28 July, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 27.7.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Copyright Tribunal original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works competition - open until Friday, 5 September 2008;
  • CLGF Pacific Project's "Pacific Urban Art Initiative" and the Alliance Francaise Eyes on the Street Photography Competition - open until Friday, 12 September 2008;
  • Fiji Second School Term, from Monday, 12 May, to Friday, 15 August 2008;
  • Term 2 Alliance Francaise's organised French, Fijian and Hindi lessons, from 19 May to 8 August 2008, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Exhibition of Fijian and Oceanic works including architectural innovations such as vertical gardening from Saturday, 12 July, to Monday, 11 August, 2008 (excluding Sundays), Fiji Museum, Suva (Also includes dances choreographed by Allan Allo and his dancers from the Oceanic Dance Group);
  • International School Suva (10 week) Drama Programme, begins Monday, 14 July 2008, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Multipurpose Hall, International School, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Great Teitei Competition for primary and secondary schools in Fiji, 22 July to 21 October 2008;
  • Animated film - ‘Persepolis’, Wednesday, 23 July, 2008, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Economics Association of Fiji Panel Discussion on "The Global Effects of Rising Prices : What Can We Do?", Monday, 28 July 2008, from 5.20pm, Tower 11, Reserve Bank of Fiji Building, Pratt Street, Suva;
  • Fiji Cancer Society's Biggest Morning Tea, Thursday, 31 July 2008, Suva;
  • Oral Health Month Launch, Friday, 1 August 2008, from 12pm, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Oral Health Month in Fiji, August 2008 (see detailed posts for information on activities planned);
  • Artists resident in Fiji, working in 2D and 3D to submit original works for the Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition by 1 August 2008, 10am and 5pm, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Floral arrangement course, Saturday, 2 August 2008, 9am to 4pm, Centre for Continuing and Community Education, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition (sponsored by ANZ Bank), 4 to 9 August 2008, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Tadra Kahani 2008, Wednesday, 13 August, and Thursday, 14 August 2008, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Music and Art Competition, Friday, 15 August 2008, from 6.00pm, Media Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Hibiscus Festival, Friday, 15 August, to Saturday, 23 August 2008, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Swimming Grand Prix 1, 16 August 2008, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva; Mr Suva Bodybuilding Competition, 16 August 2008, Suva;
  • 2008 Fiji Hobie Challenge, from Friday, 29 August, to Friday, 5 September 2008, National Sailing Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008;
  • Swimming Grand Prix 2, 13 September 2008, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs France, 1 November 2008, WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs Scotland, 5 November 2008, Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast, Australia;
  • Fiji National Age & Open Short Course Swimming Champs, 21 and 22 November 2008, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Vou Dance Classes, daily, from 3pm to 7.30pm, 30 Desvouex Road, Suva;
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Oceania Centre Gallery, opens daily, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires CafĂ©, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Tsulu Face-to-Face Tour, every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 10.45am, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Capital Toastmasters, every Tuesday (beginning 29 January 2008), from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, JJ's Boardroom, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Karate classes, Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido Self Defence Classes, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Tom Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Arts for Kids, 2 or 3 Saturdays every month, starting 5 April 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva sea wall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Sunday Bike Rides by Velocity Club, every Sundays, from 7am, ending with breakfast at Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.

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