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  • New twist to Twelfth Night

    For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – being celebrated next Wednesday – actress/director Simone Ellul, together with her friend and colleague Sarah Clough, are producing a Shakespearian play with a difference. Clough and Ellul met 12...

  • Breaking free from demons

    TheatreĊittadin VassalliManoel Theatre The Age of the Enlightenment found its standard-bearer in the Maltese islands in the voice of one erudite and passionate man – Mikiel Anton Vassalli, dubbed ‘the father of the Maltese language’, among other...

  • The web is strong

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 142 minutesDirected by: Marc WebbStarring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally FieldKRS release While I was a...

  • White chocolate and banana panna cotta with peanut crunch

    Ingredients For the banana bavarois250g banana purée50g sugar50g egg yolks8g gelatine250ml cream For the chocolate flourless cake140g dark chocolate couverture50g unsalted butter95g egg yolks55g sugar110g egg whites55g sugar For the white...

  • Delving behind superhero

    Euro Media Forum and Eden Cinemas are presenting an event tomorrow to coincide with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s web crawler has inspired the geek pop culture and science forever’...

  • Therapy ‘better on prostate cancer’

    Radical treatment can double the life expectancy of men with advanced prostate cancer, according to a controversial study that overturns the current expert view. Surgery to remove the prostate gland and radiotherapy are normally reserved for...

  • Great results without the need to exercise

    It's that time of year when we consciously think about toning our bodies ready for the hot summer days ahead of us. Sharon Borg and her highly-qualified team at Heaven Spa in Naxxar are giving free consultations on all body and facial treatments.

  • Salt reduction benefits in the UK hailed

    A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said. Between 2003 and 2011 average salt intake in England decreased by around 15 per cent while the number of...

  • Glitzy Olivier Awards honour Mormon, Ghosts

    The London production of Book of Mormon won best musical at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, and its star Gavin Creel took home the award for best actor in a musical. A staging of Stephen Sondheim’s one-time flop Merrily We Roll Along won the award...

  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire sweeps MTV Movie Awards

    Young adult favourite The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was voted movie of the year and scooped top acting honours at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony’s appeal to young fans. The second instalment of the hugely...

  • Rigatoni broccoli and speck

    Ingredients400g rigatoni pasta1 head broccoli, cut into florets200g speck or smoked prosciutto cut into cubes1 spring onion1 medium red onion2 tbsp chopped parsley50ml extra virgin olive oil200g fine grated Parmesan cheese Method Prepare a pot of...

  • Blood group warning over prostate cancer

    A man’s blood group has been shown to significantly influence the chance that prostate cancer will return after successful surgery. Men with group O blood are far less likely to suffer a recurrence of the disease following surgical...

  • Warning on new mother danger signs

    Almost half of new mothers in the UK are not made aware of potentially fatal conditions which could kill them or their newborn, a poll suggests. Forty-seven per cent of mothers said they were not told about crucial signs and symptoms within 24...

  • Hollywood heavyweights put climate agenda on TV

    As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part documentary that was first...

  • Universal bets on moneymaking Minions in LA theme park refresh

    The adorable yellow goggle-wearing Minions of Despicable Me are not just taking over the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, they’re ringing in a revamp of the film-themed park as it takes on competing resorts with blockbuster...

  • Veal with tuna sauce

    Veal with tuna sauce, or veau tonné, is, contrary to what many think, an Italian dish, typical of Piedmontese cuisine. There are many Piedmontese cities that boast having “given birth“ to this appetizer, known locally as vitello tonnato. But Alba...

  • Mummified singer to be the star of new exhibition at British Museum

    A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and died. The technology has helped...

  • From Gimli to Caiaphas

    From the epic fantasy that is Lord of the Rings to the equally epic tale of Saul: The Journey to Damascus, Hollywood actor John Rhys-Davies talks to Ramona Depares about filming in Malta and why biblical tales will never go out of fashion. His was...

  • Music, steel and a touch of Queen

    The last weekend of March was marked by two completely different live music events – on Saturday night, ahead of Brian May’s performance the following week, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), under the direction of the charismatic Philip...

  • Debut single from Dasha

    She is Ukrainian by birth, but has spent almost half her life in Malta. And while music has been a big part of her life from a very early age, it is within the local scene that Dasha Britan first started to follow her calling. Starting out as a...

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