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  • Taking the arts to TV

    Taking the arts to TV

    Sarah-Lee Zammit and Caroline Tonna, co-producers of Maltarti, tell Ramona Depares all about the challenges of putting together a weekly cultural show. What is the aim behind Maltarti? Firstly to celebrate our home-grown artists and the relevance...

  • Ticks all the right boxes

    Ticks all the right boxes

    Ocean’s 84 starsDirector: Gary RossStars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne HathawayDuration: 110 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd There has been a bit of a kerfuffle over the mixed reviews earned by Ocean’s 8, the heist movie based on the...

  • A classic for the whole family

    A classic for the whole family

    Iggy Fenech speaks to Claire Debono, who will be taking on the part of Cendrillon in the Manoel Theatre’s staging of the Nicolas Isouard classic. Few stories have been told and retold as often as the age-old tale of Cinderella: With its triumph...

  • Hofesh Schechter’s Political Mother for Malta International Arts Festival

    Hofesh Schechter’s Political Mother for Malta International Arts Festival

    This year’s Malta International Arts Festival is dominated by a mix of edgy, contemporary artists and more classical performers as the island gets ready to welcome over 30 Maltese and international acts who will be taking part in this year’s...

  • A worthy festival on the sister island

    A worthy festival on the sister island

    Bless Gozo, our little sister, and all those who with their enthusiasm put together so many worthy cultural activities. Colin Attard is one such and his Gaulitana Music Festival is one of Gozo’s main festivals. In the past few years this festival...

  • Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies, aged 54

    Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies, aged 54

    Music stars have paid tribute following the death of Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul. The death of the co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band, aged 54, was announced on Facebook and Twitter. The US heavy metal band said: "Vincent Paul Abbott...

  • Adventures of a French girl

    Adventures of a French girl

    Spazju Kreattiv is today screening the film Jeune Femme, also known as Montparnasse Bienvenue, a French drama film directed by Léonor Sérraille. Following in the footsteps of Frances Ha and Fleabag, the film is a sometimes heart-breaking, often...

  • Anthropological and artistic exhibition

    Anthropological and artistic exhibition

    An art exhibition titled Exiled Homes is exploring the stories of Filipino caretakers living in Malta and highlights the possible collaboration in private spaces between Maltese and exiled individuals. The interactive visual arts exhibition is an...

  • Observing the art of perception

    Observing the art of perception

    Yardsticks: Subjective Tools of Measurement, a new exhibition by Blitz artist-in-residence Zahra Al-Mahdi, explores perception in liminal spaces. Measuring an object depends on the size of the measuring instrument. With different-sized instruments...

  • Ira Losco releases her seventh studio album

    Ira Losco releases her seventh studio album

    Ira Losco has released her latest studio album, her seventh in a music career spanning 15 years. Double album 'No Sinner No Saint' features 24 songs, with half reflecting the pop idol’s good side, and the other half her bad. 'No Sinner No Saint’...

  • Folk music returns to Argotti

    Folk music returns to Argotti

    Għanafest returns for another edition at the recently-renovated Argotti Botanical Gardens, the festival’s original location. The festival will see a number of Maltese folk singers performing different kinds of għana and international...

  • Music at Mnajdra

    Music at Mnajdra

    Heritage Malta is hosting the third instalment of the Regional Concert Series, Ritual, on Saturday. The concert, which will be held at the Mnajdra Neolithic temples, combines a recital of music archaeology and contemporary repertoire. Taking place...

  • Malta's quirks on exhibition

    Malta's quirks on exhibition

    Combining his love for Malta and quirky illustrations, Zack Ritchie’s Malta’s Got Some Character is a Disney-inspired exploration of Maltese iconography. The exhibition is currently showing at Iniala 5, in Valletta, where it will be open until...

  • A celebration of women

    A celebration of women

    An original, multidisciplinary piece of theatre is celebrating the story of women through time by means of sound manipulation and electro-acoustic music, performed live by the New Victorians. Mara stars an all-female cast including: Tina Rizzo,...

  • MPO closing anniversary season

    MPO closing anniversary season

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will bring its 50th anniversary season to a close with a celebration of 19th-century French music tomorrow. The concert, titled Berlioz le Fantastique, will feature an orchestra of 100 musicians under the direction...

  • Victoria International Arts Festival

    The Victoria Arts Festival continues this week with the following programme: A pianoforte recital by Giovanni Bertolazzi, today at Aula Mgr G. Farrugia; a concert by the Sicily Ensemble, tomorrow at the Exhibition Hall at the Ministry of Gozo; a...

  • Comedian to make Maltese debut

    Comedian to make Maltese debut

    UK professional comedian, musician and presenter Tom Houghton is marking his debut on the island in Maltese Funny Business’ latest Comedy Nights at Talbot and Bons in Luqa. Producer Paul Pennington commented: “We are absolutely over the moon that...

  • This week at the cinema - June 20, 2018

    This week at the cinema - June 20, 2018

    Ocean’s 8 (2018)Genre: Action comedyDirector: Gary RossStarring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Griffin Dunne, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, AwkwafinaDuration: 110 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing...

  • The dark side of the game

    The dark side of the game

    TheatreGameNational Stadium, Ta’ Qali Loss is an inevitable human emotion which must be endured, often for survival or as a forced, unwanted rite of passage. Whether the negativity that it creates can be used to channel a better final outcome, or...

  • Concert analyses migration in the Mediterranean

    Concert analyses migration in the Mediterranean

    A timely, migration-themed concert, inspired by Antoine Cassar’s poetry, opens in Valletta today. Being held on World Refugee Day,  The Map of the Mediterranean will focus on the theme of migration, how it has shaped the region, as well as the...