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Workshops create a community choir

Young Sri Lankan choristers from several different schools have managed to impress their mentors at the Colombo Music Festival – visiting lecturers Thomas Caplin and André de Quadros both told the Mirror Magazine that they were struck by the sincerity and dedication of the young performers they met. “Their strengths are immediately obvious – they [...]

A bubbly evening

A bubbly evening

Jith Peiris observes the youth in the performing arts circuit, with a mixture of pride and anticipation of what their audience will see in the future. It was a similar train of thought that prompted Jith to establish the Creative Arts Foundation 25 years ago, with the intention of providing young, aspiring performers with the [...]

Get close to nature at Cinnamon Lodge

Get close to nature at Cinnamon Lodge

Sheltered by tall trees and resonating with the chatter of the rich forest dwellers, eco friendly five star hotel, the Cinnamon Lodge, a nature lover’s paradise, is spread over an evergreen woodland in the small town of Habarana. The rooms are laid out in a chalet style, and lie on the fringe of an ancient [...]

Marians open a new chapter at Silver Jubilee

Marians open a new chapter at Silver Jubilee

Nearly twenty five years ago, a group of young school boys from St. Mary’s College, Chilaw, formed a band of musicians on the initiative of the school’s head prefect. This band led by the head prefect himself was to accompany the contestants at a singing competition of the school. Then school principal late Rev. Bro. [...]

Damian dances with ‘Dee Zone’

Damian dances with ‘Dee Zone’

‘Dee Zone’, the newest player in the Western music scene in Sri Lanka, is now ready to take the season in high fortitude. Damian Wickremathileke, the leader and the creator of ‘Dee Zone’ said ‘though the band started a couple of years ago, the outfit has never come to the limelight. ‘We had good potion [...]

On the Rocks at OTSC

‘On the Rock with Hitz of 70’, a grand musical extravaganza, organized by the Old Thomian’s Sports Club, will come alive on Saturday, 22 September at the Club House starting at 8.00pm. This will be the seventh mega musical event in the series at Old Thomian’s Swimming Club, the most ‘Happening Club’ in Mount Lavinia.‘On [...]

Batman back

‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the latest American superhero film featuring the DC Comics character Batman is now being screened at Majestic Cineplex and Liberty Lite, Colombo.  Directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy Christian Bale reprises [...]

Russian Centre shows ‘Battle for Moscow’

The Russian film ‘The Battle for Moscow’ depicting the dramatized account of the 1941 Battle of Moscow’ and the events preceding it will be screened at 6 pm on September 7 at the Russian Centre Auditorium. Directed and scripted by Yuri Ozerov, the film which was made for the 40th anniversary of the Allied victory [...]

‘Dhawala Bheeshana’ returns

Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s award-winning theatrical production, ‘Dhawala Bheeshana’ will go on the boards of Lionel Wendt on September 2 at 6.45 p.m. Since its maiden performance in 1988, ‘Dhawala Bheeshana’ has enthralled the local theatre lovers, securing nine coveted awards at the State Drama Festival of 1990, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best supporting actor and [...]

‘Deyyoth Danne Ne’goes to New Town Hall

“Deyyoth Danne Ne” (Even God doesn’t know), a stage play directed by actor Sarath Kulanga will be staged at the New Town Hall Theater at 3.30 p.m. and 6.45 pm Friday 7 September p.m. With a host of popular actors such as Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Ananda Athukorala, Thushari Gunarathne, Tharanga Kumari and Tharaka Upendra, [...]

‘Nari Burathi’ at Punchi Theatre

Actor and director Sarath Kothalawala’s hilarious theatrical production, ‘Nari Burahti’ will go on the boards at 330 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. on September 8 at Namel Malini Punchi theater, Borella. The cast of ‘Nari Burathi’ consist of Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri,Hemantha lriyagama, Chinthaka Peiris, Janaka Ranasinghe, Wajira Kodithuwakku and Sarath Kothalawala [...]

‘Millewa Walawwa’ to unravel mysteries of a mansion

The telefilm ‘Millewa Walawwa’ revolves around a series of mysteries relating to a mansion called ‘Millewa Walawwa’ and it is directed by a young director namely Sunetha Malinga Lokuhewa who hopes to start its shooting soon. With a cast of talented and budding stars ‘Millewa Walawwa’ will be be played by Dhananjaya Siriwardena, Champa Sriyani, [...]

Movies of American Center

Screening Hollywood movies every Tuesday, the American Center is to screen four films set on a variety of themes and different presentations from independent films to science fiction. Starting from ‘My Own Private Idaho’, Gus Van Sant’s classic independent film which is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henriad, the film on September 4 stars River Phoenix [...]

Lanka Challenge 2012

Lanka Challenge 2012

After officially captivating the world in 2011 through the third edition of the Lanka Challenge, Large Minority in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development, plan to continue their meaningful adventure through the Lanka Challenge 2012; a 12 day three-wheeler Challenge taking place in Sri Lanka. From 31st August to 11th September, intrepid [...]

‘Café M’ opens its doors in Kandy

‘Café M’ opens its doors in Kandy

Café M, the newest brand launched by Mahaweli Reach, opened its doors at No. 492, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Mawatha (Old Peradeniya Road) adjoining the Avenue Clothing Store and ANC , bringing the ‘coffee house’ trend to Kandy. This new venue creates a relaxed ambience within its busy environs and introduces a range of indulgence for the [...]

Vietnamese Folk Music Fest

The ‘Folk Music Night’ featuring popular Vietnamese and Sri Lankan folk artistes will come alive at the Russian Cultural Centre, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 on Wednesday, 5 September from 6.00 to 8.00pm. Bich Ngoc and Ha Thu are two Vietnamese folk artistes, who will for the first time perform a special folk music show along [...]

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