UZ Arts director, Neil Butler, has just returned from his time in Sri Lanka visiting Kit and the Sura Medura Centre, the Sunbeach Hotel and Eagle House, the new home of the art classes set up in Hikkaduwa after the tsunami of 2004. The “Hikkaduwa Area Relief Fund” created Chandrasevana, an initiative that originally helped locals rebuild fishing boats and businesses, supporting the community and then went on to open the Chandrasevana Creation Centre that provided arts classes for children.
When the centre needed to move premises, it was housed in Sura Medura for a while but then found its permanent home in Eagle House with lead volunteer Eddi Piper steering the helm. They celebrated their 2nd anniversary at Eagle House recently with a day of creative fun and games with art workshops and “Bat the Rat”. No animals were harmed in the making of this party!