03 August, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 3.8.08)

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;
  • Oral Health Month in Fiji, August 2008 (see detailed posts for information on activities planned);
  • Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and Competition (sponsored by ANZ Bank), 4 to 9 August 2008, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Launch of "Sail and Swim" Art Exhibition with paintings by Anneke Silver, Friday, 8 August 2008, 6.30pm, Fiji Museum Veranda, Suva;
  • 2008 Hibiscus Festival Charity Fun Run, Saturday, 9 August 2008, starting 6.30am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • "Sail and Swim" Art Exhibition with paintings by Anneke Silver, from Saturday, 9 August 2008 to Sunday, 7 September 2008, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Tadra Kahani 2008, Wednesday, 13 August, Thursday, 14 August, and Friday, 15 August 2008, from 7pm (on each day), Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Annual sports event organized for students of the Fiji Institute of Technology, Friday, 15 August 2008, from 8.00am, Suva Grammar School Grounds, Veiuto, 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 Secondary School Basketball Championships, from Monday, 25 August, to Wednesday, 27 August 2008, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, 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, Tuesdays 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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