than a century, Australian service nurses have been treating defence force and civilian casualties during war and peace operations, overseas as well as at home.
Music: Courtney Barnett in Concert
20 May 2019, 7:00 pm, Budapest
Australian indie-rock singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett, is currently on a world tour and will be performing in concert in Budapest. Barnett released her debut album Sometime I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit in 2015 and immediately received worldwide acclaim, including nominations at the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards. Known for her particular brand of music that combines dry wit with typical Australian sarcasm, Barnett has established herself as one of the most promising contemporary indie-rock singers through her unique artistry.
Music: Carousel, starring Ben Connor
20 May 2019, 7:00 pm & 30 May 2019, 6:00 pm, Vienna
Australian baritone, Ben Connor, will perform the leading role of Billy Bigelow in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel in Vienna. Carousel tells the story of a carousel barker who dies after a failed robbery attempt but is given a second chance by the heavens to return to Earth and redeem himself. Connor moved to Vienna in 2010 to pursue a career in theatre and has since performed in other musicals including The Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, Sweeney Todd and My Fair Lady. Outside Austria, Connor has also performed in Australia, Estonia, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.