During the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival taking place from January 24th – 28th, several Fringe Events outside the Festival Programme will be taking place in and around the Galle Fort that we highly recommend experiencing …
Law Court Square, Galle Fort
Saturday, Jan 27th 2018 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This special cultural presentation includes three elements: a March Past, an Angampora Performance, and a Sound and Light Show.
The Presentation will begin with the Forces’ Marching Bands entering the Law Court Square from the Galle Fort Entrance; playing of the Sri Lankan National Anthem will follow.
A narrative Angampora performance is next; this exciting part of the programme involves weapons and fire and is presented by the Air Force Angampora team.
Finally, a history of the Galle Fort will be presented by means of video mapping onto the outer walls of the outer façade of the Law Courts Building. This Sound and Light Show will take us back to the time of the Portuguese, Dutch and British occupancies and also reflect on the ravages of the tsunami.
The Galle Art Trail
In and Around Galle Fort
Jan 24th – 28th 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Galle Art Trail is back, from 24th to 28th January.
Galle Fort and beyond have over 20 pop up galleries showing paintings, photography, sculptures, posters and installations from Sri Lanka and from abroad. Many works are for sale.
Ponder over, mingle with art lovers, converse with the artistes, just soak it up and enjoy the surroundings – many of which have not been opened up in years… discover the old Galle Fort. Each gallery had a green flag outside it, a map is available.
Lipton Tea Room
Scout’s Headquarters lawn, Baladaksha Mawatha, Galle
Jan 25th – 27th 2018, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Experience tea reimagined and redefined at the Lipton Tea Restaurant which will offer Festival goers a choice of tea infused beverages and delights.
Keep up to date with the various events and performances taking place at the Lipton Tea Room on their Facebook Page
Luna Terrace, Closenberg Hotel, Galle
Friday, Jan 26th 2018 – 5.30 pm onwards
Don’t miss the launch of Ashok Ferrey’s new book “Cut Pieces”. Meet the author over a complimentary glass of wine on the Luna Terrace of the Closenberg Hotel in Galle. Live jazz by Q. Dramatised readings begin at 6pm. Special dinner 7pm onwards.
YES FM Presents the FGLF Beach Party
Kingfisher Unawatuna, Unawatuna Beach
Saturday, Jan 27th 2018 – 9:00 pm onwards
Feel the festival vibes on the beach with Selectro, DJ Nacho and Shevin at the always happening Unawatuna Beach.
Presented by FLGF 2018 Official Broadcast Partner – YES FM
For reservations call: +94 77 340 8405
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