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  • Tales brought by the wind

    Tales brought by the wind

    A great lover of the Maltese language and Maltese culture in general, I will never forget my father’s answer to a man who claimed that there was no point in him learning how to master the language, claiming it to be a poor vernacular meant only...

  • Earth Garden Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

    Earth Garden Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

    On the first weekend of June, Earth Garden Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a programme of art, music that steers away from the mainstream and culture, all with a green conscience. The first festival of its nature in Malta, Earth...

  • Glitch line-up announced

    Glitch line-up announced

    The first edition of Glitch Festival will be making waves in Malta in September, bringing together a killer line-up at the house-and-techno fortress, hidden deep in the woods of Buskett. Partygoers can lap up the last of the summer sunshine...

  • Talk on illuminated books

    Martina Caruana will deliver a talk about the types of illumination in a book and how they are organised on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Din l-Art Ħelwa premises in Valletta. Examples used to illustrate the session will be taken from Medieval and...

  • Celebrating Prince

    Celebrating Prince

    Celebrate the life of the psychedelic Prince of Pop of this generation with the original 1984 film, Purple Rain. The rock, musical drama film marks the electrifying film debut of Prince as the Kid, a Minneapolis club musician as alienated as he is...

  • Pushing the envelope of comedy

    Pushing the envelope of comedy

    Staġun Teatru Malti returns to the Manoel Theatre with a new production, Marti Martek, Martek Marti, penned by Malcolm Galea of Porn, The Musical, fame. The production offers a satirical and comedic theatrical romp that tackles the question of...

  • Remembering the legend

    Remembering the legend

    May marks the first anniversary from the passing of BB King, the legendary bluesman that dedicated his entire life to the Blues, making him one of the most accomplished and celebrated musicians of all time. The Creepers will be producing...

  • A tribute to Sammy Murgo

    A tribute to Sammy Murgo

    As part of a series of events entitled A Tribute to Sammy Murgo, Heritage Records will be staging a concert on Friday at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta. The concert features Sammy Murgo’s Quartet along with a number of guest artists.

  • The first casualty

    The first casualty

    Eye In The SkyDirector: Gavin HoodStars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan RickmanDuration: 102 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd “In war, truth is the first casualty,” is the maxim with which Eye in the Sky opens. Whether that is indeed so, or whether...

  • Valletta film festival to host Midnight Express director

    Valletta film festival to host Midnight Express director

    The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival, organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place between June 3 and 11. Over 40 international films will have their Maltese premieres during the festival, in various open-air venues around...

  • Obvious and thinly sketched comedy

    Obvious and thinly sketched comedy

    Mother’s DayDirector: Garry MarshallStars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia RobertsDuration: 118 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd Entertainment veteran Garry Marshall, whose TV/film career began almost 60 years ago, has been responsible for some...

  • Syrian orchestras revive concerts at Palmyra Amphitheatre

    Syrian orchestras revive concerts at Palmyra Amphitheatre

    The historic Syrian amphitheatre in Palmyra hosted a musical concert yesterday only a couple of months after the venue was taken back from Islamic State militants, who had used it the venue last year to carry out a mass execution. The musical...

  • Sinead O'Connor sued over Prince drug claims

    Sinead O'Connor sued over Prince drug claims

    Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O'Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on April 21 has prompted speculation about an overdose. The $5 million lawsuit, filed...

  • Infiorata taking shape in Valletta's St George's Square

    Infiorata taking shape in Valletta's St George's Square

    More than 80,000 flowering plants have been laid out in St George's square to reproduce the outline of one of the early plans of Valletta and its fortifications. The infiorata is part of the annual Valletta Green Festival, officially opened this...

  • Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 of 70 actions in progress

    Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 of 70 actions in progress

    Less than six months since the launch of Arts Council Malta’s five-year strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, 53 out of the 70 listed actions were already being implemented, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said today. Addressing a news...

  • Pigeon light show takes flight over New York skyline

    New York is staging a show featuring 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky. The spectacle, called Fly by Night, premiered over the East River separating Manhattan from Brooklyn. The birds were released at sunset...

  • Lloyd Webber hails War Horse for guiding UK theatre’s ‘revival’

    Lloyd Webber hails War Horse for guiding UK theatre’s ‘revival’

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has hailed War Horse for helping create a “revival” of British theatre. He was among the guests at a royal reception to honour British Academy Award winners, hosted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at St...

  • Rolling Stones chide Trump

    The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to stop using the band’s music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump...

  • You Tube planning online TV service

    Alphabet Inc.’s You Tube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the internet, Bloomberg reported. The project is slated to debut as soon as 2017, Bloomberg...

  • Stop using our music, Rolling Stones tell Donald Trump

    Stop using our music, Rolling Stones tell Donald Trump

    The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to stop using the band's music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request. "The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump...

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