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  • Manchester techno master in Malta

    Manchester techno master in Malta

    Manchester techno artist Means&3rd will perform in Malta at an event being organised by Bonsai. Means&3rd, otherwise known as Ben Marsden, has become a mainstay not only on the Manchester club scene, but also internationally, with gigs that have...

  • Ready to go, go, go, go

    Ready to go, go, go, go

    Theirs is possibly one of the best-coined names a Maltese band has ever come up with, even more so when coupled with the title of their 2007 debut EP, Just Rock. And yet, despite the deep-rooted Maltese connotation behind the name, nosnow/noalps...

  • Fine arts graduates in collective exhibition

    Fine arts graduates in collective exhibition

    Ten fresh Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts graduates are showcasing their work in a collective exhibition, Propolis: Artwork as Social Interstice. The exhibition is being held in collaboration with Digital Arts Faculty of Media & Knowledge...

  • A balance between the jazz mainstream and the offbeat

    A balance between the jazz mainstream and the offbeat

    Sandro Zerafa, a Maltese jazz musician based in Paris, is artistic director of the Malta Jazz Festival and has a penchant for flowered shirts. The Malta Jazz Festival has gone from strength to strength. In the 23 years since its inception by one...

  • Battle of Respect is back

    Battle of Respect is back

    Breakdance and beatboxing competition Battle of Respect is back for a third edition. This year, the competition is divided into three categories: 3 v 3 Kids Breakdance Battles, 2 v 2 Breakdance Battles and 2 v 2 Hip Hop Battles. Battle of Respect...

  • Lyndsay and Lulu seek answers

    Lyndsay and Lulu seek answers

    Fresh from clinching the title of Best Solo Act in the last Bay Music Awards, singer/songwriter Lyndsay is on the verge of launching a new video. Marc Calleja Bayliss finds out more. Determination. A word which basically denotes the first step in...

  • St George makes it to the London National Gallery

    St George makes it to the London National Gallery

    Between March 19 and June 15, Paolo Veronese’s masterpiece The Martyrdom of St George, revered at the Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida, Italy, will be on show at the National Gallery of London’s exhibition Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance...

  • Celebrating contemporary art

    Celebrating contemporary art

    Raphael Vella tells David Schembri that the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival is yet another step in the development of visual art in Malta One of the hallmarks of contemporary art is the multiple interpretations being available to the...

  • Sculptural works on exhibit

    Sculptural works on exhibit

    Artist John Paul Azzopardi is exhibiting a collection of sculptural works dealing with constructs made from a variety of synthetic and organic materials. The works create a bricolage of intertextuality, thus shaping an arrangement of texts ranging...

  • Like wearing pieces from an exhibition

    Like wearing pieces from an exhibition

    This is how Charlene Muscat and Angelique Attard describe their latest fashion collection Biosphere. Anna Marie Galea finds out how the designers’ paintings come to life on fabric. As sunny as the orange and yellow butterflies on their dresses,...

  • Uniting Europe’s arts festivals

    Applications are open for arts festivals across the EU to connect with Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE). Launched by the European Festivals Association, EFFE is a new, international festival platform looking to connect festivals...

  • Colouring for creativity

    Colouring for creativity

    This year’s Kreattiv programme helped to fund a multisensory production that brought colour and music to a school in Pemroke. Jo Caruana watched one of the resulting performances. There was a real buzz to be felt at St Claire College San Miguel...

  • Intensive summer dance course

    Intensive summer dance course

    The intensive dance course Living Dance is back this September, bringing together dancers from different schools and backgrounds to collaborate and work together and share their experiences for a week. The course is being offered to both...

  • Second run of Tender Napalm at St James

    Second run of Tender Napalm at St James

    Following a successful run at St James Cavalier, Unifaun’s production of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm will be taken to the Edinburgh Fringe for a two-week run. Leading up to this, the play will return to the Maltese boards in summer. In...

  • Feel-good factor at maximum

    Feel-good factor at maximum

    Heaven Is For RealDirector: Randall WallaceStarring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church99 mins; Class U; KRS Heaven is for Real is based on a true story, first recounted in a bestselling book published in 2010 by Todd Burpo with Lynn...

  • An unconvincing portrayal

    An unconvincing portrayal

    Grace Of MonacoDirector: Olivier DahanStarring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern103 mins; Class PG; KRS Following the downpour of derision that greeted Grace of Monaco when it opened the Cannes Film Festival last month, I wondered whether...

  • A deeper triangle

    A deeper triangle

    The Two Faces Of JanuaryDirector: Hossein AminiStarring: Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac94 mins; Class 12; KRS The novelist Patricia Highsmith has provided much fodder for film-makers over the years, including director Alfred...

  • A triangle of mistrust

    A triangle of mistrust

    The Two Faces Of January (2014)Certified: 12Duration: 96 minutesDirected by: Hossein AminiStarring: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Yigit Ozsener, Ali Kalaba, Daisy Bevan, Ioannis Vordos, Omiros PoulakisKRS release Patricia...

  • The history of colour

    The history of colour

    The history of colour, and its extraction from plant roots and insects to semi-precious stones, is the subject of a new exhibition at the National Gallery. Making Colour traces how artists in the West, from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th...

  • Laughter lounge

    Laughter lounge

    A brand new stand-up comedy club is about to crash-land in the heart of Valletta promising to bring with it boldness, boisterousness and all-round berserk bedlam – The Chicken Coop. Inspired by the plethora of clubs on the London circuit, The...

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