04 October, 2006

3rd Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival - Updated Program

This is the updated program for the Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival which is currently being held in Suva : Wednesday, 4 October 2006
  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 9pm, Demonstration of Art & Craft skills, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 9pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 12pm, Workshop : Legal protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expressions & cultural mapping inventory, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 9am to 5pm, Workshop : Museums Governance, Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 9am to 5pm, Community Art & Craft Workshop, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Culinary Exhibition - Vanuatu & PNG, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Traditional Medicine Exhibition, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm, 5pm to 6pm, Story telling, Civic Centre;
  • 12pm to 3pm, Lunch Hour Show : PNG & Vanuatu, Sukuna Park;
  • 2pm to 5pm, Workshop: 2003 Convention for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 2pm to 3pm, Drama, Civic Centre;
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Films, Civic Centre;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Evening Show : Culture & Fashion, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore.

Thursday, 5 October 2006

  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 9pm, Demonstration of Art & Craft skills, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 9pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 12pm, Workshop : Copyright issues for indigenous artists and creators, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 9am to 11am, Workshop : Youths of Melanesia - Moving towards a sustainable life, Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 9am to 5pm, Community Art & Craft Workshop, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Culinary Exhibition - Solomon Islands, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Traditional Medicine Exhibition - Solomon Islands, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 11am to 2pm, Workshop - Fiji Veitalanoa (1), Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm, 5pm to 6pm, Story telling, Civic Centre;
  • 12pm to 3pm, Lunch Hour Show : Solomon Islands, Sukuna Park;
  • 2pm to 4pm, Panel Discussion - The education of Melanesians, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 2pm to 5pm, Workshop: Veitalanoa (2), Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 2pm to 3pm, Drama, Civic Centre;
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Films, Civic Centre;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Combined Evening Show : Contemporary, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore.
Friday, 6 October 2006
  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 9pm, Demonstration of Art & Craft skills, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 9pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 11am, Workshop : Adapting Melanesian Culture in the Globalised World, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 9am to 12pm, Workshop : Thematic Topics, Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 9am to 5pm, Community Art & Craft Workshop, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Culinary Exhibition - Papua New Guinea, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Traditional Medicine Exhibition - Papua New Guinea, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 11am to 2pm, Workshop - Fiji Veitalanoa (3), Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm, 5pm to 6pm, Story telling, Civic Centre;
  • 12pm to 3pm, Lunch Hour Show : Papua New Guinea, Sukuna Park;
  • 2pm to 5pm, Workshop : Supporting Artistic Excellence - Music Industry, Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 2pm to 5pm, Workshop: Supporting Artistic Excellence - Performing Arts & Crafts, Holiday Inn, Banyan Room;
  • 2pm to 3pm, Drama, Civic Centre;
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Films, Civic Centre;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Combined Evening Show : Music Fest, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore.

Saturday, 7 October 2006

  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 5pm, Community Art & Craft Exhibition, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 12pm, Workshop : Fiji Veitalanoa (4), Holiday Inn, Lali Room;
  • 10am to 11am, Cultural March, starting at Suva Flea Market opposite the Suva Bus Station;
  • 10am to 1pm, Culinary Exhibition - New Caledonia, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 3pm, Showcase of Bands - Fiji, Sukuna Park;
  • 10am to 2pm, Traditional Games, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 2pm, Inter-contingent Fun Games, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 12pm to 1pm, Lunch Hour Show : New Caledonia, Sukuna Park;
  • 1pm to 2pm, Canoe Race - Fiji, FDB Foreshore;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Combined Evening Show : Unique Cultural Practices, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore.

Sunday, 8 October 2006

Rest Day for all delegations.

Monday, 9 October 2006

  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 9pm, Demonstration of Art & Craft Skills, Sukuna Park;
  • 9am to 9pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 10am to 12pm, Culinary Exhibition - Fiji , Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 10am to 12pm, Traditional Medicine Exhibition - Fiji, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm, 5pm to 6pm, Story Telling, Civic Centre;
  • 12pm to 3pm, Lunch Hour Show : All countries, Sukuna Park;
  • 2pm to 3pm, Drama, Civic Centre;
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Films, Civic Centre;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Combined Evening Show : Traditional, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore.

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

  • 9am to 9pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 9pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 9pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 11am to 4pm, Band Performances, Sukuna Park.

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

  • 9am to 2pm, Melanesian Art and Crafts Fair, Festival Village, FDB Foreshore;
  • 9am to 2pm, Visual Art & Craft Exhibition, Lower Civic Auditorium, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 9am to 2pm, 'Viti Market' Trade Show, Sukuna Park;
  • 11am to 3pm, Valenikuro Food Fair, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens;
  • 7pm to 9pm, Closing Ceremony, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay.

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