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  • SBAM finch show

    SBAM finch show

    The Song Bird Association Malta (SBAM) will this weekend be organising its eighth annual finch show.Being shown will be greenfinches, hawfinches, siskins, goldfinches, crossbills and cardinals among others, including various mutations and hybrids...

  • Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    In Bob Nederlander Jr’s mission to export Broadway to new markets around the world, he found an old one where the American art form lay dormant for a least 50 years – Cuba. After testing the Cuban appetite with a 2011 concert of Broadway show...

  • Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That have done a deal with Google’s streaming service for their new album – which will not be available on rival Spotify until the new year. The group have teamed up with Google Play Music to enable their new release, called III, to be...

  • Internet poet up for Critics Choice award

    A poet who shot to fame performing for huge audiences on You Tube has been shortlisted for a prestigious music industry award. George the Poet, who grew up in northwest London and studied at Cambridge University, is one of three acts in the...

  • Make way for Paddington

    Make way for Paddington

    Paddington (2014)Certified: UDuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Paul KingVoices of: Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon, Imelda StauntonStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Simon FarnabyKRS...

  • Caught in the moment

    Caught in the moment

    1,000 Times Good Night (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 117 minutesDirected by: Erik PoppeStarring: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Muller Jr, Mads OusdalKRS Releasing Ltd The...

  • Reviving the works of Turner

    Reviving the works of Turner

    With an epic sweep worthy of a J. M. W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain’s greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 19th century conventions by...

  • ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    Angelina Jolie has spoken of how Louis Zamperini taught her to embrace challenges as she attended the premiere of her new film Unbroken. The Oscar-winning actress directed the film starring young Brit rising star Jack O’Connell as the late...

  • Horrible Bosses 2 reunites goofball trio

    After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their bosses in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think. Horrible...

  • A teenage dilemma

    A teenage dilemma

    Theatre#babydaddyStudio 18St James Cavalier Many are those adults (or at least those who try to live life acting their numerical age), who look back at their teenage years with nostalgia and affirm they were the best years of their lives. And this...

  • ‘Gounodfest’ in honour of St Cecilia

    ConcertVarious soloists,St Paul Choral Society;Organ: Elisabeth Conrad/Orchestra leader: James Zammit;Dir. Hugo Agius Muscat,St John’s co-Cathedral Celebrating St Cecilia’s Day on its eve, with music by Gounod in that most splendid of cathedrals...

  • In love with a best friend

    In love with a best friend

    Love, Rosie (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Christian DitterStarring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, Art Parkinson, Christian Cooke, Nick Lee, Lily LaightKRS Releasing Ltd Can a man...

  • Beware of the vintage doll

    Beware of the vintage doll

    Annabelle (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 99 minutesDirected by: John R. LeonettiStarring: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger, Tree O’Toole, Patrick WilsonKRS Releasing...

  • The UK wins big at International Emmys

    The UK wins big at International Emmys

    Britain’s Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands’ Bianca Krijgsman received the top acting prizes at the 42nd International Emmy Awards. A highlight of the awards gala in New York came when Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery...

  • US girls love British boys

    US girls love British boys

    One Direction have proved American girls love British boys – they won the artist of the year title at the American Music Awards as well as two other accolades. The band were the night's big winner next to Katy Perry at the Nokia Theatre in Los...

  • Hunger Games tops US box office

    Hunger Games tops US box office

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year’s biggest US opening, according to studio estimates. The third installment of the blockbuster Hunger Games action movie...

  • Celebrity song to aid fight against Ebola leads UK charts

    Celebrity song to aid fight against Ebola leads UK charts

    Band Aid 30’s reworked version of Do They Know it’s Christmas, a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, went straight to the top of the UK’s single charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said. The track was...

  • Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    The Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-euro collection from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a recluse whose trove included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum...

  • Musical about conjoined twins gets Broadway revival

    Musical about conjoined twins gets Broadway revival

    Side Show, based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful. From the dazzling opening number Come Look at the Freaks, the...

  • Director Peter Sellars shocks again in new Adams opera

    Peter Sellars’s new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman’s version of the Passion. Seen at the first full staging of composer John Adams’s The...

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