Open-air Arts & Crafts in the park, outside the Art Gallery, Honiara Reply

Open Air Arts & Crafts in the park..’ Honiara, Solomon IslandsOpen 10am-4pm (best times)

Part of the Solomon Islands National Art Gallery (SINAG), Honiara..

Outside, under the colourful market stalls, you’ll find an array of hand made products by local Solomon Islanders, some of the traditional skills have been handed down thru their family generations, and show a strong Melanesian cultural influence.. they also use this space as their ‘studio’ and you can see them sitting under a tree, carving, using the specific timber or stone that they have been taught to use.. one of the carvers, Billy Vinajama is 82 years of age, from Gatokae Island at the gateway of Marovo Island, Billy is very passionate about his carving career & achievement and informs me he has been carving in stone for 44 years..



The ‘Avaiki Women’s Group (Women’s Arts & Crafts Group) are hapi, vibrant & actively involved in their craft: the weavers make mats, bags/ baskets/ kete (bag), fans/ jewellery & many more.. there are makers of print/ tie-dye on t-shirts/ dresses/ lavalava & cloth, some make jewellery produced out shell beads/ paper beads into intricate pieces of wearable jewellery.. the women’s leader is ‘Janet Ramoteo’

Avaiki Women’s Group: (women’s group photo)




L-R; 1:Janet Ramoteo, 2:Ela Maesulia, 3:Lucy Bangoika, 4:Nancy Tangangiki, 5:Ruth Sina, 6:Tala Maitaki, 7:Nancy Teabaika, 8:Melina Teahe, 9:Joyce Augia, 10:Nancy Tango, 11:Tusiato Graley, 12:Nesary Taiake, 13:Rose Maenaha..

L-R; 1:Lisah Tony, 2:Marion Tembe, 3:Grace Delson, 4:Rose Sasali, 5:Tahira Joe, 6:Jewter Orelly, 7:Rosa Giaka, 8:Rosana Farodo

Contact: If you have any enquiries, please contact Janet Ramoteo, Avaiki Women’s Group.

You can also ring Janet +677 773 0174 (Women’s Group Leader)

Location: Main Street of Honiara, on the corner, next to the round-about that leads to the Heritage Park Hotel, in the surrounding grounds next to the Solomon Islands National Art Gallery, (or, if staying at the Heritage Park Hotel Honiara, it is on the right side as you enter), there is a entertainment stage, large building that hosts & exhibits up to 60 local artist’s work, from paintings, sculptures, woven craft, jewellery out of paper & shell & carvings in timber & stone.. and more, these are for sale.

Opening times: 10am-4pm/ Monday-Saturday  ((Note: Some Stall Holders open on Sundays, but not all))

So, come down and have a chat, or you can watch traditional local & national Solomon Islander carvers, weavers, knitters & jewellery makers create their magic..

Our culture – our nation … Don Bosco Technical Institute Reply

The Staff and Students of Don Bosco – Henderson and Don Bosco – Tetere most cordially invite you to the Cultural Night, celebrating OUR CULTURE – OUR NATION on Thursday, 21st July 2016 in the DBTI–Henderson Gymnasium from 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
We are celebrating the “Unity in Diversity” of Solomon Islands With Music and Dances from the Provinces Performed by the Bosconians of Henderson and Tetere. Our special guests are the AKKORDEON HARMONISTS an Accordion Orchestra from Germany and THE BAND from Honiara.


Please take your seats by 5.45 PM
Kindly inform the number of persons accompanying you, the latest by Tuesday, 19th July.
Contact us via Telephone: 36555, 7723720

E-mail: rector@donbosco.org.sb

Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1570086083285307/ 
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The Youth Market is back Reply

For the June Youth Market we are back at the Art Gallery grounds and bringing back the entertainment, competitions and great food, services and crafts that have been so successful! 
From June 29- July 1 the Youth Market will be showcasing young entrepreneurs that have taken part in our business training, as well as the talents and skills of young people in music, dance and BMX riding.


Come for lunch or to watch and enjoy the competitions.
What: June Youth Market

When: 9 – 4:30pm 29- 30 June and 1 July

Where: Art Gallery
Local bands will be playing from 9-12pm. The competitions will be on at the following times:
Wednesday 29th at 2pm, BMX competition
Thursday 30th at 2pm, Song competition
Friday 1st August at 1pm, Dance competition
Come by and say hello!
Our Youth Market is supported by our sponsors Bmobile Vodafone and SIBA Sounds. 

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Opportunities for creative youth 17 – 29 Reply

By Sam Ryan

Youth of Solomon Islands magazine encourages young people to submit their creative content

Writing:

Youth of Solomon Islands (YOSI) Magazine, produced by Youth@Work to profile young people and their achievements, is now seeking creative content from young people 17-29 for Issue 5. The theme of issue 5 will be “Narawei: young leaders driving change”, and young people are encouraged to send in features, columns, poetry, creative writing, photography and visual art that is about young people doing and thinking about things differently. Content is due on June 3, but young people are encouraged to contact the team to discuss their ideas for articles, stories and content before the due date.

Free workshops:

The Youth@Work team will be holding free classes in creative writing, feature writing, drawing and photography this weekend, to help young people gain skills and ideas to contribute to the upcoming issues. Creative and feature writing will be taught on Saturday 7 May from 1-3pm. Photography and drawing will be taught on Sunday 8 May from 1-5pm. All workshops will be held at the Youth@Work office in Tandai, opposite Freswota bus stop and after Good View shop. To book a space for the free classes, call the Youth@Work office on 29257 or email yosi@youth-at-work.org. More…

Glam and glitter in Honiara Reply

Who said Rotarians don’t have balls?


Fantasea, the 2016 annual Rotarian gala ball, is on. Your chance to frock up and go for a spin at the Rotary Fantasea Ball, Cowboys Bar and Grill from 6.30pm 4th June.

For those who never thought they would have a chance to don the glitz and glamour in Honiara it is time to hit the bale shops with a vengeance or dust of that little black dress. This is The social occasion on the Honiara social calendar. So if you can’t get to Wogasia that weekend Fantasea is the place to be.  

The night will rock to the strains of Australian band ‘The Corporates’.

Tickets are $660 from BJS Agencies, Commonwealth St, Point Cruz. 

For more information contact Judy@bjs.com.sb ph 23532 or 7496030

Solomon Islands’ Icon 1

  It is on again.

If you, your friends or family or any other Solomon Islands’ residents are talented performers and under 29 years of age get yourself along to the auditions of Solo Icon. They start this Sunday and next at SIBC Conference Hall at 2pm. Register beforehand with Judah ph: 750 6800

There are four categories. Icon, Young Executive (0 – 14 years), schools and duet.

For those who don’t know Solo Icon. It is a sort of Solomon Islands’ got talent. A quest for undiscovered or under appreciated stars.

Auditions: 2pm Sunday 3 and 10 April, SIBC Conference Hall

Registration: Judah ph 750 6800 

 

Concert on the street corner Reply

Thursday 31st March 2.30pm, professional percussionist and teacher at Chang Wah School, Chinatown , Lisa Chung-Yi will give an impromptu performance of the Yangqin. The yangqin is also known as the chinese dulcimer for those of us less musically aware.  Lisa has only recently been united with her beloved yangqin and keen to share her affection for the instrument with the people of Honiara.

  The performance is free and will take place outside the Honiara Council chambers, near the roundabout east of the central markets.

Take a late lunch and enjoy the performance of this very talented musician on this unique instrument. Honiara and Chang Wah school are very lucky to have a musician of Lisa’s caliber living and working here.

It’s all true – I’m not just yangqin your chain……….