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  • Mango gateau

    Mango gateau

    IngredientsMango mousseSimple syrupMango glaze1 vanilla sponge For the mango mousse40ml mango purée50g sugar5 egg yolks4 soaked gelatine leaves175ml whip cream For the simple syrup1l water600g sugar For the mango glaze250ml mango purée100ml simple...

  • Preparing for some ghoulish fun

    Preparing for some ghoulish fun

    Halloween is celebrated around the world on October 31, but not only! Festivities have been under way in some countries for weeks or more. Here are some snapshots.

  • Sam Smith big Mobo winner

    Sam Smith big Mobo winner

    Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards. The 22-year-old, who has had huge success since landing the Critics’ Choice prize at the Brit Awards earlier this...

  • Mason plays down Dark Side success

    Mason plays down Dark Side success

    It has sold millions of copies around the world and its distinctive cover showing light reflected through a prism is immediately recognisable, but Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason reckons the success of Dark Side of the Moon is exaggerated. The album,...

  • Big screen deal for Enid Blyton books

    Big screen deal for Enid Blyton books

    Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree books are being brought to the big screen by Sam Mendes’s production company. Neal Street Productions, whose credits include Call the Midwife and the Oscar-nominated Revolutionary Road, will make a live action film...

  • Animal rights group honours Noah director for not using animals in film

    Animal rights group honours Noah director for not using animals in film

    Director Darren Aronofsky will be honoured by the Humane Society of the US for using computer-generated images instead of animals in this year’s biblical flood epic Noah, the animal-protection organisation said. Known for his psychological films...

  • Marinated lamb kebabs

    Marinated lamb kebabs

    Ingredients500g lamb shoulder8 wooden skewers2 small red onions2 red peppersFor the marinade1 tbsp sweet paprika2 cloves½ tsp cumin seeds2 tsps coriander seedsSea salt and freshly ground black pepperOlive oil Method Make the marinade by mixing...

  • Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night returns after a short break for the Halloween edition. The party will take place on Saturday at the newly refurbished Sky Club, which will be dressed up with spooky décor and special effects. A huge line up of top local DJs...

  • The fury of war

    The fury of war

    Fury (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 134 minutesDirected by: David AyerStarring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott EastwoodKRS Releasing Ltd Fury sees Brad Pitt taking on the Nazis once again. The...

  • Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Jonathan LiebesmanStarring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub,...

  • How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns. The 25-year-old actor joined co-star Juno Temple on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Monday for the...

  • ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    TV star James Nesbitt has admitted that it was “frustrating” working on The Hobbit. The actor, 49, was cast as the dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, with the final film out in December. Nesbitt said that the experience of working on...

  • Sex, lies and domesticity

    Sex, lies and domesticity

    TheatreTrue Love LiesSt James Cavalier Sexual politics have always been complicated and, until recently, this complexity used to be kept under rigidly-tight wraps: avoiding uncomfortable conflict and confrontation in favour of a perfect...

  • Great big old school musical comedy

    Great big old school musical comedy

    TheatreThe Great Big Radio Show!Manoel Theatre Philip Glassborow’s musical comedy The Great Big Radio Show! is, in his words, a “love letter to the 1930s” and a means of sending up everything that could possibly go wrong during live radio...

  • MPO Concert Series to start next week

    MPO Concert Series to start next week

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Series kicks off with a concert at the Manoel Theatre next week. The concert will be conducted by internationally acclaimed French conductor Jean Marc Burfin, featuring Maltese pianist Charlene...

  • Second concert of the MCI season

    Second concert of the MCI season

    The Malta Cultural Institute is presenting its second concert for the 2014/2015 season on Sunday, November 2, at Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel and Spa at 7pm. The concert will feature the Malta University Junior College Orchestra under the...

  • Spaghetti with mussels and pesto

    Spaghetti with mussels and pesto

    Ingredients480g spaghetti300g mussels, fresh or frozen120g grated cheese100g pine nuts, roastedOlive oilBunch of fresh basil, washedGarlic Method Boil the spaghetti in plenty of salted water. Place the roasted pine nuts, garlic, washed basil and...

  • Classical arias for gala evening

    Classical arias for gala evening

    The Classique Foundation, a non-profit cultural organisation that aims to promote music culture, is presenting another concert in its Grand Operatic Concert series. Grand Operatic Concert 2014 is a gala evening with a programme line-up that...

  • Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk

    Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk

    A Bulgarian man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the...

  • Fashion designer de la Renta dead at 82

    Fashion designer de la Renta dead at 82

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta made a name for himself in the 1960s. De la Renta was known as one of the industry's classic designers- famous for his floral...

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