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All that’s art!

All that’s art!

Colombo Scope kicks off at the end of this week with the announcement of the Gratiaen Prize shortlist. Over the next two days, the festival will offer up a smorgasbord of the arts with film screenings, book launches, art exhibitions, literary events and conversations. Don’t miss the plethora of free events. Here’s a look at [...]

Artistic narrative

*All Day, March 23 – 24: (Brick Studio) ‘Identities: A Visual Approach’ an art exhibition curated by Annoushka Hempel. A separately curated event within the Colombo Scope Festival, the exhibition identifies and brings together relevant artworks by artists from Sri Lanka, some of which have been recently created, some which have been previously exhibited, and [...]

Mirror Magazine

Bringing Ray Cooney’s ‘Funny Money’ to life

Bringing Ray Cooney’s  ‘Funny Money’ to life

By Duvindi Illankoon Henry Perkins never meant to lie anyway. It was Jean’s fault (his wife that is). Henry has just stumbled upon a briefcase switched with his on the tube, full of major league money, and he’s already booked two tickets to Barcelona and a life of illicit luxury for them. Except Jean, straight-laced [...]

A different tune

The second concert of the Colombo Wind Orchestra will be held on March 24 By: Shaveen Jeewandara It was back in 1974, when Professor Ajith Abeysekera had his first experience with a wind orchestra. The glow in his eyes as he speaks of this experience in Belfast is proof of the admiration he draws from [...]

More than just food for thought

More than just food for thought

At the heart of Jenny ’s line of fish leather products is a yearning to create an awareness on overconsumption, overfishing and our endangered planet By Smriti Daniel Incongruously, Jenny Welwert Gil likes her tuna leather smelling ever so subtly of coconut. She massages coconut butter into it to turn it a darker hue and make [...]

Embracing the seasons through dance

Embracing the seasons through dance

 nATANDA Dance Theatre’s 10th annual production gets underway Pix by Susantha Liyanawatte As the Cicada emerges slowly into the light, shedding its underground prison, the world is changing seasons. A tiny animal’s life cycle unfolds in tune with the Earth’s yearly cycle of sun, wind, rain and snow. A company of dancers will embody the [...]

TV Times

The Unforgettable Story of Sinhala Pop

By Sanath Weerasuriya ‘The Unforgettable Story of Sinhala Pop’ is more an unfolding story on bandstand than a concert. The deep voice which regenerated the revolution of the 70’s, Rajiv Sebastian is all out to expose ‘The Unforgettable Story of Sinhala Pop’ in the form of a spectacular concert, on 31st March at the picturesque Lotus [...]

Kudos for ‘Common Man’ Chandran Rutnam and Ben Kingsley nominated for Madrid Film Fest awards

Kudos for  ‘Common Man’ Chandran Rutnam and Ben Kingsley nominated for Madrid Film Fest awards

By Susitha R.Fernando Academy awarded Sir Ben Kingsley and internationally famed Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam have been nominated for Madrid International Film Festival for their contributions as main actor and director in ‘A Common Man’ respectively. The first Sri Lankan movie with an international cast to have Hollywood premier and commercial distribution in the United [...]

Torana launches ‘Thotupala’

Torana launches ‘Thotupala’

The DVD version of ‘Thotupala’, a yesteryear popular theatrical production of veteran playwright and filmmaker G. D. L. Perera was released under Torana label recently. ‘Thotupala’ follows GDL’s cinema productions ‘Sama’, ‘Dahasak Sithuwili’ (Thousand Thoughts) and the children’s film ‘Ali Peter’ (Peter of the Elephant) which were also released on DVD format by Torana Video [...]

Bermin brings ‘Sandalutale Kumariyo’

Bermin brings ‘Sandalutale Kumariyo’

Veteran artiste felicitated for 52 years service for art  Veteran teledrama director and filmmaker Bermin Lylie Fernando launched his latest film titled ‘Sandalutale Kumariyo’ with a cast comprising popular stars. Ranjan Ramanayake, Anusha Damayanthi, Vijaya Nandasiri, Tennyson Cooray, Anarkalli Aakrasha, Premasiri Vithanage, Chathura Perera, Menaka Maduwanthi, Chanchala Warnasuriya and Pethu Priyangika are to play the main [...]

Another feather in Cassim’s cap

Well-known writer, television presenter, lyricist and journalist Nilar N. Cassim has been appointed as a member of Official Language Commission.  This is praiseworthy achievement for Cassim who is also a member of the State Music Panel. An honours graduate in Sinhala language from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Cassim has written a number of books [...]

‘Rathu Hattakari’ at Tower Hall

New production of “Rathu Hattakari” one of the popular plays in the 80s written and directed by Lucien Bulathsinghala with the music composition of Austin Munasinghe, will be staged on Sunday March 17 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm at Tower Hall Theatre, Colombo. Niroshan Wijesinghe, Ishara Wickramasinghe, Jayanath Bandara, Gamini Samarakoon, Anura Bandara Rajaguru, [...]

‘Oz the Great’ at Majestic

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ American fantasy adventure film will be released at Superior, Majestic Cineplex from Friday, March 22.  Based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels, the film is directed by Sam Raimi. Produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Mitchell Kapner, the film tells the story of a small-time magician [...]

Hillcot Bungalow :Retreat in little England

Hillcot Bungalow :Retreat in  little England

By Sanath Weerasuriya With the warmer climatic conditions continues in Colombo and the suburbs, even after chilly and rainny season, the misty hills are getting closer to zero.  Nuwara Eliya is experiencing fascinating cooler season in March attracts hundreds of overseas travellers along with Sri Lankans, who love to enjoy the glimpse of European climate. [...]

Rodney’s ‘Sri Lanka Travel Notes’

‘Sri Lanka Travel Notes’ ( ‘Sancharaka Satahan’), an in-depth travel details to most of the travel related destinations in Sri Lanka by Journalist Rodney Widanapathirana was released recently.  Rodeney’ ‘Sancharaka Satahan’ in Sinhala was translated by Gamini Akmeemana and was published by RW Publications. ‘Sri Lanka Travel Notes’ features Sri Lankan water falls, exotic places, historical [...]

Easter Jazz Brunch at the Governors’ Terrace

Easter Jazz Brunch at the Governors’ Terrace

‘Two iconic traditions merged into one is why we feel Easter with MLH is the true way to spend this Palm Sunday’ Chef Indika of Mount Lavinia Hotel. For most children, Easter is a time to colour and hunt eggs, get treats from the Easter Bunny, and attend Church. Around the world, however, Easter is [...]

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