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  • A medal for silver

    A medal for silver

    In his small workshop in Żejtun, 68-year-old silversmith Joseph Aquilina, can still work wonders with precious metals. Having worked as a silversmith from when he was 14 years old, he has gained so much mastery in this craft that one of his...

  • When tribulations begin

    When tribulations begin

    To mark the centenary of Ġużè Chetcuti’s birth, dramatic company Talenti, in partnership with the Manoel Theatre, is producing Il-Kuluri tal-Perlini, a thriller in two acts by Żep Camilleri and freely adapted from Chetcuti’s drama Imħuħ Morda. The...

  • Conserving art to give a future to the past

    Conserving art to give a future to the past

    Atelier del Restauro is a joint venture between three conservators: Maria Grazia Zenzani and Valentina Lupo, who are painting conservators, and Simon Dimech, who is specialised in the conservation of books and paper. Their love and respect for all...

  • Teatime concert series at Jesuits church oratory on Sundays

    Teatime concert series at Jesuits church oratory on Sundays

    Music meets art in The Oratory – Music and Art, a new Sunday teatime concert series, as Research Trust of University of Malta (RIDT) ramps up efforts to enhance community participation in research contributions. The series are taking place in the...

  • A journey of discovery

    A journey of discovery

    Being one of the main thoroughfares in Attard, and probably one of the busiest in Malta, you wouldn’t think that Mdina Road would provide the backdrop for a quiet moment. And yet, when you enter Villa Drusilla, the traffic sort of evaporates into...

  • Never too late to live

    Never too late to live

    Mr Morgan’s Last Love (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 116 minutesDirected by: Sandra NettelbackStarring: Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander, Gillian Anderson, Richard Hope, Anne AlvaroKRS Releasing Ltd Mr Morgan’s Last Love...

  • Smoking cannabis every day increases brain connectivity

    Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found. To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of connections between neurons, scientists discovered. But they warn that...

  • For all artistic needs

    For all artistic needs

    This year, Sistina Art is 30 years old. Sistina Art was established to cater for the needs of artists and students who demand the best quality artists’ materials at competitive prices. Over the years, Sistina Art’s business and clientele increased...

  • Taking humanity into space

    Taking humanity into space

    Interstellar (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 169 minutesDirected by: Christopher NolanStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck,...

  • Studies offer clues on addiction for cigarettes

    British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyse the effects of smoking on the brain – by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. In a small pilot study, the...

  • It’s hammer time

    It’s hammer time

    Auctions are great fun. There’s the rare item to add to your collection, an antique that you’ve always wanted for your living room, a chance bargain to be had, and all the excitement of brisk bidding. And anyway, auctions are always a good excuse...

  • Whitebait patties

    Whitebait patties

    Ingredients600g whitebait1 egg1 tbsp semolinaSeasoningLemon rind, gratedParsley, choppedGarlic, choppedFor fryingSemolina and oil Method Wash the fish and let them strain properly. Cut each fish at least in four or chop. Put into a bowl. Add the...

  • Darker Hunger Games ‘won’t lose viewers’, says Lawrence

    Darker Hunger Games ‘won’t lose viewers’, says Lawrence

    Hooded people are shot dead in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay − Part 1, third in the dystopian fantasy films aimed at teenage girls that had its world premiere on Monday, but star Jennifer Lawrence does not think the darker plot will lose...

  • Band Aid single remake

    Band Aid single remake

    Bob Geldof yesterday announced the “worst kept secret in the world” – the reconvening of Band Aid with acts such as One Direction, Sam Smith and Chris Martin. Do They Know It’s Christmas? will be rerecorded with a new generation of acts and some...

  • Oscar in hand, Belafonte exhorts Hollywood on human rights

    Oscar in hand, Belafonte exhorts Hollywood on human rights

    Octogenarian actor and singer Harry Belafonte, accepting a top Hollywood human rights award, asked fellow artistes and their industry to use their powerful platform to show the better side of humanity. Before a star-studded audience and next to a...

  • Cheryl reaches singles landmark

    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has become the first British female solo artiste to have five number-one singles. Her latest song, I Don’t Care, went straight into the charts at the top spot, ousting Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. The 31-year-old, who...

  • Ozzy honoured at MTV awards

    Ozzy honoured at MTV awards

    Music stars have honoured rock legend Ozzy Osbourne at the 21st MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow where he was hailed ‘global icon’. The Black Sabbath frontman watched as Guns N’Roses guitarist Slash and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil teamed up for a...

  • Eggplant purée

    Eggplant purée

    Serves 4 Ingredients1kg eggplant2 tbsps lemon juice1 onion3 garlic cloves1 tbsp parsley, chopped100ml olive oil50g black olivesSalt and pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180˚C and bake the eggplants for about 40 minutes until the skin has turned...

  • 1D don’t show despite big win

    1D don’t show despite big win

    Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe’s top music events, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among...

  • Porsche to sell out of priciest-ever model by December

    Germany's Porsche expects to sell out its most expensive model ever by early December, bolstering earnings as the sports-car maker grapples with rising capacity costs. "We are close to the finish line" in selling all 918 of the 918 Spyder Hybrid...