Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:14:33 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Brisbane workers unite for Climate Action https://westender.com.au/brisbane-workers-unite-for-climate-action/ https://westender.com.au/brisbane-workers-unite-for-climate-action/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:14:33 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13366 On Monday 3 February Workers 4 Climate Justice (W4CJ) will hold a public meeting on the health impacts of the unfolding climate crisis. “Our country has extreme weather and natural events, we have extreme drought, dust storms, bush fires, floods and cyclones,” said W4CJ spokesperson, Amanda Ross. “These problems will get worse as our planet […]

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SwapU: folk-story inspires circular economy app https://westender.com.au/swapu-folk-story-inspires-circular-economy-app/ https://westender.com.au/swapu-folk-story-inspires-circular-economy-app/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 02:50:39 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13374 One way to join the circular economy, say the developers of the new SwapU app, is by swapping your unwanted goods. Nic Robertson, Jordan Piggott, and Chad Fallotin are the South Brisbane and Fortitude Valley based team responsible for a new app designed to enable people to exchange second-hand goods. Founder and CEO, Nic Robertson, […]

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The Personal is Political: new exhibition from West End’s House Conspiracy https://westender.com.au/the-personal-is-political-new-exhibition-from-west-ends-house-conspiracy/ https://westender.com.au/the-personal-is-political-new-exhibition-from-west-ends-house-conspiracy/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2020 04:48:32 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13338 The Personal is Political, the latest exhibition from West End’s House Conspiracy, features works by artists Deborah Eddy, Rebecca Piper, and Ruby Barnsley which explore the impact of societal forces and politicisation on women’s personal experiences. Revealing the intersection of femininity, sexuality, and the current political climate from feminist perspectives, each artist explores these interconnected […]

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Domestic Violence Support over Christmas https://westender.com.au/domestic-violence-support-over-christmas/ Mon, 23 Dec 2019 00:16:58 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13226 Help is on hand over the Christmas period for any Queenslander experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence with DVConnect’s helplines operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said DVConnect would remain open over Christmas and help was just a phone call away […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1992 was a very West End Christmas https://westender.com.au/from-the-archive-1992-was-a-very-west-end-christmas/ Fri, 20 Dec 2019 01:28:16 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13211 In 1992 West End celebrated Christmas with pageants, a pancake breakfast, theatre and circus. In that year, the first for The Westender, John Jiggens took a look at the various Christmas traditions celebrated in West End. In 1992 Patricia Avila, then coordinator of the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), said she saw Christmas as a time […]

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Goodbye Sideshow: a personal tribute https://westender.com.au/goodbye-sideshow-a-personal-tribute/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:34:22 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13199 The Sideshow has created magic moments in the West End community, and they will be remembered by Westenders and the Brisbane arts community. After just over two years of making Montague Road a more inspiring place, Sideshow brings the curtains down. May this be a time of reflection on the past and for planning the […]

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Let’s Talk – WECA’s year in review https://westender.com.au/lets-talk-wecas-year-in-review/ https://westender.com.au/lets-talk-wecas-year-in-review/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2019 23:31:08 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13176 On Saturday the 15th of December, West End Community Association (WECA) wrapped up the year with a celebratory annual general meeting. Rather than the usual dry AGM consisting of reports and elections, the ‘Let’s Talk’ themed event was given over to reflection on the past, on recent achievements, and on considering challenges for our future. […]

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Legal Aid Queensland: Understand your contract before buying a mobile phone this Christmas https://westender.com.au/legal-aid-queensland-understand-your-contract-before-buying-a-mobile-phone-this-christmas/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:50:09 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13153 Smart phones are becoming popular Christmas gifts, but Legal Aid Queensland is warning consumers to do their homework before signing their contracts. Legal Aid Queensland senior consumer lawyer Paul Holmes said he was expecting calls after Christmas from people wanting help with contract problems including debt management and termination fees. “The biggest problem we see […]

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What do you think of me now I’ve told you? The music of Georgia Potter’s Moreton https://westender.com.au/what-do-you-think-of-me-now-ive-told-you-the-music-of-georgia-potters-moreton/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:52:23 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13115 Georgia Potter cut her musical teeth in the West End and Brisbane scene playing with Laneous, Yeo, Cool Calm Collective and collaborating with countless other local projects like Tin Can Radio, Kooii, Bobby Alu and more. And, she reckons, she could name a rehearsal house in nearly every West End street – from Hoogley to […]

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Jack Bratt wins prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship https://westender.com.au/jack-bratt-wins-prestigious-grant-mclennan-fellowship/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:49:26 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=13112 Brisbane guitarist, songwriter and producer Jack Bratt, was last night awarded the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2019. The $25,000 fellowship is partnerships between QMusic, Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS. The other finalists were, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Leanne Tennant, and Georgia Potter (Moreton). The Fellowship offers the recipient an opportunity to follow in Grant’s […]

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