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  • Sequenchill & Friends back for summer

    Sequenchill & Friends back for summer

    Sequenchill & Friends, the series of music events al fresco, is back for a second edition, dubbed Blissful Moments, this summer, bringing together a parade of local artists against a backdrop of sun and sea. The brainchild of Salvatore Muscat –...

  • A discovery of colour

    A discovery of colour

    Thirst for Colour, Bulgarian artist Vania Goshe’s solo exhibition, recently came to an end at Marie­Gallery5. The exhibition reflected Goshe’s relationship with colour and movements; starting from the vibrant textural movements used in her famous...

  • Us or them

    Us or them

    The Transformers films are a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy. The transformers are transforming alien robots (mainly the ‘Autobots’ and the ‘Decepticons’), who are locked in endless...

  • An iconic figure

    An iconic figure

    Churchill follows one of history’s greatest personalities, Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days before the D-Day landings, the operation that set in motion the liberation of northwestern Europe from Nazi...

  • National Cinema Day returns

    National Cinema Day returns

    KRS Releasing are holding the 22nd edition of the annual National Cinema Day on Saturday. Local cinemas will be offering a choice of 13 film releases at a substantially reduced admission price. Films programmed to be screened on the day include...

  • Discover tomorrow’s artists

    Discover tomorrow’s artists

    Ahead of this year’s ICA Festival, Iggy Fenech chats to the festival’s promotion and marketing manager, Matthew Mamo, and art director, Andreas Azzopardi, to find out what’s behind this year’s rebranding of the annual Mcast showcase. For years,...

  • Art with interaction

    Art with interaction

    Everything is connected, says Andrew Schembri – who, together with Toni Gialanze makes up the Late Interactive duo – as he explains to Ramona Depares how their upcoming interactive installation Iddi works. Interactive art installations are still...

  • Not just drumming

    Not just drumming

    Miyuki Williams, one of the artistic directors and co-founder of Mugenkyo Taiko, talks to Ramona Depares about the group’s upcoming performance as part of the Malta Arts Festival. Taiko is a form of Japanese drumming that remains largely...

  • Summer on the big screen

    Summer on the  big screen

    A total of 34 new film releases, including 15 blockbusters will hit cinema screens over a three-month period from Wednesday. KRS Releasing Limited’s line-up includes thrillers, dramas, animations, comedies, action and bio-historical. The new film...

  • Puerto Flamenco to premiere new show in Malta

    Puerto Flamenco to premiere new show in Malta

    Cutting-edge troupe Puerto Flamenco will be premiering its new show Ship of Theseus in Malta. Forming part of the Malta Arts Festival, the show will be staged at Fort St Elmo on July 1 and 2.  Company directors Francesca Grima and Andrej Vujicic...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Churchill (2017)Genre: BiopicDirector: Jonathan TeplitzkyStarring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham Duration: 105 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The British historical war drama follows...

  • Nicole Kidman turns 50, but tries to live the life of a 21-year-old

    Nicole Kidman turns 50, but tries to live the life of a 21-year-old

    Nicole Kidman is celebrating her 50th birthday - but said she still tries to live with the carefree attitude of a 21-year-old. The actress said she is happy to have hit the milestone birthday and feels her career is as healthy as ever, with a...

  • Paved with good intentions

    Paved with good intentions

    The Shack2 starsDirector: Stuart HazeldineWriters: John Fusco (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay) | 4 more credits »Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGrawDuration: 132 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd I admit it feels a little...

  • Fun while it lasts

    Fun while it lasts

    The Mummy3 starsDirector: Alex KurtzmanStars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle WallisDuration: 110 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The sombre tones of Russell Crowe’s brilliant scientist un­wraps The Mummy, introducing us to Princess Ahmanet...

  • Some light relief

    Some light relief

    Eden Cinemas’ Side Street Films continues with its draw of arthouse, independent and less mainstream offerings with two new titles opening every month. Currently on offer is Irish drama The Secret Scripture, starring Va­nessa Redgrave as Roseanne...

  • Beyonce gives birth to twins - celebrity news websites

    Beyonce gives birth to twins - celebrity news websites

    US singer Beyonce has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, several celebrity news websites reported late yesterday, citing unidentified sources. Beyonce, 35, and rapper and music producer Jay Z, already have a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. E!...

  • Child prodigy in Malta concert

    Child prodigy in Malta concert

    Denise Azzopardi interviews 12-year-old pianist Dmitry Ishkanov prior to his appearance in the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s season closing concert, Carnaval Romain. For how long have you been living in Malta and why did you move here? I’ve been...

  • The Maltese greats

    The Maltese greats

    Joseph Vella Bondin, author of  The Great Maltese Composers: historical context, lives, and works, writes about Valleta-born Alessandro Curmi’s ballet company in Covent Garden during 1847. Alessandro Curmi is one of a number of gifted Maltese...

  • Tomorrow’s film, design and media stars

    Tomorrow’s film, design and media stars

    It’s the incubator for tomorrow’s film, design and journalism stars and, now, it just got a major overhaul into the 21st century. Media and Communications head of department Ġorġ Mallia tells The Sunday Times of Malta how the new undergraduate...

  • Rocky and The Karate Kid director dies

    John Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid, two dark-horse underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at 81. Avildsen's son Anthony said his father died on Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. "He was...

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