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  • Blank partners up with Żibel for Xemxija clean-up

    Blank partners up with Żibel for Xemxija clean-up

    Event organisers Blank are teaming up with local environmental NGO Żibel in order to encourage volunteers to take part in a massive clean up that is taking place around Xemxija tomorrow (August 17), starting at 9am. As an added incentive and a...

  • An evening of Maltese traditions

    An evening of Maltese traditions

    Maltese traditions will come alive this evening at the Valletta Waterfront. Activities include folk dancing, falconry displays, duelling involving re-enactors depicting the Knights of St John and the Ottoman Turks, traditionalMaltese games as well...

  • Ballet performance

    The Russian Ballet Society is presenting an evening of ballet featuring students taking part in an international summer course. The event will take place at the University of Malta’s Sir Temi Zammit Hall on the Msida campus, tomorrow at...

  • Underground Valletta and Friesland explored in audiovisual exhibition

    Spazju Kreattiv is hosting Leanne Wijnsma’s audiovisual exhibition Subterranean Matter this week. The project – which involved the 3D scanning of the forgotten or once inaccessible underground spaces – has forged new connections with the Dutch...

  • Crowd of 20,000 people at Summer Daze festival

    Crowd of 20,000 people at Summer Daze festival

    A crowd of 20,000 people flocked to Ta’ Qali for the first day of the Summer Daze festival, where Rita Ora and Martin Garrix stole the show. Around 68 per cent of the partygoers were tourists, according to the Malta Tourism Authority, which...

  • Concert at Funky Monkey

    Concert at Funky Monkey

    Pyramid Suns and Super Sponge Trio will perform a concert at the Funky Monkey, Gżira, today at 8pm. Pyramid Suns will be playing prog rock and psychedelic elements with a hefty blues kick, while power trio Super Sponge, whose debut album will soon...

  • Ira Losco and friends in concert

    Ira Losco and friends in concert

    Ira Losco and friends will perform in a summer concert entitled Women in Music, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, on Saturday at 9pm. She will be singing an extensive new repertoire from her latest double album No Sinner No Saint, which celebrates...

  • This week at the cinema - August 15, 2018

    This week at the cinema - August 15, 2018

    Christopher Robin (2018)Genre: AdventureDirector: Marc FosterStarring and voices of: Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi Duration: 104 minutesClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd Christopher Robin, a...

  • Art in soft pastels

    Art in soft pastels

    An exhibition of soft pastel paintings entitled Soft Touch by artist, sculptor and designer Anthony Lucian Cauchi is taking place at the Banca Giuratale in Victoria. The paintings show environmental scenes such as flowers, fields and birds. Soft...

  • 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...