Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Sat, 24 Aug 2019 02:31:05 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Local History: The Battle of Highgate Hill https://westender.com.au/local-history-the-battle-of-highgate-hill/ https://westender.com.au/local-history-the-battle-of-highgate-hill/#respond Sat, 24 Aug 2019 02:31:05 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11706 Queensland’s Volunteer Defence Force The British Army troops that served as convict guards and later constables left Brisbane in 1850, after 26 years. In 1869 all remaining British Army units left Australia, leaving only a Royal Navy station. The first Queensland volunteer force was founded in 1860 but suffered from under-funding by the cash strapped […]

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Film Review: ‘Dogman’ Works Hard to Maintain its Humanity https://westender.com.au/film-review-dogman-works-hard-to-maintain-its-humanity/ https://westender.com.au/film-review-dogman-works-hard-to-maintain-its-humanity/#respond Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:58:16 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11697 The film opens on a snarling pit-bull in a cold, blue room. A timid Marcello (Marcello Fonte) approaches the dog, tentatively maneuvering around it, and slowly cleans it, finishing off with a playful blow-dry. This is Dogman, the latest film from acclaimed director Matteo Garone (Gomorrah). I had heard that it won Best Actor at […]

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Boundary Street history panels tell us the story of West End https://westender.com.au/boundary-street-history-panels-tell-us-the-story-of-west-end/ https://westender.com.au/boundary-street-history-panels-tell-us-the-story-of-west-end/#respond Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:30:43 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11598 This morning the first of the West End Making History Group‘s history panels was installed outside Terry White’s Chemist on Boundary Street while members of the group stood proudly by. Keep an eye out as more panels are installed over the next two days by local signwriter Shane Kunst and his team, ready for the […]

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Queensland Council of Civil Liberties calls for a calm and considered approach to protests https://westender.com.au/queensland-council-of-civil-liberties-calls-for-a-calm-and-considered-approach-to-protests/ https://westender.com.au/queensland-council-of-civil-liberties-calls-for-a-calm-and-considered-approach-to-protests/#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:13:58 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11669 The Premier today released a statement in which she said there was evidence that protesters were arming themselves with booby traps, which could harm those who remove the protestors from a place of protest. The Queensland Council of Civil Liberties (QCCL) has raised concerns about the alleged activities of protesters, if true, and the about […]

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Trace 2019: An Aesthetic Journey through West End with @Federica_Caso https://westender.com.au/trace-2019-an-aesthetic-journey-through-west-end-with-federica_caso/ https://westender.com.au/trace-2019-an-aesthetic-journey-through-west-end-with-federica_caso/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:30:52 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=11659 What’s better than going on an art hunt on a Saturday morning? As part of Trace 2019, West End has been dotted with art from well-established and emerging artists. You can find artworks in unexpected places such a bakery, a barber shop, and a pharmacy. So, grab a friend and coffee, and start your art […]

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Helen Callipolitis’s century: 1919-2019 https://westender.com.au/helen-callipolitiss-century-1919-2019/ https://westender.com.au/helen-callipolitiss-century-1919-2019/#comments 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/ 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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