Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:54:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Helen Callipolitis’s century: 1919-2019 https://westender.com.au/helen-callipolitiss-century-1919-2019/ https://westender.com.au/helen-callipolitiss-century-1919-2019/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:22:44 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11632 On 17 July 2019, Highgate Hill resident, Helen Callipolitis, celebrated her 100th birthday at St Nicholas Hostel, surrounded by family and friends. Like so many people who migrated to Brisbane, Helen’s is a story of dislocation, hard work, fitting in and rebuilding community. Egypt Helen was born on 17 July 1919 in the Egyptian seaport […]

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Review of The Imaginarium: The Expressive Struggle for a Plastic-Free Future https://westender.com.au/review-of-the-imaginarium-the-expressive-struggle-for-a-plastic-free-future/ https://westender.com.au/review-of-the-imaginarium-the-expressive-struggle-for-a-plastic-free-future/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:19:41 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11611 The Imaginarium is a theatrical show with a social purpose. Coming out of the creative mind of artist and producer Jaron Walker, The Imaginarium is an immersive theatre production hosted by The Sideshow dedicated to the theme of single-use plastic in line with the Plastic-Free July challenge. The show featured six acts brought together by […]

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Grab your walking shoes for Queensland’s Walk at Work Week – 19-23 August https://westender.com.au/grab-your-walking-shoes-for-queenslands-walk-at-work-week-19-23-august/ https://westender.com.au/grab-your-walking-shoes-for-queenslands-walk-at-work-week-19-23-august/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:42:50 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11602 Queensland Walks is a volunteer group set up to improve conditions for walking in Queensland. It is the peak body for walking and provides a voice at local council and state level. Its also promotes events to get us walking. Anna Campbell, President of Queensland Walks spoke with The Westender about its Walk at Work Week initiative. […]

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PARADISE PALETTE – An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea https://westender.com.au/paradise-palette-an-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-from-papua-new-guinea/ https://westender.com.au/paradise-palette-an-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-from-papua-new-guinea/#respond Tue, 13 Aug 2019 23:43:27 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11571 West End local Belinda Macartney has recently returned from the country of her childhood, PNG, where she visited with Don Wotton Curator of PARADISE PALETTE – An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea. Her story is below. “I was overwhelmed to see a sign welcoming me ‘home’ at the airport. After many years’ […]

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A Bridge Too Near: Community group calls for proposed Neville Bonner Bridge to be scrapped https://westender.com.au/a-bridge-too-near-community-group-calls-for-proposed-neville-bonner-bridge-to-be-scrapped/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 21:41:59 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11532 Last week, The Brisbane Times reported that work on the pedestrian link across the Brisbane River, to be named the Neville Bonner Bridge, will begin in early 2020 and will finish two years later in 2022. Community group, Kurilpa Futures says that this work has been progressed by the Queensland Government despite strenuous public opposition. […]

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Woody Guthrie’s Songs of Freedom – at the Brisbane Powerhouse 16 & 17 August https://westender.com.au/woody-guthries-songs-of-freedom-at-the-brisbane-powerhouse-16-17-august/ Sun, 04 Aug 2019 00:55:22 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11548 Woody Guthrie died just over 50 years ago, on the 3rd of October 1967, but his songs retain a freshness that still resonates with audiences today. Guthrie has been an inspiration to song writers throughout the past 60 or so years, most notably, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg and the band Wilco. […]

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Out of the Galleries and into the Streets: TRACE Art exhibition and auction returns to West End https://westender.com.au/out-of-the-galleries-and-into-the-streets-trace-art-exhibition-and-auction-returns-to-west-end/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 01:53:14 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11505 Biennial art exhibition and auction TRACE brings leading artists out of the galleries and on to the streets of West End this August. TRACE returns to West End for the third time on 8 August, bringing contemporary art into the every-day community with proceeds contributing to the vital work of local organisation Community Plus+. The […]

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Have you read the news today? #ExtinctionRebellion targets the Courier-Mail https://westender.com.au/have-you-read-the-news-today-extinctionrebellion-targets-the-courier-mail/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 03:21:46 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11465 When Police come close to out-numbering protestors, the protestors might rightly assume that someone is taking them very seriously. A small contingent of Brisbane’s Extinction Rebellion chapter gathered at the doors of The Courier-Mail this morning and were confronted by barriers, police in numbers, and security guards. Commenting on the large Police presence, Charlotte, a […]

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‘Stop being so responsible’: 45-year-old Mum urges middle-agers in Brisbane https://westender.com.au/stop-being-so-responsible-45-year-old-mum-urges-middle-agers-in-brisbane/ Tue, 30 Jul 2019 02:26:10 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11458 Middle-aged family types are not known for taking time out to indulge themselves but this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival Best Newcomer Chris Ryan is used to swimming against the tide. Seven years after starting stand-up comedy, the Canberra-based Mother of two won Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival in May and is excited to […]

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West End Community & University Planners Combine to Plan the Heart of West End   https://westender.com.au/west-end-community-university-planners-combine-to-plan-the-heart-of-west-end/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:31:45 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11446 The future of West End’s Boundary Street, one of Inner Brisbane’s most recognised and popular community hubs, is currently the subject of widespread debate and uncertainty. “The street’s unrivaled combination of social, entertainment, shopping and professional activities makes this area a magnet for local residents and metropolitan visitors” says Phil Heywood, Planning spokesperson for Kurilpa […]

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