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  • 'Allo 'Allo star Gorden Kaye dies at 75

    'Allo 'Allo star Gorden Kaye dies at 75

    Updated 6.45pm Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75. Kaye played reluctant resister and cafe owner Rene Francois Artois in the show, set in Nazi-occupied France during the Second...

  • When a romantic date goes bad... really bad

    When a romantic date goes bad... really bad

    Unintended, a black comedy/horror love story that could have come out of the TV series Penny Dreadful is Unifaun's next theatrical appointment. The opening scene of Unintended is a familiar one. A young man goes over to a young girl's house to...

  • 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...

  • Fortifying food with fresh ginger

    Fortifying food with fresh ginger

    Fresh ginger is one of the most widely used spices in both eastern and western cuisines and is known for its medicinal properties. I like its versatility as it blends well with breakfast cereals and savory or sweet dishes. It can be pickled, made...

  • The day of (the) rest

    The day of (the) rest

    Ed eats Pepe Nero – VeċċjaTrejqet il-VeċċjaSt Paul’s BayTel: 2155 5551 Food: 7/10  Location: 5/10Service: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 When I was a kid I went through life a little mystified. I very often got the impression that there was a...

  • Israel beer culture

    Israel beer culture

    Drinking in Israel involves saying ‘I’Chaim’ or ‘To life!’ many times. Occasionally, it also involves raising your glass and saying, ‘Phachem’. This is the name of an excellent hand-crafted stout ale or imperial porter made in a tiny garage in the...

  • Chasing Nessie – cruising Loch Ness

    Chasing Nessie – cruising Loch Ness

    No holiday to Scotland is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Booking a half-day boat trip on the Loch was, in fact, the first thing we did right after purchasing our plane tickets, says Melisande Aquilina. Being a lake and not a sea, Loch Ness...

  • Travel to Cyprus for less with Emirates super offer

    Travel to Cyprus for less with Emirates super offer

    With the re-launch of the daily service between Malta and Dubai via Larnaca in Cyprus from February 1, Emirates is offering customers a super early bird offer to Cyprus. Whether you are seeking to surprise your spouse or partner for Valentine’s...