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  • Folkore of an island

    L-Imnara, Vol. No. 1 (Issue No. 40), BDL Publishing, 2017. Up to a few issues, L-Imnara, the organ of the Għaqda Maltija tal-Folkore, used to be published in a primitive cyclostyled format that belied the importance of the valuable and original...

  • New sound panels for MPO concerts

    Patrons to concerts organised by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra can expect an improved sound quality from now on, thanks to the orchestra’s latest investment in acoustic technology. Through an investment of €70,000, the orchestra is acquiring...

  • Carried away by the music

    Mario Tabone Vassallo reviews a concert held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Turkish-Maltese diplomatic relations. Recently I delighted in a concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. This was...

  • New training and development grants for creative professionals

    Arts Council Malta has launch­ed a new programme to support professional development and training in the cultural and creative sectors. The programme, called the Professional Development Grant, forms part of the National Fund for Artistic...

  • Valletta 2018 cultural programme preview launched

    The preview of the Valletta 2018 cultural programme – a collection of artistic and cultural pro­jects and events being planned for next year, was launched with a publication containing information on 2018 projects and events, offering the public a...

  • New theatre production for Easter

    Theatre producers Joseph Galea and Carlos Farrugia, the names behind Kristu fi Strada Stretta and Passjoni tad-Duluri, this year present L-Iffissat t’Alla,  a theatrical production that focuses on the internal conflicts of the...

  • Messiah on Easter Sunday in aid of medical research

    George Frideric Handel’s most loved and joyous oratorio, The Messiah, will be performed by the Goldberg Ensemble under the direction of Michael Laus on April 16 at 7pm at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta. The Messiah will be executed...

  • Stylised sacrifice

    “In truth, there was only one Christian and he died on the cross.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Sacrifice can have multiple meanings – declining something that one’s body craves; limiting oneself to menial and humbling tasks that are beneficial to others...

  • Sacred music concert by L’Unione of Luqa

    L’Unione Philharmonic Society of Luqa will be holding a sacred music concert at St Andrew parish church, Luqa, on April 1. Entitled Tristis Est Anima Mea, the concert will see the pariticipation of the Coro Bel Canto and soloists Claire Caruana...

  • A closer look at the everyday

    Picasso once said: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”. The infamous artist here explains art not as an ‘object’ to be collected, admired – a source of financial wealth, but rather subjective expressions on beauty,...

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