Festivities and politics

The year 2013 ended with a range of festivities including the perennial Woodford Festival which attracts many Westenders as performers, speakers or patrons. 

We wrap the festival with a couple of highlights.

No sooner did some of us start the daily journey back to our desk than the Right Honorable Bronwyn Bishop announced a by-election for our local Federal seat of Griffith on Feb 8th.

We start the process of bringing you the latest from the Griffith campaign.

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Sweet tease by Hot Brown Honey

Sweet tease by Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey Burlesque is raunchy, intelligent and confrontational.

Three very sexy ladies and one cross dressing man titillate, challenge and confront the audience from every which way over about an hour of action packed burlesque crossing genres ...

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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 ...

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Karl S Williams

Karl S Williams wows Woodford 

Twighlight Markets and Joynt regular Karl S Williams took Woodford by storm over the Christmas New Year break. With at least one gig every day the West End troubadour turned heads with his gutsy passion, huge vocal register and eclectic material.

Diners rearranged themselves to watch the lanky local bewitch them on the banjo, guitar and keyboards. ...  Read online.

Our oceans a plastic soup?

Our oceans a plastic soup?

Canadian adventurer Adrian Midwood (from Ocean Ambassadors) and Tim Silverwood (from Take 3) aboard the S.V. Moana

Healthy Waterways hosts Brisbane launch of ‘Talking Trash Tour’

Healthy Waterways has bid farewell for the launch of Talking Trash Tour on its ocean voyage from Brisbane to Sydney.  ... Read online.

Geoff hearts the Greens

Greens welcome by-election announcement

The Australian Greens have welcomed the announcement of a February 8th by-election in Griffith as the first litmus test of Tony Abbott’s leadership.

Candidate Geoff Ebbs said the Coalition Government was hurting the people of Griffith. Read online.

Terru Butler


I welcome the announcement today that the by-election for the seat of Griffith will be on February 8 2014. Terri Butler - ALP candidate for Griffith

This will be a hard fought campaign and it’s a fight I am ready for. The people of Griffith deserve a strong voice. Read online.

Glasson and Abbot

Glasson keen to "bring it on"

Glasson and the crew get ready for the by-election

I welcome the announcement of a date for the Griffith by-election.

The people of Griffith deserve an elected federal representative working for them full-time again.

Unfortunately Kevin Rudd let the people of Griffith down by resigning so ... Read online.

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