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  • Glastonbury ends with Kasabian gig

    Glastonbury ends with Kasabian gig

    The sun went down on Glastonbury 2014 on Sunday as Kasabian headlined the Pyramid Stage following a day which saw country queen Dolly Parton attract the biggest crowd of the festival. Leicester rockers Kasabian put on an energetic show that saw...

  • ‘Legal highs’ off the bill

    Revellers enjoyed plenty of mood enhancement along with the music at the Glastonbury Festival, but this year any euphoria was less likely to be fuelled by so-called ‘legal highs’ after organisers took a stand against them. Glastonbury, which...

  • The Who tune up for ‘long goodbye’ tour

    The Who tune up for ‘long goodbye’ tour

    Rock veterans The Who have announced a series of 50th anniversary shows – and suggested it would be their last major tour by telling fans it was the start of their “long goodbye”.The group – featuring Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the two...

  • Glitterati shop for luxury at London’s Masterpiece fair

    Glitterati shop for luxury at London’s Masterpiece fair

    The ultra-rich have crammed into the Masterpiece fair at the height of the London design season to shop for an extraordinary mix of paintings, one-off jewels and vintage home furnishings. The glitterati, who visit London in their droves in June to...

  • Roman Polanski wants to shoot film in Poland

    Roman Polanski wants to shoot film in Poland

    Roman Polanski wants to shoot a movie in his native Poland about the 19th-century Dreyfus Affair if the director gets assurances that he will have no legal problems stemming from a 1977 sex crime conviction in the US, associates said. Polanski,...

  • Revamped theatre studies course offers new exciting opportunities

    Revamped theatre studies course offers new exciting opportunities

    Part of the recently set up School of Performing Arts, the Theatre Studies course opens new doors for prospective students. Thanks to a revamped Theatre Studies course as part of the recently set up School of Performing Arts at the University of...

  • Pushing boundaries through dance

    Pushing boundaries through dance

    Choreographer and dancer Sandra Mifsud recently collaborated with performers from Opening Doors, an association which works with adults with learning difficulties, on an original dance piece. She discusses the process with Charlotte...

  • Take a bow and rock out

    Take a bow and rock out

    They break music taboos by reinterpreting classic rock anthems on their cellos, and now they are on their way here to perform at the Malta Arts Festival. Ramona Depares interviews Stjepan Hauser, one-half of the internet sensation that is...

  • Chris and Moira’s labour of love

    Chris and Moira’s labour of love

    When some 20 years ago Chris and Moira burst into the local collective consciousness with their moving power-ballad and Eurovision contender More than Love, they were clear on the place music had in their lives. Two decades on, and the couple’s...

  • Fun Factory returns

    Fun Factory returns

    School’s almost out and parents will be scratching their heads while considering the various options available to their children over the summer holidays. They want something for their children that’s educational, creative, and, above all,...

  • Rising from the underground

    Rising from the underground

    Beaches bustling with people by day, clubs and bars buzzing with activity by night, summer in Malta offers up endless opportunities for those who like one or the other, or both. One particular event will combine the two, thanks to an innovative...

  • Jazz nights at Marsascala waterpolo pitch

    Jazz nights at Marsascala waterpolo pitch

    Trumpet player Adrian ir-Russu Brincat and pianist Harry Eddleston are performing as a jazz duo every Tuesday at the Marsascala waterpolo pitch at 8pm. Brincat is well known for his contribution to the local scene, as a member of The Rifffs and...

  • Tracking local talent

    Tracking local talent

    Music has always been a part of 25-year-old Ben Vincenti’s life, the reason behind it most likely being that he comes from a family that totally loves music. While most of his relatives all play the piano or the guitar, he cites his parents, and...

  • Bridging the distance

    Bridging the distance

    Dutch ensemble Windstreken will be performing in Malta for the Malta Arts Festival. Alex Vella Gregory talks to composer Ruben Zahra, who will be joining them. First came Amadeus, and we all thought composers wore wigs and make-up and had a...

  • Windows to the soul

    Windows to the soul

    French artist Denis Pondruel tells Veronica Stivala his concrete structures are like heads, and this is why he is letting Caravaggio’s The Beheading of St John the Baptist inspire his creation for the 2015/16 Mdina Biennale. You’d be forgiven for...

  • Greenery and flowers

    Greenery and flowers

    Pauleen Micallef firmly believe that, sometimes, artists need to close up from the rest of the world and work in solitary confinement to discover their next dimension of evolution. After a hiatus of two years, Micallef is back with Contrasts, a...

  • A collection of summer photography

    A collection of summer photography

    A varied collection of sculpture, painting and photography by seven local and foreign exponents is currently on show at Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema. They are Amelia Saint George, Duška Maleševic, Elisa von Brockdorff, Jimmy Grima, Federico...

  • Perfect thing for a midsummer treat

    Perfect thing for a midsummer treat

    Currently celebrating its 26th anniversary, the Central Academy of Ballet will be presenting the ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the academy’s ninth full-length ballet, with past productions including The Nutcracker, Don Quixote and My...

  • A trip back to the 1950s

    A trip back to the 1950s

    The Lollipop 1950s Party has been spreading all over Italy and is now happening even in Malta: with live music by The Creepers playing the best 1950’s rock & roll and rockabilly, a DJ set by The Krays and Chris Radium and burlesque by Undine La...

  • Beautifully depicted period story

    Beautifully depicted period story

    BelleDirector: Amma AsanteStarring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson104 mins; PG; KRS Releasing Ltd A 1779 painting of two women (which is unsigned but believed to be by German artist Johann Zoffany) hangs at Scone Palace in Scotland.

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