Free films & a poetry prize

With school and work back in full swing and the sun rising a little later each morning, the alarm function on our smart phone, or the old tick tock with two bells on top, is getting a little work out.

At the same time the stone fruits are replacing the melons and papaya as the seasonal treats to get you moving in the morning.

Don't lament the passing of summer. Give yourself a treat though with a free film at the French Film Festival, a Bent Book for a poetry prize or a fitness package from Studio 99 ... Read on.

Say it with a condom on Valentine's Day!

Say it with a condom on Valentine's Day!

No one wants to think about sexually transmissible infections on Valentine’s Day, but the day is a great opportunity to think about how you are keeping yourself safe.

National Condom Day falls on Valentine’s Day, February 14, to bring  ... Read online.

Is this Brisbane's best Thai?

Is this Brisbane's best Thai?

Enjoying the ambience -and the food

Just when you thought that the last thing West End needed was yet another Thai restaurant, along comes Soi 9 Thai in Hardgrave Road to overturn all your preconceptions.

The Westender was one of the first through the door on the day ... Read online.

Free French Film for you and yours

Free French Film for you and yours

Westender has two free double passes  to the film of your choice at the French Film Festival. Tre bon!

The festival is organised by Alliance Francaise and features 42 films over four weekends in March. To get your taste of la cinema de France all you have to do to ... Read online.

The Word of the Year 2013

The Word of the Year 2013

The results are in and the winning words for 2013 have been decided. The winner of the Committee’s Choice is…infovore

Macquarie Dictionary has announced infovore as the Word of the Year 2013 from the list of new words selected for inclusion in the annual update of the Macquarie Dictionary Online. ... Read online.

Reverend Hellfire

Bent Books sponsor poetry award

Dave "Ghostboy" Stavenger in full flight at a previous Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Westender is relaunching its popular Poetry Prize in conjunction with Bent Books. Bent Books is providing a $50 book voucher for the winning poem each month. The Reverend Hellfire of Kurilpa Poets will be judging the poetry ... Read online.

Matt and Blake

Get a free week with Studio 99

Matt and Blake from Studio 99 are willing and able to take on your challenge

Studio 99 fitness is initiating a 10-week corporate challenge to help local West End businessmen and women become healthier, by reducing their average weight by 10kg over 10 weeks. All you have to do ... Read online.

Tony Abbott and Bill Glasson

Rudd’s one percent not enough for six dollar Bill

"Ooh hoo Tony. I don't know that I should."

So despite the vast expenditure, the signs on every Belle Property regardless of owner or tenant approval, the announcement by the Brisbane City Council that it would not enforce its own electoral signage by laws, the voters ... Read online.

Youth Justice Forum panellists

Your fashion choices for G20

Scott McDougall (right) at a youth justice forum with Radio National and UQ panellists

The ninth G20 summit will be held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15 and 16 November this year.

The event has not been universally welcomed with joy and excitement. Instead, ... Read online.

Feb issue on the street, March in prodution

If you have not got your February print edition of Westender then let us know and we'll post one out to you. We are now posting the contents to the web site, but there's nothing like sitting down with a nice cuppa and a good read.

Contents for the March edition close on Feb 21, so pull your finger out and write us a letter, book an advertisement, or write an article. You can book an advertisement or submit an article online.