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  • Can Hacksaw Ridge redeem Mel Gibson?

    Can Hacksaw Ridge redeem    Mel Gibson?

    Mel Gibson believes his Oscar-winning film Braveheart “woke something up” in Scotland during the country’s debate over independence. The Hollywood star, who played 13th-century Scottish warrior William Wallace in the 1995 movie, said the decision...

  • Andrew Garfield embracing the Oscar hype around WWII true story

    Andrew Garfield embracing the Oscar hype around WWII true story

    Older and wiser, actor Andrew Garfield said he has learnt to deal with the hoopla around awards season and is revelling in the Oscar buzz surrounding war drama Hacksaw Ridge. The 33-year-old actor plays American army medic Desmond Doss in the Mel...

  • Cultural experiences in Gozo

    Cultural experiences  in Gozo

    Visiting Gozo for a laid back few hours or days is at the top of the agenda for many Maltese looking for a short break. It is gratifying, therefore, to know that Gozo can offer a cultural experience in terms of visual exhibitions with numerous...

  • ŻfinMalta dance their way to London’s top theatres

    ŻfinMalta dance their way to London’s top theatres

    Malta’s national dance company, ŻfinMalta, flies to the UK tomorrow for its big debut; a prestigious opportunity secured less than three years since its formation.    Set up in September 2014 as “the people’s dance company”, the company has been...

  • A very promising debut

    A very promising debut

    I have always considered photography to be an art which goes far beyond the pointing of a lens and the clicking of a button. However, thanks to a social media generation armed with camera phone and endless Instagram filters, many feel that they...

  • Ritty Tacsum in touring exhibition

    Ritty Tacsum in touring exhibition

    Valletta: Another Landscape is the name of a touring exhibition that is being held by experimental photographer Ritty Tacsum as part of the MaltaEU 2017 rEUnion cultural events calendar. The exhibition is curated by Lisa Gwen Baldacchino. “We all...

  • Japanese exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    Japanese exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    Takeshitaseikakojyo Museum of Japan, in collaboration with the Cavalieri Art Hotel,  is holding a Japanese landscape competition/exhibition in the art galleries of the hotel in St Julian’s. One hundred and thirty eight photographs were selected...

  • Agape Festival to feature two world premieres by Muscat and Frisina

    Agape Festival to feature two world premieres by Muscat and Frisina

    The sixth edition of the Rabat Agape Festival, an annual event of Christian Arts and Culture by Fondazzjoni Paulus, starting on Wednesday, will reach its climax with two concerts featuring world premiere works by Maltese composer Christopher...

  • After grimm

    After grimm

    Doris Vella Camilleri’s study, The Good, the Bad and the Miraculous in Folktale, published by the Edward de Bono Foundation, includes a new version of the Maltese Rapunzel (Fenchelchen). Here, she offers interpretations of this fairytale and...

  • Romancing Russia

    Romancing Russia

    Maestro Jean-Marc Burfin will be back in Malta next month to direct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and guest Russian pianist, Pavel Kolesnikov, in the Russian Masters Concert to take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. He explains to...

  • A baroque world premiere

    A baroque world premiere

    On Thursday, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be premiering Reuben Pace’s latest composition during the Valletta International Baroque Festival. Iggy Fenech speaks to the team who will be bringing it to life. Over the past five years, the...

  • The historical legacy returns

    The historical legacy returns

    Kate Beckinsale swaps the corsets and bitingly polite drawing room behaviour of her critically-acclaimed role in Jane Austen adaptation Love and Friendship for jet black Lycra apparel and ferociously bloody battles as she resumes her role of the...

  • The effects of grief

    The effects of grief

    Manchester by the SeaDirector: Kenneth LonerganStars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle ChandlerDuration: 137 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Writer / director (and sometime actor) Kenneth Lonergan is hardly prolific. Manchester by the Sea is...

  • Ginger Spice gives birth to boy

    Ginger Spice gives birth to boy

    Former Spice Girl Geri Horner has given birth to a baby boy. The 44-year-old, who was known as Ginger Spice in the girl band, took to Twitter almost straight away to share the happy news after giving birth this morning. She posted: "Christian and...

  • Robert Redford avoids politics at film festival

    Robert Redford avoids politics at film festival

    Actor and film-maker Robert Redford opened the Sundance Independent Film Festival on Thursday by steering clear of politics and instead criticising the news industry. “The news media world has shrunk into more of a sound bite world. Everything’s...

  • Al Gore rouses festival with climate film

    Former US vice president Al Gore delivered a rousing battle cry to push climate change forward as an urgent matter for politicians at the premiere of his new documentary. Gore received a standing ovation after the premiere of An Inconvenient...

  • Britain’s artworks exodus blamed on system abuse

    Britain’s artworks exodus blamed on system abuse

    Almost £300 million of Britain’s most cherished artworks have permanently left the country since 2011. Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said the export system was abused by wealthy buyers using “exploitable loopholes” and “gentlemen’s...

  • Darrin Zammit Lupi wins prestigious photography award

    Darrin Zammit Lupi wins prestigious photography award

    Maltese photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has won the overall prize at the Societies of Photographers' 2016 Photographer of the Year Awards. The Reuters and former Times of Malta photographer was awarded the coveted Photographer of the Year award by...

  • Art imitates life?

    Art imitates life?

    Four months after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, Kim Kardashian is filming a cameo for the upcoming female heist caper Ocean’s Eight. Kardashian, dressed in a white sheer ballgown and fur jacket, and her half sister Kendall Jenner, wearing...

  • Jamiroquai teaser for new album, to perform in festivals

    Jamiroquai teaser for new album,  to perform in festivals

    British funk band Jamiroquai have teased a sample of their first album in seven years as they announced a string of festival performances. The group released a 20-second teaser, titled Automaton, on a new official Twitter page on Monday. Alongside...

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