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  • London ‘most googled city’

    London ‘most googled city’

    London is the most googled city in the world when it comes to art galleries, performing arts and innov-ative design. The capital’s theatres also generate more searches than those in any other city, research by Google showed. The research, done in...

  • Movie could be ‘wonderful’

    Movie could be ‘wonderful’

    Downton Abbey is coming to an end, but its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up film is at least a possibility. By ending the TV drama several years shy of the 1929 stock market crash, producer Gareth Neame says rich territory is...

  • Sherlock stars happy to carry on – writer

    Sherlock stars happy to carry on – writer

    Sherlock fans familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons may be encouraged that writer Steven Moffat says he can see it “going on for a long while” – and would not mind seeing a more mature Holmes and Watson. Speaking to TV critics at a...

  • Phil Rudd denies breaching detention conditions

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has denied breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol. A New Zealand judge has allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing. The 61-year-old Australian-born...

  • Imbruglia opts for male company in new album

    Imbruglia opts for male company in new album

    After a six-year absence, singer Natalie Imbruglia returns to music with a new album, her fifth, a compilation of tracks originally sung by men. Male features covers of songs such as Cat Stevens’s The Wind, Tom Petty’s The Waiting, Neil Young’s...

  • Mel B wants to gather troops for Spice Girls 20th anniversary

    Mel B wants to gather troops for Spice Girls 20th anniversary

    Pop singer-turned-television talent show judge Mel B has hinted at a possible Spice Girl reunion, saying she would like to gather the troops to mark the 1990s group’s 20th anniversary next year. The band, whose popularity endures 15 years after...

  • On disturbing the comfortable

    On disturbing the comfortable

    Should art ever be censored? Naima Morelli ponders the question as she views an exhibition by highly controversial artist Hermann Nitsch in neighbouring Palermo. The other day, my Sicilian friend was walking through Palermo and she found half a...

  • A matter of artistic taste?

    A matter of artistic taste?

    Charlene Vella revisits A.C. Sewter’s essay on the Maltese art scene written over 40 years ago and questions whether anything has really changed. Art historian Albert Charles Sewter (better known as A.C. Sewter, 1912-1983) chose Malta to purchase...

  • Evenings on Campus in full swing

    Evenings on Campus in full swing

    One of the first festivals in Malta to give space to different forms of contemporary culture, Evenings on Campus, is now in its 23rd edition and a regular fixture on the summer cultural calendar. The event, which is organised by Koperattiva...

  • Breaking down the Brazilian beat

    Breaking down the Brazilian beat

    Francesca Galea has brought a new type of music to town. She speaks to Veronica Stivala about her group Perkuss’ Hawn Maracatu in which even complete beginners can play. If you have ever wanted to play an instrument, and even be part of a musical...

  • A collaboration of creativity

    A collaboration of creativity

    As Ballet d’Europe make their return to the Maltese stage next week, Jo Caruana speaks to the company’s founder Jean-Charles Gil about why he really does believe the local culture scene is now more exciting than ever. It’s always nice to return to...

  • The Nakara Project and The Rifffs opening Għaxaq festival

    The Nakara Project and The Rifffs opening Għaxaq festival

    The Nakara Project are headlining the first day of the Għaxaq Music Festival with an audio, visual and artistic performance on Wednesday in the main square. There will also be a live show by one of Malta’s top ska bands, The Rifffs, with Infinite...

  • New boundaries in contemporary dance

    New boundaries in contemporary dance

    Gisèle Grima reviews Tabula Rasa, which saw four of Malta’s foremost choreographers present separate works while working within the parameters of two dancers. In recent years, the profile of contemporary dance in Malta has certainly seen many...

  • A celebration of stunning Malta

    A celebration of stunning Malta

    His photos have often been hailed as the best advertising and tourist-pullers that Malta could ever hope for. And now, photographer Daniel Cilia is celebrating 99 publications dedicated to our visually stunning islands with a new book that...

  • Highlights from the Malta Arts Festival

    Highlights from the Malta Arts Festival

    “This year’s festival tried to be as all-encompassing as possible, retaining the standard it is known for but diversifying in style and genre, making sure there really is something for all. “We wanted to experiment through expressivity and...

  • Love in a time of conflict

    Love in a time of conflict

    After last year’s Il- Kapillan ta’ Malta, Staġun Teatru Malti chose to produce another war-related play as their summer offering this year. The effects of this devastating period on our national psyche can still be felt to this day, in the way...

  • The star-crossed lovers delight us

    The star-crossed lovers delight us

    Directors of famous plays like Romeo and Juliet, staged by the MADC at San Anton, try desperately to give them a new garb, to give the familiar an interestingly unfamiliar look. Three years ago, Tyrone Grima gave us his ‘Mintoff’s Malta’...

  • Dominican presence in Valletta

    Dominican presence in Valletta

    Valletta celebrates the feast of St Dominic today, a celebration that reminds us of the continuous work the Dominican friars performed in the capital city over the past four and a half centuries. Dominican presence in Valletta dates back to 1566...

  • Beer festival gigs close today

    Beer festival gigs close today

    The Farsons Beer Festival comes to an end today with a series of gigs on the main stage and the rock stage. The main stage sees Strummin’ and the Amsterdam Klezmer Band performing. This is the first time that charity music outfit Strummin’ is...

  • Electronic double-bill

    Electronic double-bill

    Acid-Nights and Interstellar are teaming up for a doublebill of electronic artists, the Glaswegian Vince Watson and the California-born Tin Man, who will be performing live sets. Also performing on the night are Acidulant and Brian James,...

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