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Farewell good friends

It's certainly been a time for Goodbyes in West End of late - the legendary Joe Hurley has left West End Community House after 18 years, the Joynt has closed the doors on one of our most active live music venues, and we lost our last local video store in Civic Video.

We did, however, also say hello to a brand new print edition of the Westender, which is on the streets as we speak. 

Finally, if you'd like to see an Indian film on us - courtesy of the Queensland Indian Film Festival - check out the details at the bottom of this email.

Mojo Juju and Frank Sultana

The Passing of the Joynt

The Joynt went off over the weekend with a three day party to say goodbye to West Brisbane. Friday night merged into Saturday night with the Grimm Brothers, Frank Sultana and Mojo Juju on stage in the evenings and in the jacuzzi for much of the time in-between. All performers spoke eloquently about  … Read more.

Local Legends

Joe Hurley has left the house

When he was presented with The Westender Kurilpa Local Legend award in May, Joe Hurley was described as a “guiding light” in the West End Community House.

Now he is leaving, not by choice, but because the government’s funding model for community houses is changing. Kay Pearse, Chairperson of the West End Community House (WECH) Board said … Read more.

Civic Video - End of an era

Civic Video - End of an era

Civic Video has provided the West End community with home entertainment for more than eight years — the last video rental store in West End will sadly be closing its doors. Craig and Paula Sheehan opened Civic Video September 2006 in West End. In mid–2014 Civic Video lost the fight with Internet technology. Craig Sheehan tells the Westender …Read more.

Brisbane Youth Service wins national competition

Brisbane Youth Service wins national competition

Elizabeth Bennett from Brisbane Youth Service receiving the 2014 Sanofi Pasteur Vaxigrant Awards. Brisbane Youth Service is one of the five winners of the 2014 Sanofi Pasteur Vaxigrants. At the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners PHAA 14th National Immunisation Conference Brisbane Youth Service received a $20,000 educational sponsorship from Sanofi Pasteur in Melbourne 19 June. Brisbane Youth Service had … Read more.

EDO Handbook

CUT! - Help EDO defend justice

With only 24 hours left until the end of the financial year, now is the ideal time to add your support to our access to justice campaign for environmental legal matters. To ensure big business and mining interests don’t go unchallenged please support the Environmental Defenders Office Queensland and make a tax-deductible donation today. Is it ok to build a new coal …Read more.

First-ever Indian Film Festival opens in Brisbane

First-ever Indian Film Festival opens in Brisbane

The first ever Indian international Film Festival of Queensland was inaugurated today afternoon at QUT, with Councilor Andrew Wines, Deputy Chairman of the Brisbane Lifestyle Committee, cutting the elegantly decorated cake  amidst a gathering of delegates and Indian movie enthusiasts. The five day festival is being organized by the Queensland University (QUT) in collaboration with the Queensland government and the …Read more.

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When slacktivism stops dangerous ideas

Opera Australia released soprano Tamar Iveri, whom were set to perform in its production of Otello, from her contract after homophobic comments were posted on her Facebook page. Only a few days later Sydney Opera decided to cancel Uthman Badar’s talk, part of their Festival of Dangerous Ideas, titled “Honour killings are morally justified.” Tamar Iveri blamed Read more.

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Goodbye and thank you

Thanks for taking the time to read our e-news - and if you want to win that double pass to an Indian film, check out the Westender website at: