Share stories (Talanoa) about your pacific culture, family and experiences, feel free to bring heirlooms and items to tell your story, or bring a book and read passages from your favourite pacific writer or poet. All are welcome!


About Mana of the Pacific

The South Pacific Island Association (UQSPIA) in collaboration with UQlife bring you 'Mana of the Pacific', a cultural celebration of all pacific islander peoples past and present. Immerse yourself in their stories, music, traditions and arts and crafts during the day then attend a spectacular traditional feast and live show in the evening. The first half of the day will be free and open to all, but tickets must be purchased for the Luau (dinner and show) if you wish to attend. This is a day not to be missed!


Time Activity Location

Main Stage
Opening prayer and welcome
Pasific Climate Warriors
Pasifica Combined Associations Performance
Live Music

Great Court
12-1pm Living Book Series: Tales of the Pacific Schonell Theatre

Pacific Island Workshops
Maori Workshops (Tipare and Ta moko)
Vaka Workshop
Weaving Workshop
Pare Ei Workshop 

Great Court
1-2.30pm Film Screening of VAI (2019) Schonell Theatre
2.30-3.30pm VAI Panel Discussion  Schonell Theatre
4-5.30pm  Second Film Screening of VAI Schonell Theatre

Mana of the Pacific Luau (Dinner and Show)
Traditional celebration feast and live show
(Ticketed event - $12 Students, $25 Community)

Great Court


Great Court
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