Well, things are really heating up in the leadup to Christmas with festivals, festivities and much much more all taking place in the next couple of months.

It's a busy time in West End - and we hope you get out and enjoy it.

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A day of family fun to kick off Anti-Poverty Week

Too many Australian children are born into poverty and find it hard to break free in their lifetime. That’s why Micah Projects, and a coalition of other, local community groups, have organised an Inclusive Communities Fun Day especially for children on Sunday 15th October to mark the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week. There will be full day of fun activities for …Read more.

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Inner city living still a drawcard

Inner city living still a drawcard

Rob Honeycombe of Bees Nees Realty looks at the local rental market. Few things are more on the mind of inner-Brisbane property investors right now – where’s the rental market headed? The media clamour for new data and are being fed by property developers and others with an interest in positive spin, along with those “independent” commentators who would like …Read more.

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Japanese Film Festival bound for Aus

Japanese Film Festival bound for Aus

Celebrate and engage in one of the world's most prolific film cultures, when the very best of contemporary Japanese cinema hits Australian cities this October for the 2017 Japanese Film Festival (JFF).  Between October 13th and December 3rd, cinemas in Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne will screen some of Japan's most popular recent films, which includes everything from …Read more.

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Look who’s talking about poverty and inequality

Look who’s talking about poverty and inequality

On Tuesday the 17th October from 9.30 am to 1pm at the State Library of Queensland there will be a great opportunity to hear from Dr Richard Denniss - the Chief Economist at The Australian Institute - and other great speakers and panellists about poverty and inequality. “Who is The Australia Institute? The Australia Institute's Board represents a range of …Read more.

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New mobile youth van rolls into Brisbane

Queensland's first Mobile Youth Van from Save the Children, providing support services to kids in remote and disadvantaged areas will be rolling into Brisbane this month. Launched by Save the Children and Bulgari, the mobile support service targets children experiencing poor physical and mental wellbeing, substance abuse, social disconnection and family violence. Part of an Australia-wide initiative which began in …Read more.

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Governments surrendering our privacy - QCCL

Governments surrendering our privacy - QCCL

Queensland Council of Civil Liberties (QCCL) president, Michael Cope, said today, “Yesterday’s COAG meeting was another example of the now familiar process where after each terror incident our governments hack away at our rights to privacy and due process. “Given it is clear that terrorist attacks are, sadly, not going to stop soon, where does that process end?” asked Mr …Read more.

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We won’t be silenced on Marriage Equality

We won’t be silenced on Marriage Equality

South Brisbane is one of the most progressive seats in the Queensland Parliament. It’s a community of old working class suburbs that over time have formed a unique and vibrant culture of activism, art and academia. Many thought this would mean the anger and vitriolic bigotry of the marriage equality postal survey would seem a world away. Nothing could be 

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West Village

Brand new #StreetArt Festival for West End

A brand new West End Street Art Festival will be taking off on 22nd of October with some of Brisbane’s most exciting street artists brightening West End’s streets with murals, food stalls, markets and live music. It aims to create a great day out for the entire family as well as raising $10,000 for homelessness charity Orange Sky Laundry. The …Read more.

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Documentary asks - Has medicine lost its way?

Documentary asks - Has medicine lost its way?

His peers call him the ‘Gandhi of modern medicine’. The New York Times acknowledged him as the ‘father of palliative care in India’. And he’s definitely at the vanguard of change in medical practice around the world. Now internationally acclaimed palliative care specialist Dr MR Rajagopal will be in Brisbane on Monday evening, October 16 for a special cinema showing …Read more.

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International motorbike journey almost over for Brothers Reid

International motorbike journey almost over for Brothers Reid

After spending two and a half years traversing across 50 countries, adventurers Brothers Reid will cross the finish line of their fundraising journey at QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane on World Mental Health Day. After losing their sister Heidi to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in 2011, Dylan and Lawson teamed up with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute to raise money for …Read more.

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Undercover Arts breaking the stigma of disability

Undercover Arts breaking the stigma of disability

Defying the stigma of disability, Undercover Artist Festival is Queensland's second disability arts festival of its kind that highlights the extraordinary contributions and skills of those with disability. Part of Queensland Mental Health Week, Undercover Arts Festival will provide an inspiring and obscure showcase of theatre, dance and music that is set to engage audiences. Presented by Access Arts, the festival includes workshops and …Read more.

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