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  • Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    The artist’s works often include details that may not be apparent at first glance. A collection of abstract art, landscapes and sculptures by Danish artist Rune Bo Jakobsen is being displayed at Chateau D’Ax, Santa Venera until July 31. Jakobsen...

  • Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Sliema councillor and events committee chair Pierre Portelli speaks to Ramona Depares about the upcoming Sliema Arts Festival. This is the third edition of the Sliema Arts Festival. Can you explain how the event has grown and changed since its...

  • Emirates wins 11th award for inflight system

    Emirates wins 11th award for inflight system

    Emirates’s ice entertainment system has been awarded the World’s Best Airline In-flight Entertainment at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards for the 11th consecutive year. The awards polled more than 18 million business and leisure air...

  • Longterm portrait of a couple

    Alfred Massa: Weraq tal-Ħarifa. Bronk Publication, 2014. 204 pp. This new novel opens at a specific point in time: the present, in November, on All Souls Day, thus in autumn. The two main characters are the elderly Salvu and Vanda, his second wife.

  • Heathrow closes T1

    Heathrow closes T1

    Britain’s Heathrow Terminal 1, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1969, has said goodbye to its final passengers. One by one, airlines have stopped flying from T1 and transferred to other terminals. Recently it has played host to just a handful of...

  • A hint of an explanation

    Mark Vella: X’Seta’ Ġralu Kevin Cacciattolo? Merlin, 2014. X’Seta’ Ġralu Kevin Cacciattolo? had much hype backing up its release last year. The novel was the winner of the first #abbozz competition, a contest in which writers pitched their...

  • Muslim-friendly app for Thailand

    Muslim-friendly app for Thailand

    Thailand has launched a smartphone app to attract Muslim visitors, something which could help further boost an industry that has been steadily recovering since a 2014 coup. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but parts of the south are majority...

  • The fascination of the baroque

    Frans Ciappara (ed.), The Journal of Baroque Studies, Vol. 1 No. 3 (2015), International Institute of Baroque Studies University of Malta. The third number of The Journal of Baroque Studies, the organ of the International Institute of Baroque...

  • ‘Iconic’ G8 and Ryder Cup hotel Gleneagles sold

    ‘Iconic’ G8 and Ryder Cup hotel Gleneagles sold

    An “iconic” Scottish hotel that hosted the G8 summit and the Ryder Cup has been sold by the drinks giant that owned it for more than 30 years. Diageo announced it has sold Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, and its associated facilities to a private...

  • Making waves in animation

    Making waves in animation

    The Nubes – Round One, a short animated film that was produced locally, has just been launched on Vimeo, You Tube and other social media. The film is the final product that resulted from months of hard work for JPA Motion, the animation team...

  • Brands evoke summer vibes

    Brands evoke summer vibes

    A Monsoon and Accessorize high summer fashion show was held at a private residence in Balzan. The intimate setting was the perfect opportunity to showcase the brands’ key pieces for the season in an exclusive way and engage with customers...

  • ‘If tourists do not come back to Tunisia, it’s over’

    ‘If tourists do not come back to Tunisia, it’s over’

    Tunisian shopkeeper Aghmi Bubaker does not need to be told that he is experiencing the worst threat yet to his 40-year career in tourism – the bullet hole in his battered green Mercedes Benz is a daily reminder. On the day a gunman attacked the...

  • Former La Sallian honoured in Hollywood

    Illustrator Amit Dutta, a former De La Salle College student, was honoured at the annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards that took place in Los Angeles, California. Dutta was one of the 12 illustrator winners making it further than several...

  • Remembering the legacy of Vittoriosa artist and decorator Antonio Agius

    Remembering the legacy of Vittoriosa artist and decorator Antonio Agius

    It often happens that great artistic works are remembered by their patrons and benefactors. This happens especially when the works consists of intricate design and decoration works that are often comprised in a larger artistic heritage, and...

  • Patches crafts fair

    Patches crafts fair

    The summer Patches fair will be held on July 19 at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, from 4pm. Patches creates opportunities for Maltese-based artisans to exhibit and promote their work and for a diverse audience to appreciate, buy, discuss...

  • Heading down south for this summer’s ski season

    Heading down south for this summer’s ski season

    The Chilean and Argentine Andes are a long way to go for a ski holiday, but for those desperate to hit the slopes, they offer a summer hit before the European slopes reopen for the winter. Although not on the scale of the Alps or Rockies, an...

  • Nonsensical and fun

    Nonsensical and fun

    The MinionsDirector: Kyle BaldaStarring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm91mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd The Minions, of course, started life as the, um, minions of supervillain Gru in 2010’s Despicable Me and its 2013 sequel,...

  • Tackling elder abuse in Europe

    On the 10th anniversary of World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day, set up by the UN General Assembly and designated to be held every June 15, a high-level two-day conference was held in Brussels. The event was organised jointly by the Council of...

  • Gallipoli: beginning of the end

    Gallipoli: beginning of the end

    July 1915 opened with the Allies launching more attacks in Gallipoli in an effort to gain territory inland, instead of being held at bay by the Ottoman Turkish forces. During the late summer Maltese men were called to join the Malta Labour Corps...

  • Top tips to beat the heat

    Top tips to beat the heat

    Malta’s sweltering summers mean many of us have favourite tricks for trying to keep cool, but travelling abroad can bring changes in heat and humidity that can leave tourists desperate for some respite. Yet health experts have warned that many...