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  • Just add water

    Just add water

      Following the successful Shape, Colour, Composition, artist and architect Mark Muscat is holding another exhibition, entitled Dispersion: A Fluid Interpretation of Malta. This exhibition, Muscat says, showcases works from a newer phase in his...

  • Simon’s Pub music marathon returns

    Simon’s Pub music marathon returns

    Simon’s Pub Music Festival has now become a staple event for music-goers, with the festival being held for the 19th consecutive year. Like in previous years, all proceeds will be donated to the Inspire Foundation, a non-governmental organisation...

  • Triumphant and touching

    Triumphant and touching

    A standing ovation, no less, greeted Miriam Gauci, twice, at the end of her triumphant performance of Puccini’s ‘Japanese’ masterpiece at Gozo’s Aurora Opera House. As I remarked at the end of her highly successful lieder evening at the Manoel...

  • The female portraits of Pietro Annigoni

    The female portraits  of Pietro Annigoni

    Seeing is influenced by the knowledge one has acquired, thus impacting our personal interpretation of things. When looking at a portrait, there are two elements to take into account: first that this is the visual representation of somebody and,...

  • New performance venue for rockers

    New performance venue for rockers

    With the closing down of the iconic Coconut Grove bar in Paceville some eight months ago, many rock and metal music lovers found themselves at a loose end. And, although there are already hangouts that focus on this genre of music – such as...

  • Mueran Humanos in Malta

    Mueran Humanos in Malta

    Argentinian duo Mueran Humanos, known for their experimental, punk and avant-garde methods, will be performing in Malta on Saturday at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard. The duo consists of Carmen Burguess on vocals, drum machines and synths and Tomas...

  • Misses the mark

    Misses the mark

    Going in Style2 starsDirector: Zach BraffStars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan ArkinDuration: 96 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd “These banks practically des­troyed this country. They crush­ed a lot of people’s dreams, and nothing ever...

  • A story of love, regret and forgotten youth

    A story of love, regret and forgotten youth

    The Sense of an Ending is a story of love, regret and forgotten youth, starring some of Britain’s top acting talent, including Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery and Matthew Goode. The film is based...

  • In earnest...

    In earnest...

    Il-ĦnejjaSenglea Food: 5/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 This is a small, one-roomed res­taurant. Lying on the water’s edge in Senglea, it is quaint, enjoying a beautiful view that gives on to the Maritime Museum in...

  • Teatime treats

    Teatime treats

    Blackcurrant and Cream Cheese Tart Ingredients 4 ounces (115g) full fat cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) granulated white sugar2 large eggs, at room temperature2/3 cup (160ml) cream1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 teaspoon grated...

  • Creating great moments together in Cyprus with Emirates

    Creating great moments together in Cyprus with Emirates

    Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline that flies daily from Malta to Larnaca and onward to Dubai, is offering a companion fare promotion on flights to Larnaca, Cyprus. Two or more passengers travelling together in Economy Class can...

  • Getting to the meat of the matter

    Getting to the meat of the matter

    When Monique Zammit was still a child, her father Noel would wake up at 5am on Saturday morning and marinate enough rabbit to feed 30 people for lunch.  “I had a separate kitchen installed at the back of the house,” he recalled. “That way I kept...

  • Fallen arches

    Fallen arches

    The recent collapse of the Azure Window in Dwejra elicited a mixed bag of reactions from Maltese, Gozitans and tourists in the local and international media and social networks. Understandably, Gozitans registered a deep sense of loss at the...

  • Maltese comedy is going stateside

    Maltese comedy is going stateside

    As well-loved actor and comedian Chris Dingli gets ready to take his five-star-rated show Bad Dad across to North America, he’s asking readers for help. He tells Jo Caruana why. Chris Dingli is easily one of Malta’s most best-known comic actors.

  • Celebrating books, celebrating inclusion

    Celebrating books, celebrating inclusion

    As the world marks Libraries Day, Malta Libraries CEO and national librarian Cheryl Falzon offers an overview of the programme the NGO has created to help mark the occasion. Inclusion and diversity are this year’s themes as book worms unite to...

  • Malta Film Fund increased to €300,000

    Malta Film Fund increased to €300,000

    Local filmmakers are on course to receive additional help to bring their creative visions to fruition, with the Malta Film Fund's annual allocation increased to €300,000.   Last year's grant was of €250,000, with an additional one-off €250,00...

  • Watch: Wim Winders on winning the Palme d'or (ARTE)

    Watch: Wim Winders on winning the Palme d'or (ARTE)

      German filmmaker Wim Wenders won the Palme d'or for Paris, Texas in 1984. He describes that it was like to win.

  • 'Trump supporters the stupidest people I've ever seen' - John Cleese

    'Trump supporters the stupidest people I've ever seen' - John Cleese

    John Cleese has labelled supporters of President Donald Trump the "stupidest people" he has ever met. The Monty Python star, who lives in the US, called the current political situation in the country "completely mad" during an appearance on The...

  • Maltese-Palestinian Walid Nabhan wins European Union Prize for Literature

    Maltese-Palestinian Walid Nabhan wins European Union Prize for Literature

    A Palestinian-Maltese writer has been named one of the European Union's 2017 Prize for Literature winners.  Walid Nabhan was nominated for the prize on the strength of his novel L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji, published by Klabb Kotba Maltin in 2013.  The EU...

  • Watch: Bali's floating garden (ARTE)

    Watch: Bali's floating garden (ARTE)

        The floating gardens of Taman Ujung are the work of Anak Agung Anglurah, the last king of Karangasem, in the eastern Indonesian island of Bali. Discover a stunning landscape imbued with spiritual meaning.