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  • 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,...

  • Nessun dorma, guaranteed

    Nessun dorma, guaranteed

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationDirectors: Christopher McQuarrieStarring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner131 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd In my review of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol I called Tom Cruise a supreme show-off...

  • Hollywood blues

    Clouds of Sils MariaDirector: Olivier AssayasStarring: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz124 mins; Class Unrate;Eden Cinemas Release When discussing a film with her employer, Valentine (Kristin Stewart) mutters something about...

  • Not the usual western

    Not the usual western

    Slow WestDirector: John MacleanStarring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn84 mins; Class 15;KRS Cinema Releasing Slow West is the assured feature directorial debut of one John Maclean, a feature which reunites him for the third...

  • Guitarist Buddy Emmons dies at 78

    Influential pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who recorded with country music greats and toured as a bass player for Roger Miller, has died at age 78, the Nashville Musicians Association said. “In terms of pushing the boundaries of the steel...

  • Fun day for Tarxien creche children

    Twenty children from the Tarxien Children’s Home were hosted to a fun filled day by the pool at a Siggiewi Farmhouse by the social events committee of the Malta Stock Exchange. The MSE staff, together with the children, nuns and other carers had a...

  • Love in the garden of despair

    Love in the garden of despair

    TheatreRomeo and JulietMADCSan Anton Gardens It is very brave to put up Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because of the expectations that the audience has of the plot. As one of his best-known plays, it has captured the imagination of every...

  • Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds are back as three new episodes of the puppet show will be produced for its 50th anniversary celebrations. A fund on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, is in place to help raise the money for the...

  • Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Ramsay Street, the set of long-running Australian soap Neighbours, is to be transformed into a hotel for fans. The much-loved series, which first aired in 1985, has listed its Ramsay Street cul-de-sac residence on Airbnb and is offering fans the...

  • Taking missions to a new level

    Taking missions to a new level

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 131 minutesDirected by: Christopher McQuarrieStarring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, America Olivo, Simon McBurney,...

  • Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    It is one of the most famous scenes in modern movie history and now film fans can bid for the outfit worn by Tom Cruise when his character was suspended from the ceiling in an audacious heist in Mission: Impossible. The costume, including a...

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