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Disembodied

Disembodied

Aartists have always been fascinated by the human form. It has been subjected to a myriad of interpretations. But what is the body, stripped of its identities such as age and gender? What stories could it tell us? Deconstruct the Embody is a ‘live art’ exhibition jointly presented by the Mesh Academy of Dance and [...]

V Day 2017 Resolutions : How do we prevent rape and abuse?

V Day 2017 Resolutions : How do we prevent rape and abuse?

In 2011, the Grassrooted Trust began presenting ‘V Day – Writings to End Violence against Women and Girls’. From 2012, the organisation has written and produced original scripts in English, Sinhala and Tamil, based on their interactions with survivors of violence and abuse. Last year, V Day – From The Cloud which dealt with cyber [...]

Mirror

Bold and unique theatre experience

Bold and unique  theatre experience

It looks like the rains are going to continue throughout this week as CentreStage Productions, forecast ‘Stormy Weather’, in Colombo. At the Lionel Wendt theatre, to be precise, from March 24 -26. Written and directed by Jehan Aloysius, ‘Stormy Weather’ is set in the late 1940’s. It revolves around the murder of Noel Richards and [...]

Elizabeth Moir sets ‘Rumors’ in motion

Elizabeth  Moir sets ‘Rumors’ in motion

The Elizabeth Moir School, is setting the stage for their latest production, ‘Rumors’, a farcical play written by Neil Simon, which will be showcased at the Lionel Wendt on March 29 (Wednesday). The play is presented in two acts. The scene opens up with a dinner party and builds-up into a series of rumours, with [...]

Ed Sheeran retains No 1 spot

Ed Sheeran retains No 1 spot

It is an unprecedented for the UK singles top ten chart as Ed Sheeran has secured nine out of the top 10 hits. As the 25 year old ginger haired singer keeps the No: 1 song ‘Shape Of You’ for a ninth week, the release of his new album ‘÷’ unleashed all the songs with [...]

Blissful getaway in Kandy

Blissful getaway in Kandy

The smell of the Sappu flower (Champak) is the first to greet you at the door. A fresh towel to wipe your face, and a refreshing wood apple juice later, you’re led to a comfortable bedroom. Sometimes an escape from the city’s hustle and into the surroundings of nature seems inviting. It’s a thirty minute [...]

Shehan set to release new music this year

Shehan set to release new music this year

Coming from a musical family, where his mother and grandmother played piano and his father  played oriental violin, the script was already straightforward. Music would be instilled into his being at  an early age for Shehan Somarathne (30). The passion was a hidden unknown, but through careful guidance by one of the most prominent influences [...]

German cinema expert to train budding filmmaker

German cinema  expert to train  budding filmmaker

‘Pitch & Trailer’ Workshop by award winning filmmaker Till Passow  For the first time in Sri Lanka, award winning German filmmaker and trainer  Till Passow, will conduct a workshop for young Sri Lankan filmmakers on making trailers for film production pitching. This workshop will be useful for young Sri Lankan filmmakers with a film project in [...]

TV Times

‘Country Roads’, a Charity Concert for Children again

‘Country Roads’, a Charity Concert for Children again

C elebrating the 29th anniversary of the children’s charity concert ‘Country Roads’ will come alive on March 19 at 6.30 p.m. at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The show will bring some great country, western and folk music hits from the 1970s to date. ‘Country Roads’ will feature Keith Potger from the legendary Seekers (Australia) with hits [...]

Swara Layam 8 Violin trio from three traditions

Swara Layam 8 Violin trio from three traditions

Meeting of three major musical traditions, Carnatic, Hindustani and Western in one platform ‘Swara Layam 8’, will feature a violin trio at 6.15 pm on March 27 at Ananda Samarakone studio of SLBC. Organised by the Tamil Service of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, ‘Swara Layam’ is an effort to bring the beauty of rich music [...]

Tribute to Harry Belafonte

Tribute to Harry Belafonte

Guitar Association of Sri Lanka remembers the legendary American singer and humanist who turns 90 years The Guitar Association of Sri Lanka has organised ‘A Tribute to Harry Belafonte’, a concert in recognition of Harry Belafonte’s contribution to music on March 25 at Russian Centre, Colombo. Many leading singers in Sri Lanka will participate in [...]

French comedy and tragedy at AF Colombo

French comedy and  tragedy at AF Colombo

French comedy drama ‘Le nouveau stagiaire’ (The Intern) directed by Nancy Meyers will be screened at 3 pm on March 21 and at 6.30 pm on March 22 at Alliance Française de Colombo, Barnes Place, Colombo 7. Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you’re already retired. Looking to get back [...]

Record breaking Japanese ‘Tora San’ here

Record breaking Japanese ‘Tora San’ here

“Tora San” record breaking Japanese telefilm series which holds the record of the longest running tele film series in the world is now being telecast from 4 pm to 6 pm on every Sunday on ITN channel. “Tora San” is regarded by the Japanese people as a national and cultural asset. The producer of this [...]

‘Premaya Nam’ From ordinary story to extraordinary cinema

‘Premaya Nam’ From ordinary story to  extraordinary cinema

By Susitha R. Fernando Satyajith Ray, speaking about Sri Lanka cinema, once said that Sri Lanka has got a rich stock of stories, particularly with the ‘Jathaka Katha’ being more at home in a Sri Lankan context than an Indian one. More than their religious value, the world renowned filmmaker was referring to the humanistic, [...]

‘9 Arch Resort’:Centre for adventure tourism

‘9 Arch Resort’:Centre for adventure tourism

By Sanath Weerasuriya Destination status is a key player in the hospitality industry. Destination is the location, where the traveller settled down for more than a couple of days and explores the surrounding. Bandarawela was not a popular destination for excursions for many years. Sri Lankan travellers go there for just relaxation and enjoy the [...]

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