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  • The rationality in the magic

    The rationality in the magic

    Exuberant, extravagant, powerful and monumental are the epithets that immediately come to mind when confronted by Reaching to the Sky, a collection of works by Ray Piscopo. The horror vacu has disappeared as if by magic and, instead, there is...

  • One night in Venice

    One night in Venice

    The MADC returns with its eagerly-awaited annual outdoor Shakespeare production. Jo Caruana interviews director Joe Friggieri and actor Manuel Cauchi to find out why this long-standing cultural tradition never fails to pull crowds. From Shylock’s...

  • Blown away by windswept islands

    Blown away by windswept islands

    Completing her travels around Sicily’s coastline, Fiona Vella explores the ancient Aeolian archipelago, whose rough beauty has been recognised as an Unesco World Heritage Site. The Greeks were inspired by the mythological god of the winds Aeolus...

  • Celebrating Malta’s historic pipe organs

    Celebrating Malta’s historic pipe organs

    Much of Malta’s rich heritage can be found in the island’s churches. The visible treasures seen by the visitor include the paintings and the fabric of the building, but one aspect is usually only given a cursory glance which, like an iceberg, is...

  • Handmade villas ‘tiki’ all the boxes

    Handmade villas ‘tiki’ all the boxes

    A Floriana hotel has brought a little bit of the Philippines to Malta by creating its own ‘tiki village’ for the summer. The Grand Hotel Excelsior has set up 10 ‘villas’ close to the marina, which guests can rent to enjoy harbour views while...

  • Football final and music for a good cause

    Hard Rock Cafe Malta joins the rest of the world celebrating the highly-anticipated World Cup 2014 final today, by screening the match live complete with half-time entertainment, live DJs and giveaways, as well as food and bar service until the...

  • Costa cruisers back neoRiviera’s service

    Costa cruisers back neoRiviera’s service

    This spring, the Costa neoRiviera obtained the company’s highest performance through its customers’ eyes. During the summer the Costa neoCollection is offering ‘slow cruising’ to top destinations in the Mediterranean and northern Europe. In spring...

  • Junior College Orchestra performs in Nice, France

    A selection from the Junior College Orchestra recently participated in Le Printemps des Lycéens et Apprentis, a renowned arts festival held in Nice, France. This festival brings together students from all over France and many other European...

  • Low-cost Lufthansa?

    Lufthansa may launch low-cost, long-haul flights under a new brand as part of plans by the company’s new boss to battle competition from Middle East carriers and no-frills airlines. The long-haul plan would mark a big shift for the company that...

  • Recording our heritage

    Recording our heritage

    Ten years ago, Dominic Galea launched his own label and released the double album Tribute. He tells Michael Bugeja why he felt the need to reissue the album. An homage to the swinging pioneers of Malta, the Tribute double album released through...

  • Flight offer for Cyprus

    Emirates is offering special fares to Cyprus for tickets purchased by July 22. Economy Class fares to Larnaka start from €220 for outbound travel bet­ween August 15 and September 30, and €239 for outbound travel until August 14. A €20 surcharge...

  • Pink Floyd show at beer festival

    Pink Floyd show at beer festival

    Malta Rock Movement (MRM) will be holding a show to celebrate the music of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were on the Dark Side, during this year’s edition of the beer festival. Focusing on two of the band’s best-known albums – Wish You Were Here and Dark...

  • Six of the best from Emirates

    Six of the best from Emirates

    Emirates is offering exclusive economy fares to business and leisure travellers from Malta to six destinations in the Middle East, Africa and India until July 21. Travellers can save money when they fly from Malta to Nairobi from €551, to Khartoum...

  • Second edition of Sliema Street Art Festival

    For the second year running, the Sliema Local Council and Add More Colours are holding the Sliema Street Art Festival, bringing together a host of local and foreign street artistes to showcase their best works of art. The festival will be spread...

  • Malta is ‘best overseas group destination’

    Malta is ‘best overseas group destination’

    The Maltese islands have been awarded ‘Best Overseas Destin-ation for Groups’ after a vote by the 10,000 readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine. Malta triumphed over the other finalists Germany, Amsterdam, Austria, Belgium, Jersey and Lake...

  • If music be the food of love …

    If music be the food of love …

    Thus uttered Count Orsini the famous phrase in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. So did the audience that was present at Palazzo De Piro in Mdina for an Evening of Chamber Music, organised by breast cancer support group Europa Donna Malta to...

  • Calibre de Cartier diver watch launched

    Calibre de Cartier diver watch launched

    François-Marc Sastre, director-general of Cartier for southeast Europe, was in Malta to launch the Calibre de Cartier diver watch together with Diamonds International. The launch took place in the magnificent surroundings of the parade ground at...

  • Ryanair is recruiting

    Last week budget airline Ryanair launched a digital and IT innovation hub based at its Dublin Office Campus in Swords as part of its aim to recruit 200 staff to develop an online travel platform. It is seeking to fill a range of roles at Ryanair...

  • One man’s meat is...

    One man’s meat is...

    Ed eats HaywharfXatt it-TibenFloriana Food: 4/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 3/10Overall: 4/10 There is one question that sums up any experience: will a client return? This applies to every case in which a product or service is delivered. If...

  • Celebrating cultural ties between Ireland and Malta

    Celebrating cultural ties between Ireland and Malta

    Irish ambassador Jim Hennessey and his wife recently hosted an event at their Ta’ Xbiex residence to celebrate the close cultural ties and exchanges between the Maltese and Irish republics. Among the guests were the Friends of the Waterford...

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