February: St.David's Day - Welsh-PNG School Link Celebration
at Port Moresby Grammar School on 28 February. Time: 9:00am
March: Commonwealth Day Foreign Minister's Address at Crowne Plaza. Time: 11:00am. Sponsored by Hertz
March: Connect UK Youth Forum on 26 March at Main Lecture Theatre of UPNG. Time: 6:00pm
May: 3rd PNG International Film Festival (Theme: Comedy)
May: British poet Benjamin Zephaniah to give performances in Port Moresby and Goroka. Sponsors: Rio Tinto, Air Niugini and Crowne Plaza
May: British media figure, Janet Street-Porter, to visit Kavieng, Port Moresby and Goroka. Sponsor: British Council and the British High Commission
June: 'Britain-South Pacific Museum Management Workshop' Sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
June: Welsh School Delegation to visit Port Moresby. Sponsored by British Council and Welsh Teaching Council.
July: Connect UK & Courts British Film Festival 13-16 July at Crowne Plaza, Port Moresby. Sponsored by Courts
July: British DJ Crispin Kerr's Performances at the Junction, Port Moresby on 18 and 19 July. Sponsored by Arnotts and Holiday Inn
July: Launch of the UK Music (Radio) Show in PNG called 'The Selector'. It can be heard on the NBC Radio Central Station every Saturday. Sponsored by Mabey and Johnson. Bridging Cultures.
September: Britain's Dr Purna Sen, Lecturer in Development Studies, Development Studies Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Women's Rights and Violence Against Women Expert. She will give a lecture on the above subjects at the University of PNG. She will also attend the Women's Rights Conference in Port Moresby.
September: British Mime Artist Mimbo's performances in PNG to celebrate Connect UK's 2nd Anniversary. Sponsored by BP, Air Niugini, DHL and Brian Bell.
September: Women's Rights Conference. Sponsored by American and French Embassies, Steamships, ChevronTexaco.
October: Prize giving ceremony of the 2003 Commonwealth Short Story Competition
November: Visit to the South Pacific Islands by Indira Patel OBE, the UK's Commissioner of Women's National Commission
In 2003 Connect UK will also be:
- Promoting Papua New Guinean visual and performing artists in the UK
- Promoting UK/Commonwealth Initiatives open to PNG/Commonwealth citizens
- Promoting Human Rights and Good Governance
- Promoting British Education
- Promoting British Science