20 October, 2006

Upcoming Events in Suva (Updated 20.10.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Mara Mira The Honeymoon Boat in the Sayawa Garden, a globe-trotting art project that evolves at each destination through collaborations with local artists, opening 6pm, Friday, 29 September 2006 to Wednesday, 21 October 2006, UN Garden, in front of the Suva Olympic Pool, Victoria Parade;
  • Art Exhibition ‘Kishore Lal & Boogey Gibbons - A New Fijian Urban Art Collection’, Saturday, 14 October 2006, opening 7pm, and runs to Tuesday, 24 October 2006. Opening times - Monday toThursday, 9am to 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 1.30pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Mokosoi Fiji, suppliers of Fiji's Pure Natural Coconut Collection, Factory Clearance Sale, Friday, 20 October, and Saturday, 21 October 2006, from 9am to 4pm (on each day), Lot 24 Toti Street, Wailada, Lami, near Suva;
  • Korean Trade Show co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Fiji Korea Council, Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 11am to 10pm, and Thursday, 26 October 2006, 10am to 10pm, Suva Civic Centre, Lower Auditorium;
  • Seminar: Pacific Arts, the Way Forward: The Case of Tongan Music, Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 1pm to 2pm, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, USP, Laucala Campus, Suva;
  • Funk/Hip Hop class, Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 6pm to 7pm, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Celebrations for the island of Matuku in the Lau Group, Friday, 27 October, and Saturday, 28 October, 2006, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Institute of Directors Business Luncheon to discuss Corporate Governance, Friday, 27 October 2006, from 12.30pm, Holiday Inn, Suva (Guest Speaker : Ms Helen Lynch, a director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Pacific Brand Limited and Molecular Bioscience, Australia and Chairman of Westpac Responsibility & Sustainability Committee);
  • Alliance Francaise Photo Training Workshop with professional photographer, Adi Nacola, Saturday, 28 October 2006, from 8.30am to 6pm, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva (Fee is F$6.00 per person);
  • Westpac Businesswomen's Awards Night, Friday, 27 October 2007, from 6.30pm, Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami, near Suva;
  • Fiji Swimming Grand Prix, 28 October 2006, Suva (to feature distance events of 800m and 1,500m);
  • Fiji Golf Club Open Tournament, Saturday, 28 October, and Sunday, 29 October 2006, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", deadline for entries, Wednesday, 15 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Sumeet Tappoo (and other top Indian musicians) Concert, Wednesday, 15 November 2006, from 7.30pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Marist Gala Dinner to celebrate the work of the Marist Brothers in Fiji, Saturday, 18 November 2006, from 6.30pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", display of the best photos from the contest, Friday, 24 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Bulafiji.com Under 18 Rugby League Competition, 1 to 30 November, Suva; Fiji International Volleyball Tournament, 27 November to 2 December, Suva;
  • World Netball Championships, 10 to 21 July 2007, Suva;
  • Ocenia Women's Hockey Qualifiers for 2008 Olympic Games, from 10 September 2007, Suva;
  • 18th Hobbie 16 World Championship, 10 to 20 October 2007, Suva & Pacific Harbour (venue to be confirmed);
  • Queen Victoria School's 100th Anniversary Celebrations, November 2007.
Recurring Events:
  • Masi Gallery – Contemporary masi costumes, including the wedding costume of Adi Litia Dugdale Mara, the daughter of Ratu Mara and display of bird paintings by William Belcher, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Stormy Monday Blues Night, Mondays, from 9pm, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Latin Fitness Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Tuesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Pottery demonstrations, every Tuesday and Thursday, and daily every first week of the month, Fiji Museum;
  • Rasta Tuesday, from 9pm, Tuesdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Suva;
  • Stage Sevens, Wednesdays, 5.45pm to 7.30pm, Auditorium, FIT Arts, Culture & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai (Tickets at the door at F$3.00, students and scholars F$2.00);
  • Fiji Arts Club Dance Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Wednesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Rucksack Club Meeting, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6.45pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Suva;
  • Socrates Café where people gather to discuss and debate the topic of the month. This months topic is ‘Do I Exist?’, first Thursday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm, IMDVD, Sports City Mall, Laucala Bay;
  • French Conversation Group to practice your French, every Friday from 12.35pm to 1.35pm, Talanoa room, second floor of FAL building, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay (admission required - contact rankin_s@usp.ac.fj);
  • Kid’s Creative Dance Classes, Term 3 starts Friday, 15 September 2006, from 2:30pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Soul, funk, disco and classics DJ music, from 8pm, Fridays, Traps Lounge, Victoria Parade; Velocity Cycling Ride, from 7am, every Saturday, leaves from The Roc, FNPF Dolphins Plaza;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, starts 11am, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycles Ride, starts 6am, every Sunday, leaves from Waitui Cycles, Garden City;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street;
  • Jazz by the Beach, Sundays, 1pm to 5pm, Pearl South Pacific, Pacific Harbour.
For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone (679) 3396427, (679) 9921427 or e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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