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Cmmty Celebrations: Kurilpa Derby 2014 poster

7th kurilpa derby-sunday 7th sept 2014, boundary st

Parade assembles from 1pm under the Dornoch Terrace bridge (aka Dyke bridge) on Boundary Street. The procession will roll at 1:30pm. Spectators welcome along Boundary Street.

Festivities will take place on Boundary Street between Vulture and Russell Streets. The street will be closed to cars for our safety and your fun.

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 7th September. However all the local businesses will be open. Come down support our local traders, enjoy the atmosphere and bring your smiles and cheer.



Cmmty Celebrations: Fiesta Latina 2013


fiesta latina comes to west end

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


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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!!


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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.


News: WestEndBlockParty posterWEST END BLOCK PARTY 1-9PM SATURDAY 22ND SEPT 2012, boundary st, west end

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!!

You can find the program and map here and you can download the full line-up here  Be sure to check the facebook event page WEST END BLOCK PARTY for updates.

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 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.


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2011 West end film festival 

The follow-up to last year's incredibly successful debut. The second West End Film Festival is set for Sunday 27th March, at the rear of the Rumpus Room (Boundary St, West End). Tickets sold online.

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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



24th July

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 here for flyer

WHEN  3pm Saturday 24th July

WHERE  Gas Tower in Davies Park

CONTACT Helen Abrahams 3403 2165



Marky 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


15 may

West End Carnivale is Back!!!

Last year's success is this year's most anticipated local celebration of local musicians and local performers. Morgyn and his team have assembled an incredible line-up...check it out your tickets from The Shire or Ugees coffee.


7 May

FairTrade Fortnight-Celebrate a Global Initiative

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: 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 and for more fair trade fortnight events.  


30 March 

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. 


28 March

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.


22 december

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. 


1 November

Fixettes Feast in Musgrave Park...(click here for flyer) Please support Kim and the Fixies crew.



West End Community Rally for a better Plan

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.



2 August

Welcome to Country

One of our members, Auntie Mulinjarlie, an Elder representing the Jagera people, invites you to participate in a gathering to formally welcome locals to Murri country. A “welcome to country” is a traditional protocol that has been extended to many people on an individual basis. This is a West End first please join us in the right spirit for a wonderful local ceremony. 10am Sunday 2 August, Riverbank Park, Boundary Street, (UBD Map 159 H:20) (BYO Chairs pls).


1 August

Fiesta at West End State School

This is it-our own primary school celebration!!! Support the school, P+C & local school children. From 12pm-6pm at the West End State School. Toffee, cupcakes & rides….



31 July- 2 August

GreazeFest 10th Anniversary Celebration

In 2009, GreazeFest celebrates the 10th Anniversary of an event that has become an annual ritual for kustom kulture devotees from all over the world. Be careful to check the website for details as this massively popular celebration is likely to sell-out…Sunday is Fair Day at Davies Park… 


21 June

The LOCAL Opportunity: Building Resilient Businesses and Living Local Economies

A one day workshop with world-famous community development leader and author, Michael Shuman, down at Sths Leagues Club, for details click here.. and to register for the workshop go directly to Transition Town (Brisbane)



21 & 22 february

Sustainable Homes Course

Hosted by LocalPower a two day course in West End with very practical tips for your house. 


28th february

Celebrate the re-opening of Riverside Park

WECA will host a low-key community event beginning at 12pm on Saturday 28th February in the park between Victoria & Kurilpa Streets, Hill End.


Bring a chair, the Saturday papers, the kids and join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the park.We'll fire up the bbq, say a couple of thank you's & acknowledge the efforts of locals that made this possible, have a couple of local musicians play & organise some kid's activity around painting & chalking the bitumen.


All are welcome.

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