Arts & Entertainment

  • 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.

  • Never exploitative, always touching

    Never exploitative, always touching

    The Fault In Our StarsDirector: Josh BooneStarring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff126 mins; Class 12; KRS Releasing Ltd “We have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories,” says Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) at the...

  • Costner coasts along smoothly

    Costner coasts along smoothly

    3 Days To KillDirector: McGStarring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen117 mins; Class 12; KRS Releasing Ltd Kevin Costner was one of the biggest stars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, a Hollywood fixture from his early roles in the...

  • Summer at the cinema

    Summer at the cinema

    Summer is very much with us and with it we are promised a sizzling season of cinematic choices for those who want to seek refuge from the sun and catch up on the latest big screen output. Once more, KRS Releasing Ltd has a number of titles on...

  • Preaching to the ­converted only

    Preaching to the ­converted only

    God’s Not DeadDirector: Harold CronkStarring: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White113 mins; PG; Eden Cinemas Ltd God’s Not Dead tells the story of freshman college student and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper). During Josh’s...

  • Transformers raid Hong Kong

    Transformers raid Hong Kong

    Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted in Hong Kong cinemas yesterday, where audiences had been waiting to see giant shape-shifting aliens try to destroy their own city. The film, the fourth instalment in the Transformers franchise, is expected...

  • Roots of discrimination

    Roots of discrimination

    Belle (2013)Certified: PGDuration: 104 minutesDirected by: Amma AsanteStarring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw,Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Alex Jennings, James Norton, James...

  • A paradise for the mind and senses

    Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, Paradise Bay Resort Hotel promises a relaxing day to remember. The hotel boasts of four seawater swimming pools, with the main large pool having a shallow paddling pool for small children.

  • Star Wars creator chooses Chicago for his museum

    Star Wars creator chooses Chicago for his museum

    Star Wars creator George Lucas has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation’s third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a...

  • Emin raffles neon work for Old Vic

    Artist Tracey Emin has donated one of her neon works – which can go for five-figure sums – for a raffle to raise money for the Old Vic Theatre. The artwork, which spells out the words ‘wanting you’ in green and turquoise neon tube lights, could be...

  • MSV Life paves way at Manoel Theatre

    MSV Life paves way at Manoel Theatre

    Anyone visiting the Manoel Theatre in the last few months would have noticed a significant embellishment to the ongoing refurbishment of the theatre: a brand new carpet covering the stairs, landings and all the boxes. Sponsored by MSV Life, the...

  • Grand inaugural concert

    Grand inaugural concert

    ConcertDejan Bogdanovich, violinist; MPOSt George’s Basilica The splendid baroque basilica of St George in Victoria was, as always, the venue for the initial concert of the 17th Victoria International Arts Festival. The Malta Philharmonic...

  • Masters of wind

    Masters of wind

    ConcertRoyal Conservatoire Brass/dir. John LoganSt George’s Basilica The 17th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival marches on with daily concerts. Missing one means missing something good, but one of a handful I could attend was the...

  • Good music for a good cause

    Good music for a good cause

    ConcertClassics under the StarsHadar Halevy, mezzo-soprano;Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Brian SchembriGirgenti Palace This concert, hosted by the Prime Minister and Mrs Muscat, was in aid of one of the charities they support, one which looks...

  • Kevin Costner plays it cool

    Kevin Costner plays it cool

    3 Days to Kill (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 117 minutesDirected by: McGStarring: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, Eriq Ebouaney, Tómas Lemarquis, Raymond J. BarryKRS release Kevin Costner plays Ethan...

  • Feel-good tear-jerker

    Feel-good tear-jerker

    The Fault in Our Stars (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 125 minutesDirected by: Josh BooneStarring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Lotte Verbeek, Willem DafoeKRS release The Fault in Our Stars is...

  • Glastonbury ‘could turn into mud bath’

    Glastonbury ‘could turn into mud bath’

    Music fans will be hoping for dry weather during Glastonbury but with a mixture of sunshine and showers forecast, this year’s festival could well turn into a mud bath. Wellies and raincoats will be essential items on festival-goers’ checklists...