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Beauty of birds

Beauty of birds

Nirosh Perera uses soft pastels to bring out the character of the wildlife he paints By Shaveen Jeewandara Picking up a rather underrated medium, Nirosh Perera is one of the very few soft pastel artists in the island – his focus being the many colourful birds of Sri Lanka. A wildlife enthusiast, a large part [...]

Vetting the vets

This week on Take 3 we’re looking out for your pet. Who will be open in case of an emergency? Who is willing to respond if you need a doctor to make a house call? Here’s what you need to know.  PetsVCare No. 35, Staples Street, Union Place, Colombo 2. Tel: 011 2303554, 011 4724567 [...]

Korean pop culture coming to Colombo

Award-winning Korean break dance outfit Jinjo Crew and pop band Queen will soon be in Colombo. Jinjo Crew is a globally recognised break dance team, currently ranked number one in the world. They have collected a grand slam of all five of the world’s greatest b-boy major leagues; Red Bull BC one 2008, battle of [...]

Mirror Magazine

Finding a voice through theatre

Dr Wolfgang Schneider speaks to the Mirror Magazine about youth theatre and his experience at the recently concluded Colombo Theatre Festival Wolfgang Schneider can’t mask his enthusiasm for youth theatre: “theatre for young audiences (TYA) respects its young audiences by presenting their hopes, dreams and fears,” he says. “It develops and deepens experience, intelligence, emotion [...]

Good question

Why should we volunteer? In our hectic schedule where we run between work/school and home why should we make some time for volunteering? For me volunteering is a recreational activity where you take time not only for others but to refresh yourself and develop your personality. When thinking of volunteering in the big picture people think [...]

Musical diversity

T he Galleon International Group will present a multi cultural music festival titled – Galleon International Music Festival. This event is all about diversity, different countries, different cultures and different music. The Galleon International Music Festival hopes to offer a unique musical experience while saving a potion of the proceeds to develop and support cancer [...]

Rocking it for a cause

On April 27, 2013, prepare for a musical tempest at the auditorium of the British School in Colombo, featuring some of Sri Lanka’s finest home grown talent. ‘Ragnarök’ (significantly known in Norse mythology as the “Fate of the Gods” or “Twilight of the Gods” respectively) promises an evening of eclectic and intense music ranging from [...]

Taking on ‘Socrates’

Director  Pujitha De Mel on his thoughts on directing ‘Socrates’ at the Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra Open Air Theatre in Peradeniya ‘Socrates’, a theatre production was staged this month by the Fine Arts Department of the University of Peradeniya. The play was originally written and staged in 1994 by Dr. Sunanda Mahendra, and was adapted with [...]

Readying for the Electric Peacock Festival

Readying for the Electric Peacock Festival

The excitement will hit fever-pitch once again, as the Electric Peacock is ready to take flight, this time with British rap sensation Tinie Tempah making his way to centre stage. The young 24 year-old Tinie Tempah really is living the dream. No one, least of all himself, could have predicted the scale of success created [...]

TV Times

Grand Sing-a-long cum Sundown Dance

Grand Sing-a-long cum Sundown Dance

There have been no pains to provide music lovers the very best that they can ever get in a single night at an economical price of only Rs 1000/- per head. The night will indeed provide a unique and affordable opportunity of singing along with those evergreen, unforgettable, perennial favourites and, after that, grabbing a [...]

Sing-a-long with annesley & super chimes

A grand ‘Simg- a-long’ concert featuring Annesley Malawana and his band Super Chimes will be held at the Waters Edge Hotel, Sri Jayawardenapura on 24 April ( pre Poya day) starting at 7.30pm. Annesley being a popular figure in ‘sing a long’ parties, has his amicable way of presenting concert. This ‘Sing a long concert’ is [...]

Royal Drama Comp 2013

The annual Inter-School Drama Competition (Drama Comp) organized by the Interact Club of Royal College has emerged in the forefront of Inter- School Drama Competitions and has maintained that standard for the past 26 years. It has created many talented thespians who have later continued to become professionals in the drama field. This has gained [...]

‘Nikini Wessa’ Monopoly in film distribution discourages young filmmakers

‘Nikini Wessa’  Monopoly in film distribution discourages young filmmakers

Unsystematic distribution delays fall off  By Susitha R. Fernando ‘Nikini Wessa’ (August Drizzle) the latest internationally acclaimed film by young filmmaker Aruna Jayawardena is the newest victim of the unsystematic distribution of films in a country where the cinema is undergoing crisis after crisis. Having completed nearly two years ago and winning international awards and [...]

Theatrical songs for charitable cause

‘Gee Ranga Siri’, a musical concert with popular songs that come across in Sri Lankan theatre will go on the boards at 6.30 pm on April 29 at Kularatne hall, Ananda College, Maradana. A team of veteran theatre personalities including Nissanka Diddeniya, Jayalath Manoratne, Rathna Laalani Jayakody, Rodney Warnakula, Nilmini Kottegoda and Firny Roshani. Music is [...]

French cinema at AF

French crime thriller ‘Irreversible’ directed by Gaspar Noe, a tale of two lovers’ endavour to avenge a brutal rape of their love will be screened at 3 pm and 6.30 pm on April 23 the Alliance Francaise de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris is [...]

Passion play for seventh occasion

Following the tradition of passion play which depicts the life, sorrowful death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, villagers of Eththukale, Negombo enacted a play this year for the seventh occasion.  Produced by welknown playwright Clement Fernando, the passion play started in 1998 was enacted with the participation of a cast and crew of over 200 [...]

Yesteryear comedy in DVD

‘Vinoda Ranga’ yesteryear hilarious drama series featuring well-known comedian trio Annesly Dias, Samuel Rodrigo and Birty Gunathilake is now available in DVD format released by Torana Video Movies. Sri Lanka’s first television comedy programme scripted by Annesly Dias directed by Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe in DVD format will be a refreshing experience for those who [...]

‘Ballo’ back at Wendt

“Balloth Ekka Baa” the comedy play written and directed by Ravindra Ariyarathne will be staged at 7.00 pm on May 4 at Lionel Wendt Colombo 7. Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando and Anusha Dissanayaka play the main roles while music is composed by Shantha Peiris. Luvoline Vandawall designed the stage setting and [...]

‘Nat Geo Mission Cover Shot’ : Sri Lanka featured on Nat Geo TV

‘Nat Geo Mission Cover Shot’ : Sri Lanka featured on Nat Geo TV

Catch the action on Angampora and Yala Nat Geo featured Angampora and the Yala National park in its episode of Mission Cover shot and the next episode will be more on Yala National park. Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts facilitated the first photography-based reality show with the National Geographic channel in February, focusing on many of [...]

Hemas Travels offer cruises with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International’s Asian-based cruise ship ‘Legend of the Seas’ called Colombo Port last week on its way to Europe. ‘Legend of the Seas’ emerged this week from a month-long US$50 million drydock in Singapore and now shows off a new array of features and amenities for its remaining Asian season homeported in Singapore. The [...]

Cinnamon Citadel wins ‘Studiosus Quality Award 2012’

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy has been voted by the clients of Studiosus as one of the best hotels worldwide with an outstanding level of customer satisfaction. Accordingly, the resort has won the Studiosus quality award for the year 2012. Studiosus is Germany’s leading tour operator that offers outbound guided tours to many countries worldwide. ‘The guest [...]

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