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  • Renowned playwright's plays to be re-scripted through dance

    Renowned playwright's plays to be re-scripted through dance

    Rehearsals are in progress for Vespers, a double bill of contemporary dance works inspired by the plays of Federico García Lorca will be shortly performed in Malta. The performance will take place on October 8 and 9 at Pjazza Teatru...

  • Fifty Shades of Grey star does not like own looks

    Fifty Shades of Grey star does not like own looks

    Fifty Shades of Grey heart-throb Jamie Dornan has admitted he cannot stand the sight of his own face. The star of the film adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic novels may have fans swooning over his image, but he says he really hates how he...

  • Fatboy Slim to play gig to help fight global poverty

    Fatboy Slim to play gig to help fight global poverty

    DJ legend Fatboy Slim is to perform a charity gig in a bid to help fight global poverty. The star, real name Norman Cook, will launch Oxfam’s annual music festival, which involves hundreds of gigs of all sizes andgenres taking place across the UK...

  • Dinghies evoking refugees hanging from Italy palace

    Dinghies evoking refugees hanging from Italy palace

    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has hung bright orange rubber dinghies from the walls of an elegant Renaissance palace in Florence to draw attention to the plight of refugees, but some complain that the installation ruins the harmony of the city...

  • Narrating bodies through sculpture

    Narrating bodies through sculpture

    Artist Matthew Attard is currently holding a solo exhibition, In Human, at No.Me Studio, Valletta. It revolves around three sculptures narrating bodies – narrating the story of faceless and nameless bodies, indefinitely suspended together with...

  • Beethoven and Brahms to open Manoel season

    Beethoven and Brahms to open Manoel season

    The 2016-2017 season at the Manoel Theatre and for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be officially launched with a concert of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’ Symphony No.3 on Friday. The concert, a joint production between...

  • Boat symbolism for Notte Bianca installation

    Boat symbolism for Notte Bianca installation

    Part of this year’s Notte Bianca programme of events, Ġejja Dgħajsa is an interactive installation which explores the meaning and symbolism attributed to boats. The idea behind the installation is to initiate a discussion about hope, fear and...

  • Ethereal sounds and spaces

    Ethereal sounds and spaces

    Visitors to Notte Bianca on Saturday this year will be able to engage with the city in new and innovative ways thanks to Design4DCity, an experiment in the sharing of knowledge and common space. Design4DCity will see Paris-based Nanotak Studio...

  • True school

    True school

    It’s hard being authentic nowadays. Bombarded with propaganda on how to look, what to like, and what to think, to stay true to your own beliefs and interests is harder than it should really be. And in the hip hop scene, being authentic is more...

  • Art auction in aid of Pink October

    Art auction in aid of Pink October

    Like all great things, Pink October first started bubbling up as a mere idea, in the minds of JPA’s creatives, not very long ago. Given that breast cancer affects so many women it was decided that something should be done to help fight it. It was...

  • Art goes green

    Art goes green

    Can environmental activism and contemporary art work together? Naima Morelli discovers Green Root Lab and discovers that they, indeed, can. When we talk about love, the first image that comes to mind is our love for a partner, our parents or a...

  • Science meets the city again

    Science meets the city again

    What is your role within the festival? Project manager and brain child behind the Science in the City festival (pun intended), which this year takes place on Friday from 6pm. How do you describe the concept behind the festival? Good science, good...

  • The hidden link

    The hidden link

    Funk Initiative bass guitarist Shaun Abdilla tells Ramona Depares how the band will merge music and science in its upcoming Science in the City performance. What has Funk Initiative been up to lately? It’s been quite a particular year for us after...

  • Sticks and stones won’t break my bones

    Sticks and stones won’t break my bones

    Anna Marie Galea catches up with choreographer and dancer Brandon Shaw, ahead of his reworking of the classic tale of David and Goliath into a modern day choreography. When I was about six years old, I was ill, bedridden and bored stiff for more...

  • Superb animation, emotive characters

    Superb animation, emotive characters

    Kubo and the Two StringsDirector: Travis KnightStars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaugheyDuration: 101 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd. Kubo and the Two Strings is the fourth movie from animation studio Laika, which has so far given...

  • Together to fight tyranny

    Together to fight tyranny

    The Magnificent Seven is the second remake of a cinema classic to be released in Malta after Ben Hur. The film is a remake of John Sturges’ beloved 1960 Western, itself based on the 1954 Japanese epic The Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa. The story...

  • Bohemian exhibition at Casa Ellul

    Bohemian exhibition at Casa Ellul

    A collection of recent paintings by artist Mark Mallia will be on view from Thursday during an exhibition named Bohemian at Casa Ellul, on Old Theatre Street Valletta. Mallia is gaining a reputation both locally and in international art circles.

  • Victorian masterpiece's rediscovery has 'stunned the art world'

    Victorian masterpiece's rediscovery has 'stunned the art world'

    A lost Victorian portrait, which has been rediscovered on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, has "stunned the art world". The work is by Neoclassical painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who is "the most valuable Victorian artist today" after one of his...

  • Exploring Malta’s heritage

    Exploring Malta’s heritage

    Summer may be over, but now that tourists are freeing up places of attraction, there is no better time to visit local museums, especially this Tuesday, when entrance will be free. Heritage Malta will join the rest of the world to celebrate Tourism...

  • FBI investigating incident involving Brad Pitt and his children

    FBI investigating incident involving Brad Pitt and his children

    The FBI is gathering information about an alleged altercation involving Brad Pitt on an aircraft carrying the actor and his children. Pitt's wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, and has asked for...