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  • Watch: 'Choose Malta' video takes a leaf out of the Trainspotting manual

    Watch: 'Choose Malta' video takes a leaf out of the Trainspotting manual

      Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh used the monologue to convey the despair of a heroin junkie caught in Edinburgh's drug scene.  Now the 'choose life' riff made famous by Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting has been given a new, brighter lease of life...

  • Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition

    Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition

    The Vatican and Rome's Jewish museum will jointly host an unprecedented exhibition on the menorah, the ancient symbol of Judaism, and try to put to rest legends on the fate of one candelabra missing for 15 centuries. The May 15- July 23...

  • David Bowie poised to win two Brits, one year after his death

    David Bowie poised to win two Brits, one year after his death

    David Bowie is the favourite to be handed the British male solo artist prize at Wednesday's Brit Awards - just over a year after his death. The Starman is expected to win the prize for the third time following successes in 1984 and 2014 and is...

  • Only Roger Moore has been 007 for longer than Daniel Craig

    Only Roger Moore has been 007 for longer than Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig has become cinema's second longest-serving James Bond. The British actor has now played the role of 007 for a total of 4,147 days - or almost 11-and-a-half years. Craig officially took on the mantle of the world's most famous secret...

  • Surviving Beatles team up in studio

    Surviving Beatles team up in studio

    The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in the studio together over the weekend working on the latter's latest album. Starr posted a photo on Twitter, writing: "Thanks...

  • Strawberry Field forever!

    Strawberry Field forever!

    Liverpool’s Strawberry Field, which inspired one of The Beatles’ greatest hits, is to open its gates to the public under new plans to revive the historic site. The former Salvation Army children’s home, where John Lennon played as a child, is to...

  • Some classic snacks ‘with a twist’ at Oscars after-party

    Some classic snacks ‘with a twist’ at Oscars after-party

    Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will tuck into lobster corn dogs, spicy tuna tartare and baked potatoes with caviar at the ceremony’s official after-party. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck unveiled the luxury food to be served...

  • Art in the understanding of war and promotion of peace

    Art in the understanding of war and promotion of peace

    The Artraker Biennial Awards and Art of Peace Exhibition is a global event that recognises art and artists that make critical contributions to peace around the world. The core concept of the Art of Peace Exhibition is that of a mosaic – showcasing...

  • A dose of monkey business

    A dose of monkey business

    What can you tell us about your new project? Also, how did the name come about? Super Sponge Trio is an instrumental power trio that incorporates a multifarious blend of uncanny melodies, bouncy rhythms and tenacious grooves. This unrivaled unique...

  • New challenges for ŻfinMalta

    New challenges for ŻfinMalta

    ŻfinMalta founder Mavin Khoo will be embracing new opportunities away from Malta. Anna Marie Galea interviews him about the implications of stepping down from ŻfinMalta and the way forward for the national dance troupe. Having spent more than...

  • The limits of infatuation

    The limits of  infatuation

    As Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s notorious Venus in Furs hits the stage courtesy of Masquerade, Johnathan Cilia catches up with leading lady Jo Caruana. Human sexuality and sensuality can, sometimes, seem to be made up of an astounding mix of...

  • Dear Pete helps children to face grief

    Dear Pete helps children to face grief

    In the span of the average person’s lifetime there are several moments when grief is unavoidably encoun­tered and, while one never quite gets used to loss, they will at least be better equipped to deal with it with maturity as their shield. Studio...

  • Depth’s debut album Time

    Depth’s debut album Time

    Malta’s music scene is often times a reflection of the island’s wider artistic culture – inward looking, consistent in its inability to break any mould and seemingly focused on not standing out too much. While our pop music sensibilities seem to...

  • Voicing dignity

    Voicing dignity

    Pete Farrugia reviews the recent production of Inwardly Silent, combining theatre, dance, poetry and music to recreate one person’s touching journey. Inwardly Silent presents a performance that is, to the best of my knowledge, unique for its...

  • Linking art to commerce

    Linking art  to commerce

    Have you ever thought about what, exactly, the items you purchase at the supermarket say about you as a person? A new project – You Are What You Buy, by performance artist Miss K, is hoping to answer that question and others, while also...

  • Emoji as art

    Emoji as art

    New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (Moma) collection now includes the original set of 176 emoji that were created by NTT Docomo under the supervision of Shigetaka Kurita developed between 1998 and 1999. Released for cell phones in 1999, these...

  • Tal-Linja is back for Carnival

    Tal-Linja is back for Carnival

    Last summer, the Malta International Arts Festival hosted what was probably Malta’s largest touring street theatre show. Over 2,500 people turned up and the squares were buzzing with audiences waiting for... a bus. Some came with their own chairs,...

  • Opera in the time of Trump and Brexit

    Opera in the time of Trump and Brexit

    Teatru Manoel is presenting Mozart’s comic opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, in a brand new production, alongside the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Philip Walsh. The timeless opera is one of the favourite operatic works of all time. Nozze,...

  • Tenishia to perform at Tomorrowland

    Tenishia to perform at Tomorrowland

    For the fourth time, international DJ Joven Grech, better known as Tenishia, will be performing at Tomorrowland – the world’s biggest dance festival, which happens yearly in Belgium in July. The fable themed festival completely sold out its...

  • Bursa orchestra to play Cassar, Brahms at MCC

    The Mediterranean Conference Centre, in collaboration with the European Foundation for the Support of Culture, will be presenting a concert featuring the Bursa Symphony Orchestra (violinist Fedor Rudin and pianist/conductor Alexei Galea...

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