MACFEST closes today

Dancers from Fiji enjoying themselves in the lakeside pool. Photos by Benz Newman
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 THE 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFEST) is coming to a close today.

Commencing on July 1, 2018, the weeklong festival has seen various cultural performances and displays of art and craft from the different participating groups.

Today the closing ceremony is commencing at 2pm at the Panatina Grounds where there will be a performance of the Festival theme song by the USP Choir and Solomon Voice.

Also the Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will be handing over the Festival flag to Vanuatu who will be the next host of the MACFest.

Today’s closing ceremony will be the final Melanesia showdown with fireworks display before the programme officially closes.

The Theme for this year’s 6th MACFest was ‘Past recollections, future connections’.