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  • Film, discussion on artificial intelligence

    Film, discussion on artificial intelligence

    A film screening, followed by a discussion and open forum about artificial intelligence will be held today from 7 to 11pm at Spazju Kreattiv’s Cinema Room, St James Cavalier, Valletta. The film Her, directed by Spike Jonze, uses a familiar idea to...

  • Films at Citylights

    Films at Citylights

    The Cinema Bar by Citylights at 56, St John Street, Valletta, will be showing the films The Fisher King and Animal House today at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively, and another two films – The Outsiders and Alfie tomorrow at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively.

  • Bad Dad makes it to Canada

    Bad Dad makes it to Canada

    As he tours North America with his one-man show Bad Dad, Maltese comic and playwright Chris Dingli remembers to check in with those back home. You know Chris Dingli. You’ve seen him at some point on television, on the cinema screen or on stage.

  • Exhibitions and talk at Il-Ħaġra

    Artist Joe Debono’s new exhibition of paintings Ilwien Imsaħħra (Magical Colours) – on display at level 2, Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria –  may be viewed until October 28 between 9am and 5pm seven days a week. Entrance is...

  • Spazju Kreattiv celebrates Agnes Varda with month-long retrospective

    Spazju Kreattiv celebrates Agnes Varda with month-long retrospective

    Four films, spanning the breadth of Agnes Varda’s career, will be screened in the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema over the next few weeks. French New Wave cinema owes a great debt to Varda, the Belgian-born film-maker whose work helped to define the movement.

  • The Italian connection

    The Italian connection

    The Week of the Italian Language in the World, organised yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote the Italian as a great language of classic and modern...

  • The beauty of pastels

    The Pastel Society of Malta is holding its 12th annual exhibition at Ir-Razzett tal-Markiż Mallia Tabone, Mosta until October 27. Sixteen artists are participating in this year’s exhibition and 41 paintings will be on display. The artists are...

  • Ambitious in scope, intimate in execution

    Ambitious in scope, intimate in execution

    A Star Is Born5 starsDirector: Bradley CooperStars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam ElliotDuration: 117 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd It’s a match made in movie musical heaven as one of the music industry’s most outlandish stars and one of the...

  • Venom and Tom Hardy – a success story

    Venom and Tom Hardy – a success story

    Venom is a sentient alien symbiote (a fictional species of inorganic, amorphous creatures) that first appeared over 30 years ago in Marvel Comics’ The Amazing Spider-Man issue #300. Described as dangerous, scary and unpredictable,Venom is a...

  • Of music and murder

    As the much-loved play-with-music Amadeus comes to the Manoel Theatre, actor Manuel Cauchi talks to Jo Caruana about why he chose the coveted role of Salieri to make his return to the stage. Some plays are so good that you want to see them twice –...

  • What it takes to be part of Gozo’s most successful choir

    What it takes to be part of  Gozo’s most successful choir

    Schola Cantorum Jubilate, the brainchild of founder Stefan Attard, has gone from strength to strength ever since its formation in 2000. It has firmly established itself as a permanent fixture in the Maltese musical scene, performing locally as...

  • Visible and invisible forces

    Visible and invisible forces

    Visible and Invisible Forces – a multimedia exhibition by Mary Attard – is being held at the Skyparks Business Centre, Luqa between August 31 and November 20. These artworks range from photography, collages to conceptual art, spanning some five...

  • Activist architects and radical cities

    Activist architects and radical cities

    London Design Museum chief curator and Radical Cities author Justin McGuirk discusses his intervention at the upcoming Valletta 2018 annual conference Sharing the Legacy. Changes taking place in Malta’s urban landscape over the past years have not...

  • Josef Kalleya (1898-1998): Celebrating 20 years since his demise

    It was 20 years ago this month that artist Josef Kalleya passed away aged 100 years. Today we have a better understanding and appreciation of his work thanks to exhibitions and conferences organised from time to time, and some scholarly papers...

  • A chorus of approval

    A chorus of approval

    Not many choirs can boast of having performed at Notre Dame in Paris or St Paul’s Cathedral in London. These are just some of the St Paul Choral Society’s achievements. Director Hugo Agius Muscat shares notes with Veronica Stivala on why his choir...

  • A performance grounded in history

    A performance grounded in history

    Maria Mizzi reviews Christopher Marlowe’s classic play The Jew of Malta staged at the Manoel Theatre by MADC. First staged in 1592 by Lord Strange’s Men in Elizabethan England, The Jew of Malta was penned by the ill-fated Christopher Marlowe and...

  • Fast-paced tour of city

    Fast-paced tour of city

    Look out from Senglea point and for a moment imagine you glimpse a barren promontory… a desolate landscape. Let us now imagine the same piece of land during the three months of the Great Siege filled with multi-coloured enemy tents, armed Ottoman...

  • Tosca at Aurora Theatre

    The Aurora Theatre has been a prime location for critically-acclaimed operas since its inauguration in 1976. Since then, the venue has hosted several fine performances, including Georges Bizet’s Carmen and Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. This...

  • Addressing Valletta’s overdevelopment

    Addressing Valletta’s overdevelopment

    Clare Azzopardi’s new Maltese-language play deals with the gentrification of Valletta and misuse of power in society. In its dark-yet-humorous plot, the central character Ġorġ is approached with a strange request when a developer sets his sights...

  • Documenting the call of the wild

    Documenting the call of the wild

    The collapse of the Azure Window in Gozo may serve as a metaphor for how the wilderness of our islands is crumbling down while buildings grow higher and roads wider, artist Jimmy Grima told the Times of Malta. The theatre director left Malta three...