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  • All drama, little stress

    All drama, little stress

    It has certainly been a Bettina Paris kind of year on the Maltese theatre boards. She erupted on the scene, seemingly out of nowhere (only not quite, of course) with Unifaun’s staging of the infamous Tender Napalm. The production, which attracted...

  • Cosy, chic and cool

    Cosy, chic and cool

    Top model Frida Gustavsson is the face of this year’s final look for Suiteblanco. Sharing the look are the best outfits for chilly days, guaranteed to be a hit on party nights. The hallmarks of the brand’s winter look are cosy knits and an...

  • Christmas concert with a difference

    Christmas concert with a difference

    How do you get a 60-plus choir to sing Gounod’s sublime 19th-century Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile beautifully? Choirmaster Hugo Agius Muscat tells Veronica Stivala that the success of such a concert is no random event. December is always a...

  • Don’t just jingle… jingle and jog

    This year’s Jingle Bell Jog in aid of Inspire leaves the Plaza shopping centre in Sliema on Saturday at 10am. Participants can walk, jog, cycle or run five kilometres. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, participants are to wear red or...

  • A culture, a music genre, a lifestyle

    A culture, a music genre, a lifestyle

    In what can only be described as a feast of Klezmer music designed to bring to the forefront a genre of music traditionally associated with Jewish weddings and other important celebrations, Klezmorimalta Nights left the audience captivated as we...

  • 12 days to Christmas

    12 days to Christmas

    Twelve exclusively designed charms by Chamilia display personality and capture the spirit of the holidays. A classic that can be worn all year round, this set of silver bangles and Swarovski crystal accented charms, inspired by the 12 days of...

  • A musical collage of human passion

    A musical collage of human passion

    During the interval of the Grand Operatic Concert at the Aurora Opera House in Victoria, I casually remarked to a small circle of friends who, like me had earlier on crossed over from Ċirkewwa, that this was our third visit in almost as many...

  • An ode to 2014

    2014 raised the issue of traffic congestionSome dared say it was just perceptionIt seems no one can find a real solutionIn the meantime increasing air pollution Public transport a national catastropheArriva has gone yet still there’s...

  • Perfect pots of colour

    Perfect pots of colour

    Mavala Minis are perfect little pots of colour that won’t dry out before you reach the bottom. The long-lasting quality paint produces a professional finish that’s even, smooth and glossy, yet comes off easily with one sweep of remover. The small...

  • Baroque Christmas Concert

    The Manoel Theatre has combined one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Malta with one of Europe’s leading ensembles to present a Baroque Christmas Concert. The programme includes French sacred music of the 17th century, which focuses on...

  • New Toyota Yaris

    The new Yaris reflects Toyota’s renewed focus on design, displaying more distinctive styling inside and out. The objective has been to strengthen Yaris’s emotional appeal, without sacrificing any of the original car’s rational strengths, such as...

  • A touch of glamour and femininity

    A touch of glamour and femininity

    Liu Jo has launched a new handbag, part of the brand’s spring/summer 2015 collection. With past portfolio names such as Matilda, Kate, Sophia and Amélie, the brand is synonymous with glamour and femininity. Liu Jo clothes, jeans and accessories...

  • A worthy Christmas effort

    A worthy Christmas effort

    Get SantaDirector: David CronenburgStarring: Warwick Davis, Rafe Spall, Jim Broadben102 mins; Class U;KRS Releasing Ltd After the mediocre effort that was Nativity 3: Dude Where’s my Donkey last week, it is a relief to report that the latest...

  • Hybrid theory

    Hybrid theory

    Porsche’s priority for every new car it makes is to make it feel like a Porsche should. But that’s no mean feat when it comes to the most complex road car ever made, writes Matt Kimberley, Press Association motoring writer. It’s an...

  • Shopping for Christmas treats on Chester streets

    Shopping for Christmas treats on Chester streets

    Chester is one of the most popular and visited cities in the UK, especially at Christmas. It is one of the best preserved examples of a walled city in the UK, famous for its Roman heritage; its black and white, Tudor-style buildings lining...

  • Celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader

    Celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader

    Pandora’s Box and Euro Media Forum are celebrating 75 years of Batman with a themed event. The Batman mythos has always appealed to the hero in all of us. As the story goes it was a time primed for super heroes and one city needed a fearless...

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People

    With emissions campaigners on the warpath, Iain Dooley asks whether the time is right for a petrol renaissance. Everyone wants diesel cars banned from cities, and with street-level diesel particulate emissions being increasingly linked to serious...

  • New York’s ‘die-ins’ don’t deter tourists

    New York’s ‘die-ins’ don’t deter tourists

    Foreign visitors to New York City last week had an unexpected but quintessentially American experience to add to their must-see lists. Tourists in the Big Apple were treated to a close-up look at the right to free speech in action as dozens of...

  • A potential winner

    A potential winner

    Leviathan is a 2014 Russian film that is among the 83 submissions for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The film unflinchingly tackles the myriad social issues facing modern day Russia, as the film’s protagonist Kolia (Alexeï...

  • Town or country

    Town or country

    Long gone are the days when Twingo I came into Malta in left-hand-drive format, with strange seats. If memory serves me well the rear seat squab folded up, allowing a most handy amount of room for life’s little pleas-urables to be carried inside...

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