Cultural Centre to set up Forums/Clubs
The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo is forming a
series of Forums/Clubs to streamline the Centre’s
activities and give more focus on the subject of the
programme based on the interest of the audience.
A Centre communiqué said the art loving community of
Sri Lanka can become members of the Forums by
filling up the application form available at the
Indian Cultural Centre, 16/2, Gregory’s Road,
Colombo 07. The members of the Forums can have
opinions on the programmes that have to be conducted
at ICC and their participation will be contributing
to the quality of each of the programme.
Film Club will be for those who are interested in
feature films at regular intervals. There will be
regular screenings of films, talks and discussions
on a director or a film and screenings of
documentaries on directors.
Literary Forum is conceived for literature loving
persons and Prose & Poetry readings of important
writers will be held at the centre under this
banner. In addition lectures and discussions on the
literary works and screening of films on writers
will also be part of the programmes.
Under the banner of Arts Club slide presentations of
works of art of important artists will be conducted
and a series of lectures and discussions on artists
and art movements will be held. Moreover, screening
of documentaries on art and artists is another of
Music Society is for organising lecture cum
demonstrations by eminent musicians, holding Jugal
Bandhi to explore the commonalities and differences
in Hindustani and Carnatic ragas. The idea of such
programmes is to enhance the understanding of
classical music and enable the ordinary listener to
enjoy the subtle nuances of classical music.
Screening of documentaries on musicians is a major
feature of the society.
Dance and Drama Club is a forum to discuss the
issues related to dance and theater whether it is
classical or contemporary. It will organize lecture
cum demonstrations of different styles of acting,
dances and traditions. Screening of documentaries on
artistes and various dance styles and theatre would
be the main features of the club.