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Making music in the Himalayas

Making music  in the Himalayas

By Smriti Daniel Back home from the remote Himalayan village he lives in most of the year, Stephen Philip is already thinking about the children waiting for him there. The Sri Lankan music therapist uses techniques like dholgol or drum circles to bring people together. He will be raising funds to support that work through [...]

Getting to know their country of origin

Getting to know their country of origin

Each year, the Asia Foundation selects young leaders of Sri Lankan origin to experience, explore and enjoy the country of their heritage for six months. Hailing from the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa and Australia, they are all high achievers, most with multiple masters and extracurricular interests. The LankaCorps Fellowship has just completed its fifth [...]

Mirror

Society at a glance through dance

Society at  a glance through dance

The Arpeggio Creative Dance Academy get ready with their latest production “Seven Disasters” By Tarini Pilapitiya “I give these kids something to strive for,” chief choreographer and founder of the Arpeggio Creative Dance Academy Nilan Maligaspe says as he launches into a description of his latest production “Seven Disasters” (Vinasha Hathak) to be staged on [...]

Former Spice Girl Geri to release tribute song for George Michael

Former Spice Girl Geri to release tribute song for George Michael

A tribute song to the late George Michael is to be released by former Spice Girl, Geri Horner. ‘Angels In chains’ will be released next Friday, 23rd June, two days ahead of what would have been George Michael’s 53rd birthday. Horner who was better known as Geri Halliwell as a member of the now defunct [...]

Nostalgia and comedy

Nostalgia and comedy

Director Jith Peiris tells the Mirror Magazine about his latest production ‘Chaos At The Vicarage’ By Joshua Surendraraj All Miss Skllion wanted was to simply gossip with the Vicar, Rev.Lionel Toop. How could he marry someone like Penelope Toop? The outrage! The woman has been acting quite unconventionally in the village (cue roll eyes). However [...]

Story behind black-and-white photo that linked ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Wonder Woman’

Story behind black-and-white photo that linked ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Wonder Woman’

DC’s new superhero hit Wonder Woman is an origin story no doubt, but the backstory to Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior actually began to unfold more than a year earlier in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That’s when Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) came across a black-and-white photograph of Diana Prince from “Belgium, November 1918” in [...]

TV Times

DeLon Jay’s new album promotes Lankan music in US

DeLon Jay’s  new album  promotes Lankan music in US

DeLon, also known by his fans and fellow artistes as the ‘King of Ceylon’, has done it yet again, with his fourth studio album set to release this year.  DeLon Jayasinghe is a Sri Lankan descendant, American singer-songwriter, actor, rapper, pianist and record producer. However before any of this achievement, DeLon is a proud Sri Lankan. [...]

Fete de la Musique: Full day of music

Fete de la Musique: Full day of music

‘Fête de la Musique- International Music Day 2017’ organised by Alliance Francaise de Colombo, the leading French Language and Cultural Centre will come alive from 10.00am till late in the evening on Saturday 24th June at their Air Conditioned Auditorium Barnes. The response has been overwhelming and many Musicians Amateurs Professionals will be billed to [...]

An Evening at The Opera

An Evening at The Opera

Menaka Singers’ Opera Ensemble (MSOE), the premier opera ensemble in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Barbara Segal Opera will once again enthrall audiences in Colombo at the Lionel Wendt Theatre on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 7.30 pm. Following several sell-out performances last year and a triumphant dinner-theatre at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle earlier this [...]

SLF starts Diploma in filmmaking and television

SLF starts Diploma in  filmmaking and television

Digital Film Academy of Sri Lanka Foundation has called for applications from budding filmmakers and television producers for a Higher National Diploma in Film and Television. The two and a half year long course specialises on film direction, script writing, cinematography, editing and sound designing. The course which is conducted on a fulltime basis includes [...]

Rodney returns with ‘Snowy stars’

Rodney returns with   ‘Snowy stars’

Veteran filmmaker, writer and journalist Widanapathirana’s new venture By Susitha R. Fernando Well-known journalist, lyricist, film and teledrama director Rodney Widanapathirana’s newest film ‘Hima Tharaka’ (Snowy Stars) directed by Rodney Widanapathirana is now being screened at Chithra cinema, Kalutara. With a cast of award-winning stars ‘Hima Tharaka’ features Jagath Chamila who won the Best Actor [...]

‘Banku Weeraya’ goes on the boards

‘Banku Weeraya’ goes on the boards

Veteran playwright, director and journalist Kapila Kumara Kalinga’s newest stage play ‘Banku weeraya’ will go on the boards at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm today, June 18 at the British School in Colombo and on June 25 at Western Province Aesthetic Institute (NADA ). The cast with veteran stars consists of Dharmapriya Dias, Jayalath Manorathna, [...]

Shakespeare Centre celebrates silver jubilee with House-Shakespeare-at-Work

Celebrating its 25th anniversary the Shakespeare Centre Sri Lanka, a premiere theatre and arts groups promoting William Shakespeare’s works among others started to construct a building dedicated to arts and theatres. The laying of the foundation stone was held at a two-acre block of land in Godamunna-upon-Voctoria, Udispatthuwa Teldeniya donated by filmmaker and producer Padmasiri [...]

‘Sinhabahu’ at Viharamadevi College

‘Sinhabahu’ at Viharamadevi College

Prof. Ediriwira Sarachchandra’s play “Sinhabahu”, a play which is prescribed for Sinhala subject of the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be staged at 10. 30 am 2.30 pm on June 24 at Viharamaha Devi College theatre in Kiribathgoda. Tickets are now available at Sarasavi Bookshop and Sanka Bookshop Kiribathgoda and at theatre gate. The well-known [...]

‘Thunsiya Hetaeka 361’ A theatre on the TV

Udyaysiri Wickremaratne’s theatre production ‘Thunsiya Heta-eka 361’, a satirical play on the television medium will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on June 24 at the Punchi Theatre, Borella. The cast includes Gihan Fernando, Umayangana Wickremasinghe, Ruwan Malith, Chamari Nisansala, Mihiri Priyangani, Susanga Kahandawalaarachchi, Rohitha Jayakoday, Kusal Maduranga, Ishara Wickremasinghe and Nayanthara de Silva. [...]

‘Tubelight’, a film created by Khans

‘Tubelight’, a film created by Khans

‘Tubelight’, Bollywood movie based on a 2015 war-drama directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gómez Monteverde’s ‘Little Boy’ will be released from June 23 in theatres in Colombo. Released for the season of Ramazan, the film tells a story of a man’s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family. Produced by Salman Khan, [...]

‘Lavish Eco Jungle’: Of nature, wild and calm

‘Lavish Eco Jungle’: Of nature, wild and calm

By Sanath Weerasuriya Weerawila is a popular attraction mainly because of the beautiful Weerawila Lake. This magnificent lake is located along the A2, popularly known as ‘Galle Road’, but well beyond not only Galle but Hambantota, close to Thanamalwila Weerawila Lake is a centre of attraction for several resorts and quite close to Debarawewa town [...]

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