Gardens of Taprobane Tour and Lunch

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Event - Day 1 - Gardens of Taprobane, Tour and Lunch.

Date: Wednesday, January 11 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Taprobane Island, Weligama.

The custodian of Taprobane Island will give a tour of the gardens and will talk about the Island’s connection to literary figures, including Count de Mauny, Paul Bowles, Robin Maugham, Gore Vidal and Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

A buffet lunch will follow.


Event Photo Gallery

Photographs by Festival Photographer: Fotocube

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A drones-eye view of Taprobane Island off the waters of Weligama Beach in Sri Lanka.

Taprobane Island from Weligama Beach

Magical at first sight … Taprobane Island from Weligama Beach.

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Taprobane Island Custodian and Festival Founder Geoffrey Dobbs with his festival tour guests

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A welcome and introduction to festival guests about the tour.

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The foyer of the manor on Taprobane Island.

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The tour of the Gardens of Taprobane Island begins.

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Fairway Galle Literary Festival guests explore the island and property at Taprobane Island.

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Custodian Geoffrey Dobbs talks about the rich and colorful history of Taprobane Island with his tour group.

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Poolside at Taprobane Island

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Refreshments being served to festival guests at Taprobane Island.

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Guests enjoy refreshments on the terrace.

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Festival guests chat and make new friends as they await lunch.

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Event guests at Taprobane Island.

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Lunch is served.

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Custodian Geoffrey Dobbs signs books for his tour guests.

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A thank you and farewell gift.

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The adventure of Taprobane Island begins and ends with a wade through the ocean.


View 2017 Programme Events:

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5