Enlivening puppetry

Saturday, 18 June 2011 00:16 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

HSBC an avid supporter of culture and heritage staged two exclusive puppet shows for over 400 HSBC Premier and Corporate banking customers in celebration of International Museum Day.

This was held on 28 May, 2011 at the Museum Auditorium in Colombo. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Museum and Memory” the show brought back memories of a bygone era of over 2000 years, when puppetry was the oldest form of performing arts.

The string puppet show with life size puppets, was narrated and presented by prominent puppeteer Ganwari Premin who has entertained audiences in India, France and Thailand together with his team of performers.

HSBC’s involvement with the Colombo National Museum dates back to 2004, when the bank embarked on a refurbishment project of 10 historical galleries. Having undertaken two more galleries in its refurbishment efforts, the bank also continues to maintain these galleries. HSBC has also been carrying out many awareness programmes to promote the local culture and heritage with similar events being held each year to celebrate International Museum Day.