BFU presents: Fat Cats and Water Rats: The Future of West End

Brisbane Free University is proud to present a panel for the West End Festival, on a topic dear to our hearts. This is a chance for community members to come together and discuss West End’s community values, share ideas and make plans for the future.


Boe Spearim 
Boe Spearim is a youth representative for Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE). BASE has been operating from Musgrave Park since 2012.

Dr Erin Evans 
Dr Erin Evans is the president of the West End Community Association (WECA). WECA is a not-for-profit, incorporated association of residents and friends of Kurilpa (West End, Hill End, Highgate Hill and South Brisbane).

Peter Walters 
Peter Walters is an urban sociologist from the School of Social Science at UQ. He teaches first year students what sociology is, and graduate students what sociology could be. He researches how we shape cities and how they shape us.

Peter Westoby 
Peter Westoby is a Director/member of Community Praxis Cooperative and part of the Kurilpa Future Campaign Group. He has lived in 4101 for 26 years, loves hanging at AVID Reader and swimming in Musgrave Park pool. He is also a senior lecturer in community development at UQ.

Everyone is welcome, and, as ever, the event is free.

When: October 11, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where: The carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.

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