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  • Watch: The Areola Treat to play at this year's Rock the South

    Watch: The Areola Treat to play at this year's Rock the South

    Areola Treat have been catalysts for their genre on the local front, a rousing brand of indie punk. Sibbi, the first track I heard from the band, remains one of my favourite local offerings with Lisa Micallef Grimaud’s somehow husky, somehow...

  • Eating words for love

    Eating words for love

    The first season of Nuna Palk performances for children at Teatru Salesjan will come to a close in May with Land of the big word factory by Theatre Anon. Hailed as one of Malta’s most innovative theatre companies, Theatre Anon has devised an...

  • Celebrating Claude Debussy

    Celebrating Claude Debussy

    To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Claude Debussy's death in 1918 the Manoel Theatre is presenting a recital on April 25 at 8pm at the Manoel Theatre. The evening highlights some of the composer's most evocative and iconic piano solo and...

  • Cultural Policy Designers unite in new European network

    Cultural Policy Designers unite in new European network

    Independent cultural policy designers, known in the field for their policy work across Europe and beyond, have launched a new network. The eight founders of the Cultural Policy Designers Network (CPDN) have joined forces to provide alternative and...

  • Watch: New single and video by Marilena

    Watch: New single and video by Marilena

    Singer Marilena launched her new single, Higher, together with a video, to coincide with International World Voice Day. "This song is very close to my heart as it talks about the power of self-belief and striving towards one's utmost potential. I...

  • Dutch Capital of Culture poet honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Dutch Capital of Culture poet honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Artists should use Valletta’s European Capital of Culture status to take a stand on issues such as the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to Dutch poet Eeltsje Hettinga, who has used his work to honour the slain journalist. Mr...

  • This week at the cinema - April 18, 2018

    This week at the cinema - April 18, 2018

    Love, Simon (2018)Genre: DramaDirector: Greg BerlantiStarring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan MillerDuration: 110 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd The romantic comedy-drama by...

  • 'Government and culture don't make the best bedfellows'

    'Government and culture don't make the best bedfellows'

    The year was 1999, or maybe a tad later. I had just started my first full-time job in the media – incidentally, as assistant editor for this same magazine, the Sunday Circle – when I was assigned to interview The Beangrowers. The Beanwhat? – was...

  • Reflecting existentialism in visual art

    Reflecting existentialism in visual art

    Being Us is a visual conversation between Mario Abela and Justin Falzon, two artist friends regarding the essence of life, bringing together a body of work that both artists address in their own way by means of their own, individual...

  • Cross cultural exhibition in Valletta

    Cross cultural exhibition in Valletta

    Broken Dreams, part of Valletta 2018’s cross-cultural photography exhibition, A Tale of Two Cities, opens on April 20 at the Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub in Valletta. The exhibition is a collection of photographs by David Pisani, taken in...

  • A dark and menacing comedy

    A dark and menacing comedy

    Is-Serra, Teatru Malta’s latest production, revolves around one of Malta’s most heated current debates – mental health. Originally penned by Harold Pinter in 1958 and titled The Hothouse, the script has been translated to Maltese by Simone...

  • They can hear you

    They can hear you

    In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. The film stars Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott;...

  • A refreshingly different point of view

    A refreshingly different point of view

    Blockers4 starsDirector: Kay CannonStars: Leslie Mann, Kathryn Newton, John CenaDuration: 102 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd I will confess that the premise of Blockers prompted my default eye-rolling reaction to a film described as a ‘teen sex...

  • An evening of musicals

    An evening of musicals

    Studio 18’s Muso Merlot is back this April for the third year running – this time at The Italian Job Restaurant, Bay Street Complex, St Julian’s. Featuring songs from The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, and La La Land, along with classics from shows...

  • What’s happening at Gaulitana

    What’s happening at Gaulitana

    Gaulitana, Gozo’s popular annual festival of (mainly) music events – which is organised by Gaulitanus Choir – is bang in the middle of its 12th edition. This year, the festival runs until April 29; it kicked off with an art exhibition, Percorso di...

  • Firing on all cylinders

    Firing on all cylinders

    Sigmund Freud’s socks would have rolled up and down with sheer delight had he been fortunate enough to be in the audience for Hush, a  new musical by Denise Mulholland and Luke Saydon. A young boy, Gus loses his voice after his mother’s death and...

  • Win 2 weekend tickets to Rock the South

    Win 2 weekend tickets to Rock the South

    Rock the South, one of the most eagerly-awaited indie music festivals on the island, is set to open its doors on April 20 and The Sunday Times is offering readers the chance to win two weekend tickets to experience some 40 acts. A number of top...

  • Modern jazz concert at Temi Zammit Hall

    Graduating in music in 1992, Italian trumpet player Vincenzo Deluci has spent just six of all the years since then away from the stage, and it was not by choice. In 2004, he was involved in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic, with little...

  • They’re still smiling

    They’re still smiling

    Photographer Jacob Sammut’s lens turns to the daily trials experienced by street children in Cambodia in his first exhibition, currently showing in Valletta. The following words, penned by Herman Grech, introduce us to the book Pnomh Penh: The...

  • Fact interplaying with fiction

    Fact interplaying with fiction

    Clare Azzopardi’s Castillo, her first novel for adults, was launched this week. Taking readers back to the 1980s and putting political intrigue, car bombs and an assassinated writer at the forefront, it will certainly ring a few uncomfortable...