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  • Facing up to the ghostly past

    Facing up to the ghostly past

    Many teenage schoolchildren make up for their lack of intellectual maturity with their acute perceptiveness of the strengths and weaknesses of adult psychology. Many people of my generation still remember the nicknames we bestowed on our teachers,...

  • The UK’s best-kept comedy secret

    The UK’s best-kept comedy secret

    Gary Coleman will be leading the stand-up band at the next edition of the Eden Comedy Club. He tells Jo Caruana about his wife, kids… and about getting shot at. We all have heroes growing up. For me it was Cosmopolitan magazine editor Sam Baker;...

  • Earth Garden festival goes greener

    Earth Garden festival goes greener

    Earth Garden festival returns for its ninth edition on the first weekend of June. The festival remains the local green finger festival that voices care for the environment through arts, music and culture in a holistic way, attracting locals and...

  • A spectrum of works for wind

    A spectrum of works for wind

    The opening concert of the International Spring Orchestra Festival was held at the Manoel Theatre and consisted of music for wind ensemble and piano and performed by The Reigate Wind Ensemble, consisting of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and...

  • Airport Impressions release video for Star Signs

    Airport Impressions release video for Star Signs

    Airport Impressions have launched the new music video for their latest single Star Signs, taken from their second album Mariette. The video was produced and directed by Jean Pierre Gatt, who had also produced and directed the band’s popular music...

  • Of love gone wrong

    Of love gone wrong

    Anthony Hart writes about the Ensemble Télémaque’s and Brigitte Peyré’s contribution to this year’s International Spring Orchestra Festival. Discovering Schoenberg was the title of a recital given by the Ensemble Télémaque, together with soprano...

  • Technical proficiency and plenty of heart

    Technical proficiency and plenty of heart

    Masterpieces for Two Pianos was the title of the recital given by the French duo Ronald Conil and Véronique Muzy Conil at the Manoel Theatre as part of the International Spring Orchestra Festival. The opening work was the familiar Sonata for Two...

  • Gaulitanus Choir celebrates silver jubilee

    Gaulitanus Choir celebrates silver jubilee

    Throughout May, several venues in Gozo will have resounded with music and other related activities thanks to the ninth edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. I met, Colin Attard, the man behind it all for a chat. Attard is the well-known...

  • Maltese super group meets Swedish metal

    Maltese super group meets Swedish metal

    As far as local bands in the doom/metal/stoner sphere go, I have yet to see one which excited and captured the imagination of so many as Victims Of Creation did when they returned triumphant to stage, following an absence of almost two...

  • Malta 2036

    The premise is the year 2036. Sibna ż-Żejt presents a boisterously merry satire where Joseph Muscat is still in power, ruling over Malta with most of the electorate behind him. He yearns to end his career honourably but will not, cannot resign,...

  • Fourth issue of Antae

    The fourth issue of Antae, a postgraduate journal aimed at exploring current issues within English studies, is now available. The magazine offers academic content with a particular interest in literature, criticism and their various contemporary...

  • Tonio Mallia’s Earth exhibition

    Tonio Mallia’s Earth exhibition

    A new series of paintings by Tonio Mallia is being exhibited at Art...E Gallery in Victoria under the title Earth . In these works Mallia returns to the theme of the landscape, revealing his love and preoccupation for the rugged and windswept...

  • Bir Miftuħ concerts return

    Bir Miftuħ concerts return

    The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Din l-Art Ħelwa continue with a special edition of the Bir Miftuħ International Festival of classic music in the historic medieval chapel of Santa Marija tal-Bir Miftuħ, Gudja. The first concert, on May...

  • See you on the other side

    See you on the other side

    As Moveo gets ready to unveil its third contemporary dance performance, choreographer Dorian Mallia speaks to Iggy Fenech about the train of thought behind The Other Door: What’s Wrong, Why Not? Our society is divided into dichotomies and this...

  • Epitome of lazy writing

    Epitome of lazy writing

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2Director: Andy FickmanStarring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui94 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd I never had the pleasure of watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the 2009 comedy starring Kevin James. I didn’t...

  • Another success

    Another success

    Avengers: Age of UltronDirector: Joss WhedonStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo141 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd How do you top a film that currently holds third place on the list of the highest grossing movies of all time...

  • ‘I will not return without Clarkson’

    ‘I will not return without Clarkson’

    Top Gear host James May said he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. May, 52, who hosted Top Gear with Clarkson and Richard Hammond, told...

  • Fifty Shades sequel dates announced

    Universal Pictures have announced the release dates of the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels. Fifty Shades Darker is set to be released on February 10, 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed is set for February 9, 2018. The announcement was made at CinemaCon, a...

  • Child star dies

    Child star dies

    Actor Sawyer Sweeten, who starred as one of the twin boys in the Everybody loves Raymond sitcom, has died at 19. Sweeten is reported to have taken his own life during a visit to family members in Texas. Media reported that he is believed to have...

  • Bridgend drama wins at Tribeca

    A drama about a spate of teenage suicides in south Wales has won two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival. Danish director Jeppe Ronde’s Bridgend won a best actress accolade for Hannah Murray, who played Sara in the drama which focused on a cluster...

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