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  • Female artists in mixed media exhibition

    Three female artists have come together to present their art works in an exhibition titled WE 3. Doriette Gauci Sciortino, the organiser of the exhibition, works in oils and is best known as an interpreter of marine art. Grace Borg has developed...

  • Oktoberfest brings Lufthansa tradition

    Oktoberfest brings Lufthansa tradition

    Lufthansa cabin crew will once again take off wearing traditional German folk costume to celebrate the country’s annual Oktoberfest funfair. Twelve female and two male Munich-based flight attendants will be displaying local Bavarian dress to the...

  • Piano festival to feature international conference

    Piano festival to feature international conference

    The Valletta International Piano Festival, founded by Evelina Batey, will be hosting the European Conference of European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) in 2018, when Valletta will be European Capital City of Culture. EPTA was founded in 1978 by...

  • Finnair adds Luqa route

    Malta will get twice-weekly direct flights to Helsinki with Finnair from next summer, the airline has announced. An Airbus A321 Sharklet aircraft will fly to the Finnish capital city on Mondays and Thursdays. Seats are available to book now. The...

  • What Vincent did next

    What Vincent did next

    We loved him before he was cool. Vincent Fournier, the hero from A Space Boy Dream, is back from the dead. Web comic creators Mark Scicluna and Moira Zahra discuss the gentle art of hipster-baiting with Ramona Depares. Vincent is that rare breed...

  • Above us, only (grey) sky

    Above us, only (grey) sky

    Undefeated by Liverpool’s rainy weather, Stephen Bailey spends a day in the northern English city to learn if there is more to it than The Beatles. Liverpool likes to boast about its favourite sons. Black-and-white Beatles photos are plastered to...

  • Edinburgh’s culture-crazy fringe

    Edinburgh’s culture-crazy fringe

    Once again, Jo Caruana spent August standing in line as one of the 2,183,591 ticket holders at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She shares her highlights from the world’s biggest arts event. As an arts journalist, I try to make it a point to visit...

  • Isolated jungle tribe risks human contact, disease

    Isolated jungle tribe risks human contact, disease

    Six Mashco-Piro tribeswomen crouched low as they escaped back into the jungle after raiding a remote lodge in Peru’s Manu National Park in the western Amazon, clutching newly prized tools: metallic cooking pots. The brazen, daytime foray into the...

  • Street dance at its most exciting

    Street dance at its most exciting

    From body-popping to breakdancing, they do it all. Jo Caruana reviews the German-based Notik Dance Company in their new show, Without Strings. Valletta had a real buzz about it on the night that I watched the Notik Dance Company make their local...

  • Falling hard for foliage

    Falling hard for foliage

    As autumn turns deciduous trees from green to brown via red, yellow and orange, Kevin Pilley discovers the world of obsessive ‘leaf peepers’. “I’m a mixed hardwood guy,” Greg confessed. “I’m really into my sumacs especially. And the wife’s just...

  • Central Academy of Ballet’s performance

    Central Academy of Ballet’s performance

    The Central Academy of Ballet presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream for their annual performance at Piazza Teatru Rijal, Valletta. The academy presented an abridged version of the play, set to the beautiful music of Felix Mendelssohn. The production...

  • Malta and Me, 90 years later

    Malta and Me, 90 years later

    I first read Eric Shepherd’s Malta and Me clandestinely, in my middle teens, same as I did Table Talk by the arch-heretic Martin Luther and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, that treasonable tussle with the sixth commandment. I was sure that my father...

  • Remembering 9/11

    Remembering 9/11

    A woman watches the Tribute in Light illuminated on the skyline of lower Manhattan during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in Jersey City, New Jersey, US, earlier this week. Until a few months ago,...

  • Science returns to the City in artistic style

    Science returns to the City in artistic style

    Would you like to know about some unusual and bizarre medical practices? Are you curious about fantastical technologies dreamt by science fiction writers and how inventors are becoming part of today’s world? The Science in the City festival is the...

  • The church of Our Lady of Liesse and its legend

    The church of Our Lady of Liesse and its legend

    The church dedicated to Our Lady of Liesse is located on the waterfront of the Grand Harbour of Valletta at the end of the street that leads to Victoria Gate. The original structure was built in 1620 at the expense of Fra Giacomo Chenn de Bellay,...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    UK tourists are flocking to destinations where the pound is strong against the local currency, according to a survey. Based on currency sales, Brazil, Vietnam and Hungary are the most-popular spots for holidays, the survey from Post Office Travel...

  • Building bridges through the arts

    Building bridges through the arts

    We are inviting Arabs back to Mdina says Paul-Gordon Chandler as he explains to Veronica Stivala how his contribution to the Mdina Contemporary Art Biennale brings with it a message about respecting the ‘other’. It’s not every day that eastern...

  • Home alone

    Home alone

    Last week, a family brought in their three-month old male cross-breed puppy, Pluto, for his second round of shots. During the discussion that ensued, I was asked how much time was OK to leave him home alone and what they could do to make the wait...

  • Two are better than one

    Two are better than one

    Ed eats Cosmana NavarraSt Paul StreetRabatTel: 2145 0638 Food: 5/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 M’Addubbai308, Naxxar RoadBirkirkaraTel: 9996 5685 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 This week, this...

  • Polish artist at Palazzo dePiro

    Polish artist at Palazzo dePiro

    Artist Anastasia Ponyatovskaya Pace is currently holding an art exhibition at Palazzo dePiro, Mdina, until October 31. Ponyatovskaya Pace graduated as a young artist from the High College I.B. Ioganson in Sankt-Petersburg and the Russia Academy of...

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