Ticket Availability Update for Sunday, Jan 28th

Tickets for the following FLGF events on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 are still available.

Tickets can be purchased online (please click the BUY button) or at the Box Office at : Sports Hall, next to the Hall de Galle, Galle Fort

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FGLF

Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
8:15 am – 9:30 am

FGLF 2018 Event - The Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite - Morning Worship.

The Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite: Morning Worship

  • Event: Morning Worship
  • Participant: Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite
  • Location: All Saints Church, Galle Fort
  • Duration: 1:15 hrs
  • Access: FREE EVENT
  • Availability: N/A

The Reverend Doctor Malcolm Guite will preach at this morning service

FGLF

Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
10:45 am – 11:45 am

FGLF 2018 Event - Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to The Deep North and First Person.

Richard Flanagan: The Narrow Road to The Deep North and First Person

  • Event: In Conversation with Chris Hanley
  • Participant: Richard Flanagan
  • Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.
  • Duration: 1:00 hrs.
  • Access: Event Ticket / Festival Pass
  • Availability: 250 seats.

Mark Twain, describing the journey that would take him to Australia, famously said that truth is stranger than fiction.  Richard Flanagan goes one step further and says  “Fiction is not a lie but a truth, a necessary truth  . . . Without fiction, we poison ourselves on the lies of the first person . . . For if story as lies leads us to a dark place, story as fiction offers the possibility of transcendence and liberation, the recognition of the many things each of us are.”

Richard Flanagan began his most recent novel First Person before he won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to The Deep North. In conversation with fellow Australian Chris Hanley, Founder of the Byron Bay Literary Festival, Richard will share with us the extraordinary story of how he came to write First Person and arising from that, his views on the writing experience and in particular, on the relationship between self and creation.

(Richard Flanagan’s presence at the Festival is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Festival title sponsor Fairway Holdings Ltd.)

Event Ticket: Rs. 1,000

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FGLF

 Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

FGLF 2018 Event - Pankaj Mishra & Nisid Hajari - Whither Asia?

Pankaj Mishra & Nisid Hajari: Whither Asia?

  • Event: In Conversation.
  • Participant: Pankaj Mishra & Nisid Hajari
  • Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.
  • Date: Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
  • Duration: 1:00 hrs.
  • Access: Event Ticket / Festival Pass
  • Availability: 250 seats.

In this, the Final Festival session for 2018, Pankaj Mishra, one of the foremost intellectuals of the day and acclaimed writer of the 2017 publication Age of Anger: A History of the Present, will discuss the future of Asia through the lens of the past with Nisid Hajari, foreign affairs analyst and author of Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition.

(Pankaj Mishra’s participation in the Festival is made possible by the generous sponsorship of DFCC Bank.)

Event Ticket: Rs. 1,000

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FGLF

Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

FGLF 2018 Event - Jazz Festival, Fashion Show and Gourmet Galle.

Jazz Festival, Fashion Show and Gourmet Galle

  • Event: Street food, Cocktails, Jazz and Fashion Show
  • Participant: Jerome & Tanuja with other Local and International Artists
  • Location: Law Court Square, Galle Fort
  • Duration: 6:00 hrs
  • Access: FREE EVENT
  • Availability: N/A

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018 will wrap up on Sunday afternoon with a celebration of jazz in the Law Court Square. We will have favourite locals, including Jerome and Tanuja, as well as international artists performing. The afternoon will also feature a fashion show, great street food, wine, beer and cocktails.

FGLF

Sunday, Jan 28th 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FGLF 2018 Event - Chariots of Fire (1981) - A Screening.

Chariots of Fire (1981): A Screening

  • Event: Film Screening
  • Location: Law Court Square, Galle Fort
  • Duration: 1:30 hrs
  • Access: FREE EVENT
  • Availability: N/A

This film was the brain-child of The Lord David Puttnam and depicts the compelling story of two young men determined to be true to themselves in the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s. Each of these two young men is preparing to take part in the 1924 Paris Olympics, the first Olympics to take place after the long interval during which the First World War precluded the event. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God’s glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath, even when the Olympic timetable calls for him to do so.  Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) and antagonises the Fellows of his Cambridge College in his single-minded quest. Ultimately the two men’s single-mindedness paradoxically works in tandem, enabling each to emerge from the Olympics having met the demands both of country and conscience.

The Vengalis sound track for this film – with its inspiring classical feel and yet anachronistic electronic elements, perfectly captures the transitional moment in history at which this film takes place, and is still widely recognised.


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