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  • Summer Daze Malta festival

    Summer Daze Malta festival

    An estimated 15,000 people are expected to attend a two-day music festival entitled Summer Daze Malta, which starts this evening at Ta’ Qali’s National Park and continues tomorrow evening in Qawra, respectively. The first day of the festival will...

  • Artist’s works inspired by Malta

    Artist’s works  inspired by Malta

    Works by artist Anastasia Pace are currently on display at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina. The Polish artist, who settled in Malta in 2005, describes her style as a “colour reverie”. Her paintings use vibrant colours and allegories which go beyond fantasy...

  • Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' - reports

    Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' - reports

    Soul singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill, family members have told Detroit news outlets. Detroit's Channel 4 anchor Evrod Cassimy said that he had spoken with the legendary singer’s family members. “She is asking for your prayers at this time,”...

  • A boy’s story of hope

    A boy’s story of hope

    Solar Cinema, in collaboration with the Malta International Arts Festival, will today be showing the prize-winning Brazilian animated feature film Boy and the World today. Boy and the World (2014), directed by Ale Abreu, is a visually captivating,...

  • Tickles all the funny bones

    Tickles all the funny bones

    The Meg4 starsDirector: Jon TurteltaubStars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn WilsonDuration: 113 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd From the dark atmosphere of a rundown, once glorious LA hotel, this week’s second release takes us to the bright...

  • A tight debut

    A tight debut

    Hotel Artemis4 starsDirector: Drew PearceStars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave BautistaDuration: 94 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Hotel Artemis is an intense and intriguing little movie whose main character is known simply as Nurse (played by...

  • Glitch ‘house and techno paradise’ returns

    Glitch ‘house and techno paradise’ returns

    Coming off two very strong editions, Glitch Festival has established itself as one of Europe’s major electronic festivals. The event returns this month with its third and biggest edition to date, as electronic music enthusiasts from all over the...

  • An artistic hub

    An artistic hub

    This is what Norbert Francis Attard – director, manager and founder of the Valletta Contemporary gallery that opened earlier this year – hopes his project will grow into. He shares some of his ideas with Anna Marie Galea. Artistic director,...

  • Can culture save the EU?

    Can culture save the EU?

    A high-level conference titled ‘Cultural heritage in Europe: Linking past and future’ was recently held at the European Parliament in Brussels. Iggy Fenech shares his thoughts in its aftermath. From Finland to Cyprus, and Ireland to Estonia, the...

  • Rock in the Forest reaches its seventh year

    Rock in the Forest reaches its seventh year

    The annual Rock in the Forest concert is back for its seventh edition with an eclectic programme of classic, modern and contemporary rock hits. The event, which raises funds for various causes, will this year feature 16 local singers and musicians...

  • Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

    Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

    Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted...

  • A story about new beginnings

    A story about new beginnings

    Spazju Kreattiv is today showing the 2018 drama The Heiresses. Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin...

  • Midnight screening of Casino

    Midnight screening of Casino

    Casino, a 1995 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci, will be screened today at midnight at the Cinema Bar by Citilights, St John Street, Valletta. In this tale of greed, deception,...

  • Greed leads to comedy in University play

    Greed leads to comedy in University play

    Evenings on Campus continue this weekend with the comedy Family Ties. The comedy follows the events after the death of Uncle Wilfred. His will has not been found and his vast fortune is thus tied up with bureaucratic red tape. Two cousins, Anthony...

  • A party gone wrong

    As part of a cycle of films dedicated to Czech director Miloš Forman this month, Spazju Kreattiv is tomorrow showing The Firemen’s Ball (1967) at 8.30pm. The volunteer fire department in a small town is having a big party, when the ex-boss of the...

  • Tribute to DJ Avicii by Mqabba band

    Tribute to DJ Avicii by Mqabba band

    The King George V Band of Mqabba is holding its annual vocal and instrumental concert today in Mqabba square. Under the direction of band master David Agius, the band will perform various genres of music, from waltz to opera, from Maltese music to...

  • Leone Band in concert

    Leone Band in concert

    The Leone Philharmonic Society will, for another year, be producing the Leone Band in Concert: Festa Edition, as part of the traditional and national festivities of Santa Marija in Victoria. This concert annually presents a vast selection of music...

  • Hip hop street art gathering

    Hip hop street art gathering

    Rocky Valley Garden and Tigullio are hosting The Realest, a hip hop street art gathering, tomorrow at Rocky Valley Garden, Spinola Bay, St Julian’s. The gathering will be starting with small weekly hip hop events to gather funds for the space...

  • Oscars to create new award for popular movies

    Oscars to create new award for popular movies

    The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual, televised ceremony to three hours. In a letter to members, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures also...

  • Malta’s first meme exhibition

    Malta’s first meme exhibition is celebrating internet culture and the office opening of alternative music publication Underground Sound.  This free exhibition will showcase online subcultures and their significance in our daily life. Memes are...