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Grab yourself a slice of West End history

A unique insight into the history of West End

The specially produced Commemorative Edition of the Westender, celebrating twenty five years of publication, provides a fascinating insight into the early years of this award-winning community newspaper, focusing on the period from 1992 to 2005.

Its 68 tabloid pages contain full-size reproductions of some of the most striking front pages and editorial content of the paper,  as well as comment from key local stakeholders and interesting historical information of the recent history of West End.

The Commemorative Edition is now on sale at the RRP of $15 at Avid Reader, West End News, Junky Comics and the Hope St Café in West End, at the Boundary St Markets every Friday night and the Davies Park Makets on Saturdays. It can also be purchased  online at www.westender.com.au

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Exploring the history of civil rights in Queensland

Exploring the history of civil rights in Queensland

Question the notion of freedom, reflect on our collective past, and explore those civil rights won and lost at the State Library of Queensland’s (SLQ) upcoming exhibitions. Opening to the public on Friday 5 May are two complementary exhibitions exploring Queensland history: Freedom Then, Freedom Now and Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! Minister for Innovation, Science and the … .Read more.

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Some call it junk, others call it art

Some call it junk, others call it art

Reclaimed domestic and industrial objects find a new life in Susan Hawkins’ exhibition The Remainder from 10 – 27 of May at Metro Arts. The exhibition features Hawkins’ latest sculptural work and questions how our culture, reliant on rapid production and consumption, can shift to address the environmental realities facing it. Industrial and domestic objects, scavenged and rescued by Read more.

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From Bauhaus to our house - Urban design in Brisbane

From Bauhaus to our house - Urban design in Brisbane

“The modern building must be true to itself, logically transparent and virginal of lies or trivialities.” – Walter Gropius on architecture in the early part of the 20th century. Looking out of the bus window it is easy to see Brisbane as a city that likes to grow modern buildings, but it is hard to imagine how many of the …Read more.

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Call for entries $10,000 Brisbane Art Prize

Call for entries $10,000 Brisbane Art Prize

The Brisbane Art Prize(BAP) is an annual international art exhibition that provides Brisbane city with a high calibre art exhibition and award event. In 2017, BAP is returning to the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from the 5th to the 28th of October. Each year, over 100 artists from across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, USA and Europe are preselected, …Read more.

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Locked out of the housing market? – welcome to Serf City

Locked out of the housing market? – welcome to Serf City

Picture yourself in a post-apocalyptic world, where the corporate machine has run rampant and the environment is destroyed– jobs are a thing of the past and no one can afford to buy a house. Even the owners of a card board box can be very house proud.  Only the Wunderfools can make you laugh, cry and scratch … Read more.

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Art meets nanotechnology meets the Apocalypse

Art meets nanotechnology meets the Apocalypse

A spectacular illuminated tapestry created by an RMIT researcher and artist that incorporates phosphorescent nano-pigment particles will be unveiled next week in Europe. The 36-metre work uses the particles to recreate with light a re-imagination of the 14th century Anger Apocalypse Tapestry, which represents the biblical Book of Revelations.  Dr Irene Barberis’ creation, Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination, is …Read more.

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Backpacks carry road safety warning

Backpacks carry road safety warning

As students return to school this week, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is calling on Brisbane drivers to slow down around school zones, as part of its latest road safety campaign Safely Backpacks. The campaign sees students turned into powerful reminders of the importance of travelling at the right speed, sporting a 40km speed sign on their backpack. “We …Read more.

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'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities'

'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities'

During UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Women Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, and Earth Protection Indigenous women of the world stand on the frontlines of intensifying climate change impacts, and are simultaneously vital solution bearers and leaders of efforts to restore justice and health to diverse communities and the Earth. In parallel  …Read more.

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A unique brand of alternative country at the Milk Bar

A unique brand of alternative country at the Milk Bar

West Australian, Jason Ayres, releases his brand new EP titled ‘Got My Heart’ on April 1 and is set for a series of launch dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Having released a string of EP’s since he began in 2007, Jason’s forthcoming EP titled ‘Got My Heart’ delivers a unique brand of alternative country. It is a new style …Read more.

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A Wealth of World Music at BEMAC

A Wealth of World Music at BEMAC

Featuring fresh urban, regional and international flavours, a renovated World Music Café program, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival and launch of our focused artist development program Get Prep’d, our Autumn Program sees world, urban, jazz, traditional and contemporary come together at our home underneath the Story Bridge in Kangaroo Point. In particular we’re proud to announce our revamped World Music …Read more.

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