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Push aside those end of summer blues and see out the season in style – connect with your community at the historic West End Croquet Club! Join Community Plus as it hosts it’s second Summer’s End Garden Party on Sunday 23rd February. We are delighted to announce the creation of the CHILL ART SPACE for […] The post Celebrate community at the Summer’s End Garden…

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CO_EX_EN continues the Aboriginal tradition of using dance to tell stories. Through traditional and ceremonial dance, Aboriginal peoples bring to life stories about place, identity, and culture and pass on values and knowledge. CO_EX_EN combines traditional dances and modern expressive dance theatre to tell the story of a site of culture on Bundjalung country, situated […] The post CO_EX_EN – a story of reconnection with…

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Sometimes life gives you lemons, and members of West End’s most inclusive music group Whoopee-Do Crew have made a darn fabulous lemon daiquiri from the sour moments. The release of their first album All the People Cheer Me Up is imminent, so if you’re not on the bandwagon yet it’s time to get onboard. It’s […] The post Whoopee-Do Crew Launch, “All the People Cheer…

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On Tuesday night (10th of February) cheered on by neighbours and friends, Annie Cowling put out her general waste bin for the first time in 12 months. For two years now, Annie has celebrated her annual bin night, causing ABC radio presenter, Rebecca Levingston to label her recycling efforts, a “binspiration”. Those of us who […] The post Annie Cowling’s Annual Bin Night appeared first…

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There’s a Brisbane City Council election coming on the 28th of March, and we’re starting to hear a lot from the candidates. Last night (10th of February) at the Story Bridge Hotel, Kangaroo Point Neighbourhood Watch (KPNW) hosted the first of the Gabba Ward candidates’ forums. More forums are planned in Kangaroo Point and in […] The post Gabba Ward Candidates present their credentials in…

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Rachel Gallagher, Labor’s candidate for The Gabba ward, with Labor’s Lord Mayoral candidate, Patrick Condren, announced on Saturday 8th of February, that Labor is committed to the expansion of West End’s Jane Street Community Garden to an urban farm. Jane Street Garden is a loved community hub. In October 2019, The Westender reported on Brisbane […] The post Labor promises urban farm for West End…

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Improved public amenity to meet the needs of the growing West End population is emerging as a key theme in the Council election campaign. The Greens say that as property values rise in West End and as its population grows, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find spaces for live music and the performing arts. […] The post Greens commit to multipurpose community centre and…

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mi:wi is embodied story telling. Through dance theatre, this performance tells a powerful story of human disconnect from nature. It opens with Mother Earth struggling. She convulses as she tries to break free from a trope tied around her waist. The atmosphere is dark, the sound is grave, made heavier by the laboured breathing of […] The post mi:wi: Weaving Together Stories of Human Connection…

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 The Westender recently wrote to the candidates for The Gabba Ward in the coming Brisbane Council Election. Read the response below from Liberal National Party (LNP) candidate Nathaniel Jones Do you live in the Gabba Ward? Briefly, outline your history in the Ward. I am proud to have been serving as a police officer at […] The post Candidate’s Profile: Nathaniel Jones, LNP for The…

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The Westender recently wrote to the candidates for The Gabba Ward in the coming Brisbane Council Election. Read the response below from Greens candidate and current Councillor, Jonathan Sri Do you live in the Gabba Ward? Briefly, outline your history in the Ward. I’ve lived (and worked) in the Gabba Ward for most of my […] The post Candidate’s Profile: Jonathan Sri, Greens for The…

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