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  • Great music for a greater cause

    Great music for a greater cause

    Parking spaces for non-residents in Valletta should honestly be on the list of impossible things to find, listed in-between four-leaved clovers and the Holy Grail. But, trust me, parking a 20-minute walk away from the Mediterranean Conference...

  • Milk Mi go Halloween

    Five-piece band Milk Mi are doing a gig to celebrate Halloween. The theme for the event is “the darkness of Halloween meets the bright colours of the1970s for a night full of wigged skeletons and diva witches dancing under the shining, big disco...

  • Custom-built bass sound for Bass Culture event

    Bass Culture returns with an evening full of local bass, held in collaboration with Remissa Pub and Island Rockers Sound System. The event features sets by the Bass Culture Crew, Mist b2b Depth from the FDM Crew and EarthRocker, all mixing their...

  • In the tradition of grand opera

    In the tradition of grand opera

    Founded in 2000, Classique Foundation – under its artistic/music director Joseph Debrincat – will present a concert of opera excerpts, titled Grand Operatic Concert, at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria. Classique Foundation is a non-profit-making...

  • Living with schizophrenia

    Living with schizophrenia

    A seminar named ‘Life with Schizophrenia’ was organised at Mount Carmel Hospital on October 10, in order to celebrate World Mental Health Day. A number of professionals participated in this seminar in order to inform the wide audience about what...

  • A production to be remembered

    A production to be remembered

    Gozo’s Aurora Opera House staged a successful performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Once more familiar names were at the helm of this production, including orchestra director Colin Attard. Attard put his all into an intelligent reading of the score...

  • Keep clean

    Keep clean

    Bacteria constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and...

  • These road maps are leading us nowhere

    It’s ironic that a party elected to govern on the premise that it had a ‘road map’ for every situation, has failed in public transport and traffic management, where maps are most useful. The 332,000 licensed cars on our roads are causing mayhem on...

  • Because some marriages expire

    True Love Lies by the Candian playwright Brad Fraser (presented by Unifaun at St James Cavalier) is a powerful play that depicts the breakup of a family. Trouble is caused, initially, by the discovery of a secret kept by Kane and Carolyn, the...

  • Outdoor challenges for greater wellness

    Outdoor challenges for greater wellness

    As the weather starts to close in and the looming overcast sky creeps over us, nature again reminds us of the tremendous influence it holds over our existence – the elements, the great outdoors, forces to be reckoned with, forces with which to...

  • Bikers are the happiest commuters in the UK

    Bikers are the happiest commuters in the UK

    A survey of 1,000 commuters found that almost 88 per cent of people who commute on a motorbike or scooter believe they are happier when they get to work than people who use other modes of travel. The report, which analyses commuters’ subjective...

  • Sacred sacrifice and surreal ceremonies

    Sacred sacrifice and surreal ceremonies

    Melanie Vella explores Sulawesi, one of the most intriguing islands in the Indonesian archipelago, to witness its elaborate, centuries-old burial rites. Thick vegetation and high mountains seemed to have insulated Sulawesi’s ancient culture from...

  • Valletta hides an underground secret

    Valletta hides an underground secret

    What happens when children discover a hidden civilisation living beneath the streets of Valletta. Trevor Zahra tells Marc Buhagiar all about his new collaboration with Il-Kumplament theatre group. Trevor Zahra is no stranger to the theatre with...

  • Walking the talk

    Walking the talk

    This year’s edition of the annual Silhouette Walk, a walk organised by Europa Donna Malta to raise awareness about the importance of breast screening, is being held today. It starts at 10am from near The Mall in Floriana and ends at The Ferries in...

  • Nissan X-Trail secures five-star Euro NCAP

    The all-new Nissan X-Trail has scored a maximum five-star safety rating from independent safety organisation Euro NCAP. The result follows similar five-star scores for the new Qashqai, making Nissan's crossover range one of the safest and most...

  • Eurotunnel breaks record

    Eurotunnel breaks record

    A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer. Eurotunnel group revenues for July to September totalled €343.9 million: a seven per cent rise on the same period last...

  • When Maltese politics aren’t quite a laugh

    A fairly new group, Mediteatru, well-known on the University of Malta campus for small-scale productions, has now ventured with a production outside the campus. Politira, written and directed by Keith Borg at the Splendid, Valletta, is presented...

  • Insanity in the fitness world

    Insanity in the fitness world

    An Insanity Master Class Weekend and PiYo classes, a combination of Yoga and Pilates was organised by Cynergi Health and Fitness Club. The event was hosted by Rob Myers-McLaughlin, the head master trainer for Beadybody UK where he represents...

  • A thrill to drive

    A thrill to drive

    Peugeot has been building on its lead in the crossover market since 2009. With the Quartz concept, it has unveiled a new vision for the segment, blending the heightened expression of a next-generation SUV with the punch of its more...

  • Lufthansa boosts seat capacity

    German airline Lufthansa said it will be offering 2.9 per cent more seats for its winter schedule, a slight increase on previous plans for a two per cent increase. While the number of flights is falling by 2.9 per cent, employing larger planes has...

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