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On your bike!

On your bike!

Cycling cities! Perhaps a few years ago, this would have brought to mind the compact streets of Amsterdam ideally suited for the biking fever it is renowned for. More recently this may have stretched to cities like London where bicycle banks dotted round the city with plentiful supplies of “Boris bikes” nicknamed after the mayor [...]

Taking on the Beast

Taking on the Beast

‘For who could learn to love a beast?’ Millions, as Disney’s most successful Broadway venture, Beauty and the Beast: the Musical has proven many times over since its first staging in 1994. Based on Disney’s famous animated film of the same name, the musical ran on Broadway for 5464 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming [...]

Mirror Magazine

Art in focus

Art in focus

“Triangle”, an exhibition of abstract, landscape and non-perspective art by Vimukthi Sahan will be held at the Lionel Wendt next weekend.  A graduate of the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Vimukthi got into drawing not far back. A student of design, he initially wanted to become an interior or fashion designer, but changed course [...]

In the limelight

Australia has a new hero. Having stepped out of the spotlight to battle cancer over a decade ago, Andrew de Silva born to Sri Lankan parents stepped right back in with the T.V series Australia’s Got Talent. The talented singer and songwriter fought his way to the finish – and won. To do so, he [...]

Platform for local artists

Platform for local artists

What do the acoustic Melomanic Sessions have in common with poetry readings and CoCA exhibitions? For 25 year old Azara Jaleel, the answer is simple – not enough people know about them. Azara is the editor of the new magazine Artra which launched last week. Though the magazine is only published once in two months, [...]

Inspiring a younger generation on green issues

The Rotaract Club of the University of Moratuwa in collaboration with the Ministry of Education initiated ‘INSPIRER 2012’, a series of language enhancing programmes targeted towards school going students. The initial step of the programme was held last month at the Swarnamali Balika M. V. Anuradhapura under the theme of ‘Raising Eco-consciousness’ to improve the [...]

TV Times

Witness the world’s 6th greatest animal spectacle at Cinnamon Lodge and Chaaya Village Habarana

Witness the world’s 6th greatest animal spectacle at Cinnamon Lodge and Chaaya Village Habarana

‘The Gathering’ of elephants at the Minneriya National Park, named by National Geographic as the ‘6th greatest animal spectacle of the world’ can be witnessed during months of August through September. It is a seasonal movement of elephants during the underlying period to form a gathering along the receding shores of the Minneriya Lake. As [...]

BreadTalk opens second outlet

BreadTalk celebrated the opening of its newest outlet at Park Street with a launch ceremony held last week The new boutique bakery refrains from serving pork items at its premises, and alcohol is not used  in any of the food items with the focus of attracting people from all walks of life and giving everyone [...]

C & C in Concert

Popular singer Chandani Hettiarchchi and her band ‘C&C’ will come alive in a concert at the BMICH on 25 August from 6.30pm. Organised by the C&C Fan Club, ‘C & C Concert’ will be held in aid of Daya Siriwardana Cardiology Trust Fund. The principal sponsor of the event is Sri Lanka Telecom along with [...]

Colombo Music Fest roles on

Four days of music, 16 locations, over a 100 exceptionally gifted artistes from 17 countries and 50,000 participants are the numbers that the much anticipated ‘Senses and Soul’ Colombo Music Festival 2012, which starts on the 23rd of August boasts. By those figures alone, it is easy to deduce the sheer magnitude and reach of [...]

Alston climes on ARIA

Sri Lankan born Aussie star Alston Koch’s album ‘Don’t Funck with Me’ having reached No. 3 on the ARIA Australian Charts and holding the No. 2 position for six weeks on the ARIA Dance Album Charts is now climbing the charts in Europe while the music video for ‘Don’t know why’ (the 2nd song taken [...]

Colombo and Hikka go Reggae with Maxie Priest

British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent Maxi Priest will come alive in Colombo for the grand opening ceremony of 21 day cricketing carnival – Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) on Friday, 10 August. Born Max Alfred Elliott, popularly known as Maxi Priest hit the high note in the world music stage with his songs ‘Wild World’, ‘Close to You’, [...]

Horror of the Piranha returns

Horror of the  Piranha returns

John Gulager horror movie ‘Piranha 3DD’, a tale of the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened water park, is now being screened at the ‘Ultra’ theatre at Majestic Cineplex. From a screenplay by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton the film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, [...]

‘Pipena Mal’ : A tale of sacrifices

Rohana Samaradivakara’s tele direction ‘Pipena Mal’, a story of multiple characters: a determined young girl who brings up her family, a teacher who gives up his luxurious life to serve poor children and a multi-millionaire father whose dreams of his children are shattered, is now being telecast at 8.30 pm on Derana TV every day [...]

RCC shows ‘My week with Marilyn’

‘My Week with Marilyn’, a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges will be screened at 6 pm on August 24 at the Russian Cultural Centre auditorium. Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film “The Prince and the Showgirl”, which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Branagh). The film focuses [...]

‘Dheyyo Sakki’ in Moratuwa

Dr. Anura Chandrasiri’s stage play ‘Dheyyo Sakki’ will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm on August 5 at the Sarwodaya hall Moratuwa. Starring are a host of veteran actors including Bandula Jayaweera, Menike Aththanayake, Gunadasa Madurasinghe, Chinthanie Hidurangala, Anoma Kumudini, Nirmani Perera, Sanath Sri Malsara and Umanga Nirmal. A satirical comedy, a pun [...]

‘Iti Mal’ blossoms with director’s dream

The storyline of ‘Iti Mal’ is about a talented cinematic director who falls in love with one of the most successful actresses and faces many obstacles because of his love for her, the latest teleplay telecast every day of the week from Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm on the Swarnavahini channel. The lead roles [...]

“Dangaya” back at Punchi theatre

The latest performance of “Dangaya’ and “Punchi Andare” produced by Yashodhara Sarachchandra’s and Kusumsiri Liyanarachchi will go on the boards on August 11 at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm at Namel Malini Punchi Theatre in Borella. A family entertainment, the objective of the plays is to cultivate a healthy appreciation for drama among young audiences. [...]

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