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  • Chefs take centre stage at London debut food festival

    Chefs take centre stage at London debut food festival

    Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ’n’ roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music. Headliners at the first On...

  • Big video, Bigger track

    Big video, Bigger track

    Local rock band Milk Mi recently released the video Bigger, the last song on their EP Scarlet Coats. The video was born after Milk Mi were approached by CF Productions to work on a music video together. After some brainstorming, the idea to use...

  • My mission, my country... my Fiat 500

    My mission, my country... my Fiat 500

    President Emeritus, former prime minister and independence campaigner Eddie Fenech Adami tells Herman Grech why he decided to do his bit in 1964. Just over 10 years ago, Eddie Fenech Adami stood on a podium at the Granaries in Floriana, with a...

  • Dadub live in Malta

    Dadub live in Malta

    Electronic duo Dadub will be doing a live set in Malta, with live performances by Sonitus Eco (featuring a live audiovisual show), N.D and Cloned. Dadub is the result of a meeting of Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, both known for electronic...

  • Capturing the moment

    Capturing the moment

    It was an emotional day that will remain etched in the memories of the thousands who took part or attended the Independence Day ceremonies between September 20 and 21, 1964. It was the crowning glory of then Prime Minister George Borg Olivier. The...

  • Have a sweet time in Sicily

    Have a sweet time in Sicily

    A day trip can never do a city justice, let alone a visit to a city, a mountain and stops on the way, plus some five hours’ driving time. But my recent day trip to Sicily gave me a delectable first taste of the country, enough to want to visit...

  • New single from Forty Days of Rain

    New single from Forty Days of Rain

    Recently-formed alternative rock band Forty Days of Rain have just released their first single, Strings Left to Fray. Although only officially formed in January, it is made up of experienced musicians whose names are familiar on the scene, with...

  • Waving the Maltese flag for the first time

    Waving the Maltese flag for the first time

    Charles Farrugia remembers the very first time he waved the Maltese flag when the island gained independence 50 years ago. And he was not alone. Hundreds of other children around him enthusiastically waved the red and white cloth that had now...

  • Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snaps of sunburned tourists in front of exotic monuments have been a travel staple for years, long before the online selfie craze took off. But while taking a few pictures is a good way to document your trip, people with an interest in photography...

  • Experimenting with metal

    Experimenting with metal

    Perhaps it’s telling of my age, but it’s not very often that a band composed of youngsters impresses me. Too often, I feel they’re trying too hard and, too often again, I feel they fail badly. Not so Ashes for Nought. These young guns blew me away...

  • ‘It was just unbelievable’

    ‘It was just unbelievable’

    Many have seen the iconic photo of former Prime Minister George Borg Olivier holding up the Constitutional documents when Malta gained independence from Britain on September 21, 1964. But what was it like to live the moment? Three people share...

  • Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand’s seemingly idyllic island resorts can spell danger to tourists, as the brutal murder of two British travellers this week illustrates only too clearly. Glowing travel brochure descriptions of tranquil, turquoise waters, sandy beaches and...

  • Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Internationally-renowned sop-rano Norma Fantini and tenor Luciano Ganci will be taking part in the Grand Operatic Concert organised by the Classique Foundation. The programme line-up is set to include arias and duets from popular operas by Verdi,...

  • The arduous road to independence

    The arduous road to independence

    It was December 1957 when in a rare show of national unity, the Maltese Parliament unanimously approved the Break with Britain Resolution. By then talks with the British government over then prime minister Dom Mintoff’s plan to integrate Malta...

  • Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Egypt’s “boy king” Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting...

  • It’s ska and Bomba for Rockestra

    It’s ska and Bomba for Rockestra

    With a handful of performances on the island to his name these past few years, it’s safe to say that despite the long distance, Maltese-Australian artist Nicky Bomba is fast becoming a household name on the Maltese music scene. As comfortable...

  • Sober and refined elegance

    Sober and refined elegance

    For the autumn-winter 2014/15 Chanel eyewear collection, Karl Lagerfeld photo-graphed Charlotte Free as a mischievous young woman in a romantico-rock ambience bursting with audacity, revealing a modern and feminine collection. With a sultry pout...

  • Independence was a godsend

    Independence was a godsend

    The Malta Labour Party boycotted the 1964 independence celebrations in Floriana, although a rowdy crowd of its supporters turned up to boo. But the party was not against independence, according to former Labour minister Vincent Moran. It just...

  • EasyJet has plans to grow fleet

    Low-cost airline easyJet stepped up its expansion this week by taking up an option with Airbus for the addition of another 27 planes to its fleet. The current generation A320s will give it 304 aircraft by 2019 but the airline said it has the...

  • Voices return with 12th edition themed Heart and Soul

    This year’s Voices concert theme presents a twist on the conventional English proverb. Heart and Soul is the title selected for this year’s series of concerts, with a theme that is the embodiment of the passion and efforts of a team of more than...

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