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Kurilpa Derby and Kurilpa Beggars Banquet

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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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A celebration of life on wheels and feasting with friends
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West End's annual Kurilpa Derby makes its welcome return on Saturday 1 September 2019 from 2pm til 5pm to celebrate life on wheels. Get creative and bring along your own environmentally-friendly, people-powered mobility and get along to Boundary Street, the main thoroughfare of West End, where skateboards, scooters, roller-skates, trolleys, and prams take over the bustling business district.

The Derby is open to everyone that has a connection to the Kurilpa community.

Photo courtesy Kurilpa Derby facebook page

Kurilpa Beggars Banquet
Don't forget to stay on after the Derby and enjoy a feast at the Kurilpa Beggars Banquet, where diners can set up a dinner table (preferably decorated) with your neighbours or friends, bring a home-cooked dish, and leave a spare place or two at the table to welcome new friends. The banquet has been running for the last 4 years.

West End is located 2 kms from the Brisbane CBD and is described as a "fusion of cultures" and home to a vibrant and colourful arts scene and socially progressive and accepting community. It just so happens to also be one of Brisbane's oldest areas with the charm of traditional Queenslander cottages and new, modern architectural developments.

Since its beginnings in 2007, where it was created by the West End Community Centre, the Kurilpa Derby has continued to grow. WECA believe that the Derby is built on the joy of service and makes the spirit of playfulness, togetherness and DIY ethos of the Derby/Banquet.

Last year, the free event ran on people power with all organisers, performers/ demonstrators, marshalls, first aiders, police and SES Volunteering their time and labour.

So get along and contribute to the fabric of the West End community at this year's Derby and Banquet days.
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Why? Celebrate Life On Wheels
When: Kurilpa Derby 2pm-5pm Banquet 6pm-9pm
Where: Boundary Street West End
Cost: Free
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Sounds like a lot of fun, Gillian ...
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