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In a great coup for West End the Latin community of Brisbane will host its annual Fiesta here in Russell Street, West End. The celebration happens on Saturday 2 November 3-10pm in a street party that will bring the delights of food, music, fun and family together for all.
WECA proudly endorses this event and we've worked to lend them our assistance and advice.
Find the event on Facebook
WEST END 'micro' BLOCK PARTY 2013..update
..on a smaller scale but with the same big spirit and values..the 2013 event is happening this Sunday 15th September in the front carparks of ABSOE (Boundary St, west End) from 10am-6pm.
WECA members get free entry. Pre-purchase either WECA membership or tickets from Greentix.
Proceeds go to both WECA and the Brisbane Fringe Festival.
Being a WECA member is always good!!
Parade assembles from 1pm under the Dornoch Terrace bridge (aka Dyke bridge).
The procession will roll at 1:30pm.
Festivities will take place on Boundary St between Vulture and Russell Streets. The Southside Roller Derby Girls are back again for the sixth year! Plus Brisbane Hardcourt Bikepolo crew return. And we have a couple of surprises!!
We're a queer friendly, family safe and pet welcoming event. This is West End's favourite day because everyone is welcome to celebrate the lives lived on wheels.
Boundary Street (betw Vulture and Russell St) will be closed to cars between 1:30pm-5:30pm on Sunday 1st. However all the local businesses will be open. So come down support our local traders, enjoy the atmosphere and bring your smiles and cheer.
WEST END BLOCK PARTY 2013..update
Yes its back for another year!!! We're very pleased to announce that the event will make a return to Boundary St.
However there are a couple of changes, behind the scenes. Last year's event director, Darren Godwell and WECA President, will take a lesser role due to day-job demands. WECA has proposed a broader, community-based, advisory group be put in place to oversee its continued hosting as a community event and its charter as a celebration of West End. Adam Hill of the Boundary Hotel has offered his continued support for the event.
Stay tuned, especially through WECA's facebook page, and the event's own page for updates and announcements.
This is another WECA hosted community event. In 1986 a couple of energetic West Enders kicked off a street party for everyone. That event blossomed into a West End institution, the Boundary Street Festival. In 2012 a couple of other West Enders are out to revive the spirit of that community event. Welcome to the WEST END BLOCK PARTY!!
5th kurilpa derby-sunday 2nd sept 2pm, boundary st!!!
People wishing to roll in the parade please assemble from 1:30pm under the Dornoch Terrace bridge.
Festivities will take place on Boundary St between Vulture and Russell Streets. The Southside Roller Derby Girls are back again for the fifth year!
We're a queer friendly, family safe and pet welcoming event. This is West End's favourite day because everyone is welcome to celebrate in our main street.
2011 West end film festival
Blackstar flood fundraiser (Thomas st)
Saturday 12th March
Thanks to everyone for an incredible street party...over 1,000 of you rocked out and in turn raised over $10,000!!!!
Blackstar Coffee & WECA are very happy to have safely run this community celebration as a flood fundraiser--thanks to the BooCrew, all the local muso's playing kicking tunes, local Police, and all the vollies. Wolfmother clip here
All funds will be split between the Premier's Flood Relief Fund and local efforts with families in Rocklea and Goodna.
sunday best: fancy dress parade
This Sunday 24th October starting with the Peoples Parade gathering at 2.30pm at West End Library before parading down to Russell St. All are welcome especially those in costume, styled-up or just wearing your sunday best.
The bottom end of Russell St wil be closed between 3-6pm on Sudnay 24th Oct.
picnic in paradise---12pm Sunday 26th Sept
This is another chance to meet with your neighbours, hear a little about what WECA is doing, ask questions of the Management Commitee and have a good time. Its also a time to check on the draft Local Area Plan-remember submissions are due Tuesday 28th September.
Lyons Park is a community gem. It's home to a Spiral Community Garden, has a cob-oven for pizzas, a large adventure playground, a fabulous shelter and table, and also a half-court for basketball.
WECA Commitee members will be making pizzas and for a gold coin donation you can have some.
Kurilpa Derby+blackdove bloc party+west end live+WECA Picinic+sunday best parade
= West end's Local Love Festival
West End's inaugural LOCAL LOVE FESTIVAL is here!!!
WECA is promoting several great events this Spring. All events are family friendly.
This is a local celebration of eveything that is great about your neighbourhood--diverse, creative, inclusive, fun, open, free, GLBT friendly and community-minded. Everyone that shares these values are welcome!!!
Sat 11th Sept 4-7pm Blackdove Bloc Party, 33 Vulture St.
Sun 12th Sept 2.30pm Kurilpa Derby: West End on Wheels, assemble for parade on Boundary St under Dornoch Tce bridge at 2pm before heading to the festivities. The world famous "squid relay" is back!!
Sat 18th Sept Aust Bike Polo Championships (Musgrave Park, South Brisbane) The local fixies crew have scored a coup with the best in Aust coming to our neighbourhood.
Sun 19th Sept West End Live, back again as part of the Brisbane Fesitval this time it promises to be more local and low-key. Give it another try.
Sun 26th Sept 12pm WECA's Picnic in Paradise, Lyon's Park in Paradise St. Open to all of WECA's supporters and members.
Sun 24th Oct Sunday Best: West End's first Fancy Dress Parade, Boundary St. A celebration of individuality, style, fun, fruits and dress-ups..their Facebook page is here
Peoples' Tree Audit in Riverside Parks
This Saturday (24 July) Cr Helen Abrahams is hosting an exercise to audit the number and significance of trees in our Riverside Parks. Take one hour this Saturday, bring the kids, bring your dog, meet your neighbours and do something that's in your suburb...
EVERY 3rd SUNDAYMarky Markets at Vinyl
Hosted by local music venue HiFi (125 Boundary St)… beats, beers and bargains...clothes, records, books, shoes, fabrics, bikes, crafts, home wares, artwork, EVERYTHING. Their website is www.markymarkets.com
Come along to SPIRAL Community Hub in Fair Trade Fortnight to celebrate a 20 year plus relationship between Tradewinds (suppliers of fairly traded tea and coffee) and Justice Products.When: Friday evening May the 7th from 5:30 pm.Where: SPIRAL Community Hub deck, 192 Boundary St West End.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 38447733.
Brett Inder and Cameron Neil are speaking on the night. Brett Inder is the Director of Tradewinds. Our second guest speaker is Cameron Neil Operations Manager for the Australia for Fair Trade Labelling. Cameron will be speaking about AFLANZs new global strategy focusing on Empowerment and Business Development for producer partners – and also the new Tackling Poverty Through Trade report they'll be releasing before Fair Trade Fortnight.See http://www.fairtrade.com.au/ and http://www.qldfairtrade.org.au/ for more fair trade fortnight events.
PedBikeTrans is hosting a seminar where three presenters will report on the latest innovations in and examples from Europe, as well as a debrief on the recent Walk21 International Walking Conference held in New York, click here to read flyer.
West End Film Festival -- this is the first West End Film Festival!! (WEFF) It's being organised by Mike Witt, supported by BCC and local Cr Helen Abrahams and WECA. WEFF welcomes first time filmmakers and encourages Aboriginal, queer, political, punk, experimental and creative filmmakers to enter their works.
Carols by Candlelight, supported by WECA, open to all. Please join us down on Boundary St 7pm on Tuesday evening to celebrate a wonderous year and to wish peace and goodwill to all.
Fixettes Feast in Musgrave Park...(click here for flyer) Please support Kim and the Fixies crew.
Hundreds of people turned out for the rally to Save West End at the Big Lizard in Boundary Street on Saturday 17 October.
The rally was featured on Channel 7, 9 and the ABC and the message to the Brisbane City Council was loud and clear: the people of Brisbane love West End and will fight to protect its character, creative energy and urban village atmosphere from the reckless and senseless overdevelopment proposed by the Council.
Residents are not opposed to development – in fact we welcome it – but it must be in accordance with sustainable planning principles.
31 July- 2 August
21 & 22 february
All are welcome.