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Arts & Entertainment

  • Who’s the daddy, then?

    Who’s the daddy, then?

    With just weeks to go until the ŻiguŻajg festival for children and young people, Jo Caruana meets the team behind one of the most anticipated performances – the premiere of #babydaddy. A lot can be achieved in a year. It was this time last year...

  • Exhibition to celebrate EU membership

    Exhibition to celebrate EU membership

    A collective exhibition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Malta’s accession to the EU is currently showing at the Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa. Organised by the Foundation for National Festivities, /ru:t/ features the works of eight...

  • The dynamic power of nature

    The dynamic power of nature

    Character, Mood & Atmosphere is a collection of 26 oil paintings by Louis Cassar that is being exhibited in Attard. The collection includes a series of idyllic landscapes. Yet, this mood contrasts boldly with a series of marine landscapes...

  • A multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting Maltese civilisations

    A multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting Maltese civilisations

    Maltese Confabulations is a multidisciplinary exhibition by Malta-based artist Bettina Hutschek that is currently showing at Blitz, Valletta. This show highlights the artist’s oeuvre by bringing together works from recent years. It arranges them...

  • Street art puts dogs in the limelight

    Street art puts dogs in the limelight

    A public art installation in San Ġwann launched earlier this month shows dogs that are happy and relaxed in an environment that is maybe unexpected. What makes this art work different is that dogs are depicted in settings that are typically...

  • Strumming for charity

    Strumming for charity

    Strummin’ is back, bringing with it music from the great artists like The Beatles, U2, Queen and Bob Marley in one big concert by Malta’s biggest guitar choir. The theme for this concert will be Strummin’ for Change. This year’s Strummin’ concert...

  • Intrigue in the village square

    Intrigue in the village square

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of author Ġuże Chetcuti. To mark this event, local dramatic company Talenti, in partnership with the Manoel Theatre, is producing a play, Il-Kuluri tal-Perlini, a free adaptation from Chetcuti’s...

  • While his guitar gently weeps

    While his guitar gently weeps

    The only person to win the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice, Don Ross will be showing off his technique during a live concert in Malta. Ramona Depares interviews him about this specialised style of playing. When did your...

  • The barefoot percussionist

    The barefoot percussionist

    As the recipient of over 80 international awards and an OBE, there is no negotiating that Dame Evelyn Glennie, who is also profoundly deaf, is a pioneer in her field of solo percussion. But her story goes much deeper than that – as she tells Jo...

  • An ear for musical colour

    An ear for musical colour

    If you have not heard of Louis Schwizgebel yet, you will very soon. The young Swiss-Chinese pianist won the Geneva International Music Competition at the age of 17 and, in 2013, he was announced as a BBC New Generation Artist. To date, he has...

  • Better than it should be

    Better than it should be

    The JudgeDirector: David DobkinStarring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga141 mins; Class15;KRS Releasing Ltd The Judge is one of those films that are better than they should be, purely on the strength of the uniformly strong cast led...

  • The anti-Twilight franchise film

    The anti-Twilight franchise film

    Only Lovers Left AliveDirector: Jim JarmuschStarring: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska123 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release Only Lovers Left Alive is the story of Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton). Not the biblical...

  • Dark themes treated in a charming way

    Dark themes treated in a charming way

    The Book Of LifeDirector: David AyerStarring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman134 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Mexican writer, director and producer Guillermo del Toro has created a body of work based on the fantastical. It is easy to see...

  • British stars dress up for Halloween Unicef ball

    British stars dress up for Halloween Unicef ball

    Jemima Khan mixed monkey business with the serious business of charity fundraising at her Halloween party. The campaigner was in fancy dress as a human caged by a giant gorilla at the Unicef UK party which she organised. She said: “I actually...

  • Chastain is on a space mission

    Chastain is on a space mission

    Jessica Chastain has revealed Anne Hathaway has given her tips on playing an astronaut in her next film. The two actresses walked a blue, star-spangled carpet in London’s Leicester Square at the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s new space epic...

  • Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

    Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

    Hip hop trio Young Fathers tonight won one of UK music’s most prestigious awards asthey collected the Mercury Prize for their album Dead. The Edinburgh-based act were little fancied for the award and beat acts like hot favourite FKA Twigs and...

  • Duo Ant and Dec to host Brit Awards

    Duo Ant and Dec to host Brit Awards

    Ant and Dec are to be the new hosts of the Brit Awards – 14 years after they last fronted the show. The duo succeed James Corden, who stepped down after hosting the event for four years running. The show could do with some of their ratings magic...

  • Welles’s last film nearing release

    Welles’s last film nearing release

    Orson Welles’s last film may finally be nearing release. A Los Angeles-based production company, Royal Road Entertainment, has reportedly agreed to buy the rights to Welles’slargely unseen The Other Side of the Wind. Producers are planning to...

  • To live the eternal life

    To live the eternal life

    Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 123 minutesDirected by: Jim JarmuschStarring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, Anton Yelchin, Slimane Dazi, Yasmine Hamdan, White HillsSoda Picture Jim...

  • Vatican unveils new systems toprotect Michelangelo frescoes

    Vatican unveils new systems toprotect Michelangelo frescoes

    The Vatican unveiled new high-tech, energy-saving lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s delicate Sistine Chapel frescoes from damage caused by the ever-growing crowds of tourists. Dust brought in from outside, body sweat...

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