03 November, 2006

Upcoming Activites and Events in Suva (Updated 3.11.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Theatre: ‘Blood Wedding’, a local production of the internationally acclaimed play by celebrated Spanish playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca, Wednesday, 1 November, to Saturday, 4 November 2006, starts 8pm each night, Aus-aid Performance Space, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Primary School Art & Craft Exhibition PEMAC Festival 2006, Thursday, 2 November, to Saturday, 4 November 2006, Suva Civic Centre (Opening hours: Thursday - 11am to 4pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm, Saturday - 9am to 2.300pm);
  • Post Budget Forum Breakfast, Saturday, 4 November 2006, 8.25am to 10.30am, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Farebrother/Sanyo Cups Rugby Challenge, Naitasiri vs Nadroga, Saturday, 4 November 2006, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • LTA Velocity Cycling Race Series 2006, Lami to Warwick Hotel race, Sunday, 5 November 2006, starts 6.30am, from Fisheries Department, Lami (Entry fees : F$5.00 per person. Contact Dom on telephone +679 9922123 for details);
  • Grace Baptist Church organised Small Business Workshop for unemployed youths of Nakelo/Nanuku/Wailea/Veigodo settlements, Tuesday, 7 November 2006, from 9am to 11am;
  • Annual Melbourne Cup Horse Race Celebrations, Tuesday, 7 November 2006, from 12pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Art Exhibition "Waka-ni-vuku - Roots of Sagacity", opens Wednesday, 8 November 2006, from 5.30pm, then from Thursday, 9 November to Saturday, 11 November 2006, 9am to 4pm, Oceania Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Library Association Annual Quiz Night, Thursday, 9 November 2006, starting 7pm, Forum Secretariat Fale, Forum Secretariat Compound, Ratu Sukuna Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Human Resources Institute, Development Forum, Friday, 10 November 2006, from 8am to 7pm, Lali Room, Holiday Inn, 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;
  • Annual Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Competition (Twisties Games), Friday, 17 November, and Saturday, 18 November 2006, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Tourism Training segments for Suva, 4 to 9 December 2006, at various venues in Suva;
  • National Boxing Championships, 6 to 8 December 2006, New Town Hall, Suva;
  • Oceania Athletics Grand Prix, 9 to 11 December 2006, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Oceania Hockey Qualifiers for Olympics, 2007 - time to be confirmed, Suva;
  • East Asia-Pacific Under 15 Cricket 8's tournament, 24 January to 29 January, 2007, Albert Park, 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, first Thursday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm, IMDVD, Sports City Mall, Laucala Bay (Topic this month : 'Your Personality and Character: Born or Developed?');
  • 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. A 20% discount is offered for all bookings up to 31 March 2007. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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