Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Expat News, Articles of Interest and Diary Events #5


This is the round up for the first half of January 2017. I've been enjoying some rest and relaxation with family and friends to kick off the new year. It's been abundantly nourishing for me and I'm energized to get right back into the thick of tropical life again. And as I was strolling around South Bank, I came across this reminder of home!

It feels good to be leaving behind all the talk of (hard or soft) Brexit, the slide of the British pound and its recovery, Theresa May, Prince Harry and simply everything there is to moan about. Yes, I'm ready to return to my tropical haven, though I will miss my loved ones, Marks n Sparks and a few other delights. My suitcases are full of treats to last me awhile and presents for my Lankan friends.

I've been keeping abreast of the goings-on in Sri Lanka from abroad, and you could say, it's never dull in paradise. Methinks the year ahead is going to be a challenging one! I guess we're going to have to pull together again...



1st half of January 2017 Round Up - What's been in the news?



Expat Articles




Sri Lanka Articles







For Your Diary




January 2017


till 31 March -  Cirque Lanka, Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre, Colombo (see article and website for more details)
till 1 February - Exhibition: FINDING SPACE | Kingsley Gunatillake, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo (see website for details)
20 January -  Live Drawing Reinhard Kleist, Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)
20 January - *FREE EVENT* Movie screening: "Taming of the Shrew", British Council, Colombo (see website for details)
20-27 January - *FREE EVENT* Guitar Fest 2017, Colombo, Kandy, Badulla, Batticaloa, Jaffna
*21 January -  *FREE EVENT* "Road to Memphis (2010)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)
21 to 22 January - "The Wild", Lionel Wendt Art Centre, Colombo (see Facebook and website for details)
22 January - *FREE EVENT* Kala Pola 2017, Nelum Pokun Mw, Colombo  (see Facebook for details)
22 January - Madeleine Mitchell Violin Piano Recital, The Russian Cultural Center, Colombo, (see Facebook for details)
22 January - The Sooriya Workshop Series - Shadow and Light, The Sorriya Village, Colombo (See Facebook for details)
24 January - *FREE EVENT* A Night of Music with Slava Grigoryan and Sharon Draper, Bishop's College Auditorium, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
25 January - *FREE EVENT*  Evening talk on Social Change Through Social Enterprise, British Council Colombo Library, Colombo (see website for details)
25-29 January - "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
26 January - Roger Hanschel & Music Matters, Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)
26 January - Colombo Cultural Show, Namel-Malini Punchi Theatre, Colombo (see Facebook and website for details)
27 January - *FREE EVENT* Film Screening: "Berlin - Schönhauser Corner", Goethe-Institut, Colombo (see website for details)
*28 January - *FREE EVENT* "Selma (2014)", American Center Auditorium, Colombo (see website for details)
29 January - Colombo Fleamarket, 80 Club of Colombo, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
29 January - *FREE EVENT* Movie screening: "The Sound of Music", British Council, Colombo (see website for details)
29 January - *FREE EVENT* Odissi Dance Recital - "Taal Taranga", Hall de Galle, Galle (see Facebook for details on collecting invitations from the Indian Consulate)
29 and 31 January - "Interactive Storytelling - A House Built at Pooh Corner", British Council, Colombo (see website for details on both sessions)



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



February 2017


2 February - Bookers R Us February Meet Up: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce, The Sooriya Village, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
2 February - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "Carla", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)
3 February - Big Ears, Musicmatters, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
3 to 5 February - Japanese Cultural Exhibition, BMICH, Colombo (see Facebook and article for details)
11 February - Colombo Hippie Market, Colombo Public Library, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
11 to 12 February - "The Wiz", Lionel Wendt Art Centre, Colombo (see Facebook and website for details)
13 to 15 February - HiLife Fashion Exhibition, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo(see Facebook for details)
16 February - *FREE EVENT* Workshop: "Border Movement", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details) 
17 February - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "The Rabbit is Me", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details) 
18 February - Agora Night Market, Agora, Colombo (see Facebook for details)
18-19 February - Colombo Jazz Festival, Galle Face, Colombo (see website for details)
24 February - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "The Traces of Stones", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)  



March 2017


3 March - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "When You're Older, Dear Adam", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)   
10 March - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "The Dove on the Roof", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)  
17 March - *FREE EVENT* Film Series: "Jadup und Boel", Goethe Hall, Colombo (see website for details)   

26 March - Dirty MUD Festival 2K17, Colombo (see Facebook for details)




No comments:

Post a Comment