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  • A bombastic operetta

    A bombastic operetta

    Trevor Zahra and Alex Vella Gregory, writer and composer of the upcoming Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar minn Tiegħek production respectiverly, speak to The Sunday Times of Malta about what’s going on behind the scenes of this bombastic operetta. Tell us...

  • Re-interpreting the goddess

    A bunch of stereotypes can be a collective definition of a contemporary society that has morphed from the archetypical, male-dominated example into one in which the female of the species has progressively reclaimed a role predominant in ancient...

  • Doesn’t quite gel

    Doesn’t quite gel

    Overlord3 starsDirector: James GrayStars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde OllivierDuration: 110 minsClass: 18KRS Releasing Ltd D-Day is approaching fast. A team of American paratroopers are dropped into Nazi-occupied France to destroy a radio...

  • A more versatile sound

    A more versatile sound

    Following a very busy year gigging, The Busker is back with their second album Ladies and Gentlemen. Adam Brimmer finds out more about the direction the band’s sound has taken. When did work on this second album start? Most ideas for songs were...

  • A journey through sound

    A journey through sound

    Etnika will be the opening act that launches Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti’s next major project, Music in Malta from Prehistory to Vinyl – an exhibition that will open in April next year along with a full programme of performances by local and...

  • Malta gets its own national choir

    Malta gets its own national choir

    Malta’s own national choir –KorMalta – will be launched next month with free public concerts in Valletta and Siġġiewi. Its debut concert – Motets & Madrigals: From Sacred to Profane – will be held at the St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in...

  • Once upon a time

    Once upon a time

    From the elderly people who held a paintbrush for the first time in their lives, to the shy girl who found her confidence, the intergenerational project Darba Waħda… had plural positive outcomes Anna Formosa could never have dreamt of. She speaks...

  • Influential film director Nicolas Roeg dies

    Influential film director Nicolas Roeg dies

    Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include the classic Don't Look Now, has died. He was 90. In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial film-making. Roeg first made an impression on the profession as...

  • Who will get pregnant first?

    Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ the Movie is showing today at 6.40pm and 9pm at the Embassy Cinemas, Valletta. Starring Shelby Aquilina, Sarah Micallef Muscat, Michela Galea and Jasmine Farrugia, Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ is a Valletta 2018 film written in Maltese,...

  • International band festival in Gozo

    The second edition of the Make Music Great annual International Band Festival will take place today and tomorrow in Għarb. Organised by the Visitation of Our Lady Band Club, together with Għarb council, the festival will feature various bands from...

  • Sustainable living and diversity through music

    Sustainable living and diversity through music

    Sustainable living and diversity are at the heart of an event that sees a number of artists from Berlin, Malta and Brazil coming together for an evening of music and art. The event, Kathartopica, is the brainchild of Yanna Indiia, a Brazilian...

  • Six songs to represent the Maltese in the first EU Songbook

    Six songs to represent the Maltese in the first EU Songbook

    Malta is being invited to identify the six songs to represent the country in the first EU Songbook.  A total of 48 Maltese songs have been nominated in six song categories by Maltese music students and teachers. Nominations are open...

  • Creative arts for kids, young people

    Creative arts for kids, young people

    L’homme Qui Marche (Proġett Preca), part of ŻiguŻajg, is a school-based, site-specific project by Teatru Malta and French theatre group Image Aigue, in collaboration with Valletta 2018, the Drama Unit and the French embassy, that sees how children...

  • Super Sponge trio to launch debut album

    Super Sponge trio to launch debut album

    Crossover Funk group Super Sponge Trio will be launching their debut album titled Quack tomorrow at The Funky Monkey in Gżira. An instrumental power trio from Malta, the group evinces a magnetic assemblage of uncanny melodies coupled with...

  • Must-see for mischievous music makers

    Must-see for mischievous music makers

    ŻiguŻajg, the annual international arts festival that puts the creative arts for children and young people at the heart of Malta’s cultural landscape, showcases high-quality performances in various disciplines to create a programme that is an...

  • Star-studded cast for Queen meets Coldplay concert

    Star-studded cast for Queen meets Coldplay concert

    Voices and instruments are being warmed up in anticipation of a unique rock orchestral concert featuring the music of legendary bands Queen and Coldplay. The concert is being presented by the Gozo Youth Orchestra in collaboration with 7 Star...

  • They defend our freedom

    They defend our freedom

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Parliament, together with internationally renowned Magnum Photos, presents a new documentary project that profiles four human rights...

  • Itching and scratching at Għargħur theatre

    Writer Randolph Bourne maintains that “few people ever scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experiences”. Għargħur’s Dwal Ġodda theatre group’s forthcoming production Kulħadd iħokk fejn jieklu, a two-act play with...

  • This week at the cinema - November 21, 2018

    This week at the cinema - November 21, 2018

    The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerDirector: Fede AlvarezStarring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield Duration: 117 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Distinguishing itself from David Fincher’s 2011...

  • Utopian nights at Chinese Garden of Serenity

    Utopian nights at Chinese Garden of Serenity

    Utopian Nights invites the public to engage with specific contemporary issues to promote a more inclusive society. With artists and local as well as international thinkers, the public will participate in a collective effort to design a utopia, an...