Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts recently hosted the popular arts festival, Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017.
The multidisciplinary arts festival, included an eclectic range of artists and performers from Sri Lanka and abroad, creating an exciting, interactive and intellectual attraction in the island’s commercial hub of Colombo.
The festival is curated as an annual event in the developing city of Colombo, and is expected to help in positioning the metropolis as a hub for arts and culture.
Cinnamon Colomboscope was founded by EUNIC Sri Lanka (Goethe-Institut, British Council and Alliance Française de Kotte) as a contemporary arts festival open to the public.
The festival theme for 2017 titled Re/Evolution, advocates environmental consciousness and signifies the need to re-look at our ways and mend them, by acting against the harm that our systems and ourselves are causing the planet.
Environmentalists and climate experts constantly warn of the after-effects of harmful habits hardwired to our systems; the ever-growing use of non-biodegradables and chemical pesticides; non-transparent contingency plans for disaster management and implementation of destructive ‘development’ programmes with no consideration of the long-term consequences;and the hundreds of concerns surrounding this issue.
Cinnamon Colomboscope 2017 highlighted these issues through arts, while triggering a progressive conversation on the topic of how to conserve planet Earth as we progress into new futures. (Colombo Gazette)
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