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  • A moving nature towards a destination

    A moving nature towards a destination

    The theme of this exhibition, Vitae, refers to life and cannot better describe our experience of walking through this exhibition of sculptures by Mario Agius. It is, of course, the life being given by the artist to wood and stone which takes shape...

  • Baroque newsletter published

    The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta has published the 10th issue of its annual newsletter. This issue features an article by Stephen Spiteri on ‘Scale Models and the Coastal Fortifications of Malta’. Military...

  • Contemporary installations

    Contemporary installations

    Primordial is a series of installations by artist Mark Xuereb that will be on show in the bomb shelters of Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, until April 11. This is Xuereb’s first solo exhibition and, as the name suggests, the element of primitivism...

  • Exploring our identity

    Exploring our identity

    I know I don’t is an exhibition by Giola Cassar that explores personal identity and the idiosyncratic things that make a person unique and identifiable to others. The works aim to explore the identity and the meaning of identity, in the space and...

  • WWII radars, military history at Dingli

    A talk by Tony Abela, titled ‘WWII Radars and military History at Dingli’ is being organised by Din l-Art Ħelwa on Thursday at 6.30pm at their premises in Melita Street, Valletta, at 6.30pm. The speaker will look into what role Malta played in...

  • Colourful, if unsubstantial

    Colourful, if unsubstantial

    HomeDirector: Tim JohnsonStarring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin94 mins; Class U;KRS Releasing Ltd Oh (voiced by The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons) and his people, the Boov, are an odd-looking, benign and somewhat cowardly alien race. They...

  • A true life crime story

    A true life crime story

    On March 27, the Italian Supreme Court finally brought the case of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher to an end by definitively quashing the convictions of American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito. It was a case that...

  • More fun, more fury

    More fun, more fury

    An article by Ken Li in the May 1998 issue of music and entertainment magazine Vibe inspired a modestly budgeted film that went into production in 2000. The article was about street racing; the film, an action thriller that chronicled the exploits...

  • A chocolatey Easter

    A chocolatey Easter

    A Smarties Fun Factory will be one of the highlights for children during the Easter holidays at Bay Street. Other attractions will include areas for crafts, colouring and face painting. Sponsored by Nestlé Malta, the Smarties factory will be open...

  • Rolling Stones touring the US

    The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band has announced a 15-city stadium tour that will kick off on May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Other stops include Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dallas,...

  • Jamie Dornan stalked woman for film role

    Jamie Dornan stalked woman for film role

    Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has revealed how he stalked a woman on the Tube in preparation for his role as a serial killer in The Fall. The actor, who appeared opposite Gillian Anderson in the show, said he kept his “distance” and did...

  • Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

    Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

    Jeremy Clarkson will appear on stage with his former Top Gear colleagues later this year to fulfil a series of gigs planned before the BBC sacked him for an attack on one of the show’s producers. The gigs will be stripped of all BBC branding and...

  • Uptown Funk setting pace for 2015

    Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk is the biggest selling single of the year so far with more than a million copies shifted since January 1. Data from the Official Charts Company show the song, which featured Bruno Mars on vocals, is ahead of other efforts...

  • Icon tag the ‘wurst’ for singer Conchita

    Icon tag the ‘wurst’ for singer Conchita

    Bearded Eurovision star Conchita Wurst has said she is “not comfortable” with being seen as a gay “icon”. The Rise Like a Phoenix singer, who won the competition last year, said she preferred to be herself. “I’m not really comfortable [with it] if...

  • World’s oldest person dies at 117

    World’s oldest person dies at 117

    The world’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, has died a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a...

  • Anne Frank ‘died on earlier date’

    Research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the famed World War II diarist is likely to have died earlier than previously thought. The conclusion was published on the 70th anniversary of the official date of the deaths of Anne and her...

  • Oh phone home!

    Oh phone home!

    Home (2015)Certified: UDuration: 94 minutesDirected by: Tim JohnsonVoices of: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Matt L. Jones, Brian Stepanek, April LawrenceKRS Releasing Ltd Oh (Jim Parsons) is an extraterrestrial who is adept...

  • Piano and cello recital in aid of two charities

    Piano and cello recital in aid of two charities

    Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and his South Korean cellist wife, Kyung Mi Lee, will be giving a recital of works by Fryderyk Chopin, Carl Reinecke, Joseph Vella and César Franck at the Kempinski San Lawrenz Hotel, Gozo, on April 18.

  • Let It Go in dance

    Let It Go in dance

    The Aurora Theatre in Victoria is hosting a dance narrative of Disney's award-winning animated film Frozen on Sunday. The production features all the students of The Art Factory – the educational branch of Naupaca Dance Academy – performing to...

  • Festival a platform for children to express their musical talent

    Festival a platform for children to express their musical talent

    The International Spring Orchestra Festival, which runs from Tuesday to April 11, will be free for children aged 15 years and younger. Artistic director and founder of the festival Karl Fiorini said that this initiative was aimed at instilling...