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  • La La Land offers form of escapism

    La La Land offers form of escapism

    Ryan Gosling has said he feared the days of old Hollywood musicals were over before he made his Oscar-tipped new film La La Land. The Canadian actor joined co-star Emma Stone and director Damien Chazelle at the film’s premiere in Los...

  • David Beckham's son Cruz, 11, releases debut music single

    David Beckham's son Cruz, 11, releases debut music single

    Cruz Beckham, the 11-year-old son of soccer star David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria, launched his music career today, releasing a song about Christmas for charity. Proceeds from his debut single "If Everyday Was Christmas" will...

  • US comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

    US comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

    US comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February, organisers said on Monday, taking on one of the trickiest jobs in show business. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that Kimmel had...

  • Bowie, Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy nominations

    Bowie, Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy nominations

    Adele and Beyonce will compete for the three top awards at the 2017 Grammys, where David Bowie has earned a string of nominations for his last album Blackstar. Bowie, who died of cancer in January at the age of 69, is up for four gongs at music's...

  • Beyonce leads Grammys with nine nominations; 8 nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

    Beyonce leads Grammys with nine nominations; 8 nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

    Beyonce became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy award history today as she received a leading nine nods this year, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations each. Beyonce's haul of nine included album, song...

  • V-18 cultural programme for 2017 launched

    V-18 cultural programme for 2017 launched

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation has launched its 2017 cultural programme, a publication which includes details on projects and cultural events taking place next year. The projects are made up of a number of workshops, performances and...

  • Criticism is an act of translation

    Criticism is an act of translation

    As part of an initiative launched by the Arts Council Malta and the University of Malta’s Department of English, UK theatre critic Mark Fisher will be in Malta this week to talk about arts criticism. Ahead of his visit, James Corby, head of the...

  • Knock and enter stage

    Knock and enter stage

    It should, perhaps, come as no surprise to discover that disability arts face the same challenges as all other arts: funds, time, spaces where to work and perform, human resources, audiences, sustainability. This is another example of how there is...

  • Watch: Gozo is elegance personified in this homegrown advert

    Watch: Gozo is elegance personified in this homegrown advert

      With a Hugo Boss model supposedly leaping off the Azure Window, and an Assassin’s Creed viral spot featuring a parkour artist flipping his way around the Mosta dome, recent months have seen a glut of expensively-shot dare­devils using the...

  • Free entry to museums and historical sites this coming Thursday

    Free entry to museums and historical sites this coming Thursday

    Heritage Malta is opening practically all its museums and sites for free this coming Thursday December 8, a public holiday.  The sites which will be open are St Paul’s Catacombs, the Domus Romana (Rabat), the National Museum of Natural History...

  • Lloyd Webber calls for diversity in UK theatre

    Lloyd Webber calls for diversity in UK theatre

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has warned UK theatre risks becoming sidelined over a lack of diversity as part of a report slamming the industry as “hideously white”. The composer and creator of music for hit shows including Cats, Phantom of the Opera and...

  • Bid to bring Harry Potter to Broadway by mid-2018

    Producers are hoping Broadway will soon be under the spell of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. Talks are under way to bring the show, London’s theatre event of the year, to The Lyric Theatre by spring 2018. The Ambassador Theatre Group owns the...

  • Fassbender, Cotillard team up for Assassin’s Creed film

    Fassbender, Cotillard team up for Assassin’s Creed film

    Actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard join forces for Assassin’s Creed, an action adventure movie based on the video games series of the same name. The film was partly shot in Malta. Shame and 12 Years a Slave actor Fassbender plays...

  • The Comedy Knights are back

    The Comedy Knights are back

    It’s Christmastime again and with the mince pies and baby Jesus statues in the windows comes another annual tradition: The Comedy Knights! Named Just4Laughs, because, you know, it’s the fourth edition. The show kicks off on December 26 for another...

  • Lectures on documentary photography

    Lectures on documentary photography

    The MA in Film Studies, offered through the Faculty of Arts with the support of the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Film Commission, is currently hosting Stuart Franklin, who is delivering a series of lectures on documentary photography.

  • New arts courses open

    New arts courses open

    Applications are now open for the Malta Society of Arts’ (MSA) new schedule of winter courses in the Visual, Applied and Performing Arts. People of all ages are encouraged to apply. Students who are already enrolled in the courses that started in...

  • Dean Demanuele working on new EP

    Dean Demanuele working on new EP

    Fans of Dean Demanuele’s work and lovers of electronic music can now support the genre’s next big thing by donating to the artist’s recently-launched Zaar campaign. Summer Blue, Dean’s new EP, will go into production early next year and €3,000 are...

  • Minimalist, simple and uncomplicated

    Minimalist, simple and uncomplicated

    The BOV Retrospective Art Exhibition series has now reached its 24th edition. This year, the exhibition brought to the fore the life and work of Mary de Piro (b. 1946), who now divides her time between London and Malta. Although profoundly...

  • The colours of the Three Cities

    The colours of the Three Cities

    Does it surprise you that the number three is associated with creativity and fresh ideas? In the tradition of Taoism, (originating in China) it was written that: “One gives birth to two; two gives birth to three; three gives birth to the ten...

  • Sketching uniform buttons

    Sketching uniform buttons

    Uniform buttons can vary in material ranging from gilded metal to brass, aluminium, horn, plastic and even vegetable fibre. Denis Darmanin writes about a hobby with a difference.   Many Maltese have a hobby or a passion for some particular pastime.

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