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Kandy & its World Heritage Values –
Dr. Nilan Cooray

 

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Kandy was the capital city of the last pre-colonial kingdom of Sri Lanka from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. It is widely regarded among the Sinhalese, the country’s main ethnic group, as the last bastion of Sinhalese culture. Despite its historical and cultural significance among the Sinhalese, the presence of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha, at Sri Dalada Maligava, considered by the Buddhist as one of the most holiest shrines, , Kandy is regarded as one of the sacred cities for the Sinhala Buddhists.

In addition to the heritage values at national level, the Kandy is inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List making the city having ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ for all humanity. The ever increasing number of foreign tourists visiting Kandy, particularly the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple, further testifies the international significance of this City. The talk by Dr Nilan Cooray will discuss the importance of Kandy from an international heritage point of view, particularly its World Heritage Values. The talk will also focus the issues of, and threats against the sustenance of such World Heritage Values at Kandy.

Dr. Nilan Cooray is a chartered architect and an International heritage Conservation Specialist. He has 25 years of experience in managing and conserving Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage in various capacities including Direct Conservation and Director Development at the Central Cultural Fund. His doctoral thesis examines the 5th century landscape design of Sigiriya with particular emphasis on the design tools and techniques employed, and the design principles and rules applied by the designers at Sigiriya. He also served as the UNESCO’s international expert resource person to provide advice to Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology in preparing management plants for the World Heritage nomination of Pyu Ancient Cities in Myanmar.


 

 

KANDY:
celebrates Women’s Day 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 5 PM – 7 PM

 

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

The Inner Wheel Club of Kandy has organized a Fellowship & an Entertainment on the eve of International Women’s Day 2020.

Ladies are welcome to join us at the Atelier Kandy for a fun filled evening.

Refreshments & Entrance: Rs. 350.00.


 

 

English Vinglish (Film) :
Int’l Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

English Vinglish is a memorable movie from India, which combines linguistics, domesticity, multi-culturalism, with delightful ease. It stars one of the greatest actresses of the country, Sridevi, known for her superior dancing and dramatic skills, who acted in more than 200 films.

‘English Vinglish’ centers around Shashi, a housewife and home-maker who is happy looking after her family, and making ‘laddus’ (Indian traditional sweets). She is not too bothered about her lack of English-speaking skills, inspite of the digs her husband and family make about that.

Things change, when she goes to New York, to help in the marriage of her niece, and finds herself in many embarrassing situations, at not knowing the English language. That’s when she decides to enroll for a short English-speaking course in the city. Shashi meets a bunch of lively, multi-racial personalities, including a Pakistani cab-driver, Mexican nanny, closeted African, and French man who starts getting attracted to her. They love her innocent, effervescent personality, and have lots of fun together.

She is confused by the French man’s attentions, though it raises her self-worth. That’s when her family joins her in New York for the wedding. They are surprised by Shashi’s newly acquired English-language skills, and even more, by her impressive ‘English’ toast to the wedding-couple. They soon realize that they had judged her unfairly. But Shashi’s self-confidence has been totally boosted.

Don’t miss a scintillating Indian comedy, starring one of the greatest actresses of the country and a delightful guest- appearance by the great actor Amitabh Bachchan.

The screening is organized by The Inner Wheel Club of Kandy on the eve of International Women’s Day 2020.

Duration: 134 min. Refreshments & Entrance for the Event: Rs. 350.00. Limited space hence reserve your place early.


 

 

Among Wolves – Screening +
Q&A – Award winning Documentary Film

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Screening + Q&A with American Director Shawn Convey
Wednesday March 4th 6:00 PM at Atelier Kandy (near Arpico).

AMONG WOLVES played at 22 Festivals in 10 different countries, WON 8 awards (including Best Film, Best Director, and Triumph of the Human Spirit awards to name a few).


 

 

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Seminar in Kandy

Sunday, February 29, 2020 at 9.30 PM – 3.30 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Institute for the Development of Commercial Law & Practice (ICLP) jointly with Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has organized aSeminar on ADR in Kandy. The Seminar is useful for academics, professionals, & business leaders, including legal and construction industry professionals.

Resource personnel:
Ms Shehara Varia; Member Council of Management of ICLP and CCC-ICLP ADR Centre

Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Mechanism; Mr Franklyn Amerasinghe, Member, Board of ICLP Arbitration Centre

Construction Adjudication; Eng. (Dr) Ananda Ranasinghe, Attorney at Law, Past President Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka.

Arbitration Act No 11 of 1995 – Arbitration Procedure and Enforcement; Dr K.Kanag –Isvaran PC, Member Council of Management of ICLP and Chairman of CCC-ICLP ADR Centre

Panel Discussion with;
Dr K.Kanag Isvaran, PC, Mr Franklyn Amerasinghe, Eng. (Dr) Ananda Ranasinghe, Mr Rukshan Widyalankara, Past President SLIA

Ticket: Rs 5,000.00 with lunch, refreshment & reading material.

Seats limited. Contact Ms Gawry on 076 822 1582 for reservations.


 

 

Songs of the inspired Soul by
Rebecca Shalom

Saturday, February 28, 2020 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Rebecca Shalom is a talented young musician, excellent singer, songwriter,and a pianist. She plays several musical instruments: keyboard, guitar, viola, violin, percussion, and harmonium,while being a super vocalist.

Rebecca will perform for the audience in Kandy a mix of Rock, Jazz, Sinhala applied music, & country songs. She will be accompanied by violist Prabath Chathuranga and another playing cajong. An entertainment event not to be missed.

Ticket: Rs. 1,000.00 (BYOB).

Limited Seats. Reservation: Call 076 822 1582


 

 

Creative Expressions

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

In today’s busy world where we are drowned in lives full of stress, we tend to take very little care of ourselves in the process. Hence, ‘Me-Time’ is not a selfish act, but an act of self-care and a time-out to enjoy being you, allowing your inner child to come out, and free yourself for a moment, from the stress, the cares and worries of this world.

An Art Experiential Workshop titled ‘Creative Expressions’ aims to give you just this experience of ‘Me-Time’. Tucked away in the heritage city of Kandy, away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. This workshop is catered for adults and consists of a variety of activities that will include self-expression and self-exploration through art making and personal reflection. It will be a Non-Judgmental and Safe Space, where you do not need to have any background knowledge in art!

About the Facilitator:
Shimali Perera (née Goonetilleke), AThR (B.S. Psychology, MA Art Therapy). Shimali holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy and is registered with the Australian, New Zealand & Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA). She works with both adults and children: Her experience with adults includes working with those who have misused substances and those experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Shimali has also conducted talks and Art Experiential workshops for counsellors, doctors, professionals in the corporate sector, teachers, children, non-governmental organizations and the public in both Sri Lanka and overseas.

What to expect:
Stress-relief, enjoyment, relaxation, insights into one’s own life and strengthening coping mechanisms are a few of the many benefits one would acquire from being a part of this art experiential workshop.

We invite you to be a part of this special ‘Me-Time’, dedicated just for you, to be yourself and enjoy being you!

On the 22nd of February from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Atelier Kandy,
Siebel Place Circular Road, Peradeniya Road, Kandy

Investment: 2,500/= (Inclusive of all art materials)

Call 081-220 8201/ 076 822 1582 to reserve your slot!


 

 

Classical Concert Spectacular

Wednesday, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Classical Concert Spectacular on large screen.

Telemann Concerto in D Major For violin, cello, trumpet and strings (15 minutes)

Henry Purcell “Dido Lament” from Dido and Aeneus (5 minutes)

Joshua Bell at Promenade concert -Tchaikovsky violin concerto D major (36 minutes)

Exerts from Star Wars Suite played by Danish National orchestra (45 minutes)

plus a short exert from Paganini’s Violin Concerto played by 6 year old Anna Lee.

Brief introduction to the concert by Douglas King.

Ticket: Rs. 500.00 (with Soup / Coffee)


 

 

Dance/Movement Therapy for
Stress Reduction

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

n this interactive workshop conducted by Ashley Fargnoil, you will learn the science behind why dance and movement are effective tools for stress reduction, while participating in simple movement practices that you can use in your daily life.
Ashley Fargnoli, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT is a dance/movement therapist and lecturer specializing in working with refugees and survivors of human trafficking. She has presented her work with these populations at the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the American Dance Therapy Association, and at the Alliance for Women Scholars and Scientists. Ashley has also taught Expressive Arts Therapy at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Ashley has lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina where she implemented numerous dance reconciliation projects, and in Kolkata, India where she worked with survivors of human trafficking. Ashley has a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program from Columbia College, Chicago and also holds a MA in Cultural Project Management from the Institute of Political Studies (France).

Ashley is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Peradeniya.


 

 

The Battle of Narambedda: Birth of Kandy
City and Asgiri Vihara

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

In 1286 the commander of the Pāṇḍyan Army known as Ārya Cakravarti invaded the Dambadeniya Kingdom, killed the King Bhuvanekabāhu I (1275-86) and captured the Tooth Relic. King Parākramabāhu III (1286-91) personally went before the Pāṇḍyan king and brought back the Tooth Relic. He was the last king to reign in Polonnaruva and the Relics were kept there.

During the early years of Parākramabāhu IV (1325-33) there was an invasion. The invaders conquered the ancient capitals Anuradhapura and Poḷonnaruva, and proceeded towards the then capital city Kuruṇǟgala. However, at the south bank of the Maha Oya King Parākramabāhu IV launched a counter attack and appeared to have annihilated the invading army and pushed them back to the north.

If not for this battle Ceylon would have been again under the invaders for a few decades at least, similar to the Cōḷa invasion in the 10/11 centuries.As a result of this invasion a new city, now named as Kandy, was and also the Asgiri Vihāra came in to existence.

Prasad Fonseka is an independent researcher in History and Archaeology. His first book was ‘Kotte the Fortress’ which has given a brief history of the Kōṭṭe Kingdom and the description of ruins still exist. His second book, a new edition of the oldest Sri Lankan chronicle, Dīpavaṁsa in Sinhala was published a few weeks back.


 

 

Teacher Education for
21 Century Skills

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Teacher Education for 21 Century Skills: Challenges and Possibilities for Sri Lanka.

Prof. Prasad Sethunga will talk of the 21st century skills need and discusses why those skills have to be infused in to the teacher education in Sri Lanka, and the challenges faced in the context of examination based education system. Prof. Sethunga also presents some possible strategies to infuse 21st century skills in to the teacher education curriculum.

Prof. Prasad Sethunga is attached to the Department of Education, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradenya. He is the only Professor in Education at Peradeniya and currently he is the Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Unit at the University.He specializes in Teacher Education, School management and Inclusive Education. He obtained his PhD in Education from the University of Tsukuba in Japan in the year 1998, and joined the University of Peradeniya in 1999.

Free Entry.


 

 


Kandy Writers Group

Until Oct 19, 2020
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Come write with us! Every other Monday, we meet at Atelier Kandy for 45 minutes of writing followed by a brief opportunity for sharing and discussion.

(Sharing is completely optional. No one will make you read your writing if you don’t want to.)

Writers of all levels may attend. New members always welcome. We speak in English, but you can write in whatever language you prefer.

Our main goal is to get writing done! While you may ask for a response if you share what you wrote, this is not a critique group. Work on any piece you’d like. Members may be working on fiction, personal essays, articles, blog posts, travel journals, short stories, novels, screenplays, poetry … anything goes!

Easy parking at Atelier Kandy/Cafe – or just a short tuk tuk ride from the center of town. No charge, but it’s nice if you can buy a coffee to support the venue.


 

 

Midweek Musings:
Loving Vincent. Movie

Until Oct 7, 2020
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Atelier Kandy will present short events on art and related topics, every Wednesday at 6 pm. Titled ‘MIDWEEK MUSINGS’, there will be screenings, talks, documentaries etc you will like. Entrance is Free.

Make it a point to check our FB page, ‘Atelier Kandy Happenings’ for the exiting programme schedule. The next event is ;

Loving Vincent: Movie.
Duration 90 min.
Wednesday, 8th January 6 – 7.30 pm.
Entrance : Free

This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Il Volo Takes Flight – Live from the Detroit Opera
Duration 60 min.
Wednesday, 15th January, 6 – 7.00 pm.
Entrance : Free

Italian “Teenage Tenors” -Piero Barone, Ignazio Boshetto, Gianluca Gnoble – take the audience by storm, singing operatic, pop and Italian classics showcasing their vocal talent and interpretive gift for music.

Performances Include: Il Mondo, Un Amore Cosi Grande, Per Te, Mattinata, ‘O Sole Mio, 15 songs including 5 not in broadcast program plus behind-the-scenes footage.

GAMPERALIYA : Film
Duration 105 min.
Wednesday, 22nd January, 6 – 7.45 pm.
Entrance : Free

Gamperaliya is a 1963 Sri Lankan drama film directed by Dr. Lester James Peries screenplay, dialog and the script by Dr. Tissa Abeysekara.

An adaptation of Martin Wickremasinghe’s seminal Sinhala novel, the story revolves around Nanda (Punya Heendeniya) and Piyal (Henry Jayasena), whose affair is complicated due to their class differences. Nanda’s family, with an aristocratic lineage, is against their daughter seeing Piyal, a middle-class teacher. Nanda is forced to marry Jinadasa (Gamini Fonseka), and Piyal leaves for the city. But following Jinadasa’s death, Piyal comes back into Nanda’s life, reigniting old flames.

WILD SRI LANKA BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
BY MIKE BIRKHEAD
Wednesday, 29th January; 2020. 6 pm.
Duration 90 min l Free Entry

Nowhere else on earth is the power of water to create, shape and sustain life as dazzlingly evident as on the island of Sri Lanka. Rising from the waves, it is a land where not one, but two monsoons mark time each year. A world where rains pour down, clouds swell, rivers flow and mists dance across the skies – where frosts dust the highlands and thousands of man-made lakes form a curious wonderland, filled with a wildlife that is strange, beautiful and utterly unique.

This two-part series by National Geographic delves into a land that harbours spectacular creatures – from the largest mammal on earth, the blue whale, to tiny ants that swarm through the rain forest.
Part 1: LAND OF LAKES
Part 2: COAST OF GIANTS

Dance/Movement Therapy for Stress Reduction
by Ashley Fargnoil
Wednesday, 5th February; 2020. 6 pm.
Free Entry

In this interactive workshop conducted by Ashley Fargnoil, you will learn the science behind why dance and movement are effective tools for stress reduction, while participating in simple movement practices that you can use in your daily life.
Ashley Fargnoli, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT is a dance/movement therapist and lecturer specializing in working with refugees and survivors of human trafficking. She has presented her work with these populations at the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the American Dance Therapy Association, and at the Alliance for Women Scholars and Scientists. Ashley has also taught Expressive Arts Therapy at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

Ashley has lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina where she implemented numerous dance reconciliation projects, and in Kolkata, India where she worked with survivors of human trafficking. Ashley has a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program from Columbia College, Chicago and also holds a MA in Cultural Project Management from the Institute of Political Studies (France).

 

 


Atelier Bridge Club

Every Tuesday, until Nov 17, 2020
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Come join our friendly Atelier Bridge Group for an evening of informal bridge and conversation. Tuesdays, starting (no sooner we get adequate members), 3:00 – 5:00PM at Atelier Kandy.

Anyone can play bridge and all are welcome – whether you don’t know the rules, or want some tips; whether you want to return to bridge after a long break, or just want to play in your own way.


 

 

Mulled Wine & Mince Pie,
Christmas Sing-Along

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or
e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Hear all your favourite Christmas carols this festive season- there’s nothing better than some traditional carol
singing to get you into the Christmas spirit. Heralding this Christmas, a novel ‘Mulled Wine & Mince Pie,
Christmas sing-along!’ will be on the 21st December.
Join us for a convivial evening with traditional Christmas carol sing-a-long on the piano, with cheesy Christmas
songs and classics. Grab a mince pie, huddle up with some mulled wine and enjoy this superb carol singing event.

Thanks to Jerry & sally of Jungle Tide, this evening is guaranteed to lift your spirits for the festive season
ahead!

Ticket: Rs. 1,000.


 

 

Moved by Mozart :
Classical Music Screening

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

The performer and artist of today, find Mozart as relevant as artists did centuries ago. Mozart’s timeless compositions continue to strum the heart-strings of people all around the world despite age, background and even taste in music.
The screening is curated by Soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke. It is a compilation of both conservative and non-conservative renditions of works by Mozart.
Soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke is a native of Sri Lanka; alumni of Ladies College Colombo. She graduated with her Artist Diploma for Opera Studies as well as her Master of Music degree in Voice and Opera at the prestigious Juilliard School. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA with a minor in Biology. She is also an Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London.

Tharanga has sung internationally, including with the New York City Opera, at Carnegie Hall. In the US, she has been adjudged a winner in both New York and SC districts at the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She is also a winner of the Palmetto Opera competition in Columbia, SC. At Juilliard she was awarded the Makiko Narumi Memorial prize and is a recipient of the Sing for Hope Grant awarded to recent alumni of Juilliard. Tharanga is the first woman from Sri Lanka to be accepted to the Juilliard School & the only South Asian National to graduate from Juilliard for Vocal studies. She is currently based in NY.
The event is partnered by The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES).
Free Entry.


 

 

The Kandy Community Choral Society (KCCS)
will hold its first meeting on Thursday

 

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

The Kandy Community Choral Society (KCCS) will hold its first meeting on Thursday, November 14th. 5pm at Atelier Kandy. Everyone who enjoys singing a variety of music, classical, modern, folk, popular- is welcome to join us. No need to read music, but prepared to attend practice regularly with eventual concerts. Even if you have not sung since schooldays, come along and enjoy making music with others. Whatever your age you will be welcome.


 

 


Charity Book Drop

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

“Art Place” the society for creative art is running a book donation drive to collect books for needy children in Kandy to empower underprivileged children with the gift of books, the knowledge to develop language skills, and the promise of literacy.

The aim is to inculcate a reading habit and appreciation of books among both children & adults. For children, reading is a great way to explore and learn about the world and improve one’s command of languages. It also broadens a child’s mind and imagination. This drive will give them an opportunity to receive better education, which would ultimately improve their lives and ensure a brighter future.

The donations will fulfill the requirements of libraries in underprivileged schools as well as to establish Community Libraries in the outskirts of Kandy.

Partnered by Rotaract Club of Kandy, it was the first time Atelier Kandy had embarked on such a programme, after the overwhelming response that greeted other charity project in the recent past.

You are invited to donate new or used books, in any language and suitable for any age group. We gratefully accept:
Hardcover and paperback books in good condition,
Early readers / children’s books,
Fiction, Non-fiction (biographies, memoirs, academic books, travelogues, self-help etc),
Poetry and literature, and
Bookshelves for storage purposes.

We cannot accept:
Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text,
Professional journals,
Pornographic materials or
Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in.

If you are a professional, a student, a businessman, an organization or anyone with even a single book and you aren’t sure with what are you going to do with your old books, then simply take an effort to donate them to us. There are many people who would gladly use your used or new books, and benefit from it greatly.

Kindly drop off the Books / Bookshelves at ATELIER KANDY, Siebel Place Circular Road, Peradeniya Road, Kandy (in front of Arpico Super Center). Tel: 081-220 8201.


 

 

Supercharge Your
Social Media

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Learn how to use social media to promote your business, work or events.

In this workshop, outreach expert Kelsye Nelson shares simple ways you may use social media to reach customers and build your audience. Learn tactics to change online followers to actual customers. Grow your community both online and in real life.

You’ll receive tips for getting started and avoiding common social media mistakes. We’ll work through specific promotion examples so you can see exactly how to replicate campaigns to meet your own goals.

The first 45 minutes of this workshop will provide instruction and information. After the lecture, you’re welcome to stick around as we workshop actual campaigns. You may volunteer your own social networks for us to use as example and receive on-the-spot consulting assistance.

Kelsye Nelson is an American writer and entrepreneur living in Kandy. She is the founder of Gutsy Creatives, an online company that provides marketing and publishing education. Previously, she was Vice President at Brown Paper Tickets and taught The Business of Publishing at the University of Washington.

Find Kelsye online:
Twitter: @Kelsye
www.Kelsye.com
www.gutsycreatives.com

All are welcome. This event is geared towards small business owners and community organizers.

Easy and free parking at Atelier Kandy. Small event fee at door (LKR 500). Free for students.


 

 

Architectural Films Series 2

9th October 2019, 6.00 pm l Atelier Kandy

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Daniel Liberskind: Jewish Museum
Le Corbusier: The Convent Le Tourette
Antonio Gaudi: Casa Mila
Alvar Alto: Municipal Center


 

 

Inaugural open exhibition of 3 year old
OWAMI DANUKYA NAWARANTNA’S
ART WORK

Opening Ceremony & Workshop
on 5th October 2019 at 10.30 am onward
Duration of Exhibition – 5th – 19th October 2019 at
Atelier Kandy.

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

The paintings were done by this
Sri Lankan girl of Japanese origin on her own using her creativity & imagination.
Paintings were done with water colours, poster colours and acrylic colours on board.
The event will be held to commemorate the
World Children’s Day.
An art workshop for children will be conducted by famous artist
Mr Kingsley Gunatilaka.


 

 


Midweek Musings

Wednesday, october 2, 2019 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Starting this month, Atelier Kandy will present short events on art and related topics, every Wednesday at 6 pm. Titled ‘MIDWEEK MUSINGS’, there will be screenings, talks, documentaries etc you will like. Entrance is Free.

Make it a point to check our FB page, ‘Atelier Kandy Happenings’ for the exiting programme schedule.

18th Sept- Paintings by Pablo Picasso, 2 documentaries. (17 + 57 min)

25th Sept – Best of Trevor Noah, Stand up Comedy screening.
Best known as the current host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” this South African comedian has become one of the leading figures in modern pop culture and media. Aside from his high-profile job as a television host, Trevor Noah has established quite a successful career as a stand-up comedian. His stand-up routines often deal with political and social news, and his distinctive style of news satire has earned Noah countless fans all over the US in recent years.

2nd October – Human Planet by BBC Earth Episode 1
(OCEANS . DESERTS . ARCTIC)
Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth.

Episode 1 takes you to the extremes of our planet: the arctic, oceans, and deserts. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world.

9th October – Architectural Films Series 2, in partnership with Goethe Institut Sri Lanka. (120 min)


 

 

Architectural Films Series 1
In partnership with Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

7th Sept 2019, 6.00 pm l Atelier Kandy

Contact : 081 220 8200 / 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

In partnership with Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka we will be bringing films on different culture related topics to the art & architecture eager audiences in Kandy.

This new partnership begins with a screening or architectural documentaries from Germany. The first evening will feature documentaries on Walter Gropious: Bauhaus, Richard Rogers & Renzo Piano: Centre Pompidou and Santiago Calatrava: Satlolas TGV


 

 

Kandy will come alive singing with ‘Let’s get Retro!’ on July 28, at the Atelier Kandy.

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this evening of sing song & dance, as a three-part harmony, as a big, amazing group. There’s no sheet music, no judgment, no solos and no pressure; all lyrics on a giant screen. We’re here to sing your favourite oldies alongside the best people on Earth.

You will sing oldies such as; Under The Boardwalk, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Home On The Range, Daisy, Daisy, A Bicycle Built for Two, Rhythm Of The Rain, Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool, Release Me, Que Sera, Sera, I Can See Clearly Now, Roll Out the Barrel, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain, Knock Three Times, What a Wonderful World, Wasted Days And Wasted Nights, You Are My Sunshine, Sway, Lipstick on my Collar, Let’s twist again, & Auld Lang Syne.

There will also be;
* OPEN MIC – Come and sing your favourite songs.
* OPEN STAGE FOR MUSICIANS – Come and play our piano or bring your own musical instrument.

So, GATHER. SING. SMILE.


 

 

Exhibition of Sculpture & Paintings by Dr Manoranjana Herath

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

The art destination of Kandy, ‘Atelier’, opens its spaces to play host to the work of celebrated artist and sculptor Dr. Manoranjana Herath. This long awaited exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture opens on 27th July at 5 pm and will continue till 19th August. Open daily.

There will be a live portrait sculpting demonstration by Dr Manoranjana prior to the opening at 2 pm on 27th July.


 

 

Concert of Classical Music

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Enjoy a groundbreaking classical experience in Kandy.

The Chamber Music Society of Colombo brings together six remarkable Sri Lankan musicians led by its artistic director Lakshman Joseph-de Saram, to create an immersive musical experience celebrating a rich variety of music by Mozart, J C Bach and Amy Beach.

The six principal musicians performing are; Sureka Amarasinghe (flute), Lakshman Joseph-de Saram (violin) Ursula Nelius (violin) Othman Majid (viola) Saranga Coorey (cello) & Nilanthi Weerakoon (bass).

Concert is at the Atelier Kandy, Siebel Place Circular Road, Peradeniya Road, Kandy (in front of Arpico Super Center).

Founded in 2008, the Chamber Music Society of Colombo is the most dynamic platform in the region for exciting new interpretations of the classics.


 

 

Member’s Night, Kandy Music Society

Saturday, June 2, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Join us at the Member’s Night of the Kandy Music Society. Non-Members, Guests, & prospective Members are welcome. With Music & refreshments. We will also screen a high resolution Blu-Ray Concert of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Tickets are Rs 500 per person. Available at the Venue & at Varama, Riverdale Road, Kandy. For details contact Ms. Bridget Halpe on 081 223 9113 or Mr. Sudesh on 076 822 1572 or atelier@escondite.lk.

KMS is a non profit society with the intention of promoting all forms of music and art in Kandy.


 

 

Kandy Music Society ; Member’s Night 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Join us at the Member’s Night of the Kandy Music Society. Non-Members, Guests, & prospective Members are welcome.

With Music & refreshments. We will also screen a high resolution Blu-Ray Concert by Kenny G.

Tickets are Rs 500 per person & Students: Rs. 300. Available at the Venue & at Varama, Riverdale Road, Kandy.

For details contact Ms. Bridget Halpe on 081 223 9113 or Mr. Sudesh on 076 822 1572 or atelier@escondite.lk


 

 

Shades Shapes Signs: An Exhibition by Asela Abeywardena

Saturday, 16th March at 4 pm

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Atelier Kandy is pleased to present ‘SHADES SHAPES SIGNS’, an Exhibition of Sculpture & Paintings by a prominent and emerging artist Asela Abeywardena. This exhibition will provide audiences with context for both the breadth and depth of Asela’s artwork by presenting a sampling of the different media in which she works.

Asela’s scope as an artist reaches into the disciplines of poetry, painting and sculpture. Significant exhibitions have been held in her honor at the International Art Centre, Dubai and at several prominent galleries in Sri Lanka.

‘Poetry is speaking art and art is silent poetry’ and most artworks are inspired by poetry. Henry Moore exclaimed “A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.”

To Asela, art is purely for expression: it is the way she clarifies her own thoughts and emotions. “When I take a lump of clay or a paint brush, what follows is an organic process. Most of the time there are words and images swimming in my head. They emerge as poetry, which would then become a painting or a sculpture or at times vice versa. Poetry is an integral aspect of my artistic process.”

The opening of the exhibition will be held on the Saturday, 16th March at 4 pm at Atelier Kandy. It will be an interesting evening as Asela, with an acclaimed poet Krisantha Sri Bhaggiyadatta would read some of their poetry on the opening night, as an initiative to explore the relationship between poetry and art.


 

 

Literary Soiree at the Atelier

Info: 076 822 1572 atelier@escondite.lk
Entrance: Rs. 500 at the door. Students: Rs. 300.

We offer you reading of Poetry in this very relaxed atmosphere which is l’Atelier in Kandy (Siebel place, Across Arpico). Join us for a dramatic evening of readings by Malinda Seneviratne & Marlon Ariyasinghe, along with three young poets, Vasika Udurawane, Jeewa Munagamage, & Shanika Abeywardhana.

Guests are welcome, and indeed encouraged to engage in discussion at the end of the talk. Please register early so that you’re not disappointed. Please be in your seats 10 minutes early.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.


 

Lionel Richie Live in Paris

23rd November 2018

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Blu-ray Movie Screening at Atelier Kandy.
LIONEL RICHIE: LIVE IN PARIS
Directed by Julia Knowles.

Atelier presents large screen movie of the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and five-time Grammy award- winning recording artist Lionel Richie’s FIRST EVER full concert LIVE IN PARIS. Performed at Bercy Arena in Paris, this incredible concert features ALL of Lionel’s greatest hits, including Hello, Dancin’ On The Ceiling, Say You, Say Me, and a very special Endless Love.

You will also be treated to an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Lionel preparing for the show, and working with his team.


 

ART SALE in Kandy Extended till 18th November

ENTRY IS FREE.

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

ART SALE at Atelier Kandy.

Meet the Artists. Great Discounts for Paintings, Sculptures, Artifacts, Mixed Media, Photography, and Drawings.

If you like art fairs and you love a good bargain, this is the place for you! Come throughout the day for continuing good deals- the deals get better as the day goes on.

Our artists will have their studios open with their beautiful art, and we are inviting other artists for a once-in-a-season opportunity.

Organized by The Society for Creative Art in aid of a charity to assist artists of Kandy.


 

From the 40s to the 80s, for the 40s to the 80s.

Tickets: Rs. 1,500.00 (Buffet). BYOB

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Hosted by : Lasantha Tennekoon

 

Join us at Atelier Kandy for a fun filled event with retro Music, Sing-Along & Dance.! The event will see song lyrics – although we doubt you’ll need them – shown on the big screen.


 

Literary brunch

Entrance: Rs 500 at the door

For the first time, we offer you a literary brunch in this very relaxed atmosphere which is l’Atelier Hotel in Kandy (Siebel place, Across Arpico).
Come and enjoy readings by Mr Ashok Ferrey & Mr Malinda Seneviratne, discover a very modern play by Sri Theatre Company and dance on jazz music with Mr Kris on Sax Krishantha Dilruwan


 

 

JAZZ vibe New Orleans with En Route.
29th September 2018 at 6.30 pm at Atelier Kandy.

Tickets: Rs. 1,500.00 (Incl. Snack). BYOB

Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.

Hosted by ‘Art Place’ – Society for Creative Arts, in aid of Charity

 

Jazz…the sound that put New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz on the map. The popular Jazz outfit En Route will pay tribute to New Orleans jazz, with a distinct style of music at Atelier Kandy.Jazz was originally music for dancing, not listening, even though that is what modern jazz became in the 1950s and beyond. New Orleans jazz has a swinging, stomping, syncopated beat that makes you want to dance! It also has a simple melodic quality that, to some, sounds dated.

Dr Gananath Dasanayake, a well-known vocalist and saxophonist leads En Route. The Group performed to the fans of American popular music of the early and mid 20th century, live in concert, producing “The Great American Song Book’. The band also produced the much-acclaimed Tribute to Sinatra- celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra, in December 2015.

The Society for Creative Arts has organized ‘Jazz vibes New Orleans’ in aid of ‘Art Place’ a charity to assist artists of Kandy.

 

 

Coffee Weekend at Atelier

22nd Sep – 23rd Sep 2018

Coffee Weekend is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share what’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

Be sure to visit others and join in their conversations!

 

JAZZ live in Kandy with En Route.
21st July 2018 at 6.30 pm at Atelier Kandy.

 
Tickets: Rs. 1000.00 (Incl. Snack & a Drink).
Contact : 076 822 1572 or e mail atelier@escondite.lk.
Hosted by ‘Art Place’ – Society for Creative Arts, in aid of Charity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

All that JAZZ

Atelier Kandy will launch its first musical talk ‘All that JAZZ’ by Dr Gananath Dasanayake on 10th March at 6 pm. Gananath, a well-known vocalist and saxophonist, will pay a tribute to Jazz and will talk about his own renditions as well as swing music of, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Stan Getz and many of the musicians of yesteryear such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davies Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

Gananath does most of the favourite jazz standards on sax and vocals and some pop numbers in his own jazzy groove. He leads the popular Jazz outfit “En Route” as the Saxophonist cum Vocalist. The Group performed to the fans of American popular music of the early and mid 20th century, live in concert, producing “The Great American Song Book’. The band also produced the much-acclaimed Tribute to Sinatra- celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra, in December 2015.

Atelier is a recently completed City Hotel in Kandy with 6 well appointed rooms, an Art Gallery and a Café. Atelier portrays an abundance of art & architecture of Kandyan era and the Gallery will foster art & sculpture, mainly of artists of Kandy. The maiden Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture by well known artists will also commence on 10th March, and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Entrance is free. Contact 076 822 1572 or atelier@escondite.lk for reservation of a seat.