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  • ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    Over the years, the Stand-Up Comedy Night has become an annual event that marks the end of the summer on a funny note. Organised by the Eden Comedy Club, this year’s edition once again sees some big names being flown in especially for the...

  • Flying too close to the sun

    Flying too close to the sun

    How do you deal with knowledge? Do you choose truth or life? Tim Hardy, who plays Galileo in The Trials of Galileo, tells Veronica Stivala what it is like to play a naïve genius. The tragedy of Italian physicist Galileo was a mistaken belief that...

  • Theatre with a touch of science

    For the first time, arts festival Science in the City is featuring an International Science Theatre Festival with two theatrical plays from the UK and Italy. Besides The Trials of Galileo, the festival also includes a production of L’uomo che pesò...

  • The streets he used to roam

    The streets he used to roam

    Il-Kennies tal-Ġenna is a new play that shines light on Valletta’s hidden spectacle and intricate characters. Jo Caruana interviews scriptwriter Tony Cassar Darien to discover the story’s journey from page to stage. New writing is a clear focus...

  • West End, Hollywood and all around

    West End, Hollywood and all around

    Malta-born actress Marama Corlett discusses the different nuances between theatre and big screen and upcoming projects with Ramona Depares. Maltese-born actress Marama Corlett was recently the talk of top film websites as The Guardians of the...

  • ‘Art makes me feel safe ’

    ‘Art makes me feel safe ’

    There is some fantastic art in Malta that you never get to see in the galleries of London, Paris or New York, and this work is largely hidden from the rest of the world’s view. Since arriving in Malta, I’ve made it a point to visit galleries and...

  • Big video, Bigger track

    Big video, Bigger track

    Local rock band Milk Mi recently released the video Bigger, the last song on their EP Scarlet Coats. The video was born after Milk Mi were approached by CF Productions to work on a music video together. After some brainstorming, the idea to use...

  • Dadub live in Malta

    Dadub live in Malta

    Electronic duo Dadub will be doing a live set in Malta, with live performances by Sonitus Eco (featuring a live audiovisual show), N.D and Cloned. Dadub is the result of a meeting of Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, both known for electronic...

  • New single from Forty Days of Rain

    New single from Forty Days of Rain

    Recently-formed alternative rock band Forty Days of Rain have just released their first single, Strings Left to Fray. Although only officially formed in January, it is made up of experienced musicians whose names are familiar on the scene, with...

  • Experimenting with metal

    Experimenting with metal

    Perhaps it’s telling of my age, but it’s not very often that a band composed of youngsters impresses me. Too often, I feel they’re trying too hard and, too often again, I feel they fail badly. Not so Ashes for Nought. These young guns blew me away...

  • Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Internationally-renowned sop-rano Norma Fantini and tenor Luciano Ganci will be taking part in the Grand Operatic Concert organised by the Classique Foundation. The programme line-up is set to include arias and duets from popular operas by Verdi,...

  • It’s ska and Bomba for Rockestra

    It’s ska and Bomba for Rockestra

    With a handful of performances on the island to his name these past few years, it’s safe to say that despite the long distance, Maltese-Australian artist Nicky Bomba is fast becoming a household name on the Maltese music scene. As comfortable...

  • Voices return with 12th edition themed Heart and Soul

    This year’s Voices concert theme presents a twist on the conventional English proverb. Heart and Soul is the title selected for this year’s series of concerts, with a theme that is the embodiment of the passion and efforts of a team of more than...

  • When your past is one big mystery

    When your past is one big mystery

    Before I Go To SleepDirector: Rowan JofféStarring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong92 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd As she lies in bed, a woman’s eyes open, like they do every morning. The eyes are slightly bloodshot and express...

  • Swedes do humour

    Swedes do humour

    The 100-Year-old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And DisappearedDirector: Felix HerngrenStarring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg114 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release I don’t think I am totally off the mark if I opine that...

  • Down-to-earth, no frills and very intense

    Down-to-earth, no frills and very intense

    Blue RuinDirector: Jeremy SaulnierStarring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves90 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release Macon Blair is an actor with rather ordinary, Everyman looks. He is not famous, and a glimpse at his filmography reveals a...

  • 100 years of a rich and hilarious life

    100 years of a rich and hilarious life

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (2013)Certified: 12Duration: 112 minutesDirected by: Felix Herngren,Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén, Bianca Cruzeiro, Alan...

  • Short films to be shown under the stars

    Over the past six years, the number of short film narratives available online has exploded and opened up new pathways for rising film-makers. Short Films Under the Stars, being held at Villa Bologna in Attard, on Monday, celebrates how short film...

  • Micheal Jackson song on new Queen release

    Three previously unreleased tracks by rock band Queen, including one which sees singer Freddie Mercury duetting with Michael Jackson, are to finally see the light of day. The band’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who have continued...

  • Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters plans

    Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters plans

    Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has unveiled his plans to take the franchise in a whole new direction, with multiple spin-offs on both the big and small screen. The 62-year-old actor was mobbed by fans dressed as Ghostbusters as he attended the...

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