The Metal Battle took place for the 14th time in 2017. Since then it brings together the worldwide metal scenes at the Wacken Open Air. The contest supported several bands at the starting point of their career, e.g. Drone, Torture Squad, Battle Beast and Hammercult. But not only for the bands the Metal Battle is a fantastic option to represent themselves. Although many countries joined the Metal Battle which the metal world didnt pay much attention to before; even as these countries have a great metal scene as well. Thats the reason why the Metal Battle grew and more than 40 countries joined the competition. Countries like Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the Middle East, Bulgaria, China, Japan (just to name a few) entered this worldwide network to figure out one band that represents their local scene at the international final round at the Wacken Open Air. Traditionally the final takes place at the WET Stage and the Headbangers Stage of the W:O:A. The bands do have the option to give hell to the audience of the biggest metal festival in the world and to show them what metal is about in their home country. In the end the jury will select a top 5 and the bands will be rewarded with material and cash prizes. Also the Metal Battle final at the W:O:A will be a forum for all participating bands where they can get in touch with producers, manager, booking agents and labels. So the Metal Battle gives a chance to all participating bands to establish contacts which can be useful for their musical futureFor the 1st Time ever. The Wacken Metal battle will be held in Sri-Lanka as part of the Metal Battle for the Indian Sub-Continent. The winner from Sri Lanka will perform at Bangalore Open Air along with winners from Nepal, Bangladesh & India. One winner from these countries will represent the Sub-Continent at Wacken Open Air 2019
Holi is that time of the season where you spread love and greet one another with colors. The best way to celebrate the festival of colors is to be with loved ones. Get ready to couple up this Holi and enjoy live music shows and groove to the beat of live DJ music and much more. You definitely do not want to miss out on this. So hurry up and book your tickets right away.
Fireside Chat 2019: featuring leading foreign envoys in Sri Lanka on 19th March 2019 at the Colombo Hilton, 6PM onwards. The event will feature eight (9) foreign ambassadors, namely from the UK, China, EU, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada. The highlight of the event will be the closing session with Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. This is jointly organized by ICC Sri Lanka together with CIMA Sri Lanka and Daily FT.Note: Buy tickets with your Nations Trust Bank American Express Credit Card and get a CASHBACK on both ticket categories.- ICC Sri Lanka/ CIMA Member (LKR 5500) will get LKR 500 cashback- Non-Members (LKR 6500) will get LKR 1500 cashback
Experience a night of magic and mystery as Cinnamon Life presents the world-renowned mentalism duo, The Clairvoyants! Taking place for one night only, the iconic act featuring Amlie van Tass and Thommy Ten, the world champions of mindreading will gear up to present a fabulous new world of mentalism and unique illusions.The European shooting stars have earned a number of eminent awards, titles and nominations such as the German Champions of Mentalism, Magicians of the Year and World Champions of Mentalism a prize that hadnt been awarded in 30 years. The duo received worldwide acclaim in 2016, when they became the runners-up of Americas Got Talent Season 11 though a fierce competition. Recently, the Clairvoyants yet again secured the spot as runners-up at AGT: The Champions, an epic showdown of talent between the best and finest acts from Got Talent shows across the world. Their shows have sold out around the world, and the Austrian duo have left audiences mesmerized and puzzled by their novel tricks and illusions.Heres a chance to witness the worlds foremost magicians at work as they puzzle, trick and dazzle audiences with their mesmerizing showcase.*Kids below 4 years are not allowed at the show.
7 Olivier Awards | 5 Tony Awards | Guinness Record for the most Olivier Awards 13 Helpmann Awards *23 Awards for the Best Musical *90 International Awards Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. The musical considered to be the theatre experience of the decade has captured the hearts of sold-out crowds across the globe, is now on its way to Sri Lanka. KILLER SONGS - HEART-TUGGINGAND INEXPRESSIBLY MOVINGSunday Times AN ABSOLUTE CRACKER.BURSTING WITH DYNAMISM, FIZZINGWITH VERVE. FANTASTICDaily Express A MUST-SEEMail On Sunday DARK, DARING ANDA LOT OF FUNFinancial Times Presented by Colombo's lifestyle and entertainment capital Cinnamon Life together with GWB Entertainment and The Royal Shakespeare Company, the musicals narrative tells the utterly exhilarating, nostalgic and yet rebellious story of Matilda. Charming, heartwarming and brilliantly witty from start to finish, the iconic musical engrosses the young and old alike, in Matildas quest for a better life as she dares to stand up for oneself, fight the oppressive forces and rewrite destiny once and for all. Scheduled to take the stage at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre from 5th 9th June, Matilda the Musical is set to deliver a wonderful night of theatre, that the whole family will enjoy. About Matilda the Musical Matilda the Musical perfectly encapsulates Roald Dahl's anarchically exuberant and gleeful story, combining the ingenious work of writer Dennis Kelly and the unmatched input of composer and lyricist Tim Minchin to bring a spectacular experience full of unassumed surprises. Event Details Date: 5th- 9th June 2019 at 07:30 PMVenue: Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa TheatreTickets: Rs.5,000 | Rs.7,500 | Rs.10,000 | Rs.15,000 | Rs.20,000
Its an event for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the market. The event is also an opportunity for startups to launch their business. It is conducted to increase new entrepreneurs in the market. Furthermore, the event would emphasis on crisis mitigation and support entrepreneurs to operate in a complex economy. Entrepreneurs would be enlightened about international business exposure and follow-up session would be conducted for the participants.
ICC Sri Lanka together with other esteemed organizations is organizing a charity concert 21/4 We Care. The concert is hosted to raise funds for the victims and families of the tragic event that took place in Sri Lanka on the 21st of April 2019. The main objective will be to aid the orphaned children of the attacked with scholarships.Note: Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th ticket for free. For further details call us on 071 711 8111. T&C apply.
Amandhi, who is a dancing undergraduate is having a love affair with Shane, a social media influencer. The two of them decide to live together before they get married. One fine day, Amandhi comes across Nadeera who is a producer for a TV channel called "Reality TV". He suggests Amandhi to come and be on the TV for his new program. This invitation guides Amandhi to a different level and the entire story gets a whole new twist to it after that. This is the point where the story of these 3 individuals gets more dramatic and Romantic. This is a theatre play in Sinhala.Crew:Production by Media Arts ProductionsWritten and Directed by H.P. Nilanka Nisalanjal Assistant Director: Sandun Lakshan Music Composed by Chanaka BandaraStage Design by Nadeeka Supun Makeup by Shiran Lakshitha Costume Designed by Dhanu SamarasingheLight Designed by Nimesh AdhikariChoreographed by Nilanka Nisalanjal and Shanaka Udara
Charithe Horu Aran a hilarious play, directed by Ravindra Ariyarathne the director of Balloth ekka be will stage special shows on Friday August 02nd, at 4.00 PM and 07.00 PM at Colombo 10, Elphinstone Theatre.With Kumara Thirimadura, Gihan Fernando, Sarath Kothalawala, Chamila Peiris, Ferny Roshani and Ravindra Ariyarathne in performance, music composition, set designing, makeup and stage management will be maneuvered by Sumeda Prasanna, Luvoline Wanderwall, Wasantha Wittachchi and Susanga Kadhawalaarachchi respectively. Jude Srimal is the main organizer of Charithe Horu Aran drama.Come and join hands with us for a great course while enjoying a wonderful drama on a beautiful Friday evening.
Standing ovations, monologues and the chance to learn from international theatre pros the West End Theatre Camp will help children take to the stage with renewed zest and confidence. Conducted by three renowned theatre personalities, including the highly acclaimed international director and choreographer Jonny Bowles; associate director, choreographer and acting coach Jon Scott Clark; and musical director and vocal coach David Roper, this programme will enable children to learn the fundamentals of theatre and drama so they can unleash the star within.By encouraging artistic expression, communication skills and patience, whilst teaching key aspects of theatre such as the dynamics of stage management, stage presence and voice projection, this edutainment programme will help your child to become a budding young theatre buff.Whether its stepping into the shoes of a narrator, a villain, a hero, a member of the chorus or even a central character, this fun camp is designed to help children hone their performance skills whilst igniting a passion for the arts within them and giving them the tools that they need to become well-rounded individuals. FacilitatorsJonny Bowles: Having choreographed the international tour of The Sound of Music and directed West End and global stage productions such as Annie, The Bodyguard, Billy Elliot and The West Side Story, and more, Jonny is an international theatre professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Having worked with a host of famous actors, producers and stage managers from around the world, Jonny will share his theatre tips, secrets, insights, learnings and more throughout the entire programme. This is the very first theatre programme of this nature in Sri Lanka, that will be conducted by an internationally-acclaimed professional, and it will give children a window into what world-class theatre entails. Jon Scott Clark: Known as the assistant choreographer and acting coach of Peter Pan Pantomime, as well as the director of The Wind in The Willows, Jon has performed in a range of productions, including Macbeth, Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia International Tour ensemble and more. Having worked among a range of famous theatre productions, Jon will share his expertise on the ins and outs of drama during the camp, focusing on the need to keep acting as natural as possible. David Roper: David has worked as a performer and musical director in the theatre and on television for the past 30 years. He has sung on Radio and TV shows with Tony Hadley, Mark Ronson, Mark Wynter and albeit briefly with Neil Diamond and Benny Andersson. With 4 Poofs and a Piano he performed on over 250 episodes of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.He has worked with the award-winning choreographers Anthony Van Last, Billy Deamer Drew McOnie and Karen Bruce and was production musical director for the first national tour of Fame the Musical which then returned to the west end and racked up over 800 performances. David has conducted orchestras for a string of stars including Sir Willard White, Ruthie Henshall, John Barrowman, Dame Edna Everage and Mica Paris.As a vocal coach and musical director, he has worked at Arts Ed on Tommy, Fame, The Wiz and Sweet Charity. LondonThis programme will be conducted via two sessions, that will focus on a different aspect of theatre and performance. Event Details Date: 4th to 8th AugustVenue: Cinnamon LakesideTime period: 1 day session 4th August 4 day session 5th-8th AugustAge categories: 6 to 12 years & 13 to 18 yearsCamp Layout There will be two types of sessions conducted:First session: Beginners Guide to TheatrePeriod: 1 dayPrice: Rs. 7,500 per personInternational facilitator Jonny Bowles to lead the programme Curriculum: An overview of theatre: drama, singing and dancingTotal number of tickets available: 70 Second session: The Learning Curve to TheatrePeriod: 4 daysPrice: Rs. 30,000 per personInternational facilitator Jonny Bowles to conduct the sessionCurriculum: Dynamics in stage management, Singing, Theatrics, Music, Language and diction etc.Total number of tickets available: 80
The latest chopping techniques, fun grocery runs, easy sauting methods and many more action-packed activities are planned for this years Culinary Camp by Cinnamon. Whether its being trained on proper table etiquette, cooking up flavorful recipes or even gaining knowledge on nutrition and sustainable food practices, Cinnamon Culinary Camp has got it all. From exploring healthy food trends to learning about the importance of balanced meals, participants will receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from professional chefs while cooking alongside them. Children will be able to create a variety of different dishes, pair flavours and ingredients as well as learn an array of different cooking techniques. Age Group 7 to 13 yearsProgramme Day 1 9th of August 09.00 10.00: Ice breaker and team building session 10.00 11.30: Kitchen 101 (Get an understanding of basic kitchen utensils and ingredients)11.30 13.00: Kitchen 102 (Watch a live demo by a professional chef) 13.00 14.00: Buffet lunch 13.00 14.00: Learn the basics of table etiquette (learn about crockery placement, table manners and etc). 14.00 17.00: Go on a fun grocery run Day 2 10th of August 09.00 10.00: Team building activities10.00 11.30: Ayubowan Enjoy a fun cooking session at the Nugagama Restaurant 11.30 13.00: Italiano Whip up scrumptious Italian favourites and staples 13.00 14.00: Lunch with the team 14.00 13.30: Ni Hao Master the art of creating exciting Chinese dishes 13.30 17.00: Fusion Learn how to mix different culinary styles to create contemporary fusion mealsDay 3 11th of August 09.00 10.00: Team building activities10.00 12.30: Baking Boot Camp learn the basics of baking 12.30 13.30: Lunch 14.00 16.00: Cake Decorating Challenge 16.00 17.00: Awards and wrap up session
Storytime by a roaring campfire, thrilling jeep safaris in the jungle, an unforgettable night of music and entertainment under the stars and much more awaits. This years Summer Camp will be an enjoyable time for the entire family filled with giggles, valuable lessons, friendships and new discoveries. This carefully curated edutainment programme is designed to foster relationships and team work, boost independence, enhance general knowledge and foster creativity, all whilst learning more about nature and the environment. Whether it's heading off into the wilds of Minneriya to observe hundreds of elephants gathering out by the reservoir, or the paintball contest, each activity will ignite a passion for learning and create memories to cherish forever. The programme is for children accompanied by their parents, and will be most suitable for children aged 6 to 18 years.Programme DetailsDay 1 - 10th of August11.00 am 14.45 : Check in, lunch and registrations14.45pm : Group Get-together: Start proceedings with the singing of the national anthem. 14.50 - 15.00pm :Team Spirit Enhancement: Games including team fishing, balancing glasses, magical turtles etc. 16.00pm - 18.45pm: Wild Adventures: Head off on a Minneriya Safari to observe The Gathering and then return to camp. 20.00pm 11.30 pm: A Night Under the Stars: Camp night activities to commence. Camp fire Singing & games Midnight roasting of marshmallows on bonfire Campers to wind down, encouraged to sleep in tents under the stars * Minneriya Safari can be replaced by Amazing Challenge.Day 2 - 11th of August06.15am onwards: Morning Reflections: Rise and shine early in the morning, kickstart the day with morning yoga and breakfast. 09.30 am - 10.30 am : Nature on our Doorstep: An informative lecture to be presented by Vimukthi (Auditorium)10.30 am - 11.00 am : Lets Get Snapping: Discussion on Nature Photography with Chitral11.00 am - 12.15 pm : Flutter time: Butterfly garden visit with Nature Trails14.30 pm 19.30 pm : Training and Rehearsals for evening Camp Event, followed by down time. 19.30 pm 24.00 pm : Kiddies Camp Party: A fun party, featuring an outdoor gala dinner to commence. Event starts with two captains speaking and two competing performances More entertainment and live performances Day 3 - 12th of August 10.00 am - 11.00 am - Jeep Challenge - A precision driving challenge conducted by a specialist driver11.00 am - 12.00 pm : Paintball Contest - To kick off in teams. 12.00 pm - 12.30 pm : Prize-giving to be followed by lunch and camp to conclude.
Detox, Restore, Rejuvenate with a wellness getaway that will soothe your body, mind and soulFind yourself completely and totally at peace, as you begin a life-changing journey at the Cinnamon Wellness Retreat. Beautiful mornings filled with contemplative meditation; yoga sessions infused with tranquillity; healing therapies and massages that cleanse the body of toxins; mental coaching sessions that will free your mind; curated diets that will restore you from within and art therapy activities that will unleash your power of expression all this and more lies in store for you at this ten-day retreat by Cinnamon.Detox from stress and stagnation, bad habits and emotional conflicts and take time out to rejuvenate and strengthen the balance between your body, mind and soul at the historical paradise of Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. Conceptualized by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with the Azmaara Wellness and Nature Trails, this all-inclusive wellness programme will be conducted by world-renowned experts and specialists, who will guide you, mentor you, inspire you and encourage you throughout your journey.10 days full board accommodation at Cinnamon Lodge HabaranaDaily yoga sessions (morning/evening) followed by spa therapy sessionsTwo meditation sessionsThree art therapy sessionsIntroduce yourself to healthy eating habits (opportunity to choose between whole food and/or raw food diets, with the guidance of global health coach, Kiru Kishokumar and a regular buffet)Mindful Session on Detoxing your mind to live your dream life, with financial break throughTechnology Detox Session - Learn ways and means to detox yourself from technology in order to restore your health inside outVisit to the Hiriwadunna Village, for a Sri Lankan village dining experience with Nature TrailsA trip to Trincomalee, to explore sandy beachesA cookery class on Sri Lankan cuisineA visit to Sri Lanka martial arts village - AngamporaA temple visit to Pidurangala Raja Maha ViharayaA cycling trip by Nature Trails