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  • New training and development grants for creative professionals

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

  • What do clouds really mean?

    What do clouds really mean?

    The newly-launched What a Cloudy Day e-book teaches children the difference between various types of clouds and helps them forecast the weather. With over 100 different types out there, clouds are probably one of the most overlooked elements in...

  • Iconic building by Maltese architect in London

    Iconic building by Maltese architect in London

    International Shopping Mall Westfield and Italian café brand Colicci commissioned award-winning architectural practice Mizzi Studio to design an iconic kiosk for the entrance of Westfield City’s shopping centre, leading from Queen Elizabeth’s...

  • All style, but alas no substance

    All style, but alas no substance

    A Cure for WellnessDirector: Gore VerbinskiStars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia GothDuration: 156 minsClass: 18KRS Releasing Ltd A man is sitting at his desk, working late at night at a Wall Street stockbroking firm. He grimaces in pain and...

  • Darkwave legends Schonwald in live Malta performance

    Darkwave legends Schonwald in live Malta performance

    Duo Luca and Alessandra – together known as Schonwald – will be bringing their trademark dark melodies with melancholic keyboard and guitar sounds live on stage in Malta on April 1 at The Shelter, Tigullio, St Julian’s. Known for using hypnotic...

  • Rock, metal and indie at Funky Monkey

    March 25 sees a three-bill lineup featuring DJ Hades, Wayne Flask and Chris Goa Farrugia at the Funky Monkey, Msida. The three DJs are known for their eclectic style, with Hades focusing on goth and industrial, Chris Goa Farrugia on numetal, disco...

  • Perennially topical and inspiring

    Perennially topical and inspiring

    Disney’s version of Beauty and the Beast, released in November 1991, was adored by critics and audiences alike. The first animated feature to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, among myriad other nominations and awards, it...

  • My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia to be staged in Malta

    Theatre production company FM Theatre will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018 by staging two major musical productions which will be  directed by top local theatrical directors. My Fair Lady will play at the Mediterranean Conference Centre...

  • Chuck Berry, rock and roll legend, dies

    Chuck Berry, rock and roll legend, dies

    Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police said. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. St Charles County Police said: "Inside the home, first responders observed an...

  • 'I'll talk to UK fans, but I'll take off my shoes first' - Coolio

    'I'll talk to UK fans, but I'll take off my shoes first' - Coolio

    Rapper Coolio has said he will take off his shoes and jewellery before mingling with the audience at his upcoming UK show, after claims he was previously robbed at a British university gig. The C U When U Get There singer will join stars such as...

  • Ronan Keating makes his big screen debut

    Ronan Keating makes his big screen debut

    Ronan Keating, the former lead singer of Irish boyband Boyzone, said he has caught the acting bug and wants to appear in more films after playing a part in the war drama, Another Mother’s Son, his first major role. “I have been trying for a long...

  • Marvel defends Finn Jones in new Iron Fist

    Marvel defends Finn Jones in new Iron Fist

    Marvel Studios has defended casting former Game of Thrones star Finn Jones in its new Netflix series after calls for an Asian actor to play the lead role. Jones plays Danny Rand in Iron Fist, a white character in the original comics who some...

  • Redmayne steps back in time

    Redmayne steps back in time

    Eddie Redmayne’s prehistoric character in a new film from the makers of Wallace and Gromit has been revealed in a first-look teaser trailer. The Oscar-winning actor voices Dug, a courageous caveman hero who belongs to a hapless tribe in the...

  • Fans launch Harry Potter Cards Against Humanity

    A group of Harry Potter fans have launched a wizarding world version of the popular party game, Cards Against Humanity. Cards Against Muggles, created by online shop Forbidden Forest Crafts, has been deemed a hit by fans after selling out just...

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