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  • Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré doing better after accident

    Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré doing better after accident

    Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré was still in intensive care but “making progress” after a car accident, his wife has said. Tavaré, known for his role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was left with a broken neck and punctured lung after...

  • Limited-edition Bowie albums set for release

    Limited-edition Bowie  albums set for release

    Two limited-edition David Bowie albums are to be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day on April 22. Live album Cracked Actor and a facsimile of a Hunky Dory promotion record will be made available in April, as well as rare...

  • Kim Kardashian says she begged for her life during Paris robbery

    Kim Kardashian says she begged for her life during Paris robbery

    Kim Kardashian West has said she pleaded "let me live" to armed robbers who held her at gunpoint in Paris as she revealed new details about her ordeal. The reality TV star said she feared she would be shot in the head when she was robbed of...

  • Stormzy to headline Longitude Festival

    Stormzy to headline  Longitude Festival

    Grime artist Stormzy has been announced as headliner for this year’s Longitude Festival. He will top the bill for the first night of the summer event on Friday, July 14. The London artist has made headlines in recent weeks, especially following...

  • The always-right knight

    The always-right knight

    He’s contested elections, has worked as a teacher and marketing manager, and knows it all. Mikhail Basmadjian speaks to Veronica Stivala about playing this eccentric Maltese stereotype, of who, he says, there is a bit in each and every one of...

  • MADC brings back classic English comedy

    MADC brings back classic English comedy

    She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy about mistaken identity, deception and love, is making a return this month with performances at the Manoel Thea­tre and the Salesian Theatre. First performed in London in 1773, the play is...

  • Looking to the stars

    Looking  to the stars

    In their latest production, the effervescent Studio 18 tackle one of the darkest and most complex mysteries known to man – death itself. Creative director Jean Marc Gafà has never shied away from tackling heavyweight themes in his work with the...

  • Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Macedonia pianist Boban Mirkovski will performing a piano recital at Manoel Theatre on Wednesday at 8pm. Mirkovski will perform the Toccata Op 7 in C-Major by R. Schumann,  Hungarian Rhapsody by F. Liszt,  piano works by leading Russian Composer...

  • Maltese artists for Venice Biennale announced

    Maltese artists  for Venice  Biennale  announced

    The names of the artists chosen to take part in the Malta National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017 have been announced by the Arts Council Malta. Artist-curators Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek have selected artists of Maltese origin or...

  • A night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy

    A night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy

    The Eden Cinemas will present a night of jazz, bossa nova and comedy with the quirky, charming, multi-talented Earl Okin on April 7 at 8.30pm. For years, Earl Okin has headlined under the byline ‘Musical Genius and Sex Symbol’.  He has been...

  • A creative panoply

    A creative panoply

    Two German artists have for a brief time showcased their crea­tions in the lobby of an office building in Gżira. Although this is an unlikely venue to host an exhibition, it leant itself relatively well for the purpose. This was the first Maltese...

  • Ian Tomlin Trust honours violinist Carmine Lauri

    Ian Tomlin Trust honours violinist Carmine Lauri

    Renowned violinist Carmine Lauri has accepted to act as the Ian Tomlin Scholarship Trust’s patron. This is part of the trust’s commitment to promote further musical education in Malta by offering music scholarships to Maltese musicians wanting to...

  • American Impressionism, Garden Movement captured on screen

    American Impressionism, Garden Movement captured on screen

    Eden Cinemas will this month be releasing The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism. Exclusively at Eden Cinemas, the film tells the intertwining stories of American Impressionism and The Garden Movement, which flourished between 1887 and...

  • A self-discovery process

    A self-discovery process

    Denis Calleja’s interest in art takes us back many years. Since he was a child he enjoyed drawing and painting, apart from playing the piano and writing poetry. Although he never had any academic training in art, in his free time he produced many...

  • A focus on Malta in Brussels

    A focus on Malta in Brussels

    The Maltese islands are not as insular as they may often be thought to be, not in the past and certainly not now. Sure, they are located on the periphery of European, African and the Middle Eastern societies, cushioned by long stretches of...

  • The plague that decimated Malta twice over

    The plague that decimated Malta twice over

    Joseph Micallef:Il-Pesta tal-1676, maqlub għall-Malti minn Joseph F. Grima.BDL, 2015. For the first eight months of 1676, Malta was ravaged by an outbreak of the plague that left 11,300 dead. That was the most devastating catastrophe that ever hit...

  • Mystery and wonder all round

    Mystery and wonder all round

    Ever since his first appearance in the semi­nal 1933 film bearing his name, King Kong has been an object of fascination among moviegoers. Originally created by revolutionary special effects master Willis H. O’Brien and sculptor Marcel Delgado, the...

  • Heartbreaking drama

    Heartbreaking drama

    MoonlightDirector: Barry JenkinsStars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan SandersonDuration: 111 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Oh what a kerfuffle that was! At least as the #wrongbestpicture drama headed towards its unbelievable conclusion at the...

  • Farsons supports FPM

    Farsons supports FPM

    A three-year sponsorship agreement has been signed by Farsons Foundation and Simonds Farsons Cisk with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti with the aim of spreading awareness of the Malta’s extensive cultural heritage through various exhibitions and...

  • Competition with €10,000 prize

    Competition with €10,000 prize

    An interdisciplinary production competition is being held by the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the Malta International Arts Festival. Productions submitted, including theatre, dance, music and new...

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