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  • The musical paths less-travelled

    The musical paths less-travelled

    How do you describe the music of Funk Initiative? We are six musicians with very different musical backgrounds such as pop, jazz, funk and rock and our original compositions kind of reflect that. We try to fit ourselves into the indie funk genre,...

  • TUI prepares 50-year-old travel firm for retirement

    TUI prepares 50-year-old travel firm for retirement

    The world’s largest tourism and leisure group is going to retire one of Britain’s best-known travel brands to use a single name to promote its holidays. The Thomson name, which dates back to 1965, will be ditched along with First Choice as part of...

  • New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    Adrian Buttigieg is the new executive chef of The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira. The 29-year-old has extensive experience in the five-star hotel catering business both in Malta and abroad and has won various awards. Buttigieg started out his career...

  • Concert and talk on female 20th-century composers

    Concert and talk on female 20th-century composers

    Irene Suchy, an eminent Austrian musicologist, will be giving a talk at the German-Maltese Circle in St Christopher’s Street, Valletta, on Wednesday at 7pm. The talk will deal with an unusually interesting subject – rediscovered female composers...

  • Nintendo theme parks

    Mario, Donkey Kong and Link from the Zelda universe could all jump off the screen and have their own rides after Nintendo and Universal announced a collaboration. The Japanese video game maker’s popular characters and worlds will inspire future...

  • The beauty in the ugliness

    The beauty in the ugliness

    When it comes to art, I am very much of the Pablo Picasso school of thinking when he poetically stated: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. And if I had any dust in my soul, it was definitely spring cleaned after visiting...

  • Trackage Scheme presents Rooftop live sessions

    Trackage Scheme presents Rooftop live sessions

    Trackage Scheme, the online community that supports local, alternative music, has teamed up with The Rooftop at the Gianpula Complex in Rabat to present a series of music events throughout summer. The events kick off on June 10 and take place...

  • Our struggle to be free

    Our struggle to be free

    The universal search for freedom goes on in FM Theatre Production’s upcoming portrayal of the Butterflies Are Free. Jo Caruana interviews director Stephen Oliver. Freedom is something we all crave. In our jobs, in our relationships and in our...

  • Lufthansa’s watch app

    Lufthansa travellers can have their boarding card and essential flight information displayed on their wrists through an Apple Watch app. The new dedicated app connects to the conventional Lufthansa app on iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth. Just ...

  • Lunchtime concert

    Lunchtime concert

    Lumia Flute Quartet will feature during a lunchtime concert, Intimacy in Music, being held today. The concert is being organised in aid of the University’s Research Trust (RIDT) and is being held at 11.30am at the Madonna tal-Pilar church, West...

  • Cruisers take legal action over sickness

    Cruisers take legal action over sickness

    Passengers aboard a cruise liner hit by an illness that forced it to return to port a day early have instructed lawyers seeking compensation. The eight-day voyage by Fred.Olsen’s Balmoral cruise ship to the Norwegian fjords from Southampton,...

  • Valletta Film Festival launched

    Valletta Film Festival launched

    The first Valletta Film Festival (VFF) kicks off in June at various venues in the capital, including Fort St Elmo, Pjazza San Gorg, the Embassy Cinemas, St James Cavalier and Pjazza Teatru Rjal. The festival is organised by the Film Grain...

  • Blast of the past with 117 vintage inspired chalets

    Blast of the past with 117 vintage inspired chalets

    British holiday company Butlin’s has unveiled old-style chalets but with plenty of mod cons in a £16 million development. Based on the design by company founder Sir Billy Butlin, the 117 lakeside chalets are set in 8.8 acres of landscaped gardens...

  • Avoids cheap clichés

    Avoids cheap clichés

    It FollowsDirector: David Robert MitchellStarring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi100 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd There is much to like about It Follows, a horror film that eschews blood and guts and cheap clichés for a more...

  • Double-decker planes fly from Dubai to Perth

    Double-decker planes fly from Dubai to Perth

    Dubai-based airline Emirates has expanded its double-decker luxury A380 aircraft network with a service into Perth, Australia. Perth is the fourth Australian city to welcome a regular Emirates Airbus A380 service. The revolutionary aircraft will...

  • Dark, dour, grim and grey

    Dark, dour, grim and grey

    Child 44Director: Daniel EspinosaStarring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace137 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd There is an interesting story to be told at the heart of Child 44. Truth be told, there are more than one… it is the story of a...

  • Fit trips are far from fat farms

    Fit trips are far from fat farms

    Today's fit-focused travellers want to pair exercise with escapades and fitness with fun, whether it’s yoga among the sea turtles, bootcamp on the beach or a zumba cruise, industry trends indicate. “Fitness retreat used to mean go away and lose...

  • Endings that don’t deliver

    Ramona Depares enjoys three blockbusters that topped charts, only to discover that the each story goes belly-up right at the end. Spoilers aplenty are present. Some books start out at the top of the literary rollercoaster, full of promise and...

  • A character-driven piece

    A character-driven piece

    Far From The Madding CrowdDirector: Thomas VinterbergStarring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen119 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Carey Mulligan makes Thomas Hardy’s evergreen heroine Bathsheba Everdene her own in this superb...

  • Malta Fashion Week

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