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Savour the seasonal spirit at Odel’s Promenade

Savour the seasonal spirit at Odel’s Promenade

Bright pink and white lights, rose gold and white Christmas decorations and music playing in the background gave that Christmassy feeling at the opening of The Promenade – ODEL and the unveiling of the new clothing line on November 25 at the main ODEL store at Alexandra Place, Colombo 7. With restaurants, a café and [...]

Indo-Western look at Tropic of Linen

Indo-Western look at Tropic of Linen

Tropic Of Linen announced a special edition weekend sale today featuring Pakistani designer Talat Hafeez. Comprising evening and day-wear for women, the collection has Indo-Western two-piece ensembles, traditional salwar kameez suits and accessories such as shawls and pashminas. Designer Talat Hafeez’s work is a combination of print and rich hand embroidery work on cotton, chiffon [...]

Toni & Guy turning heads here!

Toni & Guy turning heads here!

Toni & Guy, the multi-award-winning hairdressing super-brand is offering Sri Lankan customers an indulgent experience at their new location at Ward Place, Colombo 7. The team in Colombo receives continuous training on the latest trends and techniques – the Style Directors, senior stylists and colour technicians at Toni & Guy Colombo have all had a [...]

Giving pulse to female drummers

Giving pulse to female drummers

Traditionally, drumming is an art that has been mainly confined to men. Breaking barriers and setting new boundaries to this old art form, ‘Thuuryaa’ is the first ever women’s drums ensemble in Sri Lanka. Starting their journey by performing for a Leo district conference in 2014, it was Thilak Weerasinghe, the head of the Percussion [...]

Mirror

Young Talin: A star in the making

Young Talin: A star in the making

At the young age of six Talin Silva displayed an interest in dancing and singing but it wasn´t until she was 12 that she began singing professionally. For her the connection between music and movement came naturally, she tells the Mirror Magazine in an email interview. Having just turned 15, she has completed her studio stint [...]

TV Times

Paradox revisited

Paradox revisited

Rock music frenzy swept the sprawling Floor By O! venue where Sri Lankan heavy metal band Stigmata gave its final performance for the year, revisiting their 4th album ‘The Ascetic Paradox’. The band performed for a stretch of 2 hours with a set list of 15 songs from all their previously released albums.  The venue [...]

Mirror

Showtime for Bruno Mars as tour tickets sell out in a day

Showtime for Bruno Mars as tour tickets sell out in a day

Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World tour has sold out in a single day. Tickets for the 100 date tour were sold out on  November 23. The entertainer’s tour commences on 28th March 2017 in Antwerp in the Netherlands and will close on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, US. Meanwhile, Adele who is currently on [...]

Reconnecting with loved ones

Reconnecting  with loved ones

Grace Wickremasinghe, 21 is making waves as a writer, poet and youngest to be short listed for the Grateain prize. This week she looks back at what this festive season truly means to her and shares her own unique way of celebrating. One of my earliest memories of Christmas would be attending a Christmas party when I [...]

Your best day of the year

As 2016 winds down in a matter of weeks and amidst the season’s celebrations, December tends to be a month of reflection. We are opening up a space to our readers to share their most memorable moments of 2016  and to tell us what your ‘best day ever’ in 2016 was and why it was [...]

Story of Peter Pan unfolds in Colombo

Story of Peter Pan  unfolds in Colombo

For many of Colombo’s theatre goers, Kevin Cruze is the face behind many a dark, gritty play.  His fondness for mystery thrillers reflect in his recent projects “And Then There Were None” (2013) and last year’s take on “The Mousetrap” both paying homage to author Agatha Christie and her signature plot twisting plays full of [...]

A taste of Japan

A taste of Japan

 A Japanese Fair was held recently at Waters Edge complete with folk dancers and origami exhibits. The evening’s performance  featured an International Japanese folk dance troupe and traditional drummers . The various stalls selling Sushi and Sashimi owing to the weather were  moved inside. A large collection of origami models produce by the Sri Lanka [...]

TV Times

‘Guitar Fest 2017’:Festival of Guitar music

‘Guitar Fest 2017’:Festival of Guitar music

The seventh annual festival of Guitar music ‘Guitar Fest 2017’ will commence on 20th January and will continue till 27th January 2017. The concerts will be held in Colombo, Kandy, Badulla, Batticaloa and conclude with a final festival in Jaffna. Concerts will also be performed at University of Sri Jayawardenepura, University of Peradeniya, and at [...]

‘Ayaskanthaya’: ‘Thru Daru with Neela’

‘Ayaskanthaya’: ‘Thru Daru with Neela’

‘Ayaskanthaya’, ‘Thru Daru with Neela’, an explosive musical extravaganza will come alive at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on December 10 at 6.30 pm. The third edition of ‘Ayaskanthaya’ will feature veteran singer Visharadha Neela Wickremasinghe along with the popular singing children of the veteran singing sensations Rookantha- Chandralekha, Amal Perera, Priyankara Perera and Sangeeth Wickremasinghe. [...]

A musical gift for the season of peace and joy

A musical gift  for the season of peace and joy

Veteran Visharadha Fr. Edmund Tillekaratne has released his latest compact disc, ‘Bethleheme Donkaraya’ a musical gift for the season of Christmas. The CD includes 12 Christmas songs sung by a group of popular singers and youngsters.  Among the popular singers who rendered their voices are Chandana Liyanarachchi, Nirosha Virajini, Nalin Perera, Nelu Adhikari and Prasanna [...]

Japanese cinema with love

Japanese cinema with love

Sharing the cinematic tales, Japan one of Asia’s leading filmmaking countries, will showcase its recently made films, at the ongoing Japanese Film Festival in Colombo. Presented by the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the National Youth Services Council National Film Corporation Ship for World Youth Alumni Association, the festival will [...]

French film fiesta at AF Colombo

French film fiesta at AF Colombo

French romantic drama film ‘Gabrielle’ directed by Louise Archambault will be screened at  3 pm on Tuesday December 6 and at 6.30 pm on Wednesday December 7 at Alliance Francaise de Colombo auditorium in Colombo 7. The film revolves around a young woman who has Williams syndrome and possesses amazing musical talents but struggles continually [...]

Rupavahini leads state TV awards

Winning 27 awards, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) led the recently held 2016 Television State Award Festival, leading TV talent recognition event. The award ceremony was graced by veteran script writer Somaweera Senanayake and veteran actress Iranganie Serasinghe. Pioneering artiste who once a teledrama and programme producer at Rupavahini, Lucian Bulathsinghala was honoured with the [...]

Theatre course by Shakespeare Centre Sri Lanka

Shakespeare Centre Sri Lanka, which promotes theatre and theatre artistes is calling for new applications to groom its 9th batch of trainees in theatre and arts. The Centre has made an immense contribution to the theatre arts and it has been introducing new artistes. “This course will be done as a diploma with areas covering [...]

Retelling stories through animation

Retelling stories through animation

Story telling has been an interesting and entertaining past time throughout the history of mankind. It may be the Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Muhammad. Teachers of religions and gurus have used stories to enlighten and unravel mysteries of life and its realities. Cinema itself is storytelling and many films have been made based on [...]

‘Burning Birds’ flies high in Tokyo

‘Burning Birds’ flies high   in Tokyo

Young filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s second feature film ‘Davena Vihagun’ or ‘Burning Birds’ won the Special Jury Prize at the 17th Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival which concluded last week. Along with the award, the film was given a cash prize of USD 5000. The Grand Prize (1st prize) won by Chinese film ‘Life After Life’ [...]

New ‘Wine & Tea Room’ at The Bayleaf

New ‘Wine & Tea Room’ at The Bayleaf

The Bayleaf restaurant opens its newest exclusive ‘Wine & Tea room’ set in the tradition of famous wine and tea room concepts world over and well in time for the forthcoming season. It’s a unique experience for wine and tea lovers offering exclusive range of tea and winery-style tasting or enjoys gourmet cuisine at the [...]

Chefs at Hikka Tranz emerge Culinary Olympic Champions

Chefs at Hikka Tranz emerge Culinary Olympic Champions

Sri Lanka was internationally recognised in the culinary field, when executive  chef Julinda Pushpakumara and chef Lasitha Kaviratne, won five medals for Sri Lanka at the recently concluded Culinary Olympics 2016. Nominated by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka, the chefs from Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon were part of a six member team representing Sri [...]

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