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  • It may be 50 years old, but this technicolour dreamcoat is still in fashion: Out of the wardrobe

    It may be 50 years old, but this technicolour dreamcoat is still in fashion: Out of the wardrobe

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is being staged at the Astra Theatre next week. Jennifer Grech speaks to artistic director Chris Gatt. Originally released as a concept album in 1969, the...

  • Spring Equinox sunrise 

    Spring Equinox sunrise 

    The public is invited to experience the Spring Equinox sun­rise from Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi, on Wednesday at 5.45am. After the equinox there will be a tour of the temples, a visit to the visitor centre (including a 4D experience) and serving of...

  • Clara Schumann commemoration

    Clara Schumann commemoration

    The 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm with a piano recital by artist-in-residence Alexander Frey (right), entitled ‘Clara Schumann: A piano legacy’ at the Gozo Ministry hall, Victoria.  The...

  • Żejtun musico-literary night

    To mark Żejtun Local Council Day, the council is organising a musico-literary night on Tuesday, at 7.30pm at the parish hall in Republic Square. The event will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of local councils.  The event will include the...

  • Design and the city of the future

    Design and the city of the future

    Italian Design Day, an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be held on Wednesday at 11.30am at Mcast’s Institute of Applied Sciences in Paola, open only to students and academics, and at 6.30pm at the Italian Cultural...

  • Small models in large exhibition

    Small models in large exhibition

    Over 100 never-seen-before scale models are on display at an annual exhibition put up by the Malta Society of Model Makers. The collection includes a large variety of figurines and scratch-built dioramas, besides models of aeroplanes, ships and...

  • A celebration of early music

    A celebration of early music

    The Barocco Foundation will be marking European Early Music Day, which is celebrated every year on March 21, with a performance of early piano works by Ramona Zammit Formosa (pictured) on Tuesday at noon at St Augustine monastery in Old Bakery...

  • Exhibition at Palace captures palette of the Mediterranean Sea

    Exhibition at Palace captures palette of the Mediterranean Sea

    The mesmerising colour palette of the Mediterranean Sea that has inspired artists throughout history has now been captured by young students of St Ignatius College. The result is 49 paintings, which make up an exhibition titled Ilma (water),...

  • Talk on Clara Schumann

    The 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continues tomorrow at 5.30pm with a talk by artist-in-residence Alexander Frey, at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr. As the festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth, Frey...

  • Swedish film

    Border, Sweden’s entry for the Oscars and from the writer of Let the Right One In, is a film like no other. Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious...

  • The Busker celebrates seven-year journey

    The Busker celebrates seven-year journey

    The Busker are set to celebrate their seven-year journey in an intimate and raw gig on Friday at the Valletta Campus Old University at 8pm. The group, which has gained popularity for their vibrant, witty and feel-good music, started off as a folk...

  • Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello’s art in the spotlight

    Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello’s art in the spotlight

    The Art Discussion Group (ADG) will be holding its 164th meeting on Wednesday at the China Cultural Centre, 173, Melita Street, Valletta (corner with St Paul Street) at 7.30pm. Artists Feng Xiwen and Debbie Bonello will be represented with the...

  • A blast from the past

    A blast from the past

    The Aftermath4 starsDirector: James KentStars: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Alexander ScheerDuration: 108 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd After her acclaimed performance as Colette, Keira Knightley is back on the big screen...

  • Entertainment, with a social statement

    Entertainment, with a social statement

    Malta’s public transport left such a strong impact on French film-maker Maxime Durand that he created an entire web series based around it. Adam Brimmer interviews him about the satiric work. When did your love of film start? Ever since I was a...

  • Not much of a change

    Not much of a change

    With the events of the last few years (actually, maybe decades) it’s easy to see how Maltese politics is the perfect starting point for a playwright. The real-life news splashed across our screens every day is already rife with drama,...

  • New piece in Maltese for young adults

    New piece in Maltese for young adults

    With an original script by Anton Saliba, Ninu tells the story of a Maltese teen dealing with all the issues life throws at today’s generation. Adam Brimmer interviews director Bettina Paris. What attracted you to this script? I was immediately...

  • Becoming herself

    Becoming herself

    I speak to Lucas Dhont on the phone from London. He’s happy and busy, promoting his film Girl, because although he’s not yet 30, he’s already directed his first feature film to critical acclaim, as well as some controversy. Girl has won, among...

  • A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    A celebration of film music by Luqa band

    Following the success of last year’s concert Movies at the Palace, the Unjoni Band Club of Luqa, under the direction of John David Zammit, is holding another spectacular concert focusing on film music at the Republic Hall of the Mediterranean...

  • Big in Japan

    Big in Japan

    Why Bo Ningen – and what is  Bo Ningen? In Japanese, Bo means stick, while Ningen means human, thus ‘Stickman(men)’ it is, like the most minimal version of a drawing of a man. Are we merely a projection on the wall? Maybe. But we strive to become...

  • The writing’s on the church wall

    The writing’s on the church wall

    Contrasting with the dismal news of collapsing Mass attendances and clerical sex abuse scandals, if one wishes to understand some life-giving messages of the Church, joining a Pietre Vive tour of St John’s Co-Cathedral is a good way to start,...