In 2008 the French Embassy and the Alliance Française in Fiji have decided to organise a big festival celebrating the diversity of the Francophone world.

The BONJOUR Festival which will take place between 27 March and 5 April 2008 in Suva and in the west of Fiji will be the occasion for young and old alike to discover the various pleasures of the French language and the values of tolerance and friendship that are associated with it.

A festival open for everyone, for the pleasure of the eye, ears and... the taste buds !


Check the photos of the Festival online! click here


Date : Wednesday 26 March at 7pm

Venue : Alliance Française

Fee : 10$, tickets are on sale at the Alliance Française de Suva

Free of charge for members of the Alliance Française

Reservation are necessary as seats are limited

Join in celebrating, dancing and savouring Francophony during an evening of cabaret at the Alliance Française.

On the menu, a Francophone inspired buffet from around the world, among them of course French wine, cheese and tasty breads made by our French bake Patrick.

The evening will begin with sounds from a classical guitar quartet from Nouméa with its contemporary repertoire including South American pieces.

Two French comic illustrators, Lewis Trondheim and Emile Bravo will be among the many local artists on the scene during this event.

Then make room and prepare to join the rigorous dance rythyms of Francophone music from the Pacific, Africa and elsewhere !

With the support of Victoria Wines & Spirits and French Pacific Trading Ltd.


- Wednesday 25 March at 6pm, Bad Dog Café (Suva), $15 - Tel : 331 2884

- Wednesday 26 March at 7pm, Alliance française de Suva, $10/Free for memberes - Tel : 322 3917 or email :

- Saturday 29 March, during the day at the Suva Library, Entrance is Free

- Monday 31 March at 6pm, University of Fiji, Entrance is Free - Tel : 999 2802

On the occasion of the BONJOUR FESTIVAL, a Baker and Catering Professor from New Caledonia, Patrick JARNIAC will be displaying the age-old art of : baking bread.

The programme will comprise the tasting of different types of breads including croissants and viennoises.

Patrick JARNIAC will take the opportunity while in Fiji to share his expertise with cookery students and local chefs.

With the assistance of the Southern Province authorities of New Caledonia, the Chamber of Artisanal Crafts (CMA), the Artisanal Professional Union (UPA-NC), the Baker’s Syndicat and the Confectionary Bakery of New Caledonia (SBBP-NC) of the Lycée Jean XXIII School.


- Alliance Française de Suva - Wednesday 26 March at 7pm - $10/ Free for members

- Holiday Inn Suva - Saturday 29 March at 7pm - Free Entrance

- Sofitel Denarau - Tuesday 1 April at 6pm - Free Entrance

Three professors from the Territorial School of Music of New Caledonia, all guitarists of the Noumea classical guitar quartet, have decided to render their talent to chamber music.

The guitar quartet open remarkable sonorous possibilities as much in terms of volume at in terms of colour. Much like the guitar quartet of Versailles or Los Angeles, the Noumea quartet possess an eclectic repertoire which allows the public to discover a vaste range of musical possibilities.

The concert programme is as follows :

Pavane, Sicilienne ... Gabriel FAURE

Estampes ... Federico MORENO-TORROBA

Deux pièces brésiliennes ... Paulo BELLINATI

Pavane pour une infante défunte ... Maurice RAVEL

Doctor gradus ad parnassu, Clair de lune, Golliwogg’ cake- walk ...Claude DEBUSSY

Paysage cubain sous la pluie ... Leo BROUWER

Ellassomorph ... Stephen FUN- PEARSON

With the assistance of the Territorial School of Music of New Caledonia, the Southern Province, The Holiday Inn Suva and the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa.


Suva Library - from 27 March to 5 April - Free Entrance

To celebrate its centenary, the Library of Suva will host a weeklong comic festival in Fiji.

For the occasion, we will receive the exclusive visit of two renowned French illustrators : Lewis Trondheim and Emile Bravo. The illustrators will be present at the library to create designs and sign autographs.

For the entire week, young and old alike can view an exhibition on the work of Jules Verne. Numerous animations will be available for children (costumes and games etc).

Thanks to the participation of the Embassy of Japan and the Embassy of Korea, you can also discover the fantastic world of mangas and manwas.

With the assistance of the Embassy of Korea, the Embassy of Japan, Living in Fiji magazine and the Suva City Counci


- Monday 31 March 2008

@ Alliance Française French Branch (The University of Fiji, Saweni, Lautoka)

French Bread Tasting - 6pm, FREE

Screening of « La vie en rose » with Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard [R16+]- 7pm

- Tuesday 1 April 2008

@ Sofitel Denarau, Nadi

Noumea Classical Guitar Quartet Concert - 6pm, FREE

French Cuisine and bread tasting - 6pm, FREE

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Bonjour Festival Programme
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Published on 31/03/2008

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