Sri Lanka Design Festival 09.
A week of creative inspiration is on the cards for those interested in creative design. Sri Lanka Design Festival 2009, a pioneering effort that is expected to attract a global audience, will take place from Nov 27 to Dec 05 in Colombo. Conceptualised by the Academy of Design in Colombo and sponsored by the Government of Sri Lanka, a host of private sector companies and the British Council, the design festival will promote Sri Lanka’s creative industries from heritage crafts such as handloom textile weaving, pottery, and Beeralu lace making to contemporary arts and crafts, fashion design, and architecture. Well known local and foreign design personalities will conduct creative workshops, discussions, fashions shows and art exhibitions under the festival themes of `Design without Limits, Garments without Guilt, and Ideas without Boundaries.’ The festival events are to be held at the BMICH, Barefoot gallery and other venues in Colombo. For more details see: www.srilankadesignfestival.com