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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018

The very hub of literary, artistic and culinary happenings, the ‘Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018’ is one of the most awaited events in South East Asia. Held for the 9th consecutive year, the event brings together respected authors, poets, artists, activists and literary figures the likes of Ute Krause, Tracy Holsinger, Dame Maggie Smith, Rachel Johnson, Michael Kumpfmuller and Carlos Andres Gomez, to name a few. Delight in a line-up of literary discussions and workshops, musical performances, film screenings, culinary programmes and excursions, packing up one’s itinerary for over 4 days. Taking place at the most coveted, historically significant city of Galle, the festival offers one a glimpse of the island’s rich heritage. Indulge yourselves in pre-festival events which commence from January 20, 2018 and takes place in the commercial hub of Colombo.

General Information

  • Please note that the purchase of a Day Pass, Festival Pass or Event E-Ticket would grant one access to certain events, the specifications of which are listed below
  • Certain events are only ticketed and would not be covered by Day or Festival Passes. Access could be obtained for the ticketed events by purchasing an Event Ticket or ‘E-Ticket’
  • The 2018 Festival Pass grants you access to 37 events taking place during the festival whereas the 2018 Day Pass grants you access to 10 events
  • The Passes and E-Tickets could either be purchased online on Mydeal.lk or at the Galle Box Office
  • Please refer the attached link for further information regarding the purchase of the tickets Galleliteraryfestival.com

Pre Festival Events in Colombo

Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis in An Evening with Jane Austen

Renowned actors Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis perform duologues from popular scenes of the movies Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice

Venue / Address: Galle Face Hotel. 2 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Ticket Price: Event Ticket - LKR 9,000

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Chariots of Fire

Delight in the screening of the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ which speaks of 2 Olympic athletes who are bent on being true to themselves in the face of religious and discriminatory hurdles

Venue / Address: Galle Face Hotel. 2 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Ticket Price: Event Ticket - LKR 1,500

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Amacord - A Recital on Two Grand Pianos

The piano duo ‘Amacord’ executes musical pieces by distinguished composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt. Await the premier performance of the movement ‘Fierce’ from the piece ‘Shattered Glass’ written especially for the duo by the composer Marlijn Helder

Venue / Address: Wolvendaal Church. Wolfendhal Lane, Colombo 13

Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Ticket Price: Event Ticket - LKR 1,500

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Festival Events

Festival Welcome

Commemorate the start of the ‘Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018’ amongst renowned authors, literary figures, artists and activists. Expect performances by the Banglasdeshi band ‘Chirkutt’

Venue / Address: Galle Face Hotel. 2 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Ticket Price: Event Ticket - LKR 5,000

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Channa Daswatte on Contemporary Architecture in the Galle Area

Partake in an excursion led by Channa Daswatte which takes one to some of the buildings which play significant roles in the architectural history of the island

Venue / Address: Amangalla Hotel. 10 Church Street, Galle Fort

Time: 8.00am to 1.00pm

Ticket Price: Event Ticket - LKR 7,500

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Note: The meet-up time for the group will be at Amangalla Hotel at 7.

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Children’s Programme

Brimming with story-telling sessions, workshops, scrumptious F&Bs, music and even meditation sessions, this event keeps the kids occupied with a line-up of activities

Age Group: 5 to 7 Years

Venue / Address: Thomas Gall School. H. K. Edmond Mawatha, Galle

Time: 8.30am to 2.30pm

Ticket Price: LKR 2,500

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Note: The event registration will be done from 8.30am to 9.00am

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Children’s Programme

Enthrall in readings and sessions on the creation of puppets and stories. Partake in a show and tell as you share your achievements for the day with your parents

Age Group: 5 to 7 Years

Venue / Address: Thomas Gall School. H. K. Edmond Mawatha, Galle

Time: 8.30am to 2.30pm

Ticket Price: LKR 2,500

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

Note: The event registration will be done from 8.30am to 9.00am

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The Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite: Morning Worship

A session of prayer led by Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite

Venue / Address: All Saints’ Church. Church Street, Galle Fort

Time: 8.15am to 9.30am

Ticket Price: LKR 10

Tickets At: Mydeal.lk

Hotline: +94 777 331 448

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