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  • Play of lies and seduction

    Play of lies and seduction

    An adaptation of Agnes Moon’s The Acrobat, produced by Unifaun Theatre and directed by Stephen Oliver, is on this weekend at the Spazju Kreattiv theatre of St James Cavalier, Valletta.  The Acrobat is a professional thief with dozens of burglaries...

  • Back to the golden era

    Back to the golden era

    Another film, Stan & Ollie, will be shown at the Spazju Kreattiv cinema at St James Cavalier today at 7.30pm. Steve Coogan and John Reilly play the legendary film icons Laurel and Hardy – the world’s favourite comedy double act. Diminished by age...

  • Insight into the genius of Arrighi

    Insight into the genius of Arrighi

    Silver has no colour and one ray of light could throw the whole composition off. This is where the photographer’s style comes into play – making him an artist as much as a sculptor. And this is what Daniel Cilia does in the new The Apostolato...

  • French comedy film

    French comedy film

    Guillaume Canet, 43, is told by a young co-star that he’s no longer rock ’n’ roll and cannot sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard. The film, in French, with English subtitles,...

  • Talk on granting of Malta to Knights of St John in 1530

    Talk on granting of Malta to Knights of St John in 1530

    Contrary to what is generally thought, the Knights of St John were not keen to set up their base in Malta, the barren and isolated southernmost outpost of Europe. The granting of Malta to the homeless Knights of St John in 1530 was a...

  • Drawing life out of the darkest of places

    Drawing life out of the darkest of places

    TheatreThe AcrobatSpazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier The vampire has been a cult figure in fantasy thriller and horror genres for years. Its recent revival over the past 20 years or so in popular culture – both in fiction and in television...

  • Rossella Biscotti solo exhibition

    Three Works and a Script, a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Rossella Biscotti and curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini, is currently on display at Blitz, 68, Santa Luċija Street, Valletta. The exhibition portrays the artist’s...

  • Form and meaning for the abstract

    Form and meaning for the abstract

    James Vella Clark is currently exhibiting a collection of paintings painted over the past 10 years, including some latest works that portray a retrospective account of his exploration and gradual move towards abstraction. Convergence is where all...

  • Liverpool Cathedral Choir in concert

    Liverpool Cathedral Choir in concert

    The Liverpool Cathedral Choir will be visiting Malta for the first time to give a series of concerts. The choir has a world-class reputation for musical excellence. The cathedral choir leads music at the Eucharist and Evensong services and also...

  • Photographic showcase

    Photographic showcase

    The Ten Beyond is a photographic project which brings together the outstanding work of 10 of the Malta Institute of Professional Photography’s (and Malta’s) top photographers. They are 10 artists who excel in a particular genre. The exhibition, an...

  • Dark and challenging story of hunt for revenge

    Dark and challenging story of hunt for revenge

    Destroyer4 starsDirector: Karyn KusamaStars: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana MaslanyDuration: 121 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd When Nicole Kidman won her Oscar for her performance as Virginia Woolf in the sublime The Hours...

  • On the wrong side of the law

    On the wrong side of the law

    The MuleDirector: Clint EastwoodStars: Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Manny Montana, Andy GarciaDuration: 116minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Film not reviewed Venerable and veteran actor/ director/producer (to name but a few) Clint Eastwood goes...

  • A bit of a bloodsucker

    Like a lot of people out there (more than I thought, it seems), I went through a vampire phase. OK, now that that’s published on a national newspaper for posterity, I’d like to justify it by saying that it was a long time before vampires turned...

  • Making waves on the big screen

    Making waves on  the big screen

    As The Boat sails towards its Malta red-carpet premiere and release on a wave of international critical acclaim, Laura Bonnici chats with actor Joe Azzopardi to find out more about the man behind the thrilling feature film’s sea-faring hero. “Just...

  • Portraiture in the Age of the Ego

    Portraiture in the Age of the Ego

    Art and design writer Ann Dingli meets Skye Ferrante at his New York studio to discuss contemporary portraiture, working in Malta, and a desire to make real connections. We all know Malta is obsessed with social media, but let’s go ahead and throw...

  • Brush strokes into the unknown

    Brush strokes into the unknown

    “Destiny always seems to carry an unknown plan that continuously eludes us.” Those words by Damian Ebejer appear to reflect the process of his art, some of which has gone on display in his 17th solo exhibition – called When Destiny Lingers – until...

  • Intimacy without the chemistry

    Intimacy without the chemistry

    Patrick Marber’s exquisite script for Closer first hit London’s West End in 1997. The play went on to win the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and reached new audiences when it was adapted by Marber himself for the screen in 2004,...

  • Swiss actor who played Hitler in Downfall, dies

    Swiss actor who played Hitler in Downfall, dies

    Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who  gave a masterful performance as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall", has died aged 77, his agent said Saturday. Ganz, who died at his home in Zurich, had a distinguished career on screen and stage before his 2004 appearance...

  • A Roman’s last journey

    The ‘body’ of a deceased Roman aristocrat has been put on display for public viewing in a prominent part of the Domus Romana in Rabat. The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving the Domus towards St Paul’s Catacombs, where he will be laid to rest.

  • High standard of international photography on show

    High standard of international photography on show

    The Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub, together with MIPA, will be hosting the Malta International Photo Award exhibition, an exciting collection of the top 15 submissions in each category. A total of 140 prints representing a high standard of...