International photographic contest

Work In Progress Edition 2009

The National High School for Photography of Arles in France (ENSP: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la photographie) organises through its student association an international photographic contest: Work In Progress 2009 open to photographers from all over the world.

Students from France or abroad will have the opportunity to see their photographs printed and exhibited during the festival Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles the first week of July 2009, and may be awarded a prize of 2500.

Deadline for applications: March 5, 2009
Rules and application forms are available on www.wip-arles.com



Empty Space - Chair Taken

Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka – German Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Inter Act Art (Theatre Art for New Generation), present Modern German Youth Theatre Production - Horst Hawemann’s Empty Space – Chair Taken (Sinhala Version).
Date: February 28, March 13 & 14 (Admission Free) April 4 (at Nuwara Eliya
Venue: Goethe Hall, German Cultural Centre, 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Time: 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.


                 Lecs-Presidential Award              

Lanka Exhibition and Conference Service [Pvt] Ltd [LECS], the leading company engaged in the organising of exhibitions in Sri Lanka won the prestigious Presidential Award for exhibition organising at the Travel & Tourism Award ceremony, recently held at the BMICH under the patronage of Ministry of Tourism


 Writing competition

Win a trip to France

During the French Language Week from March 16 to 23, Alliance Française de Colombo and the French Embassy organise a competition, offering a fully paid and organised stay in Paris as the first prize.

The candidates must be between 18 and 25 years of age, and have to write a text including all ten words of the Francophonie (ailleurs, capteur, clair de Terre, clic, compatible, désirer, génome, pérenne, transformer, vision).
Texts should be submitted to Alliance Française before Friday, February 27, 2009. The authors of the 10 selected best texts will have to come for a second test and read their texts in front of an audience and a jury on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the auditorium of the French Alliance.

Application forms, rules and regulations are available at the reception of Alliance Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 or Embassy of France in Sri Lanka, 89, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7.
For further queries, contact Héloïse: h.amouroux@gmail.com or 011 2694162



An Analysis of Meat Eating With Reference to the Tripitaka
The monthly lecture of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) on an Analysis of Meat Eating With Reference to the Tripitaka (Tripitakaye dakvena Thrikoti Parishuddha Mansaya) will be conducted by Ven Dr. Wilegoda Ariyadeva Thera.
Date: February 24
Venue: Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium of the Mahaweli Centre, No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7
Time: 5 p.m. (open to the public)


 Film               Emma’s Bliss

Venue: Goethe Hall, German Cultural Centre, 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Date & Time: February 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Directed by: Sven Taddicken, 2005; 99 minutes; colour; English subtitles
Upon being informed that he is fatally ill with cancer, Max, who works at a used car store, steals over seventy thousand illegally gained money from his boss. His boss sees him, giving chase to Max. Max intentionally crashes the auto. He is pulled unconscious from the destroyed vehicle by a homely young woman, Emma, who lives alone on a farm in the boondocks. She discovers the money and sets the car aflame.
When Max comes to, she tells him that the car has burned and that she took nothing but him from the car before it burst into flames. Max hides from her that he is dying. He also hides from the Ppolice, in the form of the near-by village’s young officer, Henner, who has had his heart set on marrying Emma. Love blooms between Max and Emma, after some stumbles, such as his finding out that she had taken the money.
Emma’s Bliss is a 2006 romantic tragic-comedy that takes place in contemporary rural Germany.