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  • More than 80 pirouette towards local dance school workshop

    More than 80 pirouette towards local dance school workshop

    The Dance Workshop held its Summer Intensive event at the end of the academic year. The week-long workshop consisted of daily ballet class, followed by a contemporary class, hip hop or modern dance. The aim was to give students a taste of...

  • For the love of baking

    For the love of baking

    Baking a cake is not only about the ingredients or method used. Cake decorator Erika Spiteri Lucas Scorey tells Stephanie Fsadni that it entails much more than that – all of which will be revealed in a brand new TV show. Red velvet cake, chocolate...

  • Kaleidoscopic light show opens Edinburgh festival

    Kaleidoscopic light show opens Edinburgh festival

    The volcanic rock on which Edinburgh Castle perches became the screen for a 3D digital light show on Sunday night, turning the western facade into a kaleidoscope of its past for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival, the world’s...

  • Suicide Squad smashes records despite getting worst reviews this year

    Suicide Squad smashes records despite getting worst reviews this year

    Suicide Squad smashed records, scoring a colossal $135.1 million debut despite suffering some of the worst reviews of the year. That sets a new high-water mark for an August launch, lapping Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94.3 million bow. It also...

  • Hiddleston ‘will never don 007 tuxedo’

    Hiddleston ‘will never don 007 tuxedo’

    Tom Hiddleston is out of the running to be the next James Bond, according to spy thriller writer Frederick Forsyth. The Night Manager actor had at one point been bookmakers’ favourite to succeed Daniel Craig as 007.But he has dropped to fourth in...

  • Game of Thrones author might get a second TV series

    Game of Thrones author might get a second TV series

    Game of Thrones, the TV adaptation of George R.R Martin’s popular book series The Song of Fire and Ice, is one of the most highly acclaimed series of all time. Now, as the popular series moves towards its penultimate season, Universal Cable...

  • Jamie Oliver's fifth child weighs 16 packs of butter

    Jamie Oliver's fifth child weighs 16 packs of butter

    A beaming Jamie Oliver could not wait to take his new born baby home as he posed for the first family photographs with the new arrival. The celebrity chef, 41, and his wife Jools welcomed their fifth child, a baby boy, who the TV chef earlier told...

  • Turner works return home

    Turner works return home

    Over 100 paintings by J.M.W. Turner are going on display at Tate Britain following an international tour. Many of the oil paintings, including Norham Castle – Sunrise (1845), and Peace – Burial at Sea (1842), are back at Tate Britain after going...

  • Maltese-inspired prints on display

    Maltese-inspired prints on display

    “It all started with a simple idea – to design fresh high-quality Maltese-inspired prints.” This is how Te fit-Tazza founders Andrew Farrugia and Craig Macdonald – two friends with a passion for design and all other things beautiful – describe the...

  • The return of Sickfest!

    The return of Sickfest!

    Organised under the Sick of Ants collective, the second edition of the alternative event finally returns. Julian Galea – better known as LVX – gives Ramona Depares a sneak preview. How was the idea for Sickfest! born and who are the people behind...

  • Requiem in three days

    Requiem in three days

    Choristers from all over the world came together in Vienna to practise for three days, the culmination of which was a spiritually powerful rendition of Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem. Veronica Stivala was lucky enough to experience both the...

  • In literature we trust

    In literature we trust

    With the National Book Festival now just three months away, the recently appointed manager for the National Book Council, John Grech, gives Iggy Fenech an exclusive look at the festival artwork, created by Julian Mallia (aka Julinu), and talks...

  • Stories the wind tells

    Stories the wind tells

    Anna-Maria Galea reviews the recent The Windrose Project, a Valletta 2018 initiative to safeguard our cultural heritage by recovering memories from all four corners of the Maltese archipelago. In this digital age, news, especially of the global...

  • Gozitan conductor at Taormina opera festival

    Gozitan conductor at Taormina opera festival

    Conductor Colin Attard directed a concert at the very suggestive Teatro Antico of Taormina in Sicily. The concert formed part of the Taormina Opera Festival produced by the Associazione Festival Euro Mediterraneo, and artistically directed by...

  • Call for cultural events for students

    Call for cultural events for students

    As from January 2017, every secondary school student in Malta and Gozo will experience a minimum of one artistic production a year produced by creative professionals and presented through a curated programme. This measure – one of the deliverables...

  • Music in aid of Kilimanjaro Challenge

    Music in aid of Kilimanjaro Challenge

    Three great acts are coming together on August 12 at Funky Monkey, in Gżira, in aid of this year’s project by Kilimanjaro Challenge Malta – the construction of a school in Ethiopia. Brodu will be performing some of the tracks from their album...

  • Meet DC Comics’ darkest heroes

    Meet DC Comics’ darkest heroes

    They are described as the ‘Worst. Heroes. Ever’. The darkest members of the DC Comics’ cadre – the Suicide Squad, a team of dangerous super villains, currently residing in maximum security penitentiary Belle Reve, brought together by US...

  • Still life

    Still life

    Even as the morning after pill debate continues raging in Malta, people all over the world remain afraid to speak about the moral aspect of abortion. German director Anne Zohra Berrached talks to Veronica Stivala about why she wanted to break that...

  • Heart and humour

    Heart and humour

    Finding DoryDirector: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLaneStars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’NeillDuration: 97 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd Nothing much else needs to be said about the humungous success Pixar deservedly enjoyed with 2003’s...

  • Chilled nights at Riviera

    Chilled nights at Riviera

    Tuesday nights at Riviera Martinique take on a different hue as Sequenchill and friends get together for a series of acoustic summer nights, bringing together various artists and sounds under the skies. Sequenchill & Friends: Chilled Variations is...