The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Director awards lead role in Myanmar’s first sci-fi film

Soon it will be here: Night School’s Ananda, Myanmar's first science-fiction film, starts filming in September.

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Novice scriptwriter spooks his way to €5000 prize

Maybe it was the simplicity of the script that appealed to the judges. There were only four characters, and one of them was dead.

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A meeting of melodies at international percussion concert

Call it a concert of nations. On July 31, musicians from Europe, Africa and Asia, including Myanmar, will perform at Yangon’s National Theatre in a free performance of percussion music.

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Living on borrowed time

Two generations after she donated her jewels to help fund the reconstruction of one of Myanmar’s premier pagodas, Daw Mya Nan Nwe is increasingly being venerated in her own right, as visitors from across the country seek her intercession to resolve their personal problems. They believe she can make their wishes come true.

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Artist to show first solo exhibition in 18 years

An exhibition of conceptual artwork by Myanmar artist Po Po is to be shown at the Yavuz Gallery in Singapore from August 1 to September 13.

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Despite low returns watercolour artists paint on

Artists from the Myanmar Watercolour Association are to show their artworks in an exhibition entitled Watercolour Inspiration from July 25 to August 2 at Summit Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Utopia Tower in Bogyoke Park.

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Artist waxes lyrical about batik

It's the smell of hot wax that brings back the memory. Ko Ye Htut when young used to watch his grandfather, veteran artist U Ba Swe, create batik paintings with his friends, using techniques he had learned in Thailand.

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Hard lives of China’s ‘left behind’ children

Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic growth.

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Rare reads to get bookworms wriggling

A rare  chance to see rare books is available this week at the New Vision art centre, where hundreds of hard-to-find books will be on display until July 31. The exhibition features 1500 antiquarian works in both Myanmar and English, as well as 47 paintings by 21 great artists.

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Korean DJ sensation to visit Yangon

Popular South Korean mixer, DJ Soda, is to perform in Yangon for the first time on July 31.

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