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Connect UK


Her Majesty's Portraits
UK Science
Human Rights and Governance
Commonwealth Essay Competition
British Week 2002
Contact Us
International Film Festival


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



AIDS Awareness Forum @ the Holiday Inn on 11 Mar

''Family Violence'' Discussion @ UPNG on 11 Mar

Elizabeth and the Commonwealth - Film Premiere on EM TV on 11 Mar

Commonwealth Essay Competition

Connect UK exhibition on display at the Parliament's State Dining Room for Lady Carol's Commonwealth Youth Parliament - 21 Mar


European reporters visiting PNG to film 'Volunteers in PNG' - last week of April at the Port Moresby City Mission

Multilingual UK Exhibition - second week of April at the National Library


2nd International Film Festival 2002 @ Crowne Plaza, Port Moresby and University of PNG, Madang, Goroka and Lae. - 3 to 20 May

. Special British Film Premiere @ IFF - Iris


"20 Portraits & Other Works" - A Special PNG Art Exhibition to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee                                                                                   4 - 5 June at the Holiday Inn and 27 June -27 July at the National Museum and Art Gallery.


. Innovation UK  Science Exhibition - Launch on 1 August at Deloitte Tower


British Week in Papua New Guinea - 22 to 29 November


. Women's Rights Conference on Human Rights - 10 December at Sir JG Stadium

. British Film Fest          


We officially celebrated and promoted the European Year of Languages
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9th April
Red Cross Quiz Night

5th May
European Year of Languages Education Fair

10th to 13th August
International Film Festival at the
Crowne Plaza

11th to 15th of September
at the National Library, Waigani

Exhibition of exquisite European postcards from the early 19th to the 20th century! Don't miss the opening of this event on 11 September at 5:30pm.

17th October

The Language Challenge!
Free Language classes
Saturdays at the Connect UK office


'Islam in Britain'
A documentary - UPNG (University)
2 Nov 7:30pm
The British High Commissioner and the American Ambassador will say a few words at the event.

UNV and Connect UK are organising a mini-book writing workshop on 'Volunteerism and its importance in PNG'.
5th to 9th Nov 2001
in collaboration with the National Youth Commission

EYL Language Festival and Conference 2001
28 Nov 2001 Holiday Inn
More than 45 organisations taking part! Come
and have fun. It will be a colourful and interesting

5th December at the Granville Hotel
UN Music Concert and IYV Day