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  • Jazz at The Gut

    Jazz at The Gut

    Three well-known artists in the local jazz scene – veteran percussion player Joe il-Bibi Camilleri, Harry Eddleston on keyboards and Nadine Axisa on vocals – will this evening perform at The Gut in Strait Street, Valletta. The trio will be...

  • Drums and pipes reverberate through Valletta

    Drums and pipes reverberate through Valletta

    The beat of drums and the unmissable sound of the pipes reverberated through the streets of Valletta which hosted the 15th edition of the Malta Military Tattoo over the weekend. The event returned to the city, currently the European Cultural...

  • Teatru tal-Opra Aurora brings timeless classic to Gozo

    Teatru tal-Opra Aurora brings timeless classic to Gozo

    Giacomo Puccini’s timeless classic, a love triangle between glamorous opera singer Floria Tosca, painter Mario Cavaradossi and the villain police chief Baron Scarpia, will be performed at the Aurora Opera House in Victoria on October 13 under the...

  • Farewell gig

    Farewell gig

    The Ranch will be giving a farewell gig before going on tour. Known for their contemporary rock style, the band will be embarking on a journey through Europe performing their Catch the Penguin tour. The Ranch will be performing 25 shows in Italy,...

  • New play to tackle abortion taboo in Malta

    New play to tackle abortion taboo in Malta

    Malta remains one of the last remaining countries in the world where abortion is outlawed under any circumstances. But this does not mean it is not part of our reality. HERMAN GRECH talks to PIA ZAMMIT about his upcoming play De-terminated, and...

  • Artisanal night market

    Artisanal night market

    Funky Monkey will be hosting their third night market. The market will feature various stalls from local and foreign artisans, jamming sessions hosted by Musical Playground and an American-style BBQ. The market will be held today from 4pm till...

  • Songs about Stein

    Songs about Stein

    The Strada Stretta Concept will be presenting The Stein Songs, a concert with Tom Armitage and Stephanie Pan, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Gertrude Stein was the literary counterpart of Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, who...

  • Exhibition of oriental images

    Exhibition of oriental images

    Images of the Orient is an exhibition of pen-and-ink drawings and etchings by Graham Gurr inspired by his travels to the Orient. The exhibits give viewers the chance to experience the richness of countries like China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam...

  • Well written and well executed

    Well written and well executed

    Searching5 starsDirector: Aneesh ChagantyStars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee Duration: 102 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Almost two decades ago The Blair Witch Project spawned the ‘found footage’ genre, in which what unfolds on screen is...

  • Spazju Kreattiv: time for something new

    Spazju Kreattiv: time for something new

    Last night, Spazju Kreattiv launched its 2018/19 programme packed full of music, visual arts, cinema, drama and more. Here, artistic director Toni Sant talks exclusively to Jo Caruana about why it’s hoped that this year’s line-up will prove to be...

  • Never rises beyond the obvious

    Never rises beyond the obvious

    The Nun3 starsDirector: Corin HardyStars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas BloquetDuration: 96 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd There’s a meme that has been doing the rounds for ages that goes: “You can’t scare me – I was taught by Nuns”. Well...

  • All tension no tenderness

    All tension no tenderness

    Stitiching’s place in Malta’s cultural canon has been assured ever since it was banned back in 2009, a ban which eventually paved the way for the change in Malta’s censorship laws. And yet through it all I couldn’t help but wonder; what originally...

  • Fishing in the pond of childhood

    Fishing in the pond of childhood

    There are few Maltese authors as prolific as Trevor Zahra. Children have grown into adults with his immensely beautiful and memorable tales as companions. And, now, the author will be bringing his very special brand of magic to Xagħret Mewwija the...

  • Nature-inspired, atmospheric metal

    Nature-inspired, atmospheric metal

    From screen printing to music – how did that happen? Actually, my screen printing career and business started because my first band needed shirts (of course. I was in high school photography class, and they happened to have a screen printing shop...

  • Optimism, with a touch of darkness

    Optimism, with a touch of darkness

    British band Yndi Halda will be performing this month during the first edition of Rock the City. Ramona Depares catches up with guitarist James Vella. How did Yndi Halda get together? We’ve been playing music together since we were 11 years old;...

  • Celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival

    Celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the China Cultural Centre in Malta, the Fujian Art and Culture Troupe will be staging a multidisciplinary performance entitled Melodious Fujian Moon Festival. The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as...

  • Busking festival in Vittoriosa

    Busking festival in Vittoriosa

    Cultural Events Brand Malta (CEB) is today hosting Electrifying Birgu at the War Museum in Vittoriosa. Local and foreign buskers, musicians and other entertainers will be performing throughout the evening. Red Electrick will be rocking the main...

  • Systematised stereotyping

    Systematised stereotyping

    TheatreSystemSt James Cavalier There is nothing more relatable than realising that you share experiences and cultural eccentricities with others. Whether good or bad, we all like to nod in acknowledgement of certain attitudes which we’ve seen...

  • Music at The Bubble

    The Bubble – A Festival of Life continues today with a number of activities and live acts. At 8pm The PlaKard Project will take to the stage with their set inspired by contemporary jazz, hip hop and experimental music. In January, the band...

  • Exhibition of seascapes

    Exhibition of seascapes

    Artist Alexia Coppini is debuting her new collection of oil paintings titled The Great Ocean. Marking 10 years of the artist’s personal relationship with the sea, a common thread in her work, the representations of big skies and vast seas portray...