The Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and
Ireland (PISUKI) was formed in 1981 to promote
relationships between the peoples and countries of the
Pacific Islands and the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Most of our members have lived, worked or travelled
in the Pacific, and include Pacific Islanders living in the
British Isles. Among the membership are VSOs,
diplomats, tourists, academics, clergy and many
other ordinary and extraordinary people with Pacific
Europeans have been involved with Pacific Islanders for more than two centuries,
with their roles in trading, colonising, Christianising and shaping the now mostly independent Pacific Islands countries, while creating romantic South Seas fantasies
at home. PISUKI maintains that there is much more to be learnt from the peoples of
the Pacific, as well as an obligation to support them through the difficulties facing
their small developing countries in a changing world.
Events are held throughout the year, both organised centrally and locally, through
Area Representatives around the country. These include talks on topics
of interest related to the
Pacific Islands, film shows, and museum events. There are
also social evenings, for instance following the Annual General Meeting. usually held
The Society holds an annual Christmas Party bringing together members and guests
for a social gathering with Pacific Islands entertainment, profits from which are
donated to a good cause chosen by the Council.
The Society publishes a newsletter, The Outrigger, to keep members in touch with its own activities and events in the Pacific Islands.
The Society is an independent, non-profit making organisation. It depends on its members' subscriptions, which are kept at a level sufficient to meet basic running costs, plus fees charged to meet the expenses of special events, as necessary.
Contact the Secretary
Mrs Chris Luxton email@example.com