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  • A time for seasonal frolics

    A time for seasonal frolics

    Frolic, a new drama group, has taken on the seemingly easy but actually difficult task of presenting a series of comic sketches centred around Christmas and amateur theatre. The production bears the ponderous, but witty, title of Post Dramatic...

  • Every bullet has its billet

    Every bullet has its billet

    For most of us Christmas is a time for kindly laughter and merrymaking. For the Comedy Knights troupe, in 12 Months of Funny, put up at the Salesians Theatre, Sliema, the laughter they evoke is rarely kindly. It is the delighted and some-times...

  • Passionate Turmoil

    Artist Franco Navarro is showing a collection of his works through an exhibition titled Passionate Turmoil that runs at the Razzett tal-Markiż Mallia Tabone, Mosta, until Saturday. The exhibition is centred around the themes of love, loss and...

  • The devil is in the detail

    The devil is in the detail

    Staġun Teatru Malti, in collaboration with the Manoel Theatre, is staging Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti, a new and original play by writerdirector Mario Philip Azzopardi. Azzopardi’s two previous works were Sulari Fuq Strada Sretta and Xbihat Ta’ Xi Wħud...

  • Monologue about St Paul

    Monologue about St Paul

    Talenti Theatrical Company is putting up Sawl, a monologue about St Paul’s turbulent life. The monologue will be interpreted by Mario Micallef, who will be depicting the truth behind the life of the ‘Apostle of Nations’. This detailed and original...

  • Nosnow/noalps launches video

    Nosnow/noalps launches video

    Nosnow/noalps launched their new video for the track Disappear taken from their EP Go Go Go Go released last year. The video was shot at St James Cavalier in Valletta together with illusionist Brian Role. The song talks about leaving loved ones,...

  • Music portal into the past

    Music portal into the past

    The story of a young boy who finds a portal into the past has been translated into a film which is being performed to live music later this month. Artistic director Vince Briffa tells Veronica Stivala how cartoons will come to life. Aidan is a...

  • A clash of UK bass

    A clash of UK bass

    Bass Culture meets the FDM Crew for Bass Clash, a journey through UK bass music. FDM Crew will be offering their own blend of dubstep, ending the night with some Dub’n’Bass. Bass Culture Crew will be delivering their positive dub vibes, while Seán...

  • Rock the South takes over north

    Annual music festival Rock The South this year kicks off in the north with a preliminary round of performances that will see up-and-coming bands competing for a spot on the official summer line-up. Five bands will be competing during a live event...

  • Films in Malta

    Malta and Gozo have served as a backdrop in scores of films since the first recorded instance of movie-making on the islands took place in 1925. Sometimes the islands have played themselves and served an intricate part in the plot, as in the...

  • Portrait of an artist

    Portrait of an artist

    Mr TurnerDirector: Mike LeighStarring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson150 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Director Mike Leigh’s latest oeuvre opens with a picture-perfect shot of a windmill standing majestically against a calm,...

  • Nothing to distinguish it from its predecessor

    Nothing to distinguish it from its predecessor

    Taken 3Director: Oliver MegatonStarring: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace109 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd With a combined box office of €280 million between them, it was inevitable that Taken and Taken 2 would be given a third...

  • The 21st century Taxi Driver

    The 21st century Taxi Driver

    NightcrawlerDirector: Dan GilroyStarring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton117 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd From his impressive performance in 2001’s Donnie Darko to date, Jake Gyllenhaal has built a solid reputation in a number of...

  • An engaging adaptation from the stage

    An engaging adaptation from the stage

    Into The WoodsDirector: Rob MarshallStarring: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine125 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd Once upon a time in a land far, far away lived an ensemble of characters created by the brothers Grimm. The tales of...

  • A tautly-written, claustrophobic thriller

    A tautly-written, claustrophobic thriller

    Black SeaDirector: Kevin MacdonaldStarring: Jude Law, Jodie Whittaker, Ben Mendelsohn115 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd “I’ve been working on submarines for nearly 30 years. I lost my family to this job,” says submarine captain Robinson (Jude...

  • An astonishing debut

    An astonishing debut

    ’71Director: Yann DemangeStarring: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris99 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd New British army recruit Private Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) kicks a football around with this younger brother before transferring to...

  • The long and fruitless struggle

    Mario Azzopardi: Epistoli mid-Deżert: Poeżiji u Poesaġġi. Horizons, 2014. 212 pp. Mario Azzopardi was brought up in a very Catholic family and belonged to St Ġorġ Preca’s MUSEUM religious society, but since early manhood he has been an atheist –...

  • Welcoming spring and its colours

    Welcoming spring and its colours

    Chanel’s spring 2015 make-up collection is inspired by the much-awaited season, when gardens revive and bloom afresh. Bright colours blossom like a bouquet with endless shades of pink and coral. Orange and fuchsia lipsticks and glosses rival each...

  • Our national anthem

    Oliver Friggieri, L-Istorja tal-Innu Malti. Kif sar u xi jfisser, Klabb Kotba Maltin, Malta, 2014. 152 pp. Ever since it became our national anthem, the Innu Malti has been used, on some irrelevant occasions even over-used, to underline our...

  • Fragrances based on Maltese flora

    Fragrances based on Maltese flora

    Malta was represented at one of London’s most iconic luxury events when entrepreneur and aroma therapist Stephen Cordina ex­hibited his fragrant collection of home and beauty products at the world-famous Top Drawer fair in Olympia. Bringing...

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