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  • Achieving unity through culture

    Achieving unity through culture

    At a time when Europe and the Arab world seem to be at odds with each other over beliefs and politics, Iggy Fenech talks to Valletta 2018 Foundation’s programme coordinator Margerita Pulè to find out how culture could turn out to be the missing...

  • Confronting Esben’s witch

    Confronting Esben’s witch

    Esben & The Witch are back in Malta with a new album, an edgier sound and a promise to blow our minds for a second time. Guitarist Thomas Fisher tells Ramona Depares about the new direction the band has taken. You performed in Malta in 2012. How...

  • Tenishia on MTV Asia

    Tenishia on MTV Asia

    With a national fan base and a long list of musical achievements, appearances on national TV stations are par for the course for the local DJ duo Tenishia. Their recent appearance on MTV Asia, however, made possible following heavy touring in...

  • Rubino’s rare Mass

    Rubino’s rare Mass

    For a few days midway during the recent Valletta International Baroque Music Festival was the Rome-based Sicilian music director Vincenzo Di Betta. His visit was linked to the presentation and launching of a CD featuring the Messa de Morti à 5...

  • Sounds of the city

    Sounds of the city

    Cities have long been the source of inspiration for musical compositions. From Provence for Milhaud, Arles for Bizet, Douarnenez for Debussy to more contemporary Calgary in Death Cab For Cutie’s I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Nantes for...

  • Laughing at what life throws

    Laughing at what life throws

    Now in its 11th edition, the Eden Comedy Club has made light work of making us laugh. Jo Caruana interviews comic David Tsonos, one of the performers at the upcoming show. A good laugh is worth its weight in gold. And that’s exactly why Eden’s...

  • An evening of satire

    An evening of satire

    It-Tliet Angli... aħna aħna jew m’aħniex is the next production by stage company Teatru Rjal. Named after the satirical tele-vision programme by the same name, the three ‘angels’ are comedians Toni Busuttil, Snits and Ronald Briffa (Ron) who will...

  • Music from Naples

    Music from Naples

    The Manoel Theatre will present an evening of music from Naples with the renowned Italian folk singer Lucilla Galeazzi. The vastness of the Neapolitan repertoire extends over five centuries: its great variety of forms from instrumental music to...

  • Our trash is their treasure

    Our trash is their treasure

    Giulia Privitelli reviews Elka’s Flying Sculptures and wonders whether these sculptures represent a social commentary on the way we treat our environment. If, for a moment, we could forget what an exhibition gallery is and what it is meant for,...

  • Exhibition on Rejoice! project

    Exhibition on Rejoice! project

    Improvised Moves is the title of a photographic exhibition that concludes the Goldberg Ensemble Malta’s Rejoice! project. The exhibition is the result of experimental and collaborative work between art photographer Sergio Muscat, dancer Liana...

  • What the devil?

    What the devil?

    Mario Philip Azzopardi’s new play Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti, staged by Staġun Teatru Malti at the Manoel Theatre, shows him still pursuing sensational topics and colourful methods of staging. The title should hint broadly as his new theme of...

  • What happens behind closed doors

    What happens behind closed doors

    Think you know your neighbours? Think again. Actor Andre Agius tells Jo Caruana why you can never be too sure who’s in your midst – as highlighted in the hit play, The People Next Door. Do you ever really know the people who live next door? The...

  • Helen O’Grady Academy in Indian conference

    Helen O’Grady Academy in Indian conference

    The Helen O’Grady Academy recently took part in an international conference held in Hyderabad, India, where Alan Montanaro, principal of the Malta branch, gave a presentation on bringing characterisation and animation into dynamic classes. “We...

  • Exhibition on Abruzzo craftsmanship

    Exhibition on Abruzzo craftsmanship

    Craftsmanship, with its strong link which binds it to the daily life of its place of origin, offers a precious illustration of the previous and contemporary mechanisms which generated it. The Italian Cultural Institute is hosting Shared Traces, an...

  • 50 shades of tame and coy

    50 shades of tame and coy

    50 Shades of GreyDirector: Sam Taylor-JohnsonStarring: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman111 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd I had not read E.L. James titillating gazillion-selling book 50 Shades of Grey. Any fleeting curiosity I may have felt...

  • A brief history of Hawking

    A brief history of Hawking

    The Theory of EverythingDirector: James MarshStarring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior123 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Next Sunday, Eddie Redmayne will in all likelihood walk away with the Best Actor Oscar for his brilliant...

  • The curse of the predictable plot

    The curse of the predictable plot

    The PyramidDirector: Grégory LevasseurStarring: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare109 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Over the centuries, explorers who have dared attempt to uncover the secrets of the ancient wonders of the world,...

  • St Paul’s shipwreck on the big screen

    St Paul’s shipwreck on the big screen

    The docudrama The Shipwreck was recently launched at the headquarters of the Ċentru Animazzjoni u Komunikazzjoni (ĊAK) Malta. This docudrama narrates the story of the shipwreck of St Paul in Malta and how his three-month sojourn on the island...

  • Fans flock to Fifty Shades of Grey premiere in Berlin

    Fans flock to Fifty Shades of Grey premiere in Berlin

    After months of hype, Fifty Shades of Grey mania hit fever pitch at the film’s world premiere in Berlin. Screaming fans scrambled to get a selfie on the red carpet with stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who play Christian Grey and his lover...

  • The face of seduction

    The face of seduction

    50 Shades of Grey (2015)Certified: 18Duration: 125 minutesDirected by: Sam Taylor-JohnsonStarring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Dylan Neal, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle,...

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