Shaping Structure by Sue Harrigan

Hempel Galleries Presents ‘Shaping Texture’

An Exhibition by Artist Sue Harrigan

Hempel Galleries presents Shaping Texture by artist Sue Harrigan

Hempel Galleries presents ‘Shaping Texture’ by Sue Harrigan

Sue’s love of natural form and texture is revealed in her interpretation of the human form, pattern and texture, which she will be presenting for the first time in Sri Lanka.

“The ancient olive trees in the surrounding area of my home in northern Tuscany embody this. I see the twisted trunks resembling pleated silk skirts; knurled deformities as billowing fabric and the intertwined boughs soaring their way to heaven, as female bodies frozen in time. The rhythm of nature beats at the heart of my work.” – Sue Harrigan.

Sue grew up in the U.K. and now splits her time between Tuscany, the U.K. and Sri Lanka.

“I have lived in Sri Lanka too: revelling in the colour and vibrancy of daily life and nature; the form of the Bodhi trees inspiring my work, is an accretion of my perceptions and observations.” – Sue Harrigan.

This Exhibition will continue for the duration of the Festival.

  • Venue: The Amangalla Spa, Amangalla Hotel, 10, Church Street, Galle Fort.

Private Viewing

Don’t miss the exclusive private viewing which will be held on Friday, January 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m  to meet the artist for cocktails and canapés.

  • Venue: Amangalla Spa
  • Date: Friday, January 13th 2017
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Buy a Book - Help a Child by Sri Lankan Cares at FGLF 2017.

Buy a Book – Help a Child.

Here’s your chance to acquire the following Rare Autographed Books by the world-renowned authors who participated in the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2016.

Buy a Book - Help a Child with Sri Lankan Cares at the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

All proceeds of the sale of these books will go to child education programmes conducted by SriLankan Cares, the community development arm of SriLankan Airlines.

Book Author Price in Sri Lankan Rupees
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War Sebastian Faulks 7,500
Deeper than Indigo: Tracing Thomas Machell, Forgotten Explorer Jenny Balfour-Paul 7,500
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells Sebastian Faulks 7,000
Made in India: Cooked In Britain Recipes From And Indian Family Kitchen Meera Sodha 7,500
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic Tom Holland 8,500
The Humans: A Novel Matt Haig 7,500
The Hungry Tide: A Novel Amitav Ghosh 8,000
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! Andy Stanton 7,000

To make your purchases … visit the SriLankan Airlines Stall at the Lit Café, at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival from 11 January – 15 January 2017.

For more information please visit Sri Lankan Cares

FGLF 2017 - Exhibitions

FGLF 2017 – Exhibitions

THE NIGHTMARE SERIES.

– Work by Pure Evil.

FGLF 2017 Exhibition - The Nightmare Series by Pure Evil.

Charles Uzzell-Edwards is the street artist known as Pure Evil. His art of primarily modern icons is both a biographical signature and a cultural critique of the West.

His pop culture symbols are viewed in urban landscapes from Sao Paulo to Sydney. For the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, Pure Evil is exhibiting a series of works known as the Nightmare Series.

A chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave Pure Evil the impetus for his Nightmare Series.

The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled down to three small 64×64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for the doomed and dripping celebrity portraits in this exhibition.

They are an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.

  • Venue: Fort Bazaar Hotel & Spa, 26, Church Street, Galle Fort.
  • Date: Thursday January 12th – Sunday January 15th, 2017.
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist Charles Uzzel Edwards (Fort Bazaar Hotel & Spa) Limited free booked passes. Cocktails and canapés.

  • Date: Saturday January 14th, 2017.
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hempel Galleries presents ‘SHAPING TEXTURE’.

– An Exhibition by Sue Harrigan.

 

Hempel Galleries presents Shaping Texture by artist Sue Harrigan

Hempel Galleries presents Shaping Texture by artist Sue Harrigan

Sue’s love of natural form and texture is revealed in her interpretation of the human form, pattern and texture, which she will be presenting for the first time in Sri Lanka.

“The ancient olive trees in the surrounding area of my home in northern Tuscany embody this. I see the twisted trunks resembling pleated silk skirts; knurled deformities as billowing fabric and the intertwined boughs soaring their way to heaven, as female bodies frozen in time. The rhythm of nature beats at the heart of my work.”

Sue grew up in the U.K. and now splits her time between Tuscany, the U.K. and Sri Lanka.

“I have lived in Sri Lanka too: revelling in the colour and vibrancy of daily life and nature; the form of the Bodhi trees inspiring my work, is an accretion of my perceptions and observations.”

The Exhibition will continue for the duration of the Festival.

  • Venue: The Amangalla Spa, Amangalla Hotel, 10, Church Street, Galle Fort.

A private viewing is available on Friday January 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Bawa Staircases

– Exhibition by Sebastian Posings

FGLF 2017 Exhibition - Bawa Staircases by Sebastian Posings.

Whilst they were working on their book ‘In Search of Bawa’, David Robson and Sebastian Posingis were struck by the diversity and ingenuity of Geoffrey Bawa’s staircase designs.

These range from the tiniest of domestic staircases – such as that which leads up from his private bathroom courtyard to his secret lookout at Lunuganga – to the plethora of grand flights that grace the University of Ruhuna campus.

David and Sebastian decided to record all those that still survive and plan to produce a book of them.

This exhibition of Sebastian’s photographs is hung in the upper pool court of Geoffrey Bawa’s Lighthouse Hotel, and is reached via the astonishing staircase made by Laki Senanayake which, with its balustrade of writhing warriors, re-enacts the Battle of Radeniya.

The exhibition runs for the duration of the Festival.

  • Venue: The Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel 433A, Dadella, Galle.
  • Dates: Thursday January 12th – Sunday January 15th
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ART AT THE FEST.

– Work by Leo Art Artists.

FGLF 2017 Exhibition - Leo Art at the Fest.

Leo Art is an artists-in-residence programme designed to encourage creativity in the fine arts by providing artists with a space to express their ideas, collaborate with agency teams on commercial projects and be seen and appreciated by a wider audience.

In August, to celebrate the 81st anniversary of Leo Burnett Worldwide, the company gave back to the creative community by holding the 7th edition of Leo Art, titled ‘Strokes at the Mews’, it featured 19 contemporary Sri Lankan artists.

Leo Art will stage its 8th edition during the Festival at The Fort Printers Hotel.

It will feature a new collection of canvases from 10 selected contemporary artists.

  • Venue: The Fort Printers, 39, Pedlar Street, Galle Fort.
  • Dates: Thursday January 12th – Sunday January 15th.
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition and Book Launch: Nayomi Munaweera and Leo Art (The Fort Printers). Limited Free Booked Passes. Mocktails and canapes will be served.

  • Thursday January 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 Participant Amish Tripati

Literary Dinner with Amish Tripathi on The Shiva Trilogy

The fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing.

FGLF 2017 Literary Dinner with Amish Tripathi on The Shiva Trilogy.

Amish Tripathi, is a best selling Indian author, known for his novels ‘The Immortals of Meluha’, ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ and ‘The Oath of the Vayuputras’. The three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy’, a mythical fantasy based on Lord Shiva.

A chance to dine with fellow fans and meet this figure who is a literary legend in India. Ask him those questions you longed to ask after reading his wonderful books and find out about his writers journey from multiple rejections to breaking records in India’s publishing industry.

VIDEO: The Journey of The Shiva Trilogy

The Shiva Trilogy has become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing, with 3.5 million copies in print and over Rs 70 crore (Rs.700,000,000) in sales.

Fairway Galle Literary Festival presents The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi.

The Shiva Trilogy books have been translated into English (South Asia), English (UK), English (US), Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Assamese, Malayalam, Kannada, Estonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesian and Oriya.

Event

LITERARY DINNER: AMISH TRIPATHI ON THE SHIVA TRILOGY

  • Date: FGLF Day 2, Thursday, January 12 2017
  • Time: 8pm – 10pm
  • Location: The Galle Fort Hotel, Galle Fort.
  • Tickets: Rs.7,500

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Learn More About: Amish Tripathi

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Participant -Fuchsia Dunlop.

For the Foodies: A Lunch Date with Fuchsia Dunlop

The Secrets of Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Learn the secrets of authentic Chinese Cuisine from award-winning chef and food author Fuchsia Dunlop, considered one of the worlds great experts on authentic Chinese Cuisine.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Event - Cookery Class and Lunch with Fuchsia Dunlop.

Ever wanted to be able to make authentic tasting Chinese dishes like these … yourself?

Home Cooked Authentic Chinese Dishes by Fuchsia Dunlop

Home Cooked Authentic Chinese Dishes by Fuchsia Dunlop – Photographs via Instagram @fuchsiadunlop.

Here’s your chance …

Don’t miss out on this hands-on introduction to some of the cooking techniques of the Jiangnan region in eastern China, an area renowned for centuries for its exquisite cuisine and sophisticated gastronomic culture.

The class will be followed by a delicious lunch of your own creation.

VIDEO: Fuchsia on the healthy side of Chinese cuisine …

Event:

COOKERY CLASS, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH: FUCHSIA DUNLOP ON THE SECRETS OF AUTHENTIC CHINESE COOKING

  • Date: Thursday, January 12 2017
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: No. 5 Middle Street, Galle Fort.

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Participant:

Fuchsia’s work has appeared in publications including The Financial Times, Lucky Peach, Saveur, The New Yorker, Observer Food Monthly and Gourmet.

She is a regular guest on radio and television, and has appeared on shows including Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (2016), CNN’s On China, Gordon Ramsay’s The F-Word, NPR’s All Things Considered and The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4.

In the United States, she has won four James Beard awards, including International Cookbook (2014) for Every Grain of Rice and three for articles published in Lucky Peach and The Financial Times.

She was named ‘Food Journalist of the Year’ by the British Guild of Food Writers (GFW) in 2006, and has also won GFW awards for three of her books.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival - Bestselling Books by Fuchsia Dunlop

Her memoir, Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper won the IACP Jane Grigson Award in the US, and the GFW Kate Whiteman Award for Food and Travel in the UK.

… Learn More About: Fuchsia Dunlop

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2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Children's Programme.

Learning Made Fun at the 2017 MAS Galle Children’s Programme.

Activities & Workshops for the Younger Literati.

Tickets for the Children’s Programme will be available for purchase up until the day of each event … But HURRY, tickets are selling out fast!

Collect Tickets from the Festival Box Office at: 25, Leyn Bahn Street, Galle Fort.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Children's Programme - sponsored by MAS Holdings.

The 2017 MAS Galle Children’s Programme, has a super-cool, 2-day Mini Lit Fest scheduled on Saturday, Jan 14 and Sunday Jan 15, at the Thomas Gall School, to once again engage our younger festival-goers in a fun series of activities and workshops.

Events will be hosted by several of the award-winning participants from the main 2017 Galle Literary Festival ensuring a day full of fun-filled activities for budding learners.

The programme is tailored to 3 individual age groups:

  • 5-7 years.
  • 8-11 years.
  • 12-14 years.

The events will include storyboarding, performance poetry, theatre, writing songs, drawing comics and even demystifying illusions and magic tricks, along with yummy refreshments and a delicious lunch served during the breaks.

View Children’s Programme Details

  • Pass for Saturday, January 14th 2017: Rs.3,000
  • Pass for Sunday, January 15th 2017: Rs.2,500

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Featured Workshops

Story Telling with Jeeva Raghunath

FGLF 2017 Children's Programme Participant - Jeeva Raghunath

Jeeva Raghunath’s workshops are highly interactive and based on time-tested techniques which develop communication skills and develop language skills through story telling. They include, tell-along tales with finger play, participatory storytelling, interactive stories and theatrical techniques for older teens where they will learn how a simple narrative can become a performance by using voice, body and soul.


The Secrets of Magic with Neel Madhav

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Magician Neel Madhav

Nothing wow’s us more than magic! Well now your kids will learn the “tricks of the trade” from one of the best in the region. Neel Madhav is a celebrated new-age illusionist and mentalist who combines magic with mentalism to deliver an experience that will entertain and amaze. He is the creator of the hugely popular travel and street-magic show ‘You Got Magic with Neel Madhav’, which is in its third year.


Create a Comic with Reinhard Kleist

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Reinhard Kleist.

Moms and dads, you must have heard of The Avengers or at least Superman by now, right? Well, trust us when we say that your kids have! Now they get the chance to learn how to create their first comic book with award winning graphic novel illustrator Reinhard Kleist, where he will workshop the step by step development and illustration of a story about a beach-dwelling hero.


Street Art with Charles Uzzell Edwards

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Charles Uzzell Edwards aka Pure Evil

Street Art … better known by the cool kids as Graffiti, will be taught by a master of the art-form, Charles Uzzell Edwards. His workshops for the kids will include learning how to create his iconic street art animals, street art lettering, making stencils, using paints, creating tags, bubble letters and more for each different age group.


Rhythm and Rhyme with Ramsay

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Ramsay

Entertaining and fun-filled songwriting workshops await kids and teens where they will learn how to write a songs which expresses their individual creativity, rhyming and singing talents all at once … Watch out Adele!


Poetry Writing, Music and Games with Jemima Foxtrot

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Jemima Foxtrot.

Acclaimed British performance poet Jemima Foxtrot will teach your kids how to write the recipe of their name! Curious? … We would hope so! A game driven worksop that teaches how to write a acrostic poem around – your name. For the teenagers, Jemima will use their favorite pop songs to teach them how ‘their music’ can inspire their own poetry.


Performance Poetry with Luke Wright

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Luke Wright

Especially for the teens with something to say … wordsmith and performance poet extrodinaire Luke Wright will teach techniques of how to write poems that are punchy, powerful and sound “too cool for school”! At his workshop students will write a poem and yes … perform it like a pro!


Memory Poetry and Storyboarding with Malika Booker.

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Malika Booker.

Our life journey is our memories, Malika Booker will teach how to create a map of those memories and bring your personal poetry to life. The youngsters will also learn to use creative drawing as a tool to build and plan their own stories.


Create Your Own Characters with Anita Nair.

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Anita Nair.

A fun workshop where our young literati will create their own characters with word and line guided by Anita Nair, recipient of the Central Sahitya Akademi award for her contribution to Children’s Literature in 2013, whose books have been translated into 30 languages.


Characters from Folklore with Prashani Rambukwella.

2017 FGLF Children's Programme Participant - Prashani Rambukwella.

A fun-filled creative workshop where youngsters get to know some popular characters from folklore … and create their very own!


A Story about Self Discovery with Preeti Vyas

2017 MAS Children's Program Participant - Preeti Vyas.

Preeti Vyas is going to introduce you to Samaira, little chocolate-coloured little girl who loves colours. But what happens when she meets a strange purple lady who offers to change her into a shade of white? Will little Samaira give in to the annoying Anahi’s narrow idea of beauty, or is she happy just the way she is? Join Samaira on her journey of self discovery up on the fluffy clouds.


  • Pass for Saturday, January 14th 2017: Rs.3,000
  • Pass for Sunday, January 15th 2017: Rs.2,500

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FLGF 2017 Box Office is Open!

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Event Tickets and Passes.

The 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Box Office is powered by MyDeal.lk

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Ticket Purchase In-Person:

  • Box Office Colombo: Mydeal.lk Showroom: No.740, Galle Road, Colombo 4 (Bambalapitiya Junction).
  • Box Office Galle: 25, Leyn Bahn Street, Galle Fort.

Box Office Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:30pm.
  • Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Sunday and Mercantile Holidays: CLOSED.
  • Online: 24/7.

Ticket Redemption/Collection:

All tickets bought online can only be redeemed from the following locations on these given dates. Tickets can be redeemed with your voucher and personal identification from:

Colombo:

  • Redemption Dates: 8th December 2016 – Saturday 7th January 2017.
  • Location: MyDeal.lk Showroom, No.740, Galle Road, Colombo 04 (Bambalapitiya Junction).

Galle:

  • Redemption Dates: 9th – 11th January 2017
  • Location: Galle Box Office: 25, Leyn Bahn Street, Galle Fort.
  • Redemption Dates: 12th – 14th January 2017
  • Location: Festival Box Office, Sports Hall, next to the Hall de Galle, Galle Fort.
  • Redemption Dates: 15th January’17
  • Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.

Don’t miss out on meeting your favorite authors and artists at the Festival

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FGLF 2017 – MAS Children’s Programme Assistant to the Coordinator.

Fairway Galle Literary Festival - Job Opportunity - MAS Children's Programme Asstant Coordinator.

Scope of Work:

  • Part Time position.
  • Project Fee: Rs.85,000
  • Start Date: November 2016 – January 2017 

Duties:

The Assistant to the Coordinator will assist with the logistics and admin for the programme and should enjoy working with volunteers and children. The Assistant will work closely with the Children’s Programme Coordinator, the Programme Heads and Volunteers. The Assistant will also be present on-the-ground for the Children’s Programme in Galle for the employment period and specifically these Programme dates:

Galle Schools Days : 10-11th January 2017

  • An outreach programme featuring Lit Fest presenters in local schools.

Galle Teacher Training : 13th January 2017

  • A teacher training programme for teachers from local schools led by Lit Fest presenters.

FGLF Galle Children’s Programme : 14th & 15th January 2017

  • A series of ticketed workshops featuring Lit Fest authors and local and international art practitioners for approximately 90 children.

Expectations of the Assistant to the Coordinator:

  • Ability to maintain regular communication and to promptly respond to calls, messages and emails.
  • Attends weekly meetings and workdays which we arrange with you
  • Ability to solve problems, make solutions and be a self sufficient, pro-active, independent worker.
  • Notify us of your normal schedule and any changes which may arise
  • Ability to promptly complete assigned tasks and keep us updated / CC’d on your efforts.
  • Assists with communication to Schools, Parents, Government Departments, Contractors and Suppliers for the implementation of the festival.

Required Skills and Prior Experience:

  • Experience and skills for working with children.
  • Experience working, volunteering with or organising events.
  • Fluency in the Office Suite specifically the full range of Google Docs and cloud computing.
  • Meticulous account keeping and ability to assist with keeping to budget.
  • Ability to produce documents with high levels of written english (eg: letters or press releases).
  • Ideally, some experience in Arts and/or Education.
  • Spoken fluency in Sinhala.

Working Hours:

The job can be done partially from home at hours convenient to the Coordinator based on:

  • Prompt reliable response to emails and phone calls.
  • Attending office space 1-2 days a week in Galle / Matara.
  • Attending meetings, site visits and conducting errands and assistance with Jaffna communications.
  • Be fully present prior and during Galle Children’s programmes from January 9th – 16th 2017 in Galle.

Payment Terms:

  • End of November: Rs.20,000
  • End of December Rs.25,000
  • End of January: Rs.40,000

Apply:

To apply online – CLICK HERE

Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 Guide to Galle, Sri Lanka.

The FGLF guide to your visit to Galle

As the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) draws closer, it is time to make preparations, plans and reservations for your trip to Galle.

We want you to enjoy, not only what we hope will be the best literary festival events yet, but also the best festival experience while in Galle this January.

These are our curated guides to plan your journey …

How to get to Galle

How to get to the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka

Be it by plane, train or automobile, this is your comprehensive travel guide to get to the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, while in Sri Lanka … View Guide

Where to stay in Galle

Fairway Galle Literary Festival Guide to Hotels and Lodging in Galle.

Find and book the perfect accommodation for you and your travel companions during your visit to the Fairway Galle Literary Festival … View Guide

Where to dine in Galle

Fairway Galle Literary Festival - Your Guide to Dining in Galle.

Follow your festival events by indulging some of the wonderful and diverse culinary experiences that await you in and around Galle Fort … View Guide

Where to Shop in Galle

Fairway Galle Literary Festival - Shopping Guide while in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Galle offers it’s visitors some of most eclectic shopping experiences in Sri Lanka, concentrated within and in close proximity to the Galle Fort … View Guide

We hope you find our guides interesting and useful, and as always we encourage you to post your comments and suggestions that may assist fellow festival-goers during their trip to FGLF2017.