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  • Fun day for Tarxien creche children

    Twenty children from the Tarxien Children’s Home were hosted to a fun filled day by the pool at a Siggiewi Farmhouse by the social events committee of the Malta Stock Exchange. The MSE staff, together with the children, nuns and other carers had a...

  • Love in the garden of despair

    Love in the garden of despair

    TheatreRomeo and JulietMADCSan Anton Gardens It is very brave to put up Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because of the expectations that the audience has of the plot. As one of his best-known plays, it has captured the imagination of every...

  • Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds are back as three new episodes of the puppet show will be produced for its 50th anniversary celebrations. A fund on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, is in place to help raise the money for the...

  • Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Ramsay Street, the set of long-running Australian soap Neighbours, is to be transformed into a hotel for fans. The much-loved series, which first aired in 1985, has listed its Ramsay Street cul-de-sac residence on Airbnb and is offering fans the...

  • Taking missions to a new level

    Taking missions to a new level

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 131 minutesDirected by: Christopher McQuarrieStarring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, America Olivo, Simon McBurney,...

  • Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    It is one of the most famous scenes in modern movie history and now film fans can bid for the outfit worn by Tom Cruise when his character was suspended from the ceiling in an audacious heist in Mission: Impossible. The costume, including a...

  • Radiohead tipped to record Spectre theme song

    Bookies have suspended bets on who will sing the next James Bond theme tune after one punter tried to put £15,000 on Radiohead. With names from Ellie Goulding to Sam Smith mentioned in the running, bookies said the last two days have seen a huge...

  • Heading westwards

    Heading westwards

    Slow West (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 84 minutesDirected by: John MacleanStarring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann, Andrew RoberttKRS Releasing Ltd Slow West is a very different take on the...

  • Ellie Goulding for James Bond soundtrack?

    Singer Ellie Goulding may have posted the closest hint yet that she will be performing on the new James Bond soundtrack. The 28-year-old, rumoured to be a favourite alongside Sam Smith, posted a snap of herself leaving London's famous Abbey Road...

  • Seasoned performers enthral

    Seasoned performers enthral

    ConcertShostakovich and BartokBar-to-Bar Piano QuintetNeptune Courtyard, The Palace, Valletta Despite this concert being in the open, the air was pretty hot and oppressive, but the consolation was a beautiful performance by some of the best...

  • Viennese trio at Family Park

    The Viennese trio Trikolon is giving a classic performance in aid of Dar Frate Jacoba and Kenya Mission International at the amphitheatre at the Family Park in Marsascala tonight at 8.30pm. Among the pieces on the programme are works by Mozart,...

  • Conclusion was a ‘grand affair’

    Conclusion was a ‘grand affair’

    ConcertAndrea Gajic, violin; Roberto Colavalle, male contralto;Laudate Pueri Choir, Gozo and Siglo de Oro, London;Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/dir. Joseph VellaSt George’s Basilica, Victoria All good things come to an end, to return the following...

  • Choral songs play to a rare breeze

    ConcertSchola Cantorum Jubilate/The New Choral Singers;Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/dir. and piano soloistWayne MarshallFort St Elmo, Valletta A welcome, cool breeze was very much felt during the recent annual summer concert by HSBC at a very...

  • Tom Cruise: stunts mission ‘possible’

    Tom Cruise: stunts mission ‘possible’

    Tom Cruise put his eye-watering stunts down to long working hours as he attended the UK premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The 53-year-old Hollywood A-lister is known for performing his own stunts, and continued the trend with an...

  • Jenner TV documentary series praised by fans

    Caitlyn Jenner’s documentary series charting her transition from reality star and Olympic hero to transgender advocate has been hailed as “educational and inspiring”. The eight-part television series I Am Cait follows Jenner, formerly known as...

  • Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Angelina Jolie is the latest high-profile film-maker to join the ranks of Netflix Inc., where she will be directing a Cambodian author’s war memoir into a feature-length film, the online streaming platform said. Jolie, 40, is producing and...

  • More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    The original cast of Wet Hot American Summer return to Camp Firewood for more wild antics in a new eight-part Netflix series made as a prequel to the 2001 film, which initially flopped before gaining a cult following. Wet Hot American Summer:...

  • The war fought within

    The war fought within

    An uncompromising indictment of war, the Maltese-produced short film Insanity has won the Award of Merit at the California Best Shorts Competition. Ramona Depares catches up with director and writer Chris Zarb. A haunting and enigmatic look at the...

  • Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for the curatorial school that is taking place as part of the the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (Viva) are now open. The week-long programme with international curators and academics is intended for...

  • Viennese trio in performance

    Viennese trio in performance

    The Viennese trio Trikolon will be giving a classical performance in aid of Dar Frate Jacoba and Kenya Mission International. Among the pieces on the programme are works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bauer, Schumann, Ravel and...

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