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  • The creative partnership

    Cassar, Joseph Paul: The Life and Works of Lewis Wirth and Helen Cavarra: Their Creative Partnership. Publication by Mariz Cassar, 2014. 336pp. Husband and wife Lewis Wirth (1923-2010) and Helen née Cavarra (1926-1978) were two meticulous and...

  • The artisan behind the oil paintings

    The artisan behind the oil paintings

    Landschaft 2014 is a collection of landscapes that are boldly reinterpreted through Jesmond Vassallo’s paintbrush. Marc Buhagiar finds out more. An exhibition by Jesmond Vassallo titled Landschaft 2014 is on display at the German-Maltese Circle,...

  • Gorillaz SFX man and Neil Gaiman illustrator at November comic con

    Gorillaz SFX man and Neil Gaiman illustrator at November comic con

    Now in its sixth year and attracting hundreds of fans to St James Cavalier, the Malta Comic Con has become an established name on the events calendar. This year’s guests include Rufus Dayglo, one of the animators responsible for the Gorillaz music...

  • Performing on the write track

    Performing on the write track

    Most children do not have time to write and are not encouraged enough to be creative. Kit Azzopardi and Leanne Ellul, the brains behind Kul, tell Veronica Stivala about their creative writing project at the upcoming ŻiguŻajg festival. Most...

  • A single theme that has been flogged to death

    The present revival of Trevor Zahra’s Minn wara ż-Żipp, by Unifaun at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, was first performed six years ago and reviewed by me then at some length. The current version does not differ greatly from the original text, the main...

  • Swap chaos for serenity high on the temple tops

    Swap chaos for serenity high on the temple tops

    Nepal is a country surrounded by China, India, Tibet and Bhutan. The picturesque Himalayas frame its pristine natural beauty of rivers, lakes and rolling hills that capture a nature lover’s wildest dreams, on a backpacker’s budget. As the pilot...

  • Three palaces, two pianists, one piano

    Three palaces, two pianists, one piano

    Pianists are generally solitary creatures. The piano is not an orchestral instrument, excluded from most ensembles, and most pianists shy away from accompaniment and chamber music. Locally, very few pianists actually take the bold step and build...

  • Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Budget airline Ryanair has launched a Twitter account to provide its customers with instant information about their flight. The account @RyanairFlights provides instant real time information for 1,600 daily services. Twitter users can send their...

  • Doom festival returns to Buskett

    Doom festival returns to Buskett

    Bringing together a host of bands from across the world and some of the top names in Malta, the Malta Doom Metal (MDM) festival is back with two days of doom metal this weekend. Organiser and Forsaken bassist Albert Bell explains that for this...

  • Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    The national airline will continue its early-morning, weekly Thursday service to Algiers this winter, even adding flights in busy periods. Between October 27 and November 17, and again from December 22 to 29, Air Malta will also fly to the...

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations

    Ed eats FumiaLa Vecchia DoganaSa Maison RoadPietàTel: 2131 7053 Food: 6/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 Sometimes it feels like I’ve been writing about dining out forever. It is such a part of me that I can’t seem to shake...

  • From the classics to the modern greats

    From the classics to the modern greats

    Clarinettist Roman Kuper-schmidt will be performing at the Manoel Theatre together with the Gershwin Quartet with a highly eclectic programme that includes both iconic classics from the great composers and modern pieces from more contemporary...

  • Appy days with easyJet passport scan function

    EasyJet is the first European airline to launch a passport scanning function to its mobile app. The app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, now enables customers using an iOS or Android device to scan passport details using its...

  • Yummy one-pot dinners

    Yummy one-pot dinners

    A friend in Hong Kong once invited us to what he called a one-pot supper, which he put together after work. In the middle of the table was a bubbling pot of light stock, and on platters around it were the ingredients – thinly sliced raw scallops,...

  • A taste and feeling of true Russia through music

    A taste and feeling of true Russia through music

    The ninth concert in the series of recitals featuring international organists during the Malta International Organ Festival was given by Russian organist Vladimir Shlyapnikov. The concert contained works ranging from the 12th century through to...

  • Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Europe’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft landed in the UK last week. Virgin Atlantic Airways is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to launch the aeroplane on its London Heathrow to Boston route on October...

  • Sipping champagne with your brunch

    Sipping champagne with your brunch

    Award-winning Waterbiscuit at the InterContinental Malta, in collaboration with Cleland & Souchet, has introduced a new Sunday Champagne Brunch concept, whereby a never-ending supply of Pommery champagne is served throughout a meal. The menu...

  • The sound of metal in Gozo

    The sound of metal in Gozo

    The first thing a Maltese metalhead would say, if asked about the local underground scene, would be: “It’s small.” This, of course, is not entirely untrue, so I was curious to know the answer when you put the same question to a fan of the genre...

  • Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week...

  • Wine tasting with a glass difference

    Wine tasting with a glass difference

    A wine-tasting master class with a difference is being organised by Grech Catering Supplies, logal agents for Riedel. Special crystal wine glasses, made by the Riedel family for 11 generations, will be used at the event. The class will be...

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