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  • Carrying on tourism in Crimea

    A few months ago, 2014 looked like it might shape up as a decent year for Crimean tour operator Gulzade Odamanova, who even had a few dozen overseas bookings on her calendar from Germans, Poles and the occasional Italian. But after the picturesque...

  • The glamour of Italian fashion

    Dresses worn in films are seen displayed during a media preview of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

  • Neolithic Treasures exhibition to be shown in Washington

    A collection of copper etchings by Marie-Therese Camilleri is to be exhibited at the Malta Embassy in Washington as part of the 2014 European Union Embassies open house. The exhibition was recently on display at the Banca Giruatale in...

  • Art in the city

    FIMBank plc is sponsoring an art exhibition by artist Matthew Kassar entitled New Places. The exhibition, which will be housed at the German-Maltese Circle at Messina Palace in Valletta, will be open to the public until April 28. New Places is...

  • Battle for cultural heritage

    From the 16th century Tatar Khans’ palace in Bakhchisaray to the former tsarist residence that hosted the World War II Yalta conference, Crimea’s heritage sites have become a source of bitter contention since Russia seized the region from...

  • Asos to step up pace

    British online fashion retailer Asos posted a 22 per cent fall in first-half profit, reflecting its move to step up the pace of infrastructure investment to meet future demand. The firm said it made a pretax profit of £20.1 million in the six...

  • Religion and the theatre

    Mario Azzopardi: Verġni Sagri, Demonji u Boloħ għal Alla. Horizons, 2013. 287 pp. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…” Thus wrote Shakespeare, in his play As You Like It... and in these two lines the Bard embodied...

  • An artistic interpretation of Maltese heritage

    An exhibition by Matthew Kassar, focusing on some of Malta’s most iconic locations, is running at the German-Maltese Circle in Valletta. The exhibition, titled New Places, uses various materials and colours to re-interpret Malta’s architecture and...

  • Girls on film

    Although photos of models looks glitzy and glamorous, photo shoots are not always a breeze. In fact, it’s sometimes freezing and windy. Models Francesca Petra Mizzi and Martine Vella share some behind-the-camera secrets with Veronica Stivala. On...

  • Penitents join pagans at Holy Week destinations

    Jerusalem Celebrating the greatest events of Catholic salvation history and of Jesus’s life at the very sites where they occurred is a moving and unforgettable experience for believers. During the end of Lent, Jerusalem fills with pilgrims from...

  • Seamless surfaces for beauty and practicality

    JTS trading, a local importer and distributor of timber, parquet and laminate flooring, has added Samsung Staron to its product port-folio. Samsung Staron provides acrylic, seamless surfaces for kitchens and bathrooms. Staron is a 100 per cent...

  • Church domes in Malta through the baroque age

    As the Knights of St John managed to make Malta a safer place to live in during the late 17th and 18th centuries, church domes grew larger and became increasingly popular. The domes were transformed into important symbols of civic pride dominating...

  • Shooting stars

    I have always been fascinated by astrophotography but never found the courage to go in the middle of nowhere for an entire night to take shots. So when the editor asked me for a photography tutorial I thought to myself, “What would I want to read...

  • Raising a glass to a Highlands winery

    “If you suddenly start growing a thatch of thick hair, you know who to thank,” said Johnny, pouring me a glass of 2011 Moniack Castle medium-dry white silver birch wine. “It’s meant to be a cure for baldness. Although Prince Albert might...

  • New Adidas eyewear collection

    O’hea Opticians has launched the Adidas eyewear collection, which includes the brand’s Originals and Performance ranges. Adidas eyewear products are developed to meet the needs of various sports and a team of product design engineers works closely...

  • Documentary about St Paul’s Shipwreck being filmed

    A production team consisting of Maltese and Italian talent, led by director Massimo My, is currently shooting the story of St Paul’s shipwreck at the Mediterranean Film Studios in Kalkara. The cast includes Maltese actors in leading roles such as...

  • Wish you were here

      We all know that packing is a bore. Even if we’re already in holiday mode, we find that making a list of what to pack and trying to fit it all in our luggage is just a waste of time. The dreaded hours of packing are also spiked with anxiety...

  • California for families that don’t ‘do Disney’

    The West Coast of the US does not have to mean Mickey Mouse ears and giant queues for monster rides; there are plenty of other fun activities for families to enjoy. It’s just a case of escaping the juggernaut cities and finding the secret spots.

  • Pampers Active Fit for more absorption

    The new Pampers Active Fit nappies have 15 per cent more zones of absorption and new technology for up to 12 hours of dryness. Pampers technology absorbs liquid fast and distributes it quickly and efficiently for extra comfort, keeping wetness...

  • The Simshar story is finally told

    It took six years, but film-maker Rebecca Cremona is finally setting out to do what she promised when she first started working on Simshar, telling the story that needed to be told. Paula Fleri-Soler meets up with her in the run-up to the film...