Author: Kerrod Trott

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 Café series! Our first two shows will see a focus on a new generation of some of the emerging sounds of Asia including QMA finalist Matt Hsu, Noralyn and May Lyn  in April and Crystal Yi, (Main picture) international...

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Check out our new look website

Have you logged onto lately? You’ll be impressed with the changes we’ve made, with a brand new look and a host of new features to keep you up to date on what’s happening in your local community. The Westender was prompt to adopt online publishing, setting up our first website and Facebook page in 2005, and we’re still active across social media platforms, including running a twitter feed.   At times when there has been no print edition of the Westender, online publishing allowed us to keep the local community informed about the issues of the day. Our regular...

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Grab yourself a slice of West End history

The specially produced Commemorative Edition of the Westender, celebrating twenty five years of publication, is now on sale at selected local outlets and also on-line, at Its 68 tabloid pages provide a fascinating insight into the early years of this award-winning community newspaper, focusing on the period from 1992 to 2005. It contains full-size reproductions of some of the paper’s most striking front pages and stories, as well as interesting historical background and commentary from key, local stakeholders. The publication celebrates the remarkable diversity and creativity of West End, and reflects a suburb undergoing rapid change. If you...

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West End is Closing The Gap

Local community organisations Micah Projects, ANTaR, Oxfam, ATSICHS and West End Community House are celebrating Close the Gap Day on Thursday 16th March, 2017, with  a number of events planned for the small park at 161 Boundary Street, West End, between 11 am and 2 pm.  Local community worker and Elder Sam Watson will get things underway with a rousing call to action, and there will be other guest speakers.  There will be a range of informative and educational material highlighting the gap in life expectancy – and other key benchmarks – between Indigenous people and the greater community.  ...

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Commemorative Edition ORDER HERE

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