Win a free pass on us

Westender would like to say thanks to you, our loyal subscribers and so have organised with BEMAC in Kangaroo Point to give away some free passes to the Kone Express gig this Sunday evening.

If you'd like to go simply click on that story below and leave us a comment letting us know you're interested and we'll give three of you a double pass. 

There is also a fifty dollar dinner at Three Monkeys each week this month for one subscriber to the print edition. Head over to our subscription page. This month subscriptions are only $12 for six months, and you could win dinner for two up to $50. That's a great deal!



Correy Edmed remains king of the mountain after another BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge hill climb crown, held as part of Bike Week 2014. The 34-year-old conquered the 2.3 kilometre 9 per cent climb to Coot-tha’s summit in a gut-busting 6 minutes and 50 seconds, edging out close rival … Read more.

Buddha brings sunshine back to South Bank

Buddha brings sunshine back to South Bank

After a few wet and drizzly days in Brisbane, the sunshine cast an auspicious glow over the Iconic Buddha Birth Day Festival. The Parklands were sparkling in traditional Oriental style to the rich vibrant colours of thousands of Red Chinese Lanterns while three gigantic Buddhas sat in tranquility, watchful over the pleasant fragrant sea of hundreds of lilies, carnations and … Read more.

Suzy Butterworth

A gold mine in lost superannuation

Residents living in postcodes within two kilometres of West End have over a quarter of a billion dollars in lost superannuation according to Suzy Butterworth, Branch Principal and Wealth Manager at Yellow Brick Road West End. “That is an incredible amount of unclaimed money sloshing around in the system that Australians should take back,” she said. Yellow Brick Road commissioned …

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Tim Kone

Free passes to Kone Express

Bassidi Koné is a renowned Malian musician of exceptional talent. He plays traditional West-African instruments like djembe, gnoni and balafon. Joining forces with six talented Melbourne musicians, the band - Koné Express, play a fearless and foot stomping set that navigates itself effortlessly through the realms of afro-jazz, latin, trance and reggae. “Bassidi wields through mastery of the djembe, balafon and … Read more.

Bent Books

Hep Cat wins poetry prize

Des Skordilis is this month’s winner of the Bent Books Poetry Prize. Congratulations Des, your $50 Book Voucher is waiting for you at Bent Books in West End. SCOUT A stray cat showed up To my door one afternoon She was so feeble And scruffy and she Had these big hazel eyes That stared right into The core of my … Read more.

The principals in Coppelia

Coppelia is glorious

Queensland Ballet’s Coppelia is glorious. Sumptuous, brilliantly danced and boasting a ripe sense of humour this performance will engage Queenslanders just as company director Li Cun Xin hopes. It does no harm to his more ambitious goal: to make Queensland Ballet internationally renowned and respected. The principal dancers are sublime. Meng Ningnin is delicate and … Read more.

Josh of Lyrical Equations

Free hip hop workshop on Saturdays - Musgrave Park

This Saturday get off your pass
Musgrave Park has a free Hip Hop class
You will be shown the groove by Josh or Ben
The Free lessons start at ten
They go for an hour and then
you can Rap your rellos, jive your friends

Google the guys from lyrical
or just get down there and drink your fill
Its fun … Read more.

Building height map for Kurilpa

Sleight of Hand in draft New City Plan

The existing Brisbane City Plan 2000 earmarks six sites for “new public open space” within the South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan. Four new parks are to be delivered as part of the high rise development of the Parmalat site, the ACI site, the Absoe site and a third site south of Davies Park - the Lord Mayor recently identified Bailey … Read more.

Rule of law pyramid

What's the matter with VLAD anyway?

Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act: A case study It is 2015. Bob, Greg and Luong have been doing it tough. They have not been able to find work since the BP refinery at Bulwer Island in Pinkenba closed. On Wednesdays they hang around the public toilets in Boundary Street, West End and wait for the 4pm food handout. One day, … Read more.

May edition out and about

The May print edition of Westender has hit the streets. Subscriber's copies were posted on Friday and should be in your letterbox on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. 

Those lunchrooms in offices across West End and South Brisbane who have subscribed will get their copy during the week, and the residents of West End and Hill End will get a free copy this month whether they have subscribed or not.

To make sure you get a copy nice and early, and to be in the running for a $50 dinner for two at Three Monkeys, subscribe online. This month the six month subscription is only $12. Of course, subscribing to this eNews is free.