Thursday, November 3, 2016

Expat News, Articles of Interest and Diary Events #1

If you're active on Facebook, then you may have seen regular posts to the Adventure in a Tuk-Tuk Blog's Facebook page of assorted local news items relevant to expats (and travelers) and living in Sri Lanka; general interest articles; and a variety of local events for your diary. Seeing as some readers are adverse, less inclined towards, or not on social media, I thought I'd post a round up of all of this on the blog.

As I was compiling this round up, it struck me that it's actually quite a good overview of some of the everyday things we have to consider or respond to in living over here. Due to the drought and problems with power generation, we've had water cuts and power cuts to contend with, and ongoing challenges with increasing taxes and more. This installment has an entire month of news and articles, but I may publish this a bit more regularly than monthly. FYI, I've kept it free from the political stuff as that would go on forever, and I'm sure you can find it and read it for yourselves.

You will also find there is a lot happening with less than two months to the end of 2016. Can you believe how quickly this year has flown past? I'm not quite ready for the year to close... I haven't completed everything on my 2016 to-do list eek lol Anyway, I hope you enjoy the round-up!



October Round Up - What's been in the news?



Expat Articles




Sri Lanka Articles




For Your Diary



November 2016


2-6 November - *FREE EVENTS* Living Heritage, various locations (see article and Facebook for details)
4 November - *FREE EVENT* Japanese Fair,  Water's Edge, Colombo (see flyer or Facebook for details)
4 November - *FREE EVENT* Bharatha Natyam Recital, Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
4 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: Wir sind jung, wir sind stark", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see event)
5 November - Russian Masterworks Concert, Ladies College, Colombo (for tickets)
*5 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)
6 November - Beach Market, Dehiwala Beach, Colombo 
7-13 November - *FREE EVENTS* WINGS Festival of Arts, various locations around Colombo (see website or Facebook for details)
till 9 November - Afterlife | Cassie Machado, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo (see website or Facebook for details)
10 November -  Royally Classical Recital - “Classically Italian”, Russian Cultural Centre, Colombo (see article for tickets)
11 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: Divided Heaven - Der geteilte Himmel", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see event)
11-13 November - Blowhards, Namel- Malini Punchi Theatre, Colombo (tickets at the venue)
till 13 November - Art Exhibition: Collection of Photographs by Rukshan Jayawardene, Barefoot Art Gallery, Colombo
*12 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: Forrest Gump (1994)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)
13 November - Galle Flea Market, Law Court Square, Galle Fort, Galle (see Facebook for details)
16-23 November - *FREE EVENT* ABSTRACT, Art Exhibition 2016, Russian Cultural Centre, Colombo
17 November - "FILM: The Tempest and post-screening discussion", Colombo (see event for details)
17 November - "Beaujolais Nouveau Day", Café Français by Pourcel, Colombo (see
Facebook for details)
18 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: One day in Europe", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see event)
*19 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: The New World (2005)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)
*26 November - *FREE EVENT* "FILM: Inception (2010)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)

27 November - An Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck, SLECC, Colombo (for tickets)

* every Saturday there are also screenings of kids movies at 10am (see website for details)


December 2016


2-20 December - Colombo Art Biennale 2016 - "Conceiving Space", (see website and Facebook for details)
4 December - CMSC: Holiday Season Concert 2016, Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo (for tickets)
9-11 December - *FREE EVENT* Agenda 14: Short Film Festival, (see website and event for details)
15 December - Melt Trio (German Jazz band), Barefoot Cafe, Colombo ( see Goethe event for details)
20-23 December - *FREE EVENT* Tourism Fest 2016, Independence Arcade, Colombo


January 2017


11-15 January -  Fairway Galle Literary Festival, Galle Fort, Galle (see website and Facebook for details)


*** Please be advised to check all the details for the above events with the organizers or hosts via their websites, social media or directly, as they may be subject to change. Apologies in advance for any errors in my transposing of the dates and details ***





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