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
A drones-eye view of Taprobane Island off the waters of Weligama Beach in Sri Lanka.
Magical at first sight … Taprobane Island from Weligama Beach.
Taprobane Island Custodian and Festival Founder Geoffrey Dobbs with his festival tour guests
A welcome and introduction to festival guests about the tour.
The foyer of the manor on Taprobane Island.
The tour of the Gardens of Taprobane Island begins.
Fairway Galle Literary Festival guests explore the island and property at Taprobane Island.
Custodian Geoffrey Dobbs talks about the rich and colorful history of Taprobane Island with his tour group.
Poolside at Taprobane Island
Refreshments being served to festival guests at Taprobane Island.
Guests enjoy refreshments on the terrace.
Festival guests chat and make new friends as they await lunch.
Event guests at Taprobane Island.
Lunch is served.
Custodian Geoffrey Dobbs signs books for his tour guests.
A thank you and farewell gift.
The adventure of Taprobane Island begins and ends with a wade through the ocean.
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